• Decanter Education

    Courses will take place at Decanter's Headquarters in the iconic Blue Fin Building, London SE1 0SU.

    Decanter Education brings together the world’s foremost experts to explore wine’s most exciting regions in the unrivalled setting of the Decanter headquarters in London’s iconic Blue Fin Building.

    As a series of evening sessions, our courses cover the wide range of academic disciplines that make wine such a captivating and fascinating learning subject to explore and learn about, from the history of the wine world’s iconic regions, to geographic and geological variations, the biology of viticulture and the chemistry of vinification, the politics of classifications, and the philosophical concept of terroir.


    ■          On a region by region basis, discover when and why each wine became so important, learn about a climate’s influence over it’s region’s wines, find out how terroirs differ across communes and appellations, discover the key grape varieties and find out once and for all which truly are the greatest vintages in the wine world.

    ■          Ever wondered what happens in the cellars of the greatest wine names?  Our team of expert tutors can relay first hand the behind the scenes happenings in the some of world’s oldest and most prestigious wineries as well naming the up-and-coming winemakers to look out for.

    ■          Taste your way through each course with carefully chosen examples of the region’s most expressive and sought-after wines, spotting vintage variations and winemaking styles whilst learning how each region’s local gastronomic traditions can be shared and recreated through tried and tested food and wine matching.

    ■          From assemblage to TCA, through green harvesting and carbonic maceration, find out everything you wanted to know about the key regions of the wine world from the acclaimed world experts in the field.


    Decanter Education courses are aimed at people who already have a keen interest in wine and some experience of tasting and would be ideally suited to someone who is looking to increase their knowledge of a particular subject area.


    Decanter Education, in partnership with Decanter magazine, decanter.com, the Decanter World Wine Awards and Decanter Events, brings you unprecedented access to the greatest wine minds and wine regions through our in-depth and wide-ranging educational courses.


    Evening Masterclass: 6.15pm - 8.30pm, includes a welcome drink and refreshments.

    Detailed course descriptions will be available soon.



    " I found the course to be very informative and interesting.  The timings were just right, Steven Spurrier was excellent, the staff were very friendly and helpful and of course the wines chosen were perfect and a very good cross section. Overall I was very impressed and will attend another course."

    "Loved the Burgundy tasting last Friday. I'm looking forward to many others."

    "Thanks - loved the course, the wines and even the people there!"

    "…… it was well put together and a very pleasant way of spending a couple of hours. "

     " …… we thought it was great. Liked the format and the size of the class."

    "… lunch was particularly good and the conversation enlightening and helpful - it rounded off a very interesting few hours"

    " .....compliments for the organisation, the location (what a stunning view indeed) and obviously for the lovely wines."


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