Welcome to my website
Bottles of wine are performances, more or less well done. And we have very different expectations from them, depending on type, and on price. My own taste in wine - like my taste in music, literature, food - is catholic. I take as much pleasure, in different ways, from a well made wine at £5, as I do from one costing ten times that. I have been teaching wine and wine tasting for thirty years now. Good teaching fires enthusiasm, but perhaps what it does that is most valuable is to teach you how to learn on your own, and that is what fires my enthusiasm, namely giving you the the means to teach yourself – whatever your level. So you can better make up your own mind about the quality and value of those performances!
A new, responsive website from mid March ....
Here you can:
See details of the NEW EDITION of Essential Winetasting
Find out about my Courses and Tastings
See the line up of wines for this year's Fine Wine Course
Browse Articles of longer term interest
DIY Winetasting Course Coming, in conjunction with new edition of Essential Winetasting: April 2017
“In terms of wine education, Michael Schuster is a benchmark of iconic proportions and of enormous influence.”
Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine
“We have long recommended Michael Schuster’s wine courses, as the best we know in London.”
“Over the years, I have had more positive feedback about Michael Schuster’s WineWise wine courses than any others. He seems to be the perfect teacher: relaxed, informal, yet conveying all the essential confidence building information.”
Joanna Simon, The Sunday Times