Skip navigation

Orders: 01865 301144

Shopping Basket

Close basket

Your basket is empty.

WINE AND SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST LEVEL TWO

St. Hugh's College, St. Margaret's Street, Oxford OX2 6LE
(A nine week course course beginning on 21st February)
Wednesday, 21 February 6:30pm - 8.30pm £400 Presented by Marcia Waters MW - Venue ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE

Presented by Marcia Waters MW

6.30-8.30pm - St. Hugh's College, Oxford

£400 per person, payable in advance via Marcia. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Marcia Waters at marcia@oxfordwine.co.uk

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 styles.

Feb 21 Introduction: Tasting technique; food and wine

matching; health and alcohol; wine faults

Feb 28 Factors influencing wine style; labelling terminology

Mar 7 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Mar 14 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc

Mar 21 Syrah, Grenache and Riesling

Mar 28 Other white grape varieties; sweet and sparkling wines

Apr 4 Other red grapes varieties

Apr 11 Fortified wines, and spirits

Apr 18 Exam

MASTERCLASS - THE FINE WINES OF HUGEL & FILS - SOLD OUT!

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 22 February 6.45 for 7.00pm £20.00 Presented by Charlotte Hugel - venue TURL STREET

Presented by Charlotte Hugel

6.45 for 7:00pm

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DQ

£20.00 per person, payable in advance. Numbers are limited to 12 people and early booking is necessary to secure your places.

Book online via the Oxford Wine Company website: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/22nd-february--masterclass--the-fine-wines-of-hugel-fils

Alternatively, book your places with Matthew Whitaker on 01865 604170 with your payment details or email him: matthew@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

Hugel is one of the longest established Alsace houses as well as being the most famous. The family firm has made wine in Riquewihr since 1639. Hugel acts as a négociant buying grapes from other respected growers as well as having extensive top quality vineyard holdings of some 127 hectares, including the Grands Crus Sporen and Schoenenbourg.

The late Johnny Hugel was one of the most influential winemakers in Alsace, not only championing Alsace at home and abroad, but also helping to formulate important protection laws. It was he who obtained official seal of approval for late-harvest Vendange Tardive and Sélection des Grains Nobles designations. Under the thoughtful management of Johnny’s nephews, Marc and the sadly missed Etienne, who died suddenly and much too young in April 2016, the business remained in safe hands.

Marc is the current winemaker, and in fine tradition the firm continues to make some of the very best examples of Late Harvest wines from Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Muscat available in Alsace today. The Jubilee range of wines was started in 1989 when Hugel celebrated its 350th anniversary. Jubilee wines are made only in very good or great vintages and are synonymous with the highest quality cuvées. They all come from Grand Cru sites (except for the Pinot Noir).

Charlotte Hugel will take us through a range of six top quality wines that really show what this absolutely first-rate producer can do. A fascinating tasting of seriously good, top quality wines from a sadly overlooked area of France.

15% discount on the night

TUSCANY COMES TO TURL STREET

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 1 March 6.45 for 7.00pm £15.00 Presented by Emily Silva - venue TURL STREET

Presented by Emily Silva

6.45 for 7:00pm

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DQ

£15.00 per person, payable in advance. Numbers are limited to 12 people and early booking is necessary to secure your places.

Book online via the Oxford Wine Company website: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/1st-march--tuscany-comes-to-turl-street

Alternatively, book your places with Matthew Whitaker on 01865 604170 with your payment details or email him: matthew@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

Tuscany’s most famous vinous export has to be Chianti – a region responsible for some of the best and worst wines on the market! But this giant of Italian viticulture has so much more to offer than something red and insipid to drink alongside a spag bol in a suburban Italian restaurant.

The Super Tuscans created a sensation when they were famously created by the Antinori family with their Tignanello. These wines showcase what can be done with ‘international’ varieties – usually Merlot and Cabernet Sauvigon – on the soils of Maremma, and continue to produce some of the best of what Tuscany has to offer.

It’s not all about red wine either – the region’s whites are well worth taking notice of – light, bright and mineral, and usually based on the native varieties of Vernaccia or Vermentino.

Join us for a whistle-stop tour around one of Italy’s most famous winemaking regions.

15% discount on the night

THE FINE WINES OF RIOJA

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Thursday, 8 March 6.45 for 7.00pm £15.00 Presented by Theo Sloot - venue TURL STREET

Presented by Theo Sloot

6.45 for 7:00pm

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DQ

£15.00 per person, payable in advance. Numbers are limited to 12 people and early booking is necessary to secure your places.

Book online via the Oxford Wine Company website: https://www.oxfordwine.co.uk/products/8th-march--the-fine-wines-of-rioja

Alternatively, book your places with Matthew Whitaker on 01865 604170 with your payment details or email him: matthew@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

This well known wine region hides a myriad of secrets. Despite the evolving wine scene both inside and outside Rioja, the top traditional producers here have continued to produce sublime mature wines using their tried and tested approach to winemaking. Why is this when the pace of change in the wine world around them is fast? And how did their 'traditional' winemaking techniques come about in the first place?

In this tasting I'll be looking at the extraordinary history of this famous wine producing area and showing some classic top examples of the tradional wines - the big names who have been producing wonderful, fully mature wines since the middle of the 19th century. We'll also have a close look at what actually makes a traditional Rioja and why they continue to be prized, whilst their modern counterparts remain comparitively unknown.

It's quite a story - and having worked in exclusively with Spanish wines for seven years in London I know that the wines will speak for themselves! I'll be showing mainly top wines here with the majority being Reserva and Gran Reservas.

Perfect wines in fact to be tasted in the traditional surroundings of the Turl Street tasting room beneath the shop. Come and join us!

15% discount on the night

AUSTRALIA MASTERCLASS - THE WINES OF SAM TEMME, WINEMAKER

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ Tuesday, 13 March 6.45 for 7.00pm £20.00 Presented by Sam Temme - venue TURL STREET

Presented by Sam Temme

6.45 for 7:00pm

The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 6 Turl Street, Oxford, OX1 3DQ

£20.00 per person, payable in advance. Numbers are limited to 12 people and early booking is necessary to secure your places.

Book online via the Oxford Wine Company website:

Alternatively, book your places with Matthew Whitaker on 01865 604170 with your payment details or email him: matthew@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

Sam Temme is the winemaker for the famous Wirra Wirra winery in McLaren Vale, Australia. In 2015, Wirra Wirra aquired cool climate producer Ashton Hills in the Adelaide Hills wine region, where Sam now also makes sublime Pinot Noirs.

This tasting will showcase a superb line up of Sam's top wines from both wineries, presented by the man himself. Amongst these will be fabulous Pinot Noirs from the Ashton Hills winery - the Piccadilly Valley 2016 (£28.00) and the Estate Pinot Noir 2016 (£40.00). We'll also be tasting classic wines like the Abscounder Grenache 2016 (£42.95) and the Dead Ringer 2015 (£42.95) from the Wirra Wirra Estate.

This will be a fascinating insight into crafting top wines in Australia - book early to avoid disappointment!

15% discount on the night

WINE AND SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST LEVEL ONE

Sandy's Piano Bar, 4 King Edward Street, Oxford OX1 4HS
(A one day course).
Tuesday, 27 March 10.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm £100.00 Presented by Marcia Waters MW - Venue SANDY'S PIANO BAR

Presented by Marcia Waters MW

10.00am-1.00 pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm

Sandy's Piano Bar, 4 King Edward Street, Oxford OX1 4HS

£100.00 per person, payable in advance via Marcia. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Marcia Waters at marcia@oxfordwine.co.uk

A ground level course aimed at people entering the wine or catering world with no prior knowledge. Includes exam at the end of the day.