Events at AWC Wine Academy
Launched in 2011, AWC Wine Academy is the UK’s foremost provider of fine wine education, prestigious masterclasses, and wine-focused corporate events, presented by leading winemakers and Masters of Wine.
Situated within AWC’s London headquarters, the venue has been purpose-built to bring special wines, people and occasions together. The unique facility is flexible and stylish, with a state-of-the-art audio/visual system, custom-made wine tasting tables featuring built-in light boxes, and Riedel glassware. Read more about the Academy Space »
AWC Wine Academy is also an approved and certified WSETTM course provider, allowing anyone with an interest in wine and spirits to gain professional accreditation. We also offer venue hire for our partners in the wine trade.
53 Queen Anne Street
- +44 (0) 20 3219 5560
Tube: AWC Wine Academy is a short walk from either Bond Street or Oxford Circus tube stations.
Train: Marylebone and Euston mainline stations are approximately a 10 minute taxi ride away.
If you need any extra assistance or have any accessibility requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to help you.
What our attendees are saying...
"What a fantastic event. Thank you. It is rare to have the opportunity to try so many fabulous wines and wonderful to be able to do so with like-minded people. Thank you for hosting and for supplying such a special collection yourselves. Very generous. I had never tried DRC before and will not forget where I was when I first did." - Guest, Paulée de Londres
"I had a marvellous time. It was a very friendly group of folk, and thank you for your generosity in both additional wines and the delicious food..." - Guest, Paulée de Londres II
"A fantastic evening, well prepared and well presented. Food, wine, environment, company was all superb and was very much appreciated by our guests." - Guest, Knightsbridge Estate event
"Thank you so much for a lovely wine tasting session. I had a wonderful evening..." - Executive, HSBC
Corporate Entertainment Packages
Ideal for client or staff entertainment, team-building exercises and Christmas parties, AWC’s Hospitality Packages give companies new and exciting options for hosting events.
Each package and venue hire includes end-to-end management, a Champagne and canapé reception, sommelier services, an expert speaker, and a selection of hot food prepared by AWC’s in-house chef. Events are customisable and may be scheduled during the daytime or evening.
Below are some of our example events:
A hugely enjoyable game created by AWC Founder & CEO Stephen Williams, where attendees place wagers based upon their fine wine tasting abilities - real or bluffed!
New Kids vs. Old Boys
A comparison of the best New World wines, matched against established, European favourites. All wines are tasted blind, making it a great way to challenge preconceptions and add a competitive element.
Going, Going, Gone
Enjoy a number of unusual grape varieties, tasted blind, alongside similar, classical wines.
This event includes a mini-auction and wine prizes, so it is ideal for team-building or client entertainment.
Sample a range of exceptional vintage selections from the greatest Bordeaux properties, including Châteaux Margaux, Haut-Brion and Mouton Rothschild.
An incredibly special event for exceptional attendees.
Please note that rental bookings will require a non-refundable deposit of £200 to secure the venue for the date of your event. Furthermore, 50% of the total rental fee must be paid at least 28 days in advance of the event date. Finally, the remainder of the rental fee must be paid at least 10 working days prior to the event date. Bookings on short notice (less than 28 days from the event date) must be paid, in full, 10 working days prior to the event.
The Academy Space
Equipped and fitted-out to the very highest standards, no detail in the dedicated Academy instruction room has been overlooked. From the state-of-the-art audio/visual system and Riedel stemware to our custom-made tasting tables (built from barrels generously donated by leading Bordeaux châteaux), AWC Wine Academy is the premiere wine education centre in London. The result is a sleek, contemporary environment which tastefully combines modern equipment and furnishings with the tradition and elegance of the fine wine world.
For seated events, AWC Wine Academy is designed to comfortably accommodate up to 30 people at tasting tables. Each guest has the option of being provided with an individual tasting mat, glasses, spittoon, water, bread or crackers, and an accompanying booklet customised for the event.
Alternatively, open floor plan or standing events can also be held. For non-seated events, if requested, wines may be served in a 'walk around' style without any formal tasting stations.
For pricing information or to learn more about hosting your event at AWC Wine Academy, please call +44 (0) 20 3219 5560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.