Aberdeen Wine Appreciators Tasting Group

I founded the Aberdeen Wine Appreciators  (AWA) Tasting group back in 1999 and we have around 30 members. Membership spaces are currently available.

The essence of AWA is to give its members 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.

Meetings are relaxed and informal with emphasis on group chat about the wines.

  • Please could I request that perfume/aftershave is not worn.
  • The venue, unless otherwise stated is the Atholl Hotel on Kings Gate, Aberdeen


Some general points:

Meetings begin at 7.30pm prompt

  • One off joining fee of £5.00 gives members the option to book a full block of sessions at a reduced rate, currently £20 per session if booked in block and paid in advance
  • New members are welcome to join, spaces permitting, at anytime during the block on payment of £5.00 joining fee and the the cost for the number of sessions left in the block at £25 per session.  
  • To offer more flexibility, if members are not available to attend all sessions in the block then it is possible to pre book sessions that you are available at a cost of £25.00 per session. To assist with planning these should be prebooked/paid in advance stating the sessions that you will attend. This is to ensure that minimum numbers are reached to allow sessions to run.
  • Members may bring a guest if there are spaces available. Please just give me a quick call first – I’d hate to run low on wine! Guest fee is from £25.00 per session although that does depend on the wines on show.
  • The joining fee (£5.00) is a ‘life membership’. Should you wish to take a break from the club, please let me know so the place can be offered to someone else. You may rejoin anytime, spaces permitting.
  • Apologies that refunds can not be given for missed sessions as wines will have arranged according to booked numbers but feel free to send someone along in your place.

If you would like to join the group,please email me at carol@wineuncorkededucation.co.uk  or call 01224 312076


Thursday 9th May 2019    - Baden - A Pinot Paradise

Thursday 13th June 2019- Get Set for Summer with English Wines

Summer break

Thursday 12th September 2019- All that Sparkles- 20th Anniversary of Aberdeen Wine Appreciators Tasting

Thursday 3rd October- 2019 - Like this? Try this...

Thursday 14th November 2019

From a planning point of view, it really helps if I know numbers in advance to ensure that we have enough people for the tastings to run and to make sure that I have enough wine! With that in mind, I will continue with the following options:

Members: book and prepay the block of 5 meetings £100 (£20 per meeting).

Members: Book and prepay for the sessions that you are available to attend £25 per session, let me know which meetings you will be attending.

Members: Pay as you go - £25 per meeting, please RSVP as soon as possible when the reminder goes out.

Guest places: Usually available, cost from £25 per meeting depending on theme.

New members: One off joining fee of £5.00


Very excited to announce the


  • £25.00
  • Advance booking/payment necessary, please get in touch to reserve your place.
  • Please note that refunds/credit towards future meetings 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

email at carol@wineuncorkededucation.co.uk and request to join my mailing list for updates


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