Wine tasting

You don’t need to spend a fortune to be able to enjoy interesting wines. Learn about different grape varieties and regions and use your taste buds to find the right wine for any occasion. Our classes take place throughout the week and the weekend, by informed, knowledgeable tutors.

Read some tips on wine tasting and matching wine with food from City Lit tutors Valerie Cowan and Pippa Hayward.

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  1. Rioja revisited: nine wines

    Course Date: Fri 29 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spain's most famous region is full of surprises as well as its much loved classic wines. Fresh whites, juicy reds and classic aged reds, Rioja wines offer great choice and value. Spain's most famous region is full of surprises as well as its much loved classic wines. Fresh whites, juicy reds and classic aged reds, Rioja wines offer great choice and value.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  2. Wine: supermarket sweep: the insiders guide to buying well beyond big brands

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Supermarkets bombard us with wine offers – we take you behind the slogans and offers and explain how to buy well and wisely and where the real value lies. Become a savvy shopper!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Italian weekend: wine: Italy top to toe

    Course Date: Fri 27 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    No other country has such distinctive regions and wines as Italy. Our 'top to toe tour' includes well-known favourites from Tuscany and the Veneto as well as hidden gems from further south and the islands.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  4. Spanish weekend: wine: viva España

    Course Date: Fri 3 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The last 20 years have seen a revolution in the quality, variety and value of Spanish wines - we taste nine wines, including whites, rose and reds, from the regions driving this exciting change in Spain.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  5. A picnic with wines of Chile

    Course Date: Fri 17 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In Chile you can ski in the morning and hit the beach for lunch the same day. Chile’s equally diverse wines offer extraordinary value from north to south, and from the Andes to the coast .
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  6. Citylit Wine Club: Organic Wines

    Course Date: Fri 5 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Organic Wines are becoming more and more popular - we look at what makes wine “organic”, what sulphites are and why they are used, and how to recognise the different labels for organic wines.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. New week new wines

    Course Date: Mon 8 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course gives you the chance to compare 3 wines made from the same grape variety but from different countries. We will taste 3 white wines made from Chenin Blanc and 3 reds made from Malbec.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. All about Alsace

    Course Date: Mon 22 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  10. Citylit Wine Club: Sensational Sicily

    Course Date: Fri 2 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sicily is the Mediterranean’s largest island, and one of Italy’s most productive regions. Its wines span the extremes from delicate fresh whites to full throttle reds and of course Marsala -from Palermo to Etna .
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  11. Start the week with wine

    Course Date: Mon 12 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  12. The wines of Rioja

    Course Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spain's most famous region is full of surprises as well as its much loved classic wines. Fresh whites, juicy reds and classic aged reds, Rioja wines offer great choice and value.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  13. Citylit Wine Club: Off piste wines for Christmas

    Course Date: Fri 30 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  14. Life beyond Riesling

    Course Date: Mon 3 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  15. The wines of the Veneto: a little piece of heaven

    Course Date: Wed 5 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

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