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Where Your Knowledge of Wine Begins

Our Mission

We aspire to provide true and accurate advice and information about wine for the general public and for aspiring connoisseurs of wine and professionals working in the wine and hospitality industry. This is accomplished by short tasting events and longer professional Ofqual recognised courses.

Our Story

The Cambridge School of Wine was established in 2006 by Ian Smith who graduated with a master’s degree in wine studies from the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester in 2005. Previously, Ian had been working in the food and drinks industries as a research scientist and then subsequently i​n education. Initially the Cambridge School of Wine was offering wine tasting and appreciation classes then in 2008 the Cambridge School of Wine began running academic wine courses in collaboration with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and this continues to this day.

The Cambridge School of Wine currently offers the Level 1 and Level 2 WSET wine courses, both of which are ideally suited for someone working in any wine related business and form an excellent foundation for future study in this fascinating subject. Qualifications from both courses are recognized by Ofqual.