About Us

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 six years Mark has taught thousands of people how to better understand wine and save money by 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 regularly tastes wines from around the world to throw the spotlight on the best of what's available locally.

Click here to see a 2 min video on Youtube showing what our Wine Tastings are like. And thanks to our happy customers, we are now rated as one of the most popular Cambridge activities on Tripadvisor.

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.

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.

Cambridgeshire Wine School is a Local Wine School business operated under franchise and independently owned by Mark Anstead Ltd.

Company Details:

Cambridgeshire Wine School is a trading name of Mark Anstead Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales no. 04702972,  VAT no. 214 2415 53. Registered office address is: 6 Gibson Close, Saffron Walden CB10 1AJ. (Please note, this is not the address where we run our wine tasting events - see 'Our Venues' for this information).








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