Events at AWC Wine Academy

Senior Account Manager Matt Thompson re-tasting wines 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.

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Upcoming Events at AWC Wine Academy

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For last-minute availability or group bookings of 4 or more, please call +44 (0) 20 3219 5560.
Please note that event reservations can only be secured upon full receipt of payment.

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53 Queen Anne Street


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.

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Canapes made by our in-house chef Event Reception in AWC's Marylebone headquarters

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:

Wine Fortunes

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.

The Icons

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.

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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

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