Great Cellar ‘Introduction to Wine Tasting and Your Palate'

From GBP £110.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Wickham, Hampshire
  • Product code: WPS-IWT

Advance or commence your wine knowledge journey with the Great Cellar ‘Introduction to Wine Tasting and Your Palate', held in our prestigious Wine & Pairings Schools Tasting Lounges.

During the event, you will sample at least one of Quob Park Estate's Exceptional English Sparkling Wines and six still wines from regions across the globe with expert guidance provided by our knowledgeable Wine Team. No previous wine-tasting experience is required to join and enjoy this introductory Wine Tasting. By the end of the session, you will have learnt:  

  • Professional wine-tasting techniques
  • How to identify a wine’s flavours and aromas
  • The importance and impact of ‘terroir’ (climate, weather, soil etc.) on wine 
  • How to identify the various components of wine such as acidity, alcohol and how they affect the overall structure of a wine
  • The influence of oak and other wine-making techniques on flavour, aroma and texture of wine
  • The rudiments of food and wine pairings 
  • How to order from any wine list with confidence
  • Everyone's Palate is unique and there are no set rules for what is good or bad for you to like when it comes to wine and wine pairings. So together let's; gain an appreciation of Your Palate and why you like particular wines and flavours, this knowledge will also allow the Great Cellar Wine Experts to assist you with future wine selections and pairings appropriate to Your Individual Palate

At the completion of the course, unless you are already a Great Cellar Wine Club Member, you will also receive a Complimentary First Year to the Great Cellar Wine Club granting you access to various facilities and member benefits:


  • Exceptional Wine List 1000+ Wines Curated by Experts
  • Unique Still & Sparkling Wines from Quob Park Estate
  • Chef’s Table with Wine Pairings, in Lounge or Delivered
  • Hampers & Gift Boxes for all Occasions, Delivered
  • Free Local Delivery £30+ & Mainland Delivery £60+
  • 86+ Wines to Sample by the Glass in Our Tasting Lounges
  • Great Wines, Great Food, Great Prices, Delivered!

Member Benefits

  • Significant Discount on all Quob Park Estate Wines
  • Discount on all Great Cellar Wines at Great Prices
  • Discount on Hampers & Gift Boxes
  • Expert Assitance with Wine Case & Pairing Selections
  • FREE Tasting Card to sample up to 10 Wines upon joining, normally £10, available to use immediately at the end of your course

About Great Cellar Tasting Lounges

Within our Tasting Lounges, you will find up to 70 wines in our Enomatics to choose from, with a further 16 premium wines reserved for our Quob Park Club Members.   

To assist you in making your selections, Guests will be provided with our interactive Wine Guide on an iPad where you can find out everything you’d ever want to know about the wines on offer and find the perfect match for you.  Our experienced and knowledgeable Team can also be called at the touch of a button to assist if required or for any further purchases you may wish to make. 

There are always at least ten wines available at no more than £1 per sample, giving you the option to sample up to 10 wines with the credit included on your Tasting Card should you wish.  If you would like to try more wines than your £10 credit allows, you can top-up your Tasting Card in £10 increments at any time. 

Notes about your visit

  • This course is typically run three time per week: once during the day mid-week; once during the evening mid-week; and finally, once at the weekend to allow maximum flexibility to organise your course booking
  • 18+ Only. Please drink responsibly
  • The manager can refuse the right to serve further alcohol to people who are clearly inebriated or behaving inappropriately, in line with all applicable licencing laws.
  • If we do not get sufficient numbers for an 'Introduction to Wine Tasting and Your Palate' course to justify the cost of opening the up-to 12 bottles of wine necessary to run the course, we have no choice but to reschedule your date - we will always endeavour to give you 72 hours notice if a course date needs to be rescheduled, but last-minute cancellations, which remain an issue at the moment due to COVID, mean this is not always possible.