It's a fact that many consider the wine world to be stuffy and unapproachable – which is a shame when wine itself is so damn delicious. 

But that's what The London Wine Academy hopes to change with its selection of tastings and training courses that aim to make the world of wine more accessible.

About the London Wine Academy
Established in 1993, The London Wine Academy offers enjoyable and informative wine tastings, courses, bespoke wine events and staff training. Its passionate team of tutors – many of which are Masters of Wine – are advocates of the academy's friendly, informal style – an ethos that really sets it apart from the competition. 

What do you get on this course?
The London Wine Academy Beginners Level 1 Course is an informative and enjoyable course with expert tutors – and there's even delicious tapas served at each class to help you learn about wine and food pairing.

Level 1 course content:

Week 1 Wine-tasting skills explained
Week 2 White wines around the world
Week 3 Red wines around the world
Week 4 Sparkling wine and champagne

Wines are tasted "blind" or unseen so that you learn to judge the quality of a wine on merit, without any preconceptions. Six to eight wines are tasted each week.

Also covered:

  • Main grapes, regions and wine styles
  • Tasting technique
  • Wine making
  • Wine and food matches
  • New wines and regions
  • Wine faults and storage

If that sounds like your bag, you're in luck. We've partnered with London Wine Academy to offer one reader a place on the school's Level 1 Wine course. To enter, simply answer the question below. 

What's more, use code Foodism17a to book a place on the course and you'll receive a 5% discount! Offer exclusively valid for Level 1 course starting on 26 June. If you enter and win, London Wine Academy will refund your payment.

For more information:

The question is: What's the topic of the last week of the four-week Level 1 course?

Competition closes: 16th June 2017

By entering, you agree to receive Foodism's weekly newsletter that includes the latest food inspiration, product news and competitions.

By entering you agree to be contacted by London Wine Academy.

The competition prize will be for a free place on the 26 June 2017 Level 1 course at Camino Blackfriars. Lovely tapas are included each week.

The prize promotion is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over except employees (and their immediate families including any live-in partner or household member) of Square Up Media as well as their representatives or agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

Entry is online only at Entrants must complete all of the mandatory information as requested. All entrants who enter the competition will be added to the prize draw where the winners will be selected at random, winners will be selected either by a computer process that produces verifiably random results or by an independent person, or under the supervision of an independent person.

By entering the prize promotion, you hereby warrant that all the information submitted by you in your application is true.

No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete, or corrupted entries will be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions.

The prize consists of one place on the four-week Level 1 Beginners Course at the London Wine Academy. The course start date is 26 June 2017. For more details about the London Wine Academy and available courses please visit

The winners attending the course must abide by the terms and conditions of the London Wine Academy. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions may result in the prize being revoked.

The prize is not transferable and cannot be substituted for a cash alternative.

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