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Wine Tastings in Reading, Windsor 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 learn more!

In addition to our regular tastings, we're also an approved provider of WSET Courses (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), as well as regularly hosting both Corporate and Private Events across the Thames Valley region!

..and if that wasn't enough we also sell Gift Vouchers too!... 

What makes us different?

  • being educators and not retailers, we are not affiliated to any wine merchants and thus do not sell wine!
  • our events are friendly and fun, again with no pressure to buy, 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 is designed to give an in-depth view of where the best wine is being made in the world today, whilst tasting over 50 wines along the way...!   

- Read our latest Trip Advisor reviews

"Great choices of wine with really good accompanying nibbles. Entertaining and passionate presentation on key facts of the wines and their origins" 
- Nick Jones, February 2017 via Google Reviews

"The environment was friendly and the teacher delivered at just the right level to keep it fun and informative" 
- Eggy1961, March 2017 via TripAdvisor

"A really enjoyable way to learn about wine! Well hosted and very welcoming atmosphere. Looking forward to the next one." 
- Juliet , March 2017 via TripAdvisor

Featured Tasting

NEW 4wk Beginner's Course

Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine on this 4 week introductory course.

Run over 4 consecutive weeks, this is for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting with no previous wine tasting experience necessary!

  • Week 1 - Introduction to Wine Tasting
  • Week 2 - White Wines of the World
  • Week 3 - Red Wines of the World
  • Week 4 - Italian Food & Wine Matching

Reading Course - starts 18th May -  click for further info

Windsor Course - starts 7th July - click for further info

Venues and Times


Novotel Reading InteriorOur events in Reading 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.

- Evenings from 7.15pm / Weekend WSET from 10am


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 nr. Eton Bridge.

- Evenings from 7.15pm / Saturday Courses from 11am


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








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