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“If only all education was this much fun...”

West London Wine School - Day Classes
Ranked #13 of 148 Classes & Workshops in London
Certificate of Excellence
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“If only all education was this much fun...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I recently attended a new format of tasting at West London Wine School - the "Grape Debate". The debate is based on a grape variety (in this case Pinot Noir) and the 3 tutors each showcase a wine from each of 3 price categories from a country or region (in this case New Zealand, Burgundy and Germany) in an attempt to win our votes for their region. After the (fairly liberal) application of an aperitif wine to those of us in the audience the fun began. Jimmy, Quentin and Cherie all spoke eloquently, with passion and lots of humour about their wines. As the evening went on and the wine flowed there was also an increase in the "banter" between the tutors and with the audience. The atmosphere was (as always at West London Wine School) fun and informative and most importantly inclusive - those of us in the audience, novices and "wine experts" alike enjoyed ourselves.

The winner in the end? Us, in the audience. We all learned something and had a great time. Looking forward to the next one!

Visited May 2014
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Vernon, Connecticut
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“Fun and Informative - Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Although a self-proclaimed "Wine Ignoramus", I took a chance and attended a recent wine tasting featuring several South African independent wine producers at WLWS. It was just a wonderful, welcoming experience - very upbeat, positive and fun. Jimmy and the staff are knowledgeable and passionate, and the location is very cool. Still a bit of an ignoramus, but now I can comfortably toss wine-appropriate terms into any conversation; e.g., "tannins"; "oak-aged."
Thanks guys for a terrific evening - I'll be back!

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“WSET level 3 experience...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

What a course. Six months of study, six days of ten hours in a classroom studying. Regardless of whether I pass, I can't speak highly enough for how much fun it was to do the course at WLWS. Jimmy was excellent in how the days flew by covering so much theory and after each day I left with a real sense of learning about all aspects of wine. Do the course, enjoy it, revise more than me and you'll be halfway towards the MW qualification!

Visited April 2014
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“Top tasting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Incredibly insightful and interesting experience with some great varied wines to taste. Would definitely recommend

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“'Premier Cru' Wine School !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

I’ve been a regular for some years now and enjoy discovering new wines and putting to practice what I’ve learned with some of the more specialist tastings they do. It’s a great place to learn but equally a great way of having and comparing some excellent wines with like minded people - whether a beginner or expert !

Visited April 2014
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