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Tasting and Theory Excellence

For Educators, Wine Professionals, Wine Students and Wine Enthusiasts

We offer highly focused tasting and theory education. Jim is delighted to be collaborating with two other outstanding wine educators, Erica Dent of Enjoy Discovering Wine and Christine Marsiglio MW.

Find out more about how we can help you below.

Our Courses: Video

GWA Cellar Selection Tastings

A monthly Sunday deep dive into our favourite wines from our cellar

Six wines delivered to your door and a two hour zoom session looking into the history, terroir, winemaking of these iconic regions and producers.

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Our Courses: Welcome
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Wine Fair

Our Wine Fairs are designed to calibrate your palate.

They will be useful for: 

  • Students about to take tasting exams

  • Professionals who want to refresh their tasting skills

  • Consumers who want the challenge of high-level blind tasting

  • Head Sommeliers training their staff

They will help you to navigate the main varieties and important regions and differentiate wines that are often confused with each other. 

You will receive 24 x 50ml samples  in secure packaging and preserved with inert gas and last 2 months after bottling. These will be blind samples so that you can test your tasting and analysis as you watch videos of my tastings and discussions of them with Jess Van Der Schee, a WSET educator and one of our award-winning Diploma students.

We also have a 3 hour live workshop on zoom, focusing on the last three samples in the case.

There is a new Wine Fair every three months. 

UK delivery or jump on our EU reserve list

Click here to watch the Spring 2023 Wine Fair.


Diploma Tasting Workshops

  • Perfect your examination technique for the Diploma D3/D4/D5 tasting examinations.

  • Calibrate your palate to the required standard using specifically chosen wines.

  • Teach you how to formulate distinction-level conclusions for quality, ageability, variety, country, and region.

  • D3 is four sessions long using 18 wines

  • D4 is three sessions and use 12 wines

  • D5 is three sessions and use 12 wines but you must source your own samples.

  • UK delivery or jump on our EU reserve list

  • 'self-source' price available

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Diploma Theory Workshops - Online

  • Understand what the examiners are looking for

  • Perfect your exam technique

  • Improve your fact collection to give the best answers you possibly can 

  • Put your knowledge into clear context and build your confidence

In collaboration with Erica Dent and Enjoy Discovering Wine

Limited availability! 

Click here to watch our Q and A

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MW Tasting Masterclasses

Who is it for?

MW Students of all levels who would like help with their Practical Exam skills 

Anyone interested in the MW who want to learn how to taste and analyse like a Master of Wine


When is it?

Students can complete the video and offline sessions at their convenience. 


Improve your exam technique to build stronger arguments, and better answers

Learn techniques to help them complete the MW Practical Exam in fewer years

Connect with other MW students in an intensive learning environment

Be exposed to a comprehensive set of wines in an analytical setting

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