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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.

Please see a statement about our policy for Covid 19 and the impact on upcoming events.

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 evening tastings and WSET Courses in Leeds are held in the beautiful Radisson Blu hotel just opposite Leeds Town Hall, you can find the entrance just inside The Light complex on Cookridge St (LS1 8TL). 

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.

Need Help?

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. 

Laura Kent




Other Wine Schools

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 -  

All our Wine Schools are specialists in Wine Education with a wide selection of  Wine Tasting Courses







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