2013-14 International Wine Challenge awards for CWM: Large Independent Merchant of the Year UK; Regional Merchant of the Year: Eastern England; Fortified Specialist Merchant of the Year UK.
Become a Friend of Cambridge Wine - receive invites to tasting, dining and social events, & money-off deals. It's FREE,click here

Cambridge Wine Merchants

Product Index


Find us on Facebook

IWC Merchant of the Year 2012

Cambridge Wine Merchants

International Wine Challenge, Wine Merchant of the Year 2012 : WINNERS!

also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK

previous events heldForthcoming Events

Tickets for our events are transferable but non-refundable.

However we do run a waiting list for sold-out tastings (and they nearly always sell out) - if you need to cancel we'll try our best to sell your place on to the waiting list.

10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 1 Award in Wines




Do you enjoy drinking wine and would like to know more? This course is an ideal place to start. Devised by the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) this course introduces you to the main grape varieties used in wine, the main styles of wines available, how to taste, store and serve wine and how to successfully pair food and wine together. 

By the end of the day we guarantee that you will be more confident about trying new things having gained new skills that will help you enjoy wine even more. The added bonus is that if you pass the short exam at the end, you'll receive an internationally recognised wine qualification.

Course tutor Steve from The Cambridge Wine Academy, has guided hundreds of students through the different levels of WSET and his philosophy is simple - learning about wine should be fun!  

'Thank you for a wonderful learning experience. I learned a great deal and had fun doing it.' Julia

Course dates:

Saturday 11 January 2020 

Monday 13 January 2020

Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX & Darwin College, Cambridge

 How much: £165 (including all course materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and certificate)

To book a placehttp://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/

or contact info@cambridgewineacademy.com for more information

7.30 pm

Wine tasting: New Year New Wines

Start the year with a bang!
Join WSET wine educator Steve Hovington from the Cambridge Wine Academy for his hot tips of what to drink in 2020. Upcoming wine regions, new trends, new styles, hot grape varieties, rising winemaker stars and wine tech innovations. It's all covered!

When: Wednesday 22 January 2020

Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX

What time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

To book tickets: http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-tastings/ 


10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines


A beginner to intermediate level three day course for wine enthusiasts or those working in the industry. 

You will learn how wine is made, what influences wine style, the key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics, the important wine-producing regions of the world and where these grape varieties are grown, the production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines, labelling terms, food and wine pairing principles, how to describe wine using the WSET systematic Approach to tasting wine.

There is a 50 question multiple choice exam at the end of day three. Successful candidates receive a certificate and an internationally recognised wine qualification.

Course dates available:

Saturdays: February 1, 8 & 15, 2020

Mondays: February 3, 10 & 17, 2020

(10am - 5pm)

                   Venue: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7BX & Darwin College, Cambridge 

Cost: £395 (includes study pack, wine samples, examination and tuition) 

To book places go to http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/ or contact info@cambridgewineacademy.com

10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (Winter/Spring courses 2020)



Take your wine knowledge to another level! 

This comprehensive, in depth, five day course is intended for wine enthusiasts who would like to further their knowledge in a rigorous and structured way and for those working in hospitality and wine retail industries who need to know in detail about the products they work with. 

Over the course of five weeks, you'll taste over 70 wines and develop your wine tasting skills. Through expert tuition and high class study materials you'll learn all about the factors that influence wine style, quality and price and build a real understanding of the wine producing regions of the world. 

Course Dates:                              

Sundays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 2020 (exam day)

Mondays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6, 2020 (exam day) 

Time: 10am - 5.00 pm. 

To book a place or for more information: http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/  or contact info@cambridgewineacademy.com