Wine Tasting

Test your taste buds with our wine tasting expert, Jonathan Hislop.

Jonathan Hislop has been involved in wine education for over 25 years, escorting groups on wine tours to Europe and is widely travelled throughout the wine regions. He has worked with top chefs to match wine and food, consults on various wine matters in England and France and is a Judge for English and Welsh wines.

He was a finalist in the Master of Wine Examinations and is currently working with the National Trust Cookery School teaching wine and food tasting courses.  With huge enthusiasm, knowledge and fun but absolutely no pomp, he will lead you through the world of wines and you will come away with ideas and knowledge for your future journeys into wine.

To book or for more details email jonathan@winedocs.co.uk

Cost per person, including wine, will be as follows
8 – 10 people     £24.00 per person
11 – 14 people   £19.00 per person
15 – 18 people   £15.00 per person

Larger groups can be catered for. Please enquire for a price.

Wine tasting themes and ideas:

  • “The World of Fizz” – a tasting of sparkling wines from around the world – ideal for a special celebration
  • Exploring the classic wine regions of Europe eg. Rioja, Tuscany, Southern Rhone, Loire, Moselle
  • Exploring the classic New World Wines eg. New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, Australia & Argentina
  • Guess the wines – test your knowledge with a blind tasting quiz
  • Classic red wines – know your burgundy from your claret
  • Classic white wines – oaked or unoaked – what is your preference?
  • Exploring Sherry – from Fino to Oloroso
  • Investigating Port (6 ports) – what makes a good vintage?
  • A tasting of English and Welsh wines – how important is climate?
  • Exploration of grape varieties – examining the characteristics and nuances that different varieties bring to wine.

Tastings of fine wines such as Bordeaux and Burgundy can be arranged. Please enquire for a price

Each wine tasting session will last 2 hours, have 8 good quality wines (apart from Port where there will be 6 wines), water biscuits, tasting notes and supported by a digital photographic presentation.

Prices from:      8 – 10 people  £24.00 per person
      11 – 14 people  £19.00 per person
   15 – 18 people  £15.00 per person