An Introduction to Wine Tasting

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Stephen T.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since 4/4/21

Languages spoken : French

Mothertongue : English

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After having caught the wine bug over twenty years ago whilst on a trip to South Africa, I returned to the UK to embark on a career as a Sommelier which took me from my native Cornwall to Berkshire, then on to London, France, the Maldives and Dubai.

My résumé includes hotels belonging to Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Sir Peter Michael and Alain Ducasse. Whilst in Dubai I was Regional Sommelier for the luxury hotel group One&Only, building wine programs for Gordon Ramsay's Maze restaurant and Nobu in One&Only Cape Town and across twenty outlets combined of the luxury resorts One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only Reethi Rah. I have also worked for prominent Californian wine producer Jackson Family Wines, for MMI Dubai as Fine Wine Category Manager and as Senior Beverage Advisor to Emirates Airline.

I am an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Certified Educator and Diploma holder with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and currently deliver the WSET Awards in Wines levels 1-3 at my wine school 'From Grapes to Glass'.


Willing to learn more about wines? Understanding the different grapes from the new and old world. Meet an international expert in that field in one of the best resort in Dubai? This is the perfect experience for you and your friends.


This experience will gather 12 people maximum and will last 2.00 hours. The masterclass will take place at One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel.

I am one of Dubai's most accomplished Sommeliers. We will learn together how to taste wine, along with the fundamentals of pairing food and wine.

You will learn how to assess a wine's quality based on its appearance, smell and taste whilst being led through a tutored tasting of 6 diverse wines from some of the world's major wine regions: 2 whites, 3 reds and 1 sweet. We will travel between the traditional lands and chase different flavors in the new world too.

This will be followed by a workshop using various elements of taste, (salt, acidity, bitterness, sweetness, umami) exploring how the food you eat impacts the perception of the wine in your glass.

If you book 4 up to 7 participants, you will get a 10% overall discount, 15% from 8 to 11 people and 20% for 12 people. The total price will be updated automatically when you select the number of participants. Come together!



Cancellation policies

Cancellation policy: Strict

• If the explorer cancels more than 10 day(s) before the start of the booking , he is refunded 80 % of the amount paid
• If the explorer cancels less than 10 day(s) before the start of the booking , he is refunded 0 % of the amount paid

Rules and conditions

- 21 years old minimum age required for this experience.

- Please reserve this experience more than 48 Hours before the session starts for a smooth booking process.

- Workshop compliant with social distancing rules.

- Minimum number of attendees is 4 people, should the minimum number not be reached within 24 hours before the event, it will be cancelled and a full refund offered.


- 10 % on the price by session, from 4 participant(s)

- 15 % on the price by session, from 8 participant(s)

- 20 % on the price by session, from 12 participant(s)

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Total duration of the activity: 2h 00m


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