Wine Tasting Bath | About Us
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Wine Tasting Bath | Our aim
The aim of the wine school is to help you demystify the world of wine and wine tasting with hands-on learning and an unstuffy, entertaining and informed learning experience.
We pride ourselves on the fun, educational and hands-on wine courses we host in Bath. At our events you can expect to feel welcome, have fun, meet new people and perhaps try something new in relaxed and friendly surroundings. We also believe that wine should almost always be thought about in terms of it's relationship to food, so expect a couple of nibbles as you go to compliment what's in your glass.
"Your natural style is engaging, informative, enthusiastic and infectious (in a great way)...The pace of the day was just right, starting more slowly, with an in depth study of the grapes and vines themselves...You samples were generous and opinions honest and the food-matching was particularly well planned and thought through..." Read more testimonials here
Behind The Glass...
The Great Wine School, is run by Bristol Wine School at award-winning Bath wine merchant Great Western Wine.
Wine tutor Tristan Darby has spent over 20 years in the catering and wine trade, is a judge for both Bristol and Bath Good Food awards, drinks columnist for the Bath Magazine and as founder of Bristol Wine School has many years of experience in providing wine courses, wine training and corporate and private wine tasting events. He has studied with WSET, and truly enjoys every opportunity to share his passion and knowledge with others.
Tristan also writes our regular wine blog, giving valuable hints and insider tips, check it out here!
"The idea behind Great Wine School is to expose students to a variety of styles and wine types in a relaxed and inclusive tutored environment. We want to ignite a spark in our students that the world of wine isn't just a place for elitists and connoisseurs, but that given the right information, it is a fascinating place full of variety to be enjoyed by all!" - Tristan Darby
More Than Just a Classroom Based Wine School
As well as running courses and tastings from the atmospheric award-winning wine shop at Great Western Wine, courses are also run at some of Bath's best regarded foodie destinations such as The Abbey Hotel and Chequers. We also host special events and wine dinners with top Chefs from time to time, so keep an eye out on here or subscribe to our newsletter for a heads up!
great Western Wine, Bath
A delightful and atmospheric wine shop in the centre of Bath. For over 30 years award-winning* Bath wine merchant Great Western Wine has sought out distinctive, hand-crafted wines direct from independent and very individual winemakers at ‘boutique’ estates right across the world, to provide a unique wine drinking experience.
These hand crafted wines are sold throughout the UK from the shop and online to discerning private customers. A choice of over 600 different bottles from over 130 great winemakers is on offer the shop.
*IWC Regional Wine Merchant of The Year 2012, 2014 & 2015
The Abbey Hotel, Bath
A stone's throw away from the beautiful and historic city centre of Bath, there isn't a restaurant in Bath quite like Allium Brasserie, and few like it anywhere! It's the home of chef/patron Chris Staines, who held a Michelin star in his last job, and who's already earned Allium three AA rosettes, rave reviews in the press, and a host of local awards.
Situated inside The Abbey Hotel, why not combine your wine course with a stay, and take in the delights of Bath over a weekend? Visit The Abbey Hotel website here.
the chequers, bath
Located near the heart of Bath, and a two minute walk from the world famous Circus & Royal Crescent, The Chequers has been serving visitors to Bath and locals alike since 1776.
A stylish gastropub, Chequers has built a great reputation for food with 2 AA rosettes awarded. Head Chef Leigh Evans has created a modern British menu using the finest local and seasonal produce.
Inventive, with one eye on our culinary heritage, the hallmarks of his dishes are beautiful presentation and delicately balanced flavours.
The 'Pop Up' Wine School
Our renowned wine tasting services are also available for hire with private and corporate wine tastings, where we can send a host to 'pop up' at your offices or event venue with anything from a wine quiz to Champagne tasting.
We can even help you to recommend a suitable hire venue to suit your budget and event type, using our experience of hosting hundreds of events in Bath, Bristol and beyond! Click here to find out more...
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