Tutored Tastings

Our tutored tasting program for 2022 is below. To receive updates as new tastings are added please subscribe to our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Please note that to allow as many people to attend as possible, tutored tastings are limited to one per person.

Tutored tastings last for around an hour. Masterclasses last for approximately 90 minutes. All tastings are free unless specified.  Our tastings are relaxed and informal, and no prior wine knowledge is needed!

To reserve a place at our tutored tastings you first need to have booked your tickets to the relevant session. Then just email us Ihaveaquestion@oxfordwinefestival.org and let us know which tasting you would like to attend. All tutored tastings fill up well before the festival, so please reserve your places early to avoid disappointment.

Friday Evening Session:

6.30pm: Mountain Wines Masterclass - Nancy Gilchrist MW (£10 supplement)
6.30pm: Discover Prosecco - Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster

7.00pm: A tour of my favourite UK vineyards - Ed Dallimore, author of The Vineyards of Britain

Saturday Afternoon Session:

1.00pm: An introduction to Rioja - Jamie Smith, The Online Wine Tasting Club

1.30pm: Boutique Wines from Argentina - Mark Bradbury, Ruta 40

2.00pm: "Grapes you've never heard of, from countries you've never tried..." - Ben Franks, Novel Wines (SOLD OUT)
2.30pm: Unexpected New Zealand - John Shuckburgh, The Oxford Wine School

Saturday Evening Session:

6.00pm: Great Wines of the Loire - Tim North, Joie de Vin
6.30pm: Greece: How tradition and demand are paving a new era of wine making - Dr Maria Moutsou, Southern Wine Roads

7.00pm: Anything but Chardonnay: Cool varietals from cool US regions - Jennifer Williams-Bulkeley, Ally Wines (SOLD OUT)

7.30pm: Off Piste Italy - Emily Silva, The Oxford Wine School (SOLD OUT)