4-Week Wine Courses from £55

Our current courses - 

  • More courses in 2020 to be added. Watch this space!

These 4-week courses are run over four consecutive week nights and allow us to take a closer look at the wines we taste and regions we visit. 

No previous experience is needed. The emphasis is on learning by tasting different varieties of wine from different regions of the world. It is also a great way to meet new friends who share your love of wine. You will soon learn which wines you like, and where to buy them.

Please Note: For our 4 week courses which cost £55,  there is a £10 per tasting cash payment, which is made on the night when you attend. We do this to spread the overall cost of the course to make it more affordable. Booking the course is great value too, each tasting works out at approximately £23.75 per evening when booking all 4 weeks, with the usual cost if you booked on a single evening is £27.50. If you are buying the course as a gift and you'd like to pre pay the £10 cash per tasting in advance, just email us to arrange or you can purchase a gift voucher with this included too. Please click here to buy. 

Save even more by booking two 4 week courses together for just £95 - or book 2 places on a 4 week course of your choice, also for just £95  - Click here to buy the offer. (If you have any questions or want to discuss your options and what the best deal is, please email the office or give us a call).


No problem! You may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subsequent course, or obtain a credit for a future courses or tastings (of the same value).


  • Taste at least 6 wines per evening
  • Retail prices of wines tasted will be from £6.00 to over c£20.00.
  • Discover where to obtain today's best value for money wines.
  • Wine & Food Matching advice
  • Common wine faults - how to spot them
  • Storing & Serving wine advice
  • Taste the world’s major Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, Semillon, Chenin Blanc & many others
  • Tasting notes to take away
  • Small selection of nibbles to complement the wine


By the end of the four evenings you will have gained a good understanding of major grape varieties and the wine styles they produce. You will have learnt to taste wine like a professional, and be able to identify a corked wine. You will also have learnt which foods match well with which wines and why. You will also have developed your sense of smell and wine vocabulary.


Once you have finished this 4-week course you will have sufficient starting knowledge to progress on to the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, or depending on your prior knowledge WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. This is a globally recognised qualification and is an excellent way to consolidate your knowledge and enhance your enjoyment of wine. Perfect for anyone working in the hospitality or drinks business but equally fun for those wishing to study purely for pleasure!

Our tutors are amongst the highest-performing WSET trainers in the UK, and our students enjoy well above average exam results. At Manchester Wine School over 98% of students who study their WSET Level 1 Award in Wines with us pass their course so you know you are in good hands when you come to study with us!

4 Week Beginner's Wine Course

4 Week Beginner's Wine Course :: Thu 16th Jan 2020

Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine on this 4 week introductory course based in Manchester city centre. Run over 4 consecutive thursday evenings, the course is designed

Places remaining: 3
Date/Time: 16th Jan 2020 at 7-9pm
Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel Manchester

Price: £95.00
4 Week Course - Dolce Vita, Dolce Vino - an in-depth tour of Italian Wine

4 Week Course - Dolce Vita, Dolce Vino - an in-depth tour of Italian Wine :: Fri 17th Jan 2020

Spurred on by the enthusiastic feedback from our Vive la France! and Viva España courses in 2019, we’ve decided that 2020 is the year when we’re going to tackle a

Places remaining: 6
Date/Time: 17th Jan 2020 at 7-9pm
Venue: The Royal Exchange Theatre

Price: £120.00
4-week Old World Tour of Wine

4-week Old World Tour of Wine :: Fri 14th Feb 2020

This 4-week ‘Old World Tour of Wine’ course in Manchester City Centre is structured as a practical introduction to the classic 'Old World' wine regions of Europe. It is designed

Places remaining: 4
Date/Time: 14th Feb 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel - Manchester

Price: £55.00
OFFER - Seasonal Cheese and Wine matching - 4 Seasons 4 quarterly tastings

OFFER - Seasonal Cheese and Wine matching - 4 Seasons 4 quarterly tastings :: Thu 27th Feb 2020

Throughout the year we will host a quarterly cheese and wine tasting to mark the change in the season. We will showcase the best wines to be drinking as the weather

Places remaining: 6
Date/Time: 27th Feb 2020 at 7-9pm
Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre

Price: £120.00
4-week New World Tour of Wine

4-week New World Tour of Wine :: Fri 13th Mar 2020

Our 4 week New World Tour is a fascinating journey around some of the best "New World" wine producing countries, with nights dedicated to Australia,  New Zealand, Chile and Argentina

Places remaining: 6
Date/Time: 13th Mar 2020 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel Manchester

Price: £55.00







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