Course Information: Wine Appreciation: From Grape to Glass

About this course

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We all enjoy a glass of wine. But have you ever wondered what’s involved before the wine gets to your table?

Dates and times

From 21 Apr 2018
Sat 11:00-16:00
one day

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21 Apr 2018
11:00 to 16:00


Stoke Lodge
Stoke Lodge Centre
Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop

with Ian Abrahams

Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £32 , the concession rate is £20. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

Fees payable for online enrolment

  • £32.00 (course fee)


We all enjoy a glass of wine. But have you ever wondered what’s involved before the wine gets to your table? In this one day course, suitable for all abilities, we’ll explore, tasting along the way, the path from the grape on the vine through the winemaking process right to your glass. We’ll look at where the grape is grown and what happens in the winery and then see how these affect what you are tasting. The cost of the wines tasted (max £12 per person, payable to the tutor on the day) will be shared. Please bring a packed lunch.

What can students expect?

An interesting and enjoyable day learning what is involved in getting wine from the vine to your glass. The course will be run in a friendly and approachable manner. We will taste at least 10 different wines during the day. Learners who propose to drive home are recommended to use the spittoons provided.

Late starters allowed?

No. The course starts at 11am promptly and late arrivers are likely to miss the key overview given at the start

Equipment Required

None – glasses and spittoons are provided

Previous experience required?


What is the progression route?

To other wine courses at Stoke Lodge and elsewhere. For those who are interested, this is a good first step towards studying for professional qualifications organised by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust

Are there any extra costs?

Yes. The cost of wines tasted the day will be shared between participants. The cost is payable to the tutor on the day and will vary depending on the number attending, but will not exceed £12 per person.

What should students bring?

A packed lunch and, if they choose, one or two small items of food to taste with the wines

Teaching method/style?

What is the aim of the course and who is it for?

To learn what happens in the vineyard and winery to influence the taste of wine in your glass. To gain more enjoyment through a greater understanding and knowledge. The course is for anyone who enjoys a glass of wine and wants to know more