Birmingham Wine School
Birmingham Wine School
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Have fun and learn about wine! We offer relaxed and informal events for beginners and wine aficionados alike. Come and join us for an evening of cheese and wine pairing or perhaps a gin tasting. We host regular Saturday lunch tastings and wine dinners at Hotel du Vin which can be booked in advance online. We also offer the WSET courses for levels 1-3 both in-person in the city centre and online for level 1 and 2. These qualifications are perfect if you want to learn more and fill in the gaps in your wine knowledge. Visit our website to find out more!
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Stratford-upon-Avon, UK2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
I visited the Wellington - Bennet Hills for my WSET level 1 and was very impressed with the course and the way Ms Katie Gardner taught us.
This all started in the month of September when I called up Birmingham wine school to enquire about the course and was advised about the course and it's benefits by Ms Katie Gardner.

She assisted with a Trust called as the Drinks Trust who helped me persueing the course free of cost.

When the coarse began she made sure that we understand the basics of what the course is and what is expected of it.

We also had few others who didn't have much information and some from a very different background and she was able to teach the way we all get along.

We will be visiting back for my WSET level 2.

Thanks you!!!
Written 7 November 2023
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Currantbun
14 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Really enjoyable Port Tasting led by Rupert Upshon. Informative,interesting but above all a lot of fun. Suitable for all tastes and levels of knowledge. Delicious port and cheese. All the events from BWS are excellent. Highly recommended.
Written 30 October 2023
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Youngc
7 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Lovely evening, nice and relaxed. Enjoyed it, would recommend. Thought it would be a couple of crisps and a sip of wine but not at all, good fun.
Written 9 September 2023
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Jon M
World31 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Informative day spent with a very knowledgeable host in a pleasant atmosphere.
Personally found that 14 wines across the day was too much, as by the reds after lunch, pretty much lost the ability to differentiate between each wine. - Wine fatigue!
Written 16 April 2023
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nne k
West Midlands, UK281 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We attended a steak and red wine evening at the Hotel du vin Birmingham last night. We really enjoyed it. Our host Dominic was very knowledgeable and made the evening interesting,informative and fun. There was a good selection of wine and the venue was great. My only negative comment would be the steak knives provided by the hotel du vin made it virtually impossible to cut into a good piece of steak!
Written 26 February 2023
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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, I'm really glad you enjoyed the wine dinner. We will let the hotel know about the steak knives!
Written 13 March 2023
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nne k
West Midlands, UK281 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We had a lovely evening with Geoff at the holiday inn express Birmingham. Cheese and wine tasting. Geoff told us he was relatively new with Birmingham wine school, but he made everyone feel comfortable, pitched his knowledge to suit the whole group and provided a good selection of white and red wines accompanied by some tasty cheese. We have been to several of these sessions and find them good value for money and a fun night out.
Written 12 November 2022
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Thanks for the lovely review, so glad you enjoyed the evening. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Written 14 November 2022
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Popa P
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Throughly enjoyed wine tasting this evening, the hosts expertise was self evident. The variety of wines was great and as a bonus the measures poured were amazing.

Great evening.
Written 30 September 2022
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Thanks so much, so glad you enjoyed the wine tasting evening!
Written 3 October 2022
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Adrian B
Northampton,England105 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
This reviews a 3 day course on wine tasting and appreciation. Informative, educational, fun, and personalised teaching. Very highly recommended for an enthusiastic person with good basic knowledge.
Level 1 ( a 1 day course ) was also great fun for someone just starting out on exploring the wonderful world of wine. ( I did that course last year)
Written 28 February 2022
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Hi Adrian, thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the WSET levels 1 & 2 courses with us. We hope to see you for level 3 in the future!
Written 29 June 2022
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Exploring since 87
Wolverhampton, UK78 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
This was our third tasting class with this company and they have all been excellent.
We did the fizz tasting and got to try a broad selection.
A good balance of information shared.
This was our first time visiting at the Holiday Inn but as Katie expressed too, it wasn’t the best venue - it felt cold and too corporate for our liking.
It was a small group due to Covid cancellations. The only small thing to improve would be a bit of time to chat and discuss with the people you had gone with as didn’t feel we had that opportunity until the end.
A great gift to purchase for someone though. Recommend!
Written 21 February 2022
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Thanks so much for your feedback and I'm so glad you enjoyed the tasting experience.
Written 29 June 2022
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familyfromrutland
rutland54 contributions
Jan 2022
Went to Snow Hill, Birmingham in late January for Red Wine Tasting experience with a friend (actually, I was lucky, it was a Christmas present from said friend). Had a fabulous evening with host Katie. When we arrived the table was set up with six glasses each (six red's to try), bottled water and each pair at the table had their own generous selection of delicious cheeses and crackers. Shown how to sample the wine (visually, smell and of course taste) we also found out about the different countries/regions the wine came from and the geographical influences. We scored the wine and guessed bottle prices which was fun too. After a few hours with Katie, once the session had finished, she left us but said we were more than welcome to stay in the room and finish any left over wine and cheese! A bonus because the group had really jelled and actually it was well after midnight once we left! Great night, can thoroughly recommend!
Written 30 January 2022
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Thanks so much for the lovely review, we hope to see you at another of our events in the future. Best, Katie
Written 16 February 2022
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