Food and drink

Enjoy short courses in wine tasting, beer tasting, cake decorating classes and more... Choose from weekly courses or one-off workshops to help you select wines for every summer dining occasion, or, if you’re a tea lover, why not try a refreshing workshop to learn more about the history and culture behind this popular drink. Courses are delivered by our expert team of tutors.

Contact our wellbeing team on 020 7492 2622 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. A trip around the world in beer

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Beer is the globe’s third favourite drink after water and tea. Although there are plenty of tastes in common, this session will show you why it’s the differences that make beer really interesting.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  2. An introduction to the world of tea

    Course Date: Sun 13 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the history of tea and tea culture, from its origins in China to its place in society today. Sample teas from around the world and follow a Chinese tea ceremony demonstration.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Bordeaux without breaking the bank

    Course Date: Wed 16 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We all think that Bordeaux wines must be expensive – yet this large region produces lots of inexpensive, well-made white and red wines – the trick is knowing where to look! We will show you how to find them.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. Bring on the bubbles: the secret of sparkling wines

    Course Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what puts the bubbles into bubbly as we taste through eight sparklers from prosecco, cava, cremant, champagne and new world. We look at different methods of production and how they shape flavour and fizz.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the wines of the Southern Rhone

    Course Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Famous in France and beyond, Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the icon of the southern Rhone - a region which also offers great value whites and reds in the Cotes du Rhone category at everyday prices.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Chile: beyond merlot

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For years home to safe, good value wines, Chile has now found its own style and is producing exciting wines from newly discovered regions and ancient grape varieties. There’s never been a better moment to revisit Chile.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Introduction to tea

    Course Date: Fri 11 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this fun interactive class, explore why we love tea so much. Introducing its history, diverse culture, production and differences between teas. Learn what makes the perfect cuppa and get hands-on tasting.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  8. Italy's Adriatic: the softer side

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Italy’s Adriatic coastline is home to some delicious and little-known wines. Its warmer climate allows different grapes to grow well, creating wines unique to this region. We explore a lovely selection of eight wines.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Nutrition for healthy joints and bones

    Course Date: Fri 21 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to gain a clear understanding of the causes of osteopenia, osteoporosis, and arthritic conditions? You will learn how diet, lifestyle and supplements can improve or prevent these conditions.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £40.00
    Concession: £38.00

  10. Nutrition for your neurons: brain food

    Course Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to feel more energised and motivated? Find out how diet and nutrition can support clear thought, concentration and memory. Discover how you can reduce apathy and protect your brain cells.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  11. Nutrition: an introduction

    Course Date: Sun 4 Jun 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to explore the powerful relationship between diet and wellbeing? On this workshop, you'll discover the impact of food on your health and happiness, and how to improve them through nutrition.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  12. Port and the Douro Valley

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Douro Valley is famous for port production – less well-known for its wonderful red and white table wines. We will taste four wines – two white and two red and also four different styles of port.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. Sherry and tapas

    Course Date: Thu 20 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sherry has been liberated from the cupboard and is enjoying new found status as a fashionable drink! Taste its versatile styles, from bone dry to sweet with a wide range of foods.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. The new Spain: beyond Rioja

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rioja maybe Spain’s calling card but there now amazing wines to be found all over Spain – from Galicia’s gorgeous whites to Jumilla’s luscious reds and Catalonia’s lovely wines –get the inside track here!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. The wines of Provence

    Course Date: Wed 28 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We think of Provence as home to the world’s best rosés, but Provence makes great white and red wines as well. Enjoy our summery selection, chosen to show the region’s versatility.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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