Wine Schools

Our Wine School courses are friendly, fun and informative. There’s no better place to learn about wine than in a wine cellar; courses take place in our Pickering Cellar, situated below our historic St James's Street shop.

Our 314-years of wine expertise and the wealth of knowledge within Berry Bros. & Rudd, including that of our eight Masters of Wine, are put at your disposal. We offer a wide range of courses for both novices and fully fledged wine connoisseurs.

Due to the high demand for all our events, we have to restrict the number of tickets that we can sell to four tickets maximum per customer for all wine school courses.

One Day Wine Schools

Our One Day Wine Schools are perfect if you wish to condense all your learning into just one day, and also indulge in a mouth-watering luncheon. A minimum of eight wines is shown during the class.

Evening Wine Schools

These courses are ideal if you prefer to attend a series of evening classes. They run on the same day each week, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. A selection of finger food will be served during the evening.

Wine School: An Education

We have been learning about wine for 300 years and there is nothing we love more than sharing that knowledge with our customers. Our Wine School events are designed to be fun: there are no set rules, no right or wrong, just great wines and lively discussions.

Our schools venue: Pickering Cellar

Hidden beneath Pickering Place, London's smallest public square lies our Pickering Cellar. Named after William Pickering, parts of the site allegedly date back to the 16th century and beyond. The Pickering Cellar is home to our Wine School and wine tasting events.

Exam Courses London

Our London-based examination courses are devised by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and are formally recognised courses. As well as delicious picnic-style lunches, refreshments are served at each session.

Wine Schools Tutors

By attending our' Wine School you can take advantage of the knowledge and the expertise of one of our Masters of Wine and experienced, specialist staff who will be presenting the courses.