Meeting The Winemakers with West London Wine School

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West London Wine School is the UK’s largest independent wine school specialising in wine, sake, spirits and beer and have been a partner of ours for several years.

Whilst their physical school has had to temporarily close, this hasn’t stopped them bringing unique wine tastings, courses, professional qualifications and of course the all-important wine direct to their customers’ homes!

It took just two weeks from the date that the government announced the lock down to repurpose and start bringing virtual ‘Meet the Winemaker’ sessions to wine lovers across the country. Usually held over two 45-60 minute sessions Owner and Chief Tutor Jimmy Smith has already introduced hundreds of wine-loving students to several international winemakers from France to South Africa and Australia to Georgia with many more in the pipeline.

The winemakers provide a fascinating insight into their country, their region – including its history, climate and geography before moving on to provide an in-depth insight into their own wines usually tasting three examples per session. Participants get to ask questions online and have them answered in real-time by the winemaker thereby providing a unique experience to meet the men and women behind the wonderful wines we drink.

The presentation is conducted using Click Meeting – customers simply need to log in – no additional software is required. Everyone is also invited to join a Zoom hangout session immediately after to carry on the conversation (or have any conversation!) ‘face-to-face’. All the presentations are recorded with the link usually sent out the next day to allow people to watch again and taste the wines at their leisure.

We work in partnership with the winemaker and the school to curate cases of wine that supplement the presentation perfectly. These are delivered to all UK mainland addresses usually within three working days.

For more information about these and all their online wine tastings and courses, please visit