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Sussex Wine School

2 Ship Street | Hotel du Vin, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
+44 1273 978122
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Italian Food and Wine Tasting

Excellent evening with friends withSussex Wine School. Very informative yet informal. Amazing wines... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jennyj437
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Wine Tasting 12th May 2018

The Hotel du Vin is the ideal place to hold the wine tasting. The hotel is easy to find, just on... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
jswift756
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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A very warm welcome to Sussex Wine School - an independent wine education company. We run wine tastings and wine courses in Brighton for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. No previous wine tasting experience is necessary
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2 Ship Street | Hotel du Vin, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent evening with friends withSussex Wine School. Very informative yet informal. Amazing wines and lovely food. Will definitely book soon me future evenings.

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JonnyGibson, Owner at Sussex Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jenny - really glad you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you soon. Jonny

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The Hotel du Vin is the ideal place to hold the wine tasting. The hotel is easy to find, just on the sea front. Our tutor Johnny was very good. He pitched the day at two novice wine drinkers and was more than happy to...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

While the choice of proseccos was excellent, the great and appropriate setting of the Hotel du Vin, Brighton ever conducive and the organisation of Sussex Wine School very good, I was disappointed by the Prosecco night and this was due to the trainer who they...More

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JonnyGibson, Owner at Sussex Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi Sandra I know you enjoy our regular evening tastings so I'm sorry that this evening did not work for you. I take your comments on board re guest speakers and will consider this carefully in the future. Look forward to seeing you soon. Jonny

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great Christmas gift - an evening of gin tasting - interesting and good fun + learnt a thing or two - excellent talk and good venue - do it - you won’t be disappointed!

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JonnyGibson, Owner at Sussex Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thanks for the great review. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Jonny

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had a fantastic evening, enjoying a vertical tasting of Chateau Musar. Ihave thoroughly enjoyed every SWS event I've be been to - Johnny is an amazing and informative teacher! Can't wait to go again!

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JonnyGibson, Owner at Sussex Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thanks Charlie Glad you enjoyed it. We’ll be running another vertical tasting soon. I’m thinking a well know Rioja estate.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I attended a fine wine evening on Barolo and Barbaresco in Tunbridge Wells, which was both enjoyable and informative. We got to taste 8 wines in total, a surprise additional wine - a white made from favorita grapes as an “aperitif” during the start of...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Johnny was very clear and explained in great detail the types and tastes of wines , how to be able to read the labels , to know what you were buying and what areas they came from . He never tried to sell any wines...More

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JonnyGibson, Owner at Sussex Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

HI Steve - thanks for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed it. Jonny

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I organised a group of 35 to go gin tasting with Sussex Wine School last week - the afternoon was hosted by Hotel Du Vin in Brighton. Jonny was very helpful over the phone when organising and was very accommodating with my requests! Jonny was...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

A very civilised and pleasant evening spent sampling 5 different gins and attempting to determine the component flavours, combined with being given interesting information about the history of gin. Nibbles are just nuts. Definitely a fun and enjoyable thing to do if you like a...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

What a great birthday present this was. I am a late returner to gin - my limited knowledge of this drink from many years ago, was Gordons and the occasional martini. Now I am ready to jump right in and try as many as possible,...More

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