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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 wset level different wines christopher wren italian wines light hearted enjoyable evening great teacher artisan cheese great week great cheeses informative sessions tapas evening grape varieties better understanding relaxed environment his enthusiasm
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tallsheep
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alistair L
Reviewed 10 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FarAway30263365745
Reviewed 21 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sneyd1
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Val6
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick H
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank etonwick
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Debzzz66
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Received as a Christmas gift.Very friendly and informative evening.Lots of information about a good range of wines which we tasted.Learnt about cheeses to accompany wines and there was a fun quiz too.A good evening which we would recommend to anyone who enjoys wine and would...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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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