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Great day tasting wine

I booked a day wine tasting with my sister as a birthday present to myself. I had not done wine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HannySLTWarwickshire
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Tasting 13 wines with Lunch at Hotel du Vin Birmingham

Great event. Lots of fun. Rob is excellent and passes on so much information and advice. He's happy... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
DRSolihull
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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We offer wine tasting and wine courses for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. We offer a range of wine tasting events, from introductory evenings through to the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award. All are...more
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4 Temple Row West | The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham B2 5NY, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we've been to a wine tasting evening hosted by the Birmingham Wine School, but the first time at The Station in Sutton Coldfield. Geoff is a great host, very knowledgeable with an engaging presenting style. The wines on offer are...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Hello Andy, Thank you for taking the time to review, and thank you for such a great review. We do try to ensure all our events feature different wines. And because we don't sell wine, we are able to select from a wide range of...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Venue: Hotel Du Vin Birmingham. We didn't know what to expect but didn't know it was large group event but we should of read up when booked. Rob was/is really good. Knew his stuff and entertaining and good host. Negatives? It was cold dark day...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Dear Steve, I am sorry the day didn’t meet your expectations. I always aim to ensure each customer really does enjoy their experience, and I am disappointed I failed to do that for you. I could have done something about lunch and the heating for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended this very enjoyable tasting at the Holiday Inn with my partner. We had a lovely evening hosted by Geoff who was a very engaging and knowledgeable host. We tasted six interesting wines spread across the two countries ( 3 whites and 3 reds )...More

Thank Benlom1
BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thank you for your review. Very pleased you enjoyed, and agree that Chile will be pushing the traditional old world countries all the way. They already produce some fantastic wines. Good idea re wine pictures, I'll follow up with the hotel, thank you. Regards,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a day wine tasting with my sister as a birthday present to myself. I had not done wine tasting before and we were not disappointed. In the group was about twenty of us. Rob took us through 13 wines both red and white....More

Thank HannySLTWarwickshire
BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your review, and very happy you enjoyed. Now you've broken your duck wine tasting, many more to come... Appreciate the recommendation. many thanks Rob

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great event. Lots of fun. Rob is excellent and passes on so much information and advice. He's happy to take questions throughout so we all benefitted from his wisdom. Thoroughly recommend this event if you want to try out new grapes or learn a bit...More

Thank DRSolihull
BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your review. Very happy you enjoyed. Yes what could be more fun, than drinking (sorry tasting) wine, in a relaxed fun way, with like minded people. Thanks again, Rob

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day out in Birmingham sampling 13 different wines from around the world. We learnt some basics about wine, tasting and how to start broadening our horizons a little more. Lunch was good and Rob was fantastic. I'd like to do some...More

Thank Hannah W
BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Hannah, thank you for your review, and very happy you enjoyed. Remember that commitment you made - to taste a new wine from a grape variety, you've not tried before. Should be fun... Thanks again, Rob

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We came here with four of us.it was a pleasant and informative evening. Rupert our host was excellent and very knowledgeable .each sparkling wine was explained and tasted and discussed in a really fun way. The group of other customers were all in for a...More

Thank Ilovefoodalot2
BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your review, and very happy you all enjoyed. Rupert is excellent, and knows his onions, (that should be grapes really). What could be better, good wine, good company - must equal a good time. Thanks again, Rob

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

What a great learning experience for those that want to further their knowledge in wine . Rob who delivered the course was first class and his knowledge is without question. He delivers the course material in a clear and concise manner and makes sure that...More

Thank Pcoll55
BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi Pete, Thanks for the review. Appreciate the kind words. It was a great bunch of people who attended, and everyone passed, with five out the of the six achieving a Distinction, including you. Very well done. Thanks again Rob

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

A really enjoyable experience. Rob is an engaging and incredibly knowledgeable teacher. You get to try some great wines and learn all about them. What’s not to like?

Thank Shaun H
BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi Shaun, Thanks for the review. And of course I agree, If you're going to learn something new then clearly wine tasting must be the thing to do, as you do get to taste great wine... Can't think of anything better. Thanks again, Rob

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic night tasting 6 different wines, 3 white and 3 red - with a glass of Prosecco at the start to get everybody in the mood!! Rob (the host) was very welcoming and very knowledgeable- teaching us how to taste wines properly and which type...More

Thank Kim B
BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hi Kim, Thank you for your review. Very happy you enjoyed. Yes I do expect your swirling and slurping skills (no spitting) to be vastly improved. Thanks again, Rob

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Rob is a great professor. His lessons are clear, detailed and straight-forward. Also, his wine tasting teachings are on point. He walks the student through a precise system of evaluating a given sample of wine. Rob does not hide the fact that the level 3...More

Thank ztobia
BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks Zach, I've never been called a professor before, but I'll take it! Yes as you say, WSET is a tough exam to pass, but worth it, as it's a very rewarding course to do. Well done on achieving a Merit in your exam... Take...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

This was our 4th wine school visit after 2 introductory courses and a Rioja special on previous occasions. The wines are great and as ever Rob very knowledgeable and a great host. Shame the courses have been forced to move from the Old Joint Stock...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi Paul, Thank you for your review, and very happy you have enjoyed your wine events with us. Yep, agree the new room is a tad clinical. We make up for it with excellent wine, fun evenings and fab customers who have a great time....More

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