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: Tour of France

Join Steve from the Cambridge Wine Academy for a guided tour of France's beautiful wine regions.

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

When: Wednesday 7th March 2018

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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


7.00 pm

Tapas and Wine Tasting

Another series of Tapas and Wine Tastings around Spain!

For the third year, Que Rico Tapas and Cambridge Wine Merchants are organizing a Tapas and Wine Tasting series throughout 2018. After two successful years holding themed tapas and wine tastings, we want to turn these events into a foodie experience where people not only enjoy, but learn and get a wider knowledge of food and drinks. 

Save these dates!

The Tapas and Wine Tastings will be held at Cambridge Wine Merchants Cherry Hinton Rd every other month and each one will focus on a Spanish region. The tasting will include 5 tapas and 5 wines for £34.

14 March: La Rioja 

9 May: Andalusia

11 July: Coast East (Catalonia and Valencia)

12 September: Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha

14 November: North of Spain (Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria)

We will keep you up-to-date about each tasting by releasing the menus and bookings closer to each event. 

 Book Now either by Eventbrite - https://tapasandwinetastingcambs.eventbrite.co.uk or call 01223 214553 

See you there!

Buen provecho!



6.00 pm

Can antiques really enhance one's enjoyment of wine?

Robin Butler from Butler’s Antiques, the world-leading wine antiques specialist and edutainer will introduce us to the vast selection of antique wine accessories available in Britain today.  He will have actual examples of decanters, glasses, corkscrews,  wine labels, coasters and much more besides and will explain how they can enhance our enjoyment of our chosen subject, not to mention how affordable many can be.  He will explain the story of how these amazing objects came to be made and how Britain led the world - despite not making any wine!  It’s a fascinating story.

Of Course there will be some lovely wines to try and more available to buy. 

Fancy coming to a wine tasting with a difference?… then, come and join us at Cherry Hinton, Cambridge wine Merchants at 6pm on the 20th March, only £15 per ticket.



10.30 am

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course (Spring courses)

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

Dates available: (10.30 am - 5.30pm) 

Saturday 24th March 2018

Monday 26th March 2018

Saturday 5th May 2018  

Monday 21st May 2018 


Where: CUC Wine Bar, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU

How much: £145 (including all course materials, wine samples, tuition, examination and certificate)

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

or contact info@cambridgewineacademy.com 

7.30 pm

Wine Tasting : Tour of Italy

Join Steve from the Cambridge Wine Academy for a guided tour around Italy's wonderful wine regions.

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

When: Wednesday 4th April 2018

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start

How much: £22.50

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


10.00 am

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits (Spring courses)



A beginner to intermediate level three day course exploring wines and spirits for 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, the principal categories of spirits & liqueurs and how they are made.

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: April 21st, 28th & May 12th 2018 (10am - 5pm)

Mondays: April 23rd, 30th & May 14th 2018 (10am - 5pm)

Venue: CUC Wine Bar, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU

Cost: £365 (includes study pack, wine samples, examination and tuition) 


To book places go to http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/ 

7.30 pm

Wine Tasting: Tour of the New World

Join Steve from The Cambridge Wine Academy for a guided tour around the New World wine regions. Stop off points include South Africa, North & South America, Australia and New Zealand. 

When: Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.

Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3BW

How much: £22.50 (to book tickets http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-tastings/)

10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (Summer courses)


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:  

Saturday course: June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, July 14th 2018 

Monday course: June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, July 2nd & 16th 2018 

Where: CUC Wine Bar, The University Centre, Granta Place, CB2 1RU


Time: 10am - 5.00 pm. 


How much: £650 (includes all study materials, tasting samples, tuition, examination and certification)

For more information, contact course tutor Steve on 07946 661 960 or email info@cambridgewineacademy.com