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Ever felt baffled by a wine list? Bamboozled by a shelf?

Or can't quite remember what you really liked last time you bought some wine?

Well, help is at hand!

The Oxford Wine School is launching a revamped programme of Wine Education Courses, including WSET and more. 

Marcia Waters MW is the Director of the Oxford Wine School, and we have recently appointed John Shuckburgh Dip. WSET as the School's Senior Tutor. 

Please see below for more details, or alternatively click the link to the right to contact John directly. 

Together with School Director Marcia Waters MW, John is in the process of putting together an exciting programme of Wine and Spirit Education Trust accredited courses for 2019. John has over 30 years professional experience in the wine trade, and is an experienced consultant and educator on the local Oxford scene. He conducts freelance tastings for professionals and novices at all levels, including at Radley College, where he also leads the Grapevine Wine Tasting Society. John specialises in providing informative and approachable wine education to fellow enthusiasts!

The 2019 Oxford Wine School programme will provide a range of WSET-accredited courses for trade professionals and interested amateurs alike. Courses will take place at central Oxford locations, including the Oxford Wine Company's historic Turl Street Cellar.

The How, Why and What of Wine Tasting - a fun introduction to all the basics of wine terminology that starts you on your path of enjoying wine more. These courses are held at the Turl Street shop over 3 evenings.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 1 - A ground level course one day course aimed at people entering the wine or catering world with no prior knowledge. Includes exam at the end of the day.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 - An internationally recognised qualification. Your tasting skills will be used each week as you taste over 35 wines during the course. You will get a real understanding of the factors that influence these wines, and why the classic regions and countries have their own specific style.

Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 3 - For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides further understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. It is highly recommended that you have some experience of wine before taking this course, ideally holding the WSET Level 2.