Yorkshire Wine School
Yorkshire Wine School
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Wine Tasting for everyone! We run fun, informal wine tasting evenings and courses which are designed to guide you through the wonderful world of wine. Covering Leeds, Sheffield, York and Harrogate, people come to our events to learn a little more about food and drink, but also to meet new friends who share in their passion for wine! People attend our evenings and classes on their own, in couples or in small groups. Come and join the fun!
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  • Fletch53
    5 contributions
    Excellent fun wine tasting
    We attended the Yorkshire Wine School wine tasting at the Hotel du Vin in Harrogate. The wine tasting was hosted by Rich who was very knowledgeable in his subject, made us all feel at ease and provided an excellent fun day out. We would thoroughly recommend attending one of these day experiences.
    Thanks for joining us in Harrogate and for leaving this great review. So pleased to hear you enjoyed the session. Hope to see you at wine school again another time.
    Written 9 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 January 2023
  • Bridget
    Barnsley, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Fun and Enjoyable
    Very enjoyable day at the wine tasting with lunch in Leeds. Laura is very friendly and approachable. Nothing pretentious here, it was a fun day. Generous measures too! I left feeling more confident and knowledgeable about the types of wine I will buy in future but also wanting to learn more.
    Thanks for this brilliant review. This is exactly what we hope people feel about our events. Hope you can come along to another session soon and keep learning more.
    Written 9 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 22 January 2023
  • Tim H
    1 contribution
    Wine and cheese goes down well in Sheffield
    Excellent evening with a great host and lots of information about red wine, cheese and how to mix the two. All put over without any snobbery which I have come across at other wine tasting events. Would thoroughly recommend this evening to anyone, novice (like me), wine buff or even experienced sommelier.
    Thanks so much for your review. So pleased you enjoyed it. We are trying to put on more and more wine tasting events in Sheffield so its great to hear you had a good time. Hope you can join us for another session again soon. Thanks again, Laura
    Written 9 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 25 January 2023
  • Simon M
    1 contribution
    Excellent day wine tasting.
    After receiving a voucher for Yorkshire Wine School for my birthday, my wife and I attended a tasting at the Hotel Du Vin, Harrogate. We had a fantastic day, learning a great deal about wine in a friendly informal atmosphere. Our host, Rich was excellent, his knowledge and enthusiasm made for a great day. We tasted a varied selection of quality, affordable wines with practical, informative information on each one. I found the geography an geology aspects of wine growing very interesting, Rich has a fantastic knowledge and explained everything in an easy to follow way. We had a nice lunch, Hotel Du Vin makes a great venue. From booking our day onwards we cannot fault our Yorkshire Wine School experience.
    Thanks so much for your lovely review. We love the Harrogate venue and so pleased you enjoyed the day. Hope you can join us again sometime. Thanks again Laura.
    Written 9 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 26 January 2023
  • LouF88
    Leeds, United Kingdom9 contributions
    Corporate wine tasting - an absolute winner!
    We arranged a corporate wine tasting session at our office with Laura. I arranged it all with Sarah who super helpful and efficient. I didn't know what to expect having never been to a wine tasting session before but I was immediately put at ease and made to feel comfortable. I was worried that wine tasting could be pretentious and I wouldn't be able to taste it 'properly' but that's not what wine tasting is about as I learned. Laura explained everything so well, I learned loads about how wine is made and the wine was lovely. You don't need to spend a fortune to enjoy wine. We all had a great night, I had really positive feedback from all my colleagues and we're looking to book again soon.
    WOW, thanks so much for this review. This is exactly what we aim for when we run a private event, so its brilliant to read that everyone had a great time, and you enjoyed the wines too of course. We'd love to come and host another session sometime and have lots of other options and formats we can offer so just drop the lovely Sarah a line if you would like more info. Thanks again Laura
    Written 9 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 3 February 2023
  • Bibblemywibble
    Chorley, United Kingdom36 contributions
    Fun and fantastic Wine tasting event with a very knowledgeable host
    Laura did a fabulous wine tasting experience at our place of work. She was knowledgeable, engaging and a really great host. An interesting and informative night was had. More importantly, you don’t need to be a wine expert, it’s pitched to keep everyone entertained while increasing your knowledge regardless of level. It would be fair to say that during the tasting, minds were blown with the addition of certain foods for a before and after taste of the same wine. Really enjoyable, would definitely recommend this company for corporate or private events listed and look forward to doing something again with them.
    Thanks so much for this brilliant review. It was a great event to host and so glad you all had a good time. We do love to blow minds at our tastings! Thanks again Laura.
    Written 9 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 3 February 2023
  • Evan Griffin
    3 contributions
    Excellent
    Attended WSET level 1 on Saturday just gone at the Radisson Blu in Leeds. Could not recommend highly enough. Rich was a fantastic, patient teacher, with a boundless enthusiasm for wine and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the same. I learnt loads, and was able to try some really nice wines also. The course materials arrived well in advance at home, and were very professional. I’ll definitely be back for level 2!! Many thanks. Evan Griffin.
    Hi Evan, thanks so much for your wonderful review. I'm very pleased you enjoyed the day. Rich is thrilled you had such a good time, and learnt lots too of course! He is a great educator, and a real asset to the Wine School. You should definitely sign up for Level 2 and if you have any questions just drop a line to the office, we are always happy to help. Thanks again. Laura
    Written 9 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 February 2023
  • arrandixon
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom11 contributions
    An enjoyable, relaxed and informative evening!
    Great evening, well organised with a very relaxed vibe but every informative. The host was very engaging and chose a good range of wines. They had great knowledge of not only the wines we tasted but also were happy to discuss and explain about specifics or more general queries too. Would definitely do another evening again!!
    Thanks Arran. So pleased to hear you enjoyed the tasting. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Written 13 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 February 2023
  • weegiewalsh
    Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions
    Fun, informative, unpretentious and delicious wine and cheese night! Looking forward to the next one!
    We attended a cheese and wine night in Sheffield hosted by Rich, who was entertaining and knowledgeable in equal measure. The wines were a well chosen mix with some real little gems that we'd never even heard of before. All were expertly paired with delicious cheeses (mostly local, if I remember correctly). I found the accompanying explanations and background information very interesting and accessible (and at times genuinely surprising) . This was a fun unpretentious wine and cheese evening and I would definitely recommend the YWS to anyone who'd like to discover more about all things wine-related!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Mike50Leeds
    Leeds, United Kingdom23 contributions
    Where in the World? .....it was South Africa this time!
    Really enjoyed 'Where in the World' event last night where we had to guess the country that produced all 6 great wines that we tasted blind. Laura's knowledge and entertaining style made the evening informative and fun in equal measure. Always great value events with Yorkshire Wine School
    Visited May 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
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442grahamd
Harrogate, UK11 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
My wife and I attended a wine tasting lunch titled France vs The New World. It was a first class event, well guided by sommelier Richard. We met a new group of friendly, like minded wine lovers, in convivial surroundings at the Hotel du Vin, Harrogate. An excellent way to spend 5/6 hours on a wet Saturday in November! I can so recommend a Yorkshire Wine School event like this. It was something a little bit different for us - and we learnt more about wine too!
Written 21 November 2023
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Jonathan R
Halifax, UK3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Absolutely first class presentation by Richard. Excellent knowledge and fun and interesting delivery. The wines were clearly very well thought out and delicious examples of all styles. No better way to spend 5 hrs on a Saturday!
Written 20 November 2023
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Trek10362591002
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Yorkshire wine school did an excellent job at this event. It was welcoming and informal, and I learned so much about wines and felt comfortable asking questions. The person leading the event was extremely knowledgeable and approachable. The wine and cheese pairings were delicious and plentiful. I highly recommend their events and I fully intend to attend another one next time I am in Leeds!
Written 16 November 2023
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Julia L
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Fabulous masterclass at Yorkshire Wine School today hosted by the Cross Keys. Great venue and excellent food that topped off the tour of Iberian (Spanish) wines. What I like is to be able to taste wine I would never normally think of trying as Laura expands your mind and even brings some of her own wine from her personnel collection. A really great experience and some new wines for me to try !
Written 23 October 2023
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jez
York, UK4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I received an introduction to wine tasting as a birthday present. Rich our host was great and extremely knowledgeable about wines from all over the world. We were with 10 others we hadnt met and we all had a great night. Six great wines very different paired with some different cheese as well. We will be going back, thanks for a great night.
Written 10 October 2023
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Rach1310
York, UK126 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Brilliant day. Really interesting, well taught and enjoyable experience. Learnt lots and had a great time doing it, would highly recommend
Written 10 October 2023
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Glynn_A59
Retford, UK55 contributions
Jul 2023
My husband and I enjoyed the 'port tasting' with Laura so much a couple of years ago that we decided to try the 'cheese and wine pairing' at the Raddison Blu in Leeds. What a fantastic time we had! Laura is such a professional in her field, in fact, she travels around the world teaching. Laura's approach is very informal, her main objective is that we feel relaxed and have fun whilst tasting six or seven different wines paired up with the most delicious cheeses. We cannot praise her enough, her events are magnificent and without a doubt, we will be back but maybe try the red wine tasting next - we cannot wait! The Yorkshire Wine School sell vouchers online which would make a perfect gift for Xmas/birthdays. Give them a try I am sure you won't be disappointed.
Written 14 July 2023
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b0ydenc
Sheffield, UK16 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Attended the smokin BBQ reds wine tasting with Richard .
Would really recommend. Really informative. We travelled around the world ,tasting delicious red wines and found out some useful food accompaniments and BBQ tips along the way . Richard was very easy to listen to, very relaxed in delivering the session and has an amazing amount of knowledge and experience with wines . I am not usually a red wine drinker or ever had with feta cheese . Total convert 😊
Written 10 July 2023
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Jim B
18 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
The new Battle of the Burger taster session was awesome and such tasty food laid on by Honest Burgers. Who knew a chardonnay would go better than a hazy IPA with an apple slices, goats cheese and chilli jam filled burger! or posh cheese and chips was better washed down with a citrus hop infused lager! All four courses were delicious and it was really good fun.
Written 28 June 2023
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Phil T
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Couples
My wife and I were gifted an evening of wine tasting and fish and chip supper for a Christmas present and, as we hadn’t been to anything like this before, did not know what to expect. However, we had a great night with Laura who was extremely knowledgeable, and a nice bunch of people all there for the same. We tried 6 different wines (which weren’t the cheap bottles at a supermarket) and enjoyed having a lovely discussion with the others. We would definitely recommend this to anyone and will be returning again soon.
Written 21 June 2023
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