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Great Wine School

Wine School

A warm welcome to The Great Wine School, a partnership between award-winning wine merchant Great Western Wine and Bristol Wine School.


We take a hands-on, unstuffy approach to wine and have earned a great reputation for our fun, informative courses and tasting events.

At our wine courses and events you can expect to feel welcome, have fun, meet new people and try something new in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Courses are hosted at the friendly and atmospheric shop at Great Western Wine, and our acclaimed partner venues in central Bath - Allium Brasserie and The Chequers.;

"The idea behind Great Wine School is to expose students to a variety of styles and wine types in a relaxed and inclusive tutored environment. We want to ignite a spark in our students that the world of wine isn't just a place for elitists and connoisseurs, but that given the right information, it is a fascinating place full of variety to be enjoyed by all!" - Tristan Darby, Wine Tutor

"Some much deserved and extremely positive feedback on the excellent 1 day wine tasting course at Great Western Wine. Tristan's natural style was engaging, informative, enthusiastic and infectious (in a great way). ...thank you!”

To book online and see the full list courses, go to

All courses are run for The Great Wine School by Bristol Wine School.
For all enquiries please email: or call Tristan Darby (tutor) directly on 07969 362511

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