Welcome to Cambridgeshire Wine School, an independent wine education company whose aim is to provide Wine Tasting for everyone! If you are looking for what to do in Cambridge, take a look at some of our fun ideas!
As we do not sell wine, we can show you where to buy the best wines locally and at the best prices. We work closely with local independent wine merchants to bring you the best tasting & most interesting wines currently available. We are not tied to any wine merchant or retailer so we are able to offer impartial advice. We like to teach about wine by concentrating on the flavours and aromas - we look at the wine’s taste profile and explain how the characteristics of the grape can be influenced by the climate and local winemaking styles.
Our Wine Courses are run mainly by local journalist Mark Anstead who gave up writing celebrity interviews for national newspapers such as the Mail on Sunday and Sunday Telegraph when he decided he was more interested in wine.
Over the last two years Mark has taught more than 1500 people how to better understand wine and save money buying wine they are more likely to enjoy. He has trained wine retailing staff, helped scores of people pass industry exams (WSET) with distinction and has personally tasted more than 1000 wines from over 20 countries in order to throw the spotlight on the best of what's available locally.
Our Wine Tastings and Wine Courses are, above all, fun, entertaining and set in a relaxed atmosphere. They are seated and tutored, and usually include visual aids and notes. Professional ISO tasting glasses are provided and no previous wine tasting experience is required. Our guests come by themselves, in couples or in larger groups and it is also a great way to meet others with the same interest in tasting and learning about wine.
Please feel free to contact Mark for any help or guidance on 01223 655391 or 07989 606447.
We were proud to reach the finals for two of the most prestigious awards in the wine industry. Harpers Wine & Spirits magazine selected us (along with Majestic and Oz Clarke – tough competition!) as among the UK’s top 3 companies for Wine Education and the International Wine Challenge (IWC) selected us as finalists for Wine Educator of the Year 2012.
The wine school family also run courses in more than 30 locations around the UK - West London, East London, North London, South London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Bristol, Bath, Newcastle, Leeds, York, Nottingham, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Oxford, Cheltenham, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Guildford, Hampshire, St Albans, Harpenden, Lancashire, Stratford-upon-Avon and Milton Keynes, Chelmsford, Colchester, Winchester and Southampton.