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Wine Tasting Bristol & Bath from Clifton Wine School

 A very warm welcome to Clifton Wine School!  We are a local, independent wine education company, based in Bristol and specialise in hosting wine tastings and wine courses in Bristol and Bath. Our courses are open to everyone - no previous wine tasting experience is necessary.

Bristol's independent wine school is owned & run by Ruth Wiles AIWS, a WSET Diploma-qualified wine professional. Our wine courses and wine tastings focus on learning about wine in a relaxed and informal environment.

====NEWS COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT: Our 4 Week Beginners Wine Course in Bristol and Bath!====

To book using Bristol Pounds, select Pay Using Gift Voucher and use the code "Bristol Pound" after making your payment.

"Great day out - 5 Stars!

I went with a friend for the day as a birthday present. The venue was great, the food very good and the wine even better. Ruth (running the course) was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We had a great time, drank some great wine and even learnt something! I would recommend to anyone."

-Anna Revell on TripAdvisor 24th June 2014. 

"Best birthday present ever - 5 Stars!

We had a fantastic time at the cheese, charcuterie and wine matching evening on 3rd July 2015. 
Ruth was incredibly knowledgeable and so friendly! She answered all of our ridiculous questions and explained clearly how to taste the wine like an expert. 
We came away with practical info on how to choose wine well, whether in a supermarket or off a wine list or just down at the pub. 
A brilliant evening and excellent value.”

Bradshaw88 on TripAdvisor 10 July 2015

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Clifton Wine School is also a proud partner of local clean water charity FRANK Water.

Our Wine Courses and evening Wine Tastings in Bristol and Bath are for all levels of experience and focus on enjoying wine and learning in a relaxed setting:  

  •  Introduction to Wine Tasting - £22.50 - is a 2 hour course which runs on a weekday evening between 7pm and 9pm.  This is a great introduction to the world of wine that really whets the appetite for one of the longer courses. Buy a Gift Voucher. Click here for our next courses in Bristol or Bath.
  •  8-Week World Tour (Bristol and Bath)  - £95 - This is our flagship course. Now running in Bristol and Bath.  It runs for one evening a week over 8 consecutive weeks, with a different region explored each time.  By the time you've finished the course you'll be a bit of an expert having tasted over 50 different wines!  Don't worry about the time commitment either - if you can't make an evening you can just pick it up the next time around.  A great way to meet like-minded people who share a passion for wine. Our next course dates will be announced soon for the new year!
  • WSET Level 1 - £135 - We are a fully approved programme provider of the professional OFQUAL accredited WSET (Wine and Spirit Educational Trust) courses. These are structured (and assessed) courses for those with a keen interest in wine looking to either further their career prospects within the wine and spirits industry or  to develop their own knowledge for personal development. The Level 1 course is perfect for the absolute beginner. The course runs for 1 full day with the examination at the end of the day. 
  • WSET Level 2 -  £325 - We are a fully approved programme provider of the professional OFQUAL accredited WSET (Wine and Spirit Educational Trust) courses. These are structured (and assessed) courses for those with a keen interest in wine looking to either further their career prospects within the wine and spirits industry or  to develop their own knowledge for personal development. It is not usually necessary to sit the Level 1 course before hand as long as you hold a basic knowledge about wine. 

 Clifton Wine School is an independent wine education company, not affiliated to any wine merchants or retailers. We do not sell wine, we run Wine Tastings and Wine Courses in Bristol, Cardiff and Bath for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it (no previous wine tasting experience necessary).

To see all the Wine Tastings and Wine Courses we are running in Bristol and Bath over the next  few months - just click here.

We also run fabulous courses at other locations across the UK - click here to learn more...


Venues and Times

Clifton Wine School uses two venues in Bristol, both in the heart of Bristol and easy to reach. In Bath we use The Porter 15a George Street BA1 2EN in the heart of Bath for both our Evening Courses and Saturday courses.

Our Evening Wine Tastings & Courses are held at the lovely Radisson Blu Hotel , Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4BY.  An ideal Bristol city-centre location, with a fantastic array of pubs, restaurants and transport options nearby. The scenic Old Town is only a short walk away, while numerous cafés, restaurants and bars are at the hotel's doorstep. The hotel itself is sleak and modern, with all the facilities you'd expect from a top-class, city centre hotel. 

 Our Saturday courses are held at the wonderful Goldbrick House 69 Park Street, West End, Bristol, BS1 5PB. A Bristol institution this city-centre restaurant has a unique, warm atmosphere with a cosy Champagne & Cocktail Bar.  Our Saturday courses include a welcome glass of Champagne, a delicious 3-course restaurant lunch, and  of course an amazing day sampling delicious wines tutored by a WSET-qualified local wine tutor!

Need Help?

Not sure which course to select? Have a general enquiry about wine tastings or Clifton Wine School? Please call me on 0117 370 6576 or 07854 239926 and I will be delighted to help.

Or send me a note via the Contact Us page.

Ruth Wiles


Other Wine Schools

We are proud to be part of the Local Wine School network - the only UK-wide network of independent wine schools. All our centres offer fun wine tastings and courses to suit everyone from absolute beginner to the serious enthusiast.


All our tastings can also be purchased as great gifts that can be redeemed at any of our wine schools across the UK. All our Gift Vouchers have FREE DELIVERY & NO EXPIRY DATE. Check out our National website for further details -  


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