Choosing Wine With Confidence

8 Week Courses on Thursday Evenings

October to December (Starts 7th October)

Each evening will there will be an illustrated talk, followed by a discussion and a tutored tasting

7.30 to 9.30
Note: These courses are a revised and updated version of the very successful community courses given at The University of Bath from 2002 through 2008., with over 200 attending. There are two linked modules that can be taken independently or in any order.

Venue: The Museum of Bath at Work, in Julian Rd. BA1 2RH (map)

For a printable information sheet with a booking slip click here.

If there aspects that you wish to discuss call Phil Cooke on 01225 310232 or email

A complete 8 week course costs £120.

£30 to reserve a place

Note: If you are unable to attend a particular evening you are offered a free place at one of the monthly tasting's of The Bath Wine Appreciation Circle


Learn About Wine in a Sociable Environment

Choosing Wine With Confidence will appeal to anyone who wants to become more adventurous and confident when choosing wine. Each module starts with exploring how to taste and describe wine. This week can be skipped by those that have taken the other module. This arrangement means that the modules can be taken in any order.The format is based on extensive experience in giving wine appreciation courses. Each evening starts with an illustrated talk and then moves on to a tutored tasting. By popular request:
  • Everyone sits round a long table, dinner party style
  • The first wine is passed around early in the evening
  • There is interesting information such as history, trends, technical insights, etc.
  • The final evening of each term is a DIY wine and food evening.

The course will enable wine to be chosen with enhanced confidence, and with knowledge of the contribution of wine making, grape varieties, and region of origin.

Printable information sheet and booking slip (PDF) [click here]

Wine & Food Matching Evening

December 2008

Wine & Food Matching



Autumn Term

  1. How to taste wine (omit if already taken)
  2. How to read a wine label
  3. Popular Grape varieties
  4. Wine making
  5. Terroir: why some vineyards are very special
  6. A short history of wine
  7. Storing & maturing wine
  8. Wine and food matching