Aberdeen Wine Appreciators Tasting Group

Aberdeen Wine Appreciators (AWA) began back in 1999 and we have around 30 members and regular attendees. 

The essence of AWA is 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 £15 per box
  • Meetings begin at 7.30pm prompt with the tutored tasting lasting for around 2 hours
  • A sharing cheese platter is served during the tasting
  • A 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 very welcome to join 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.
  • 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 more importantly 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). Your place will automatically be reserved.

    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 and your place will automatically be reserved.

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

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

  • Apologies that refunds/credits 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.

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


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*I will plan more dates as soon as the Coronavirus situation allows.


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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