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Wine Tasting Essex & Wine Courses Essex at Essex Wine School

A warm welcome to Essex Wine School. We are different because we do not try and sell you wine!

We are local and independent (so do not sell wine) and run fun and informal Essex Wine Tastings and  Essex Wine Courses in Colchester, Chelmsford and Brentwood for people who enjoy wine and would like to know more about it. No previous experience tasting wine is necessary. No jargon or pretentiousness - just a passion for wine, friendly company and a great, enjoyable evening.

Here is a taste of what we do use the links to the left of this page to find out more:

 Have a look at our listings page to see all of our events.

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== We are proud winners of the TripAdvisor Certficate of Excellence 'for consistently great reviews'









Here's what people have been saying about us on Tripadvisor ===

A really interesting, value for money evening. We had champagne, white wine, red wine and port all perfectly paired with delicious cheeses. Neil had lots of interesting things to say on the wines and cheese and why certain pairings work well.
Very impressed and definitely booking up some future events as gifts!
 Laura January 2016

My wife bought me a home wine tasting event for a surprise birthday party. All our guests and I had an amazing time. Neil was first class. Gin Tasting come summer! Tony M January 20

  Read our latest Trip Advisor reviews for wine tastings in Essex

The right wine tasting for you.... Our wine tastings in Essex are for all levels of experience and focus on enjoying wine and learning in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

  • Gift vouchers - from £22.50 - Our tastings make the perfect gift, and we offer gift vouchers for all of our events.
  • One evening tastings, Colchester, Chelmsford or Brentwood from - £22.5 - An opportunity to broaden your awareness of particular regions on our country specific evenings.
  • 4 Week Courses - £55 - Allows you to gain a deeper insight into wine tasting. Each 4 week wine course will focus on a different subject.
  • Saturday courses - £75 - One of our most popular courses! Champagne, 12 other wines and a delicious two course lunch. A great day out and it makes a fantastic present.
  • Cheese and wine tastings - from £30 - We look at some of the classic combinations as well as a few new ideas.
  • Beer and Food - £30 - For something a bit different how bout beer and food? We will taste a selection of quality beers alongside some lovely foods, chosen to match.
  • Spirit tastings - from £30 -  Gin and Whisky tastings. The huge surge in popularity for Gin and Whisky has led to these special evening events and give you the chance to try something a bit different
  • Corporate Wine Events - perfect for entertaining clients, rewarding staff, networking or team building at your office or ask us to find a venue for you.
  • Hen Parties, Stag Do's or Private Wine Tasting Events - A great idea for hen and stag parties, a girls or guys night in, birthday, anniversaries or family celebrations across Essex


      Fancy a professional wine qualification? We also run Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses across Essex. WSET is the internationally recognised awarding body for the wine trade, however             anyone with an interest in wine tasting can  use these qualifications to expand their knowledge in a more formal way.  

      Level 1 Award in Wines

      Level 2 Certificate in Wines and Spirits

      Level 3 Certificate in Wines and Spriits


- Perhaps you are looking for someone else?  Our wine courses and wine tastings are suitable for everyone. They make a unique wine gift and wine present. We run many wine courses from one evening wine tastings to 8 week wine courses as well as our popular Saturday coursesTake a look at our Gift Vouchers, which have NO expiry date and come in a variety of values

We also run fabulous courses at other locations across the UK -click here to learn more...

Venues and Times

Essex Wine School uses two venues in the heart of both Chelmsford and Colchester, both easy to reach by public transport.

We can also come to you, and if you are organising an event, we can add wine tasting at the venue you have already arranged for your meal. We can also help you select the perfect local Venue. For further details - see our Private and Corporate Events


Our Evening Wine Tastings in Chelmsford will be held in the wonderful surroundings of the private function room at ACanteen,35 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0ND. 

The venue is easily accessible from Chelmsford Station. 










In Colchester we use the Memoirs Restaurant, based in the old Town Hall, Memoirs is full of character, with vaulted ceilings, period architecture and ornate artwork. Memoirs Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, The Old Library, 65 West Stockwell Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1HE

For a Google map showing the location of Memoirs click here










Our Brentwood is the traditional pub The Essex Arms,Warley Hill, Brentwood, CM14 5HA. A two minute walk from Brentwood station.


Need Help?

Not sure which course to select?  Feel free to call Neil on 01371 267260or 07443 897562; we'd be delighted to guide you through the courses and help you make the right selection.

Or send us a note via the Contact Us page.

Neil Bull


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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