An independent wine education company, running fun Wine/Beer/Champagne Tastings, Courses, Private Parties & Corporate Events in Bristol and Bath
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Imagine your disappointed little face if it was water 😅
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Lunchtime espresso martini... #nowyouretalking
Excited to be on a coffee tasting workshop this morning! With @wogancoffee #coffeelover #baristagram
PROSECCO has told gin to enjoy its moment as Britain’s booze du jour while it can, because it will not last.
Merry Christmas! See you in the New Year at one of our fantastic wine tastings! #LWSfestive
Wine tip #7 – Don't be afraid to chill your red wine a little. Lighter styles like Beaujolais and Valpolicella can be really brought to life by sticking them in the fridge for 30 mins before serving. Our tastings are a great place to pick up useful wine tips! #LWSfestive
DON'T FORGET YOU CAN STILL BUY "E" VOUCHERS FOR THOSE #lastminutegifts
Our tastings are wine snob free zones! No previous experience or knowledge is required - just have fun learning about the amazing world of wine! #LWSfestive
You’ve missed the last post, but don’t panic: our vouchers can be sent by email, phew! We’ll be sending them out until Christmas Eve #LWSfestive
Did you know we are award winners? We were delighted to win a Crumbs award for "Industry Service" due in large part to our high quality teaching and commitment to training local bar and restaurant staff. If you want to improve your career prospects or explore professional wine qualifications, including the globally recognised WSET, get in touch. We've love to help you learn! #LWSfestive
Wine tip #6 – Ever wondered how long you should let your cheeseboard sit before serving it? All you need to do to is take your cheese out of the fridge about an hour before you you eat it. Don't forget the wine! #LWSfestive
If you’re looking for a gift for a real wine connoisseur, look no further than a fine wine tasting. Gift Vouchers also available! #LWSfestive
Did you know we can arrange private and corporate tastings to your requirements? Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a tasting to celebrate a special occasion or just to learn more about an area you’re really interested in #LWSfestive
Wine tip #5: Port is for more than just Stilton – try matching ruby port with cheese and tawny port with chocolate. Learn more about food and wine matching at one of our courses #LWSfestive
Looking for a gift with a certain je ne sais qoi? Our French wine tastings are perfect for any fans of Burgundy, Bordeaux and the rest of France’s great wines. Magnifique! #LWSfestive
f ever there was a wine tasting evening which needs no introduction! Its Christmas, so its the time we can all eat far too much chocolate! But if you want to learn which wine goes best come and indulge with us in the new year. It is two of life's greatest foodie pleasures after all!.
Did you know we organise wine trips to the Rhone Valley? There's nothing better than drinking wine in the vineyard it was born in. Get in touch to find out more! #LWSfestive
Festive wine tip #4: this is a great time of year to seek out some more unusual wines as the supermarkets stock their shelves with bargain bottles. Not sure where to start? Our courses will give you the confidence to choose wines you’ll love #LWSfestive
If you are looking for a more formal and certified wine course then WSET is perfect. We offer 3 levels from beginners to advance. You'll learn so much but also have some fun along the way. Plus our award winning WSET training will give you the edge in the employment market.
If you are booking a place for someone else as a as a gift, don't forget we can send a gift certificate with all the details. Just ask!
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If you want to leave the date open, order Gift Vouchers. Valid for 2 years and with free delivery they make a great surprise on Christmas Day!
Lovely lovely Merlot
Merlot's predominance in Bordeaux has significantly grown over the last 20 years.
Here’s another chance to win a wine school voucher! We’re giving away two £25 vouchers, just post telling us your favourite wine to drink at Christmas, and tag a friend you think would be interested. The winner will be picked at random on the 10th Jan! #LWSfestive
Festive wine tip#3 Don’t forget about dessert! There’s an amazing range of sweet wines to match with your favourite festive puddings from syrupy Pedro Ximenez to sweet Sauternes: they really finish off a meal in style #lwsfestive
Send your loved one on a trip around the world of wine with our comprehensive 8-week course, taking in everything from French classics to wines of Australia. Or choose the country they’re most interested in as a one-off! Vouchers are available online #LWSfestive
If you're in town today come along and say hello. I'm at the Made in Bristol Fair at Colston Hall. There's loads of great stalls, it's a Christmas gift extravaganza! I'm on the top floor with my wine game... can you guess the aromas. Come and play! You can win two vouchers for my Cheese and Wine matching evening...
Festive wine tip #2: There are a huge range of sparkling wines out there to kick-start your celebrations! Ditch the prosecco and try a Cremant de Bourgogne or a top quality Cava. You can learn more about these and others at our Champagne & Sparkling Wines tasting #LWSfestive
Fancy spending an entire day learning about wine, with a delicious lunch as part of the experience? Look no further than our Introduction to Wine Saturday course, which will take you through everything you need to know to start choosing and drinking wine like a pro #LWSfestive
Time for a festive giveaway! 2 x places on a Introduction to Wine evening to be won. To enter, like and share. You must be over 18 to enter, winner will be picked at random at 10am on the 3rd Jan! #LWSfestive #prize #Competition
Festive wine tip #1: Turkey can match well with both red and white wine! Try a lovely oaky Chardonnay or a light Grenache. You can learn more food and wine matching tips at one of our courses #LWSfestive
Our Introduction to Wine evening course is the perfect way to get started with wine tasting: a voucher makes a great gift for anyone in your life who’d like to learn more #LWSfestive
Just got the results in for our professional qualifications for the last academic year... 97 % pass rate for Level 1 and 98% pass rate for Level 2. Feeling pretty proud about that. Global average is 90%. Well done to all our wonderful students. Fingers crossed for the results for Level 3...
Did you know we have Wine Schools throughout the UK? That means you can send a wine-loving loved one a gift voucher no matter where they live. See the full range of schools via the link in our bio #LWSfestive
Introducing our Local Wine School advent calendar! Join us daily throughout December for gift ideas, wine tips and special festive giveaways. Follow along at #LWSfestive
Course Information - Wine Tasting Bristol, Bath & Cardiff, Wine Courses Bristol, Bath & Cardiff, WSET Courses Bristol, Bath & Cardiff from Clifton Wine School
Our December course has now sold out, but don't worry. We have another date in January (18th) at a new venue in Bradford on Avon. Bradford on Avon is a beautiful town and our venue the Bunch of Grapes is great. They do some delicious food too if you want to treat yourself in the lunch break. Why not make a day of it?
The WSET Level 1 Award Certificate is a good introductory first course for the wine enthusiast who wishes to be introduced in a structured way to - wine styles, storing and serving of wine, and food and wine matching and also provides the basic product knowledge and skills in the service and retail....
For the inner wine geek in you
Still a few places available on our Saturday Introduction to Wine with Lunch and Champagne on the 23rd November. Check out the amazing menu. Go on. Book yourself on. It's cold outside and you deserve it!
Another outstanding set of results for #wsetglobal level 2 award in wine. Wahoo. @wsetglobal #bristolfood #bathfood
This is nice
We had a slightly overdue book returned this week – just 42 years late but with a very sweet note from ‘anonymous’
Gift vouchers guys! Wine school gift vouchers are the best. We have wine schools all over the country - even in Northern Ireland. Christmas hooray!
Now open on North Street, Kask is a stylish little wine bar that’s keeping it real with a focus on organic, biodynamic and sustainable vinos (what the team call ‘real wines’) The site is almost unrecognisable
Amazing views and lovely food @castlefarmmidford #bathfoodies
Morning at @uptoncheyneychilli @simpsons_seeds. Spicy! These ones are just cos they’re pretty
Kask and Le Vignoble are both set to open in October
Radisson Blu Hotel, Broad Quay
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