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Thames Valley Wine School

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We provide wine tastings and wine courses across Reading, Windsor, Berkshire, Marlow and Maidenhead. There are a wide variety of choices available, from one-off tastings to longer courses which cover wine in greater depth. Our events are held in...more
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25B Friar Street | Novotel, Reading City Centre, Reading RG1 1DP, England
+44 1628 436370
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Phil runs a really interesting course, that is fun and light hearted but educational, in a great location in Windsor, sampled some excellent wines complimented by a two course meal in the Christopher Wren restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend Phil's courses

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackie A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Phill is a fabulous host and presenter. I have completed an 8 week course for new ideas as I help run a wine club, the course ticked all the boxes 😬. I have introduced 3 friends ( with different wine knowledge) to the school each...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susanne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just completed a 3 day course with Phil to complete the Level 2 WSET in Wines and Spirits (waiting to hear how I did in the exam, fingers crossed). The course covered lots of regional information on how wines are made, grapes used and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul-the-Phantom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great day! Phil was very engaging with his explanations of the wines, the regions and the foods. It was a great day with an excellent lunch Will definitely book more courses.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sherpa247707
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an amazing time on the 8 week course exploring the world of wine! Phil is a great teacher telling stories that keep your attention and sharing all the information in an accessible and lighthearted way. You hardly realise you are learning and yet...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stay59035349726
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really great wine tasting course with Phil, looked forward to our Wed night group sessions - such a great crowd and learnt a lot about wine (even though I have been a wine lover for about 20 yrs). Get out of your wine...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank I2976DGsueb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just completed the WSET Level 2 course with the Thames Valley Wine School. Phill was a superb tutor and his enthusiasm shone through! There was a real mix of people in the group - some retirees and some in their late teens - studying for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wargravian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phil Hood of Thames Valley Wine School did an excellent in fitting the WSET 2 course into three consecutive full-day Sundays including the exam, but it did not feel rushed. We also got to develop our palates and understand how to adopt a structured approach...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tallsheep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked on the four week World of Wine - Europe course. This comprised four 2 hours sessions, tasting several different glasses of wine, sometimes with excellent cheeses, listening to Phill giving us background (and also his choice of music!). He spent 2 sessions on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alistair L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great evening - fun, friendly, informal and informative. Plenty of wine to try, with cheese and meat accompaniments.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Larry K
26 October 2017|
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Response from 328phillh | Property representative |
Hi Larry - thanks for the note - our single evening tastings begin from £25 - full details can be found on our website