Tom is one of the UK’s best-loved wine experts, having published his online wine magazine, wine-pages.com, since 1995. He also organises major consumer wine fairs, the Festivals of Wine, and has written for Decanter, The Financial Times and The Independent amongst others. He has written or contributed to 10 wine books.
Tom has judged the world’s most prestigious wine competitions, on five continents. A multi-award winning journalist and communicator, he is acclaimed both for his knowledge and his friendly style. He presents masterclasses to both consumers and the wine trade across the UK.
Now, Tom’s online tastings mean that anyone, anywhere, can learn from one of the world’s great wine communicators. Our tastings and courses are relaxed and fun, but taught with real expertise.
Using Zoom, each tasting is led by Tom. His carefully-chosen wines, supplied by independent wine merchants, will be delivered to your door. These are interactive, high-quality tastings, but are informal and fun. Discussion and questions are encouraged, and if you miss any session we’ll send you a recording so you can catch-up at your leisure.
See the current programme and join us to discover this innovative way to explore, learn and, above all, spend an enjoyable evening in the company of one of the UK’s leading experts.
How long does each tasting session last?
We usually start at 7pm, and run until around 8:15pm
Do I need to buy the wines to join a tasting or course?
No, you are welcome to join without doing so. Each tasting comes with a selection of wines chosen by Tom with a genuine discount he has negotiated with his retail partners, but Tom takes no commission on wines sold.
Are the courses interactive, or can I just observe?
Tom welcomes questions and discussion, but it is not necessary: some people prefer to just watch and listen, and that's absolutely fine.
Can I split the course fee and wines with friend and family?
Absolutely: the fee for attending allows one login, but it is per household, so if friends or family want to get together that's OK. They can obviously share the wines too if doing so.