The world of wine can seem a daunting subject to the beginner. With dozens of countries, hundreds of regions and over one thousand varieties of grape used to make wine, it is an ever changing landscape. The key to understanding these complexities is to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and build a framework to grow from.

The course will teach you how to taste wine using our R.A.T.E © tasting system. This professional tasting technique has been developed especially for Winegeeks trainers by Neil Tabraham, a consultant sommelier, wine educator and international wine judge. Using a combination of modern wine evaluation techniques and inspiration from leading wine competitions across the world, this simple system can develop your palate and open up a whole new approach to wine tasting.  

The course will also look at the main wine styles, most widely planted grape varieties, the top wine producing countries and understanding wine labels. The course includes wine tasting and all equipment.

Introduction to Wine is delivered over 3 full days or 1 half day over a 6 week period.


Price per candidate is 2000 ZAR or £150 GBP, a minimum of 6 candidates are required.  

Candidates must comply with all entry requirements as provided on application. 

If we come to you, additional charges may apply depending on location.