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Wine Tasting Sussex - Welcome to Sussex Wine School

We are an independent wine education company offering Wine Tastings and Wine Courses in Brighton. No previous experience required!

Here are four good reasons to join us for a wine tasting or wine course:

  • you can taste and learn about wine in a fun and relaxed setting
  • you can improve your confidence buying wine
  • you can get inspired about wine
  • you can get a wine qualification

Coronavirus update

Our in venue wine tastings and introductory courses will resume when the current lockdown restrictions are lifted. We hope that this will be at some point in March but are planning for a re-opening of the wine school after Easter 2021. We will contact you directly by email if you have booked a wine tasting or class in January and February 2021 with options to move your booking to a new date or to receive a credit valid for two years. 

We are running a limited number of professional wine training qualification courses in March and April 2021 (Wine Scholar Guild and WSET courses) in Brighton. We are legally permitted to run these training and education classes in a Covid safe environment as they are career critical qualifications that cannot be delayed and they cannot be conducted from home. See Business events exemptions.

In the meantime we have a great range of ONLINE wine tastings and ONLINE WSET courses ready for you to book. Please support us by getting involved in these virtual tastings and courses. They are great fun and they will help you get through the lockdown!

"As a regular attendee at both the evening tastings and a number of the longer courses, I can highly recommend Sussex Wine School. Catering for both the casual wine drinker keen to know more and the more experienced wine enthusiast ready to delve deeper. The wide range of courses available is matched by Jonny's knowledge, enthusiasm and passion. Well worth keeping an eye on the website as new tastings are regularly added." Charlotte, Sept 2019

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Sussex Wine School Gift Vouchers make ideal presents! 

Our wine tastings and wine courses take place in Hotel du Vin Brighton.

We also offer Wine & Spirit Education Trust wine qualifications and Wine Scholar Guild courses

You can get a feel for what it is like to take a WSET course by watching this video

Find out more about our three Wine Scholar Guild courses by watching this video




Venues and Times

We use Hotel du Vin in the heart of Brighton for our wine tastings and courses (or we can travel for private groups). 

  • Evening tastings run from 7pm-9pm 
  • Saturday Courses with champagne and lunch run from 11am-4pm
  • WSET courses run from 9.30am-4.30pm each day
  • Wine Scholar Guild evening courses run from 7pm-9pm

Hotel du Vin Brighton at 2 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD is in central Brighton and within easy reach of public transport, the train station and local car parks.

Our tastings and courses are run in one of their ground floor function rooms (ask which room we are in at reception).
See below for a map link. The nearest car parks are The Lanes, Churchill Square Car Park 2 and NCP Russell Road.

For table bookings in the award winning bistro after your tasting or for information on room rates (popular with Saturday courses) please call 0844 7364251 or book online.

 For a Google map please click here








Need Help?

Don't know which course to select? 
Please call Jonny Gibson on 01273 978122 and he will be delighted to guide you through all our courses and help you make the right selection.

Or send us a note via the Contact Us page, with your query. We will be happy to help.


Our wine courses and wine tasting in Sussex are suitable for everyone. They make a unique wine gift and wine present. We run many wine courses from one evening wine tastings to 8 week wine courses.


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 and are VALID for 2 YEARS. Check out our National website for further details -  

All our Wine Schools are specialists in Wine Education with a wide selection of  Wine Tasting Courses







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