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Wine Tastings in Reading, Windsor and Berkshire

Hello and welcome to Thames Valley Wine School - a local company providing fun wine 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 always relaxed, 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 (inc. Hen & Stag) across the Thames Valley region!

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

Why choose Thames Valley Wine School?

  • Wine Tasting for everyone - whatever your wine knowledge, our sessions are designed to be fun, social and inclusive!
  • We do not sell wine - all wines are hand-picked for quality and included in your ticket price - at the end we give you the details of where to buy locally!
  • Our sessions are centrally located in both Reading and Windsor
  • Tasting sheets, nibbles and use of professional tasting glasses are included.

We are the #1 Food & Drink Attraction in Reading

"A very enjoyable and informative evening with some lovely wines and very good cheese - excellent in every way"
- DChristie2017, June 2017 

"Phill shared his knowledge of good wine and food with passion and humour"
- Katyahand, June 2017

"Really interesting tasting with information about  the wines, area, culture, food.."
- AnneA , April 2017


Next Level 1 - Sun Oct 15th /   Next Level 2 - Sun Nov 19th

Featured Tasting

We LOVE Rioja - Friday 24th November (Reading)

Throughout my time teaching at Thames Valley, one phrase often comes up quite regularly from my customers - "we LOVE Rioja..." - and so, building on this theme we'll be enjoying an evening dedicated to these wines, whilst having a comparison tasting to identify the differences in style and quality..

Focussing on the wines of two iconic producers, we will be tasting the whole range of wines, including Cava, Rioja Blanco, Rosado, Crianza, Reserva (x2) and Gran Reserva!!

It promises to be a memorable night - for more information and booking details, please click here

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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