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.
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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.

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/ 


7.00 pm

Burns Night at Cherry Hinton Road


Aye! We're celebrating Burns night this year at Cherry Hinton Road! Compass Box will be here for a Whisky Tasting, and we'll be serving up a few Scottish snacks alongside them.

Back in 2000, John Glaser believed there were too many companies making and selling Scotch whisky the same way. An American, transplanted to the UK and working for a large distiller, he wanted to do things differently to bring the joys of Scotch whisky to more people.He set up a different kind of Scotch whisky company, based on the long-lost model of the Scotch whisky blending house, but with a forward-looking approach and an unrelenting desire to create quality. He originally launched the business from his kitchen, but today, nearly two decades later, Compass Box has an office and Blending Room in London, its own stocks of maturing whiskies in Scotland, and more than a dozen employees.With more spectrum of flavour and style than any other spirit, Compass Box believes Scotch whisky is one of the world’s great drinks.

So we're incredibly excited to team up with them for the night so they can showcase their best Whiskys! And when better than to do it on Burns Night!

Book here on Eventbrite or call 01223 214553 to book direct (no booking fee)

*Please call before booking your ticket to inform us of any allergies or dietary requirements.

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