MICHAEL’S BEGINNERS COURSE - £299
This course is based on the 9 tastings detailed in the last section of Michael’s multi award winning book: Essential Winetasting (Mitchell Beazley).
Basic Facts: 6 Evenings @ £50 an evening,
For full details about syllabus and core content, see the Beginners Course page.
MICHAEL SCHUSTER at BORDEAUX INDEX
“We have long recommended Michael Schuster’s wine courses, as the best we know in London. Until now they have taken
place in the basement of his house in Islington, but from September he will have a new home in the smart new offices of
fine wine traders Bordeaux Index.”
“Over the years I have had more positive feedback about Michael Schuster’s wine courses than any others. He seems
to be the perfect teacher.”
“Schuster is a genuinely thoughtful taster and observer of the wine scene. As a teacher he is fluent and lucid,
and his choice of wines is exemplary.”
Michael Schuster is acknowledged internationally as an expert wine taster, wine writer and wine teacher with over 25 years experience. He studied tasting in Bordeaux, where he gained the University Tasting Diploma, and in the early eighties he was instrumental in creating an award-winning wine retail business. Since 1986 he has worked independently as a writer and lecturer, and has run his own wine school in north London.
He is a regular contributor to The World of Fine Wine, writing their annual Bordeaux en primeur report, an occasional contributor to Decanter Magazine, and his highly praised book, Essential Winetasting (Mitchell Beazley), won all three major wine book prizes in the UK in 2001. It was described by Bill Nesto MW (Beverage Business USA) as “The most effective winetasting manual ever written.”, and as “explaining the mechanics of taste and tasting better than any book I’ve seen.” (Richard Ehrlich, The Independent on Sunday).
As well as sitting on the board of The Wine Society, Michael is a member of the regular panel of speakers on Sotheby's wine courses, he judges at international wine competitions, chairs the Burgundy panel at Decanter’s World Wine Awards, and lectures to amateurs and professionals in the UK and abroad. His own wine courses range from a widely acclaimed “Beginners Course”, via “The Fine Wines of France”, to a much sought after three day “Blind Tasting” event for trainee Masters of Wine, which takes place each May.
For several years now Michael has been working as a consultant for Bordeaux Index, one of the UK’s leading wine merchants. This association led to him being invited to run his wine school in Bordeaux Index’s new premises in Hatton Garden as from September 2008.
10 Hatton Garden (the Holborn Circus end), is between Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations, less than five minutes walk from each. The new, specially designed tasting room, which includes a lecture area, bespoke tasting bench, plus kitchen and dining facility, will be the relaxed and spacious environment for the wine events. Here, under Michael’s tutelage, regular Wine Courses and individual Fine Wine tastings will be run, at a variety of levels, aimed at beginners, connoisseurs and professionals alike.
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