Introduction to Old World classics

Ideal for beginners, this tasting will introduce you to some of the most famous and enduring European red and white wine regions, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rioja and Barolo.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Tastings finish between 8.00 and 8.30pm.

39-45 Bermondsey Street, London. SE1 3XF

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Beginner wine tasting

Perfect for those just starting to learn about wine, our Old World classics tasting explores eight of Europe's signature red and white wine regions. We'll delve into world-famous grape varieties in their native soils and discuss how regions such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rioja and Barolo became benchmarks for wine excellence. We'll also demystify some of the complex labelling terms and jargon surrounding this wines. Presented by Lauren Denyer DipWSET.

If you fancy learning more about wines of the world, our New World classics tasting is the perfect follow on, taking place a month later. 

Sample wine list


  • Soave Classico
  • German Riesling
  • Vouvray
  • White Burgundy


  • Rioja Reserva
  • Bordeaux Haut-Medoc
  • Barolo
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Booking Terms and Conditions

Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.

Cancellations and transfers

  • Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event
  • Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event
  • If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible
  • WSET School London reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.

Contact us

If you would like to book over the phone or have any particular enquiries about this event, please call our Student Services team on 020 7089 3841. We can also be reached by email at