Expert Wine Courses : our 'Connoisseur' days

'Connoisseur' Wine Days at Rydges Hotel in Kensington.

Saturday Half Day courses

An opportunity to learn about wines from a different angle, aimed at those who regularly drink wine, and want to learn more. Some unusual themes and excellent wines accompanied by a lunch devised especially for the occasion.

No pretentious ‘winespeak’– we don’t lecture to you either. Just great wines, food and company and you go away having learnt a lot and enjoyed yourselves!

Special accommodation rates for those who want to stay at the hotel.

Typical Half Day Timetable:

02.30 pm Introduction
02.45 pm Tasting
03.45 pm Tasting with Food
05.30 pm End

Each course is limited to 30 places only. Guests will receive full tuition and supervision. All glasses and tasting notes are provided by WFA.

Lunch will be provided by Rydges chefs. Example menu:

Smoked chicken and pulled ham hock terrine with rustic bread and remoulade.


Grilled Asparagus spears with soft poached Hen’s egg, balsamic glaze parmesan and land cress


Slow braised brisket of beef with roasted root vegetables, salsa verde and horseradish cream

Or Tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and truffle cream


Blue cheese
Homemade Lemon Tart

Rydges Hotel

Rydges Hotel

Rydges Hotel

Price per person : £135 for half-day

Dates for 2013 so far:  16 March; 20 April; 22 June; 20 July

Don’t forget you can always purchase a course as a gift - we prepare a presentation pack with full details for you to give to the recipient. Just call or .

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