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Thames Valley Wine School

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We provide wine tastings and wine courses across Reading, Windsor, Berkshire, Marlow and Maidenhead. There are a wide variety of choices available, from one-off tastings to longer courses which cover wine in greater depth. Our events are held in...more
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25B Friar Street | Novotel, Reading City Centre, Reading RG1 1DP, England
+44 1628 436370
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All reviews wine tasting different wines enjoyable evening wset level christopher wren italian wines light hearted great cheeses informal atmosphere grape varieties an excellent host great introduction his knowledge white cheese birthday present great fun hen do
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Reviewed yesterday

Just completed the WSET Level 2 course with the Thames Valley Wine School. Phill was a superb tutor and his enthusiasm shone through! There was a real mix of people in the group - some retirees and some in their late teens - studying for...More

Thank Wargravian
Reviewed yesterday

Phil Hood of Thames Valley Wine School did an excellent in fitting the WSET 2 course into three consecutive full-day Sundays including the exam, but it did not feel rushed. We also got to develop our palates and understand how to adopt a structured approach...More

Thank tallsheep
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked on the four week World of Wine - Europe course. This comprised four 2 hours sessions, tasting several different glasses of wine, sometimes with excellent cheeses, listening to Phill giving us background (and also his choice of music!). He spent 2 sessions on...More

Thank Alistair L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great evening - fun, friendly, informal and informative. Plenty of wine to try, with cheese and meat accompaniments.

Thank FarAway30263365745
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great evening learning and tasting gin. I’ve been drinking gin for years and thought it was all pretty much the same. The difference is amazing and obvious when u give it some thought. Will be trying the wine and sparkling nights soon

Thank Sneyd1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great learning about the history of gin and the different ways it is distilled. It’s amazing how different all the gins we tasted were.

Thank Val6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Phil made the Gin tasting event really interesting and light hearted. Didn't know what to expect when I booked it but we had a fabulous time!

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another VERY educational, enjoyable and amusing evening organised by Phill at the beautiful Christopher Wren hotel. I was initially nervous about attending a "wine tasting" but Thames Valley Wine School has absolutely nailed the format for connoisseurs and amateurs alike! A selection of great wines...More

1  Thank etonwick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently attended the Posh v Plonk wine tasting evening held in Reading. It was our first experience with the Thames Valley Wine School and we found it very enjoyable. It was a relaxed evening with Phill providing 8 wines (4 white & 4 red)...More

1  Thank pjl2401
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Attended the Artisan Cheese and Wine Tasting event last night, the array of cheeses and wines that Phill recommended were amazing on their own but once combined absolutely out of this world. Phill's knowledge is very informative and his delivery is unpretentious, just a normal...More

2  Thank Debzzz66
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Larry K
27 October 2017|
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Response from 328phillh | Property representative |
Hi Larry - thanks for the note - our single evening tastings begin from £25 - full details can be found on our website