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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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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Well presented and fun couple of hours learning the origins of Gin, how its made and its unique history. Not being a gin drinker, i found myself absorbed into the evening, learning how to taste the various gins, then sample them before working out which...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank niveknodnel
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I arranged the wine tasting and quiz for our work Christmas Party and it was a resounding success! Whilst learning some fun facts about how to taste, there were quiz questions and a sense of competition which everyone got involved in. There was something for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 4 December 2017

A great experience! Learning made incredibly fun by Phill. Took the course to improve my general understanding of wines, what the labels mean and much more. Would recommend it highly.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Liz720859
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Did the WSET Level 2 with Phill and loved it. He is very laid back and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend to those interested in wine.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank jamescs652
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I attended WSET wine training courses for 3 Sundays. It was really wonderful. Teacher Phill is very knowledgeable with lots of humours. I learned a lot about wine, different grape varieties, various tastes. in additional, 50 wines were tasted during the courses. I will definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Liulianbing
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the 8 week course. Phil is great at presenting the information in a relaxed way and shared a lot of knowledge so gained some great insights and learnt lots about wine. Great that get the slides e mailed afterwards with some fab recipes...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank LJaO
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Really good ! Very friendly, good information, good wine good food ! We will be back. So much so , that we are doing home work now to train for the next course !

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Good fun, relaxed and informative sessions. Variety of wine and cheese. Plus if you miss a session or two you can catch up. Would definitely recommend a 4 or 8 week course. Well done Phil.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank coatesta
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Completed the 8 week "World of Wine" course and loved each week. Phil's passion and enthusiasm are only matched by his knowledge of the subject and the wines. I wanted to make a start on learning more about wines and this course did just that....More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jarod N
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Central location, very friendly and some great wines. We were offered meats and cheese which was nice. I would prefer a variety on the cheeses. Also given a list of places from where we can get these wines that we so much liked. The only...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Phill H, Owner at Thames Valley Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Dora, thank you so much for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed the Chateau Musar evening. My apologies you felt it was a little expensive, however this was due to the high costs of putting on a fine wine evening as most of...More

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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