£323 - £359

The Spectator Wine School 2016

BY spectator events


September 21, 2016

6:30 pm

The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP



The Spectator Wine School is a chance to be tutored by the best in the wine business. It is aimed at enthusiastic beginners and anyone who wants to know more about the main wine regions.

Over eight weeks, the magazine’s Wine Club partners will each give a class on their specialist region. The final session will be a tasting hosted by Pol Roger Champagne.

Course description

The course lasts for 8 weeks and the maximum capacity of each class will be 20 people, ensuring individual attention.

The Wine School is for beginners and wine enthusiasts who’d like to learn more. The first class covers the basics from how to taste wine to the importance of terroir. The next six classes cover a different wine region, and the final class is all about Pol Roger Champagne.

Students will have the opportunity to taste wine with Jonathan Ray, as well as receiving a certificate at the end-of-course Pol Roger Party.

Course timetable

DateClassMerchant21-SepHow to taste winePrivate Cellar28-SepRhone & LoireTWC05-OctBurgundyBerry Bros12-OctBordeauxFVD19-OctItalyCorney & Barrow26-OctSpain & PortugalTanners02-NovNew WorldJonathan Ray09-NovPol RogerJames Simpson

Yapp Brothers are unable to host a class this time, however they will be hosting a Rhone masterclass later this year (date TBC).

Subscriber discount

Subscribers receive a 10% discount. To receive your discount code please call us on 020 7961 0243 or email wineschool@spectator.co.uk.

A voucher will be sent to you upon purchase; this can be used as a ticket or as a gift voucher if you are purchasing this as a present.

Each class will take place on a Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Your host

Jonathan Ray is drinks editor of The Spectator and the regular drinks columnist for The Field, Boat International and Spear’s Magazine. Prior to this he was drinks editor of GQ, having previously spent many years as wine editor of the Daily Telegraph.

All of our wine partners are independent merchants who pride themselves on their knowledge and experience. The SpectatorWine School is a unique experience benefiting from a different tutor and merchant for every class.

Contact us

This course has now begun. If you are interested in joining the Spectator Wine School in 2017 please email wineschool@spectator.co.uk or call 020 7961 0243.

The Spectator will endeavour to keep this schedule the same but it may be subject to change.

Cancellation policy: If you wish to cancel up to a week before the course start date, 50% will be charged. If you cancel within a week of the course start date 100% will be charged.