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WSET Level II

There is no doubting Rob’s knowledge, as you would expect, but impressively he can tune in to a... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
BusTraveller9773
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Wine tasting

Rob was an engaging and experienced host and the wines were very good from various different... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Jerryowen
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We offer wine tasting and wine courses for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. We offer a range of wine tasting events, from introductory evenings through to the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award. All are...more
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

There is no doubting Rob’s knowledge, as you would expect, but impressively he can tune in to a person’s experience and knowledge, ensuring that everyone maximises the value they get. In with the ability to balance the pace and add a touch of humour, it...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Hi, thank you very much for your kind words. Very much appreciated. Hope to see you on Level 3, thanks, Rob

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Rob was an engaging and experienced host and the wines were very good from various different places. The meal was also delicious and we came away with quite a bit more knowledge and some new ideas. I would really recommend the course.

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. Very happy you enjoyed. I'm always aiming to widen folks appreciation of wine, so they will continue exploring... Thanks again, Rob

Reviewed June 25, 2018

Thanks so much Rob for an excellent WSET stage 1. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and it has very much wetted my appetite! Couldn’t recommend more if you want to get a great primer into the now enormous world of wine. After doing this you will...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. The WSET level 1 course is a great introduction to the world of wine, and really does set your thirst for wanting to know more! Thanks again, Rob

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Who would have thought that not all cheese goes with wine? Well thanks to Geoff, we now know that this is the case as 2 hours of interesting conversation and tips proves that you need to match cheese to wine. There were about 20 of...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. You're right of course, while some cheese really does enhance wine, like soft goats cheese with Sauvignon Blanc, not all cheese goes with every wine. And we're all different, so it's good fun finding out what you like. Many...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

My self and a friend booked onto the Saturday wine school at the hotel du vin. We both thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt a lot about wine! I would definitely book again! Can’t recommend it enough!

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. Very happy you both enjoyed the day, and learnt a lot about wine. Now you've just got to taste your way through the many numerous grape varieties... Thanks again Rob

Reviewed March 12, 2018

I purchased an afternoon's wine tasting with lunch for as a gift for my husband, what a bonus! We both really enjoyed the day. The tasting was great fun and Rob was very knowledgeable without being too nerdy :) We both learnt a lot about...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

Hi, thank you for your review, and very happy you both enjoyed. It's always fun tasting great wine and food, and thank you for the recommendation. Regards, Rob

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We went to Holiday Inn for a 40th birthday night out. It was a really good mix of people at the front who were quite serious to people at the back who like wine but wanted more fun. Our host managed to keep everyone happy...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Hi, thank you for your review, Very pleased you enjoyed. We do have a full mix of people wanting different things from their wine tasting experience and we do try to keep everyone happy. And glad the wine was finished off. Wouldn't want it going...More

Reviewed March 7, 2018

I did both my level 1 and level 2 WSET course with Birmingham wine school. Both levels were led by Rob Price and I cannot speak of the experience highly enough. Each course was was filled with information and Rob made it really interesting and...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review. The WSET qualifications are really worthwhile achieving, essential if you're in the wine industry, but also excellent if you just want to improve your wine knowledge and know how to taste wine properly. Well done on passing Level 2......More

Reviewed March 7, 2018

In my experience, Birmingham Wine School is fantastic. I took the WSET level 2 course with Rob which was thoroughly enjoyable, even with the prospect of an exam at the end! The course was informative and interesting, and questions (no matter how daft you think...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Hi, thank you for your review. I think wine should be fun, even with when there is a exam to do!! When done on passing Level 2. Now Level 3 beckons... Rob

Reviewed March 3, 2018

I had heard that this company put on good wine tasting events, and so looked on their website for ideas. There you can find a vast selection of dates and venues to choose from. Not only wine, either, there are beer, gin and other tastings,...More

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BirminghamWineSchool, Owner at Birmingham Wine School - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review. We do have a wide range of wine tastings. Agreed the room itself is fairly non-descript, but we do make up for it with a fun and lively event, and I'm very pleased you had a good time. Many...More

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