img_0350Here are forthcoming courses and tastings we are involved in.  Why not book yourself a place and get more from your glasses of wine (and spirits too!).  You can bring family and friends, but many come on their own.  It’s a great way to make new friends and learn at the same time.

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WSET courses with The Wine Shop Winscombe

WSET Award in Wines Level 1 Sunday 6 October 2019 at The Railway Inn Sandford

Cost £150

WSET Award in Wines Level 2 Wednesday 4 September – Wed 23 October 2019, exam Wednesday 6 November 2019.

Cost £325.

Venue The Wine Shop for 8 x 2 hours sessions.  The exam is at The Railway Inn Sandford.

For these WSET courses please see The Wine Shop Winscombe website for more details and to book please call The Wine Shop on 01934 708312 – Tuesdays to Saturdays 9.30am – 6.30pm.

West of England Wine School WSET Awards in Wines Levels 1, 2 & 3

Diana lectures for the above in Bristol.  For details please contact West of England Wine School directly.

The Wine Shop Winscombe – Woodborough Road, Winscombe


img_0956As part of their busy wine and spirits tasting schedule for 2019, we will be involved in a new and exciting set of Wine Shop tastings looking at wines in greater depth.  Our WSET students often ask for extra tastings to supplement the course – and judging by how many of them have booked places, it seems we have provided just what they need!    This year the theme is Wine Rivers of France so hop into your kayak and explore – £20 per head.

  • Thursday 21 March 2019 – Dordogne & Garonne (Bordeaux/SW France) FULL!!
  • Thursday 23 May 2019 – Loire – ALMOST FULL!!
  • Thursday 11 July 2019 – Rhin & Saone (Alsace & Burgundy)FILLING UP FAST!!
  • Thursday 17 October 2019 – Rhone FILLING UP FAST!!

Bookings via The Wine Shop Winscombe:

Tel 01934 708312

Nailsea wine lovers – if you want to do something similar in Nailsea let us know.  We have a fabulous venue at the Trinity Centre so it would be great to use it!

Somerset Summer Wine Fair Friday 7th June 2019

Diana and The Wine Shop Winscombe team will be on hand to help guide you through a large range of exciting and tempting wines.  Venue Nyland Manor, Cheddar.  For more details please visit The Wine Shop website

Wine & Tapas at Coates House, Nailsea

We have trialled a wine and tapas tasting evening in partnership with Alastair and his team at Coates House, your friendly neighbourhood cafe bar in the heart of Nailsea, and plan to run more of these when time permits.  If you would like to be notified of future events, please email Diana Lyalle on or ring/text her on 07772055928.  Please do suggest themes you would like to explore!

Email Diana Lyalle at or ring/text her 07772055928.


GO ORANGE! Charity Wine Tasting – Friday 1 February 2019 – Trinity Centre, Church Lane, Nailsea

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Inspired by local charity Luke’s Army, Diana donned an orange wig, sunnies, orange nails and orange outfit to host a wine and cocktail tasting and quiz night on Go Orange Day to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK, fighting muscle wasting conditions.  The event SOLD OUT.  The tasting and raffle raised over £400.  Many thanks to Holy Trinity Church Nailsea, The Wine Shop Winscombe, Tout’s Budgens of Nailsea & Sutton Ridge Vineyard for their help and donations.