New wine school, Noble Vines launches this month with classes at Richmond Adult Community
College in South West London and at Denbies Vineyard, Surrey.
Noble Vines offers the government-accredited WSET qualifications from entry level (1) to the
advanced level (3). Approved by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, these courses offer a more
structured approach, involving examinations at the end of the course.
Courses are specifically designed to meet clients’ needs; for example, food matching techniques
can be included for sommeliers while sales and marketing students will appreciate the extra
commercial knowledge incorporated into the course. Noble Vines are also happy to teach on-site to
fit into a working schedule.
Noble Vines’ team of trained wine professionals are passionate about wine; and love to bring the
subject to life and share their knowledge. Managing Partner, Chris Cowan says “We aim to provide
a fun and stimulating atmosphere where students can learn a lot more about wine in an interactive
and structured way. We hope that tutored tastings from wine-makers and talks from industry
professionals will really make the learning experience a memorable one.”
Courses start from £130 including study materials, all wine samples, tuition, examination fees and
provision of tasting glasses during the course.