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13 Feb 2014 by Jancis Robinson

We are currently redesigning many aspects of our site and in particular trying to update our many recommendations all over the world in Where to store (wine) and useful Wine courses.

We would therefore be very grateful if you would make specific recommendations or comments - either on the outfits we already recommend or, even better, suggest warehouses, storage facilities and/or wine courses and wine educational bodies that do not yet feature in our lists.

Needless to say, they can be anywhere in the world, and we would be grateful if you would disclose your relationship to them, if it exists. Please be as explicit as possible. Websites and/or email addresses are particularly useful. Needless to say the compilation of all the information we receive and endorse will continue to be presented on the free bit of

You can do this either via the Comments box below or by emailing 

We hope very much to hear from you.


For Wine Courses in Israel I would warmly reccommend The Grape Man (in Hebrew: ISH HA' ANAVIM) wine education institute at 12 Ba'al Ha' Turim st. Jaffa, Tel Aviv. Tel: 972-3-5180533 with other branches in the country.Established almost 20 years ago, very proffesional. The institute is also behind the Grape Man wine portal, one of the first of it's kind in Israel, and also operates Israel's only international wine competition: TerraVino. Wine Courses in Hebrew and English.Although i am a member of the editorial board & wine writer for the portal, I  can assure you that this is a true and objective reccomendation, since much of my basic wine education was accquired there.Edan Barulfan  

22 Feb 2014 09:20 by Edan Barulfan

WSET offers many good wine programs through the International Wine Center in New York. As well, the International Culinary Center in Soho began offering excellent intensive wine courses in conjunction with the Court of Master Sommeliers about 2 years ago.

19 Feb 2014 15:56 by Nicole

Wine storage: Fine Wine Delivery Company in Auckland, NZ.  They are a large wine retailer in Auckland but have very good long term storage facilities. We're expat Kiwis working overseas and store the wines we buy in NZ in one of their private rooms. An excellent facility.

18 Feb 2014 01:58 by Paul Jennings

Wine Courses:Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. range of courses more aimed at people wanting to work in the wine trade, but also useful for enthusiasts seriously interested in knowing more. In one of the good wine producing areas of NZ.I did a correspondence course on wine making & tasting in the 90's whilst living in Taiwan (with a couple of 1 week residentials). It was a lot of work but well worth it.I have no affiliation except for the course I did all those years ago. 

18 Feb 2014 01:54 by Paul Jennings

Thank you for the opportunity to be included.  Sonoma State was the first university in the United States to offer an undergraduate degree in wine business (since 1998), a Wine MBA (since 2008), and most recently an Executive Wine MBA (since 2012).  In addition to the degree programs in wine business, the university offers a number of wine business seminars and certificate programs at its campus in California.  The campus programs are supplemented by an online program in Wine Business Management serving students in over a dozen countries. For more information, visit or contact Jessica Heing at +1.707.664.3347 or and best regards, Ray Johnson, Director, Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute

18 Feb 2014 00:35 by Ray Johnson

The Kensington Wine Rooms and The Fulham Wine Rooms run regular courses:- Saturday classes, once a month in each venue, at 17h, run by Ollie McSwiney, 6 wines, 1 hour, £25.  Current topics at The Kensington Wine Rooms include:  22 February  Navigating Restaurant Wine Lists 8 March  Mediterranean France: Languedoc Roussillon  29 March  Starting a Cellar: Wines for Ageing 12 April  Austrian Wine 10 May Wines of Sicily - Quarterly wine dinners, generally on Thursday evenings in The Fulham Wine Rooms' private room, hosted by Thor Gudmundsson and Ollie McSwiney.  The next wine dinner takes place on 6 March: Swartland Wine Dinner: South Africa's Revolution.  6 wines and a three-course matching menu, £55pp.More info can be found on the website,

17 Feb 2014 15:48 by Thor

Richard Bampfield MW and Laura Clay run all sorts of wine courses and events in Birmingham and around the country. From WSET courses and masterclasses to wine quizzes and team building, they pride themselves on being able to excite and enthuse as well as educate and inform their audiences at all levels of interest and knowledge. Great wines and fun times is key to their corporate events, tastings and tours. 07803 156816   

17 Feb 2014 10:33 by Laura Clay

In Sydney, there is also Artisan Wine Storage in Lane Cove West: contact email It is at 12°C wine storage facility offering warehousing for both private collectors and the trade including logistis/delivery services for clients. Artisan Wine Storage also offers clients a wine management account (called Wine Management Portal) which allows customers to manage their wines in the facility via 'cloud' based software and even the ability to sell wine if so required. There is also a tasting lounge and private cellar at the facility holding wine tastings and events. Great comprehensive offering for both trade clients to promote their wines and for private clients to attend tastings.

17 Feb 2014 01:01 by Amanda De Boire

Neptune School of Wine The Top Southern California wine School run by Peter Neptune in Orange county, CA, Master Sommelier, AIWS, CWE and Lindsay Pomeroy in San Diego, CA,  AIWS, CWE.  Peter has been teaching the WSET levels 2 and 3 since 2003 and Lindsay joined the team  in 2009.  Peter teaches all levels including the WSET Diploma.  Orange and San Diego Counties:  

16 Feb 2014 19:14 by Lindsay Pomeroy

You are missing the excellent Wine Education Services courses in London - The WES ( offer great courses at three levels - introductory, intermediate and advanced and are expertly led by a number of tutors from the circle of wine writers.  As well as the courses, they run regular single tutored tasting events themed around a variety or region.  These are relaxed and open to all.  More recently they have also started a Wine Holiday company and run trips to Wine Regions where their extensive network of contacts can lead to some fantastic opportunities to taste wine with the wine makers.

15 Feb 2014 10:20 by Mike Hadwin

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