Sussex Wine School
Sussex Wine School
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Lessons & WorkshopsWine Tours & Tastings
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Looking for an inspiring, fun wine tasting in Brighton? You've come to the right place. Fancy a wine qualification? We are also the leading provider of WSET wine courses in Sussex and an approved provider of Wine Scholar Guild courses and Capstone California courses. Sussex Wine School is proud to be part of the Local Wine School group, IWC 2024 Consumer Educator of the Year finalists. We have been helping people learn about wine in Brighton since 2012. We are an independent business and we don't sell wine.
Brighton, East Sussex, England

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Miranda
Didcot, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Have really enjoyed the first 2 sessions of the 8 week course. Very friendly and interesting sessions. Good wines and plenty of information to take onboard. Feeling inspired to try different grapes and already feeling more confident in making decisions not solely on price!
Written 14 October 2022
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Thanks Miranda. Glad you are enjoying the World of Wine course with Sylvie.
Written 1 November 2022
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StarkPen
Camden, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We had a fantastic time with Jonny during these 4 weeks. Delicious wines, great company and amazing little pieces of Italian food enhancing the wine experience.
Jonny is very knowledgeable and keen to share kowledge, information not only about the wine but also the producers and areas where the wines are produced.
I did this with my 18 years old son who really enjoyed learnign more about wines.
A very nice way to discover new wines, grapes and meet people in a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Written 20 July 2022
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Hi David Glad you enjoyed the 4 week Italy course. Thanks for your review. Jonny
Written 1 November 2022
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DrDavid91
Lewes, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
went to an English sparkling wines night, which was just as fabulous as all the other events we've been to. Jonny is extremely knowledgeable but presents the information in a very accessible way. You don't need to know anything about wine to have fun, and it really isn't daunting or snobbish. All you need is to enjoy wine. Of course Jonny's wine choices are always excellent, and the cheese and nibbles are provided are very welcome.
Written 21 July 2021
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Thanks for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you at another wine tasting soon. Jonny
Written 8 December 2021
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Sian S
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A great way to spend a day. Learning drinking and eating!! Jonny was an excellent tutor, pacing the session really well and clearly very knowledgeable and experienced. His focus was on providing the right level of information without getting sidetracked when asked about his own wine explorations. We were only a small group so it was very relaxed. I felt that I had learned a lot, although I was starting from a low base! I attended the all day beginners course with a friend and we both had a great time. Hotel du vin is a great venue and the meal was delicious. Highly recommend it. We will be booking another wine school session soon.
Written 14 June 2022
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Thanks for your kind review. We really appreciate the feedback. Look forward to seeing you at another wine tasting soon. Jonny
Written 4 July 2022
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Emma P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Thanks to Jonny’s comprehensive classroom sessions, I have gone from having virtually no knowledge of wine, to passing the WSET 2 with merit, in the space of 3 weeks. A fair amount of home study is also required, but, the way Jonny delivered the sessions, made the training both interesting & fun. I would not hesitate in recommending Sussex Wine School to anybody wishing to learn more about wine, and gain this qualification.
Written 29 January 2024
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Hi Emma Thanks for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed the course and look forward to seeing you again soon. Jonny
Written 8 April 2024
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ObjectiveFoodie007
London, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I attended a recent Saturday Intro to Wine Course in Brighton's Hotel Du Vin run by Jonny Gibson from the Sussex Wine School, and I have to say it was great, and much much more informative than I expected. Jonny was also a relaxed host, obviously extremely knowledgeable and had an easy way in his delivery.

We came away with lots of useful knowledge to put into practice. The day is incredibly well organised and well-paced, all around a long dining table and a separate room within the hotel.

Essentially we tasted six white wines before lunch, then lunch was a delicious two course affair with, of course, a well-chosen wine. Although if you've just done dry January like me - I did take it easy on the sampling and didn't finish each one! We then sampled six red wines in the afternoon.

Really great 'takeaway' knowledge from how cooler and warmer climates produce different tasting wine, different wine regions to how to taste wine and what to look for to how Chile is the one country that doesn't suffer from pests in the roots!

It is a great introduction, and it also gets your mind working and tastebuds tingling trying to work out what you are smelling and tasting. I needed more vocabulary!

It was great simply to do something different on the weekend and this course also inspired me to try dip into the other courses on offer.... happy wine tasting!
Written 14 February 2023
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Hi there Thank you for your review. It is very much appreciated and really helps people get a sense of what to expect at Sussex Wine School. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 28 June 2023
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Peter S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The course took place on 3 consecutive Fridays with an exam at the end. It was very clearly presented and also made enjoyable, which enabled me to earn a Pass with Distinction. Many thanks to our tutor Jonny.
Written 21 December 2023
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Thanks for the great review and well done on your great score with the WSET Level 2 in Wines exam. Look forward to seeing you at a wine tasting or course in Brighton again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 17 January 2024
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Olga R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I was studying at WSET 2. Had an amazing time. I received useful knowledge. Really enjoyed it. All the course is zoom recorded so there is an opportunity to study later whether you can’t attend on scheduled time.
Written 17 November 2023
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Hi Olga. Thanks for the great review and well done on your great score with the WSET Level 2 in Wines exam. Look forward to seeing you at a wine tasting or course in Brighton again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 17 January 2024
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Phildavz
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
A fantastic evening wine tasting with fantastic history and teachings of the various regions of Rhone Valley. Some fantastic wines and brilliantly hosted by Jonny!
This is my second time of doing a wine tasting eith Sussex Wine School and I have another lined up for November. It certainly won’t be my last, keep up the great work!
Written 29 September 2022
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Hi Phil Thanks for the review of the recent Rhone Valley tasting. Glad you enjoyed the evening. See you soon. Jonny
Written 1 November 2022
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David M
Croydon, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We did the Introduction to Wine Tasting the other evening and loved it. The quality of the tutoring (the co owner Jonny) was excellent: friendly, knowledgable but very relaxed. I think everyone felt able to express their opinion and I for one now understand so much better why I like what I do in a wine and what I need to look out for when exploring new ones. Excellent value too - two hours, good wine and very enjoyable company for only £40!
Written 26 April 2023
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Hi David Thank you for your review. It is very much appreciated and really helps people get a sense of what to expect at Sussex Wine School. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Jonny
Written 28 June 2023
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