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Wine Tastings in Reading, Windsor, Marlow and Berkshire

Hello and welcome to Thames Valley Wine School - an independent wine education company providing tastings and courses across Reading, Windsor and Berkshire.Phill Hood

We offer a wide variety of choices, from one-off tastings to longer courses covering wine in greater depth. Our events are held in relaxed surroundings, and are for people who enjoy wine and wish to get more out of their glass!

What makes us different?

  • being educators and not retailers, we do not sell wine allowing us to choose the best wines locally.
  • our tastings entertain and educate, again with no pressure to buy at the end, making us unique in the wine tasting field.
  • we offer structured courses if you want to learn more; for example, our 8-Week World Tour, designed to give you an in-depth view of where the best wine is being made in the world today, and tasting over 50 wines along the way...   

- Read our latest Trip Advisor reviews

"Fascinating and fun. Learned a lot and had a great time with a nice group of people" 
- Simon K, Feb 2016 via Tripadvisor 

Featured Tasting

Craft Beer vs. Traditional Ales (Reading)  - Wednesday 29th June @ 7.15pm

Battle of the Brews - Craft Beer vs. Traditional Ales!

With giants such as BrewDog, Mikkeller, Sierra Nevada and Goose Island setting up in recent times, the craft beer movement is buzzing at the moment. On this very special evening, we will taste some of these modern classics against the European traditional beers which inspired the craft movement in the first place.

The ultimate battle of the brews - who will win -  the young crafty upstarts or the old school ales?

This event will be held at the Novotel in the centre of Reading.

Book online for just £30 or treat someone with a Gift Voucher.

Venues and Times


Forbury Hotel Reading ExteriorOur Saturday Courses with Lunch (11am to 4pm) and Single Evening Tastings are held in the chic Pentahotel on Oxford Road, RG1 3EJ. Situated in Reading town centre, this premium 'lifestyle hotel' is famous for its open plan "pentalounge" allowing guests to eat, drink and relax in style!


Novotel Reading InteriorOur 8 Week and WSET Courses, are held at The Novotel Reading Centre, Friar St, RG1 1DP. This upscale hotel is centrally located, modern and spacious allowing for a relaxed setting to learn about wine. It is a 300m walk from Reading train station.


Sir Christopher Wren Hotel WindsorOur events in Windsor are held at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa, Thames St, SL4 1PX. Tucked off a cobbled street under the ramparts of Windsor castle, the hotel is on the banks of the river Thames and is close to Eton Bridge. 



Sir Christopher Wren Hotel Windsor

Our events in Marlow are held at the Bull Inn at Bisham, High St, SL7 1RR. Hidden in the heart of beautiful Bisham, a warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere awaits. The restaurant is run by local food hero Andres Lopez and his family, offering some of the finest in traditional French and continental flavours.

For further details on our venues (inc. maps), please 
click here.

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 & NO EXPIRY DATE. 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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