Wine Tasting Leeds, York, Sheffield and Harrogate at Yorkshire Wine School
A very warm welcome to Yorkshire Wine School. We are a local, independent wine education company which specialises in hosting wine tastings and wine courses in Leeds, York, Harrogate and Sheffield.
Yorkshire Wine School's very own wine tasting classroom is located on 7 Merrion Street. We are on the second floor, above Lucky Number, an American Irish sports bar. Please drop by and visit us sometime!
Our courses are open to everyone and anyone; no previous wine tasting experience is necessary. Our wine courses and wine tastings focus on learning about wine in a relaxed and informal environment.
- Learn about wine in a friendly and social environment
- Taste a wide range of wines side by side so that you can taste the difference
- Receive impartial advice on other wines you might like to try
- Learn how to match wine with food
If you know what wine you like, but want to find about just a little more about why, then our courses show you how you can pick new wines from restaurant wine lists and supermarket shelves with confidence. It's all about squeezing a drop more enjoyment out of your wine drinking! We are not affiliated to any wine sellers: which means we can source our wine wherever we please, from a plethora of local merchants, supermarkets or national wine specialists, and offer you impartial recommendations and advice. We will not try and sell you wine, we specialise in having a great time tasting wine!
Did you know we also run professional WSET courses for committed enthusiasts and budding wine professionals alike? We are proud to announce that at the beginning of the year, Head Wine taster in Chief at Yorkshire Wine School, Laura Kent was shortlisted for WSET Educator of the Year 2017, in recognition of the work she has done to deliver WSET courses over the last 6 years. So we believe you are in the best hands when you come and study with us!
Our national network of friendly Wine Schools offer wine courses & tastings at other locations across the UK - click here to learn more...
Our Tastings and Courses
Venue, Times & Accessibility
Our bespoke Wine School venue in Leeds is ready to welcome you! Situated within the Grand Arcade, you'll find the main entrance on the bustling Merrion St, next door to Zaap Thai Restaurant, plus a dedicated Wine School entrance inside the Grand Arcade itself. Our purpose-built wine tasting classroom is upstairs in a beautful room full of period features of the Grand Aracde.
Please see our Venue Page for further details
Our venue in York is the elegant Hotel du Vin (YO24 1AX) on The Mount; from here we regularly run our popular Saturday courses, (11 am-4 pm) which includes a two course lunch at the hotel's award winning bistro and a glass of Champagne on arrival. This course makes a really special present and is available as a gift voucher- perfect for the wine lover in your life! We now also host a range of midweek evening courses in York. The hotel is less than 5 minutes walk from the train station and easily accessible from the historic city centre of York, limited parking is available, for free, in the hotel car park.
Accreditations and Awards
Yorkshire Wine School is a registered Approved Programme Provider for WSET Qualifications
In 2017, Head Tutor Laura Kent was shortlisted in the final 8 of WSET's Global Educator Of The Year Award
The Local Wine School Network has appeared as national finalists for both Harpers Educating The Public Award and The International Wine Challenge's Wine Educator of the Year.
Not sure which course to select? Got a general enquiry about wine tastings or Yorkshire Wine School? Call me on 07888688767 or 01133 350545 or send a note via the Contact Us page.
WINE TASTING FOR EVERYONE IN YORKSHIRE!
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We are proud to be part of the Local Wine School network - the only UK-wide network of independent wine schools. All our centres offer fun wine tastings and courses to suit everyone from absolute beginner to the serious enthusiast.
All our tastings can also be purchased as great gifts that can be redeemed at any of our wine schools across the UK. All our Gift Vouchers have FREE DELIVERY and are VALID for 2 YEARS. Check out our National website for further details - www.localwineschool.com
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