Next Meeting

Pinot Noir Around the World with Jimmy Smith

1st March 2019

For our March tasting, we welcome back Jimmy Smith, who will be presenting a collection of Pinot Noir-based wines from around the world. Pinot Noir is often regarded as one of the most difficult grape varieties to grow successfully, and is best known as the grape of Red Burgundy and one of the principal varieties in Champagne. Today, Pinot Noir grapes are planted around the world, including Oregon, California, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy. The wine’s diverse geographical range means that you might also find it labelled as Pinot Nero, Blauburgunder, or Spatburgunder.

Jimmy has been working within the wine industry for 17 years, and has been a WSET-qualified tutor and assessor for the last 12. Since 2016, he has been one of the leading educators of the Wine Scholar Guild programmes in the United Kingdom. Aside from his formal classes, he has held hundreds of private and corporate tastings across the UK, focusing on learning about, and the enjoyment of, wine, whisky and beer. He is also a regular judge at the International Wine Challenge

He is the Owner and Head Tutor of West London Wine School, recently voted winners of the WSET Educator of the Year 2018! The school has won the Wine Scholar Guild French Wine Scholar Best Programme Provider in 2017, and Jimmy, personally, has just been awarded the Wine Scholar Guild Best Italian Wine Educator of 2018.

The place is St Barnabas Church Hall, Pitshanger Lane. The time is 8pm. And the cost will be £20/head.

To book your place, contact us at, by Tuesday 26th February.