Accredited by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, VSF Wine Education offers some of the best courses and wine tasting masterclasses in the business. The perfect gift, or the chance to try something a little different for yourself, this winter their offerings include an introduction to Asian spirits and a deep dive into the world of Middle Eastern wines.
Wine Tastings and Events in London
From a fruity red to a dry white, you might think you've got the world of wine down but these tastings across the city are here to prove you wrong. Nab a place at a wine event in London for nights that will help you distinguish your merlots from your malbecs, show you how to taste different notes and teach you what it really takes to create your evening glass of sauvignon blanc.
Prosecco House, London's first bar dedicated to prosecco, is playing host to a series of unique tasting experiences. You'll get to sip ofn a number of samples from participating vineyards while getting a crash course in all things to do with the drink.
Perfect for work events or large groups, South London Wine School is the wine masterclass that comes to you. The host of teachers and experts are armed with an arsenal of grape-y facts, bottles of vino and methods to make the most of your wine.
Whether you're looking to become a bona fide wine expert or simply to indulge in wine and cheese, Bedales Wines will have the London wine masterclass for you. The spot has regular tasting events and you can also complete WSET levels there.
Head to Soho's Jamon Jamon, or Paddington's Cork & Bottle, where wine buff Gilbert Winfield will be bringing you some cool tasting events. Alongside traditional wine-sipping experiences, Winfield also offers tapas paring nights, cheese evenings and the odd gin tasting.
Known for their huge selection of wines by the glass and their quirky 'pour your own' feature, Vagabond Wines is something of a staple amongst London's bar scene. Better yet, the group is now offering drinkers the chance to learn more about their favourite sips, with regular workshops and tasting events.
Head over to Clapham North where D Vine Cellars have a real treat for you this spring. Mixing health and marginally heavy boozing, they'll be bringing you a fun and refreshing yoga session, followed by a bubble-filled brunch and a 5-strong wine tasting.
One of South London's best supper clubs, The Wine Twit is bringing you an epic series of events showcasing some of the best bottles in the biz. Tuck into four courses of delicious food, complete with paired wine flight hand-picked by the Twit himself.
This unique wine tasting in South London is taking a scientific approach to its session. Taking place at Diogenes The Dog, the event will have guests dissecting and analysing 5- 6 samples from handpicked bottles, with a fun and eye-opening technique.
Got a taste for the boozier things in life? Check out Black Rock, where you'll find wine tastings led by some of the best in the biz. There's everything from fortified wines to fruity picks, with several drams of wine cask-aged whiskies.
Part of the Davy's Wine Bar family, Bangers is a top spot for wine tasting whether its in the form of an official event, or just you and a pal sampling a few too many of the menu items. Simply head to the beautifully decorated bar in the City and let your tasting adventure begin.
The bubbly experts at Searcys are hosting a series of Champagne Masterclasses to celebrate their most-loved bottles. Guests can expect to learn all about the process of crafting fizz, as well as enjoying three glasses of luxury Champagne, with a pairing dish for each.
Offering regular guided tastings of their extensive collection, this unique wine bar brand employs a team of in-house experts to talk you through the goods, alongside inviting makers and specialists down for one-off events.
Hornsey's Shaftesbury Tavern is making sure you and your favourite doggy are well looked-after this April. Perfect for your post-Saturday walk pick-me-up, they'll be bringing back their dog-friendly wine tasting, complete with five sips of Old World vegan wines, and plenty of treats for your companion.
Think you know your wine? Whether you're a grape connoisseur or you just fancy learning a little more about vino, head to Petersham Nurseries where you'll find classes from Campania vs Sicily to organic wines and even a masterclass on Chianti.
Looking for a fun experience? Head to this Shoreditch spot, where you'll find the ultimate grape-centred class, pairing delicious wines with quality cheese and chocolate. Not only will you be a vino pro, but you can taste, smell and learn all about wine.
Nestled between some of Fleet Street's most beautiful buildings lies The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas, an uber-sleek and stunning wine bar. Serving a huge range of sips from all over the world, head here for one of the cheese and wine nights to enjoy carefully curated sips from the team of masterful sommeliers.
What better pairing is there than wine and cheese? Well, with these workshops, you can become a pairing connoisseur, using real British cheese and a stunning selection of wines. Having become an Instagram sensation for its immense selection of dairy delicacies, it's a winning date idea.