Aberdeen Wine Appreciators Tastings

The regular Aberdeen Wine Appreciators tastings (AWA) began back in 1999. 

The essence of the AWA  tastingsis to give wine tasters the opportunity to try wines which they would not normally try perhaps because of cost, limited availability or preconceptions!

I source wines from high street, independant and specialist suppliers to ensure the diversity of the wines which we taste.

Tastings are relaxed and informal and whilst I lead the tasting and introduce the wines, the emphasis is on group chat about the wines.

  • Please could I request that perfume/aftershave is not worn to allow the scents of the wines to shine.
  • The venue, unless otherwise stated is the Atholl Hotel on Kings Gate, Aberdeen  http://www.atholl-aberdeen.co.uk/ 
  • Regular attendees are encouraged to bring along 6 clear wine glasses to allow you to line up and compare and contrast the wines. I have boxes of 6 ISO tasting glasses available at £17 per box
  • Tastings begin at 7.30pm prompt with the tutored tasting lasting for around 2 hours. We usually taste 8 different wines.
  • Apologies that refunds/credits/transfers can not be given for pre-paid missed sessions as wines will have arranged according to booked numbers but feel free to send someone along in your place, just let me know so that I can expect them.

If you would like to attend a tasting,please email me at carol@wineuncorkededucation.co.uk  or call 07751520987

NEW DATES for 2022!

Block booking: Book and pay for the 4 dates below for £100.00, bacs payment will be requested to confirm and a place will automatically be reserved for you at each tasting

Individual tasting booking: The cost per person per tasting is £30.00, bacs payment will be requested to confirm your booking.

If you would prefer to use Paypal for the individual sessions, please use the RSVP here https://www.meetup.com/Wine-Tastings-and-Wine-EventsAberdeen/ and I will receive a notification of your booking.

Thursday 7th July 2022- Lebanon Revisited

They produce wine in Lebanon? Yes they do and it's very good! I'll introduce you to the lengthy wine history and the wines through a range of producers and we'll look at the current trends, try revitalised indigenous white grapes and check out the red wines too.

Thursday 22nd September 2022-Bordeaux Demystified

Inspired by my recent study trip, we will look at white, rose and red wines from less well known appellations from the right bank to the left bank and the Entre Deux Mers in between.

Thursday 27th October 2022- Theme to be confirmed

Thursday 24th November 2022- Theme to be confirmed

There are a few small changes and also Covid -19 related matters which I would like to highlight to you, please read through these before booking to make sure that you are happy with everything and if you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch:

Refunds and transfers/credits to alternative dates for either block or individual bookings cannot be given as wines will have been bought based on confirmed numbers but if you are unable to attend a booked tasting please do send someone in your place, just let me know so that I can expect them.

Covid 19: Please do not attend if you have tested positive for Covid 19. Apologies that I can not give a refund/credit/transfer but please do send someone in your place, just let me know so that I can expect them.

Numbers: Capacity is reduced. A maximum of 8 people will be seated at 1 table to give you more space, up to a max of 40 people in total. Typically around 25 people attend a session

Payment: Payment by bacs transfer is preferred. Payment will be requested within 48 hours of booking to confirm your place as I do need exact numbers. Please note the account details are different to the virtual tasting account and I will confirm these when you book.

SPITTOONS: A table spittoon will be provided, you may also bring your own (a jar with  a lid works well)

Glasses: Wherever possible, please bring along 6 clear wine glasses. I have boxes of tasting glasses available £17 for 6, please let me know in advance if you would like to buy these.

Pens: please bring your own pens






  • Advance booking/payment necessary, please get in touch to reserve your place.
  • Please note that refunds/credit towards future tastings cannot be given but if you are unable to attend, please do send someone along in your place.


  • To be confirmed

Venue: Atholl Hotel 

Time: 7.30-9.30pm

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