Wine Flight

Private Courses and Blind Tastings for MW students

Private MW Courses

If you are studying, or contemplating studying, for the MW, then Phil has a range of courses which can support your study both online or in person. These include the following – see below for full details of each course.

On-Line Essay Tutoring 

Run all year round – start the course when it suits your study plans

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Wine tasting for the MW

Two day residential course Friday 5th and Saturday 6th 2024 January at The Cotswolds, England

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Theory study and essay writing for the MW

Two day residential course Sunday 7th January and Monday 8th January 2024, at The Cotswolds, England 

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Tasting Revision focusing on the Classics

TBC May 2024 – The Cotswolds, England

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Theory Crammer and Surgery

TBC May 2024 – The Cotswolds, England

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Essays-in-a-Day

 TBC April 2024  – Adelaide Australia

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Tasting tutoring focused on the classics   

TBC April 2024 – Adelaide Australia

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Theory Crammer and Surgery 

TBC April 2024  – Adelaide Australia 

Endorsements 

  • “You have a great way of communicating complex information in an easy to digest (and enjoyable!) way”.
  • “I am happy to report that I was awarded the [Wine Scholar Guild] scholarship and I could hear your voice the entire time I was writing the paper!  The training you gave me really transformed my writing and I cannot thank you enough. This is my second writing award since I finished studying with you.  Last year I won the George Gamblin Memorial creative essay contest.  I attribute both to the training you gave me.”  
  • “Thank you for an awesome couple of days helping to focus my mind on what I need to do to prepare for the exam. It has been very enjoyable, especially as the setting and the amazing food prepared by Chris was perfect. I felt very well looked after and would highly recommend this course to other students!”

Email phil@philreedman.net  to book your places

See below for full details of all courses currently on offer:

On-line essay tutoring – worldwide by Zoom – All year round sessions

A one-on-one, on-line essay course to help you develop your essay writing skills for the Stage One                  Assessment and the Master of Wine Examination.

     How it Works

You select the question from a recent exam paper and then write the essay under exam conditions. 

You email the essay to Phil and he reviews it using Word’s Review function.  Phil sends the essay back to you with comments. 

 When mutually convenient you and Phil have a forty minute, one-on-one, Zoom conversation to discuss the feedback in detail and to talk about how the essay could be improved.

 You then move onto the next paper and repeat the process.

 Fees:

 Ten essays: A$1,995 plus GST (if in Australia)

 

Wine Tasting for the MW

When: 5th & 6th January 2024

Where: The Chestnuts, Shilton, Oxfordshire. OX18 4AB, England

How much: £937 with accommodation at The Chestnuts. £907 with accommodation at Culls Cottage.

Make the most of the all-important MW seminar by bringing your tasting skills up to speed at this two-day, small group course. 

This two-day course will hone your tasting and answering skills in advance of the seminar. 

Four flights of six wines allows time to discuss your answers and help perfect your exam technique.  You’ll go into the seminar much more confident and better equipped to tackle the 12-wine blind tastings.

  • Student comment from previous course: “Great small group format encourages full group interaction and it’s less intimidating to read out your howlers. Proper discussion rather than racing through feedback improved the learning experience.”

 

Places on the course are limited to just six students.  Early booking is essential.

The course will run with a minimum of four students and a maximum of six. Bookings are not refundable unless you are able to find another student to take your place.

Email phil@philreedman.net to book your placeCourse fees include a casual, welcome buffet dinner on the first night, gourmet breakfasts and lunches, morning and afternoon coffee all provided by the legendary Chris.  Accommodation in Five-Star luxury, single occupancy rooms. www.ecochiccottages.com

Theory Study and Essay Writing for the MW Exam

When: 7th & 8th January 2024

Where: The Chestnuts, Shilton, Oxfordshire. OX18 4AB

How much: £937 with accommodation at The Chestnuts. £907 with accommodation at Culls Cottage.

The art of essay writing is an essential skill in becoming an MW.  Learning how to study efficiently and effectively will save you time and money.

These two days will give you the skills to get yourself prepared for the MW exams.

We’ll discuss what, how and when to study.  We’ll break down essay questions and work out how you should interpret and answer them in line with examiner expectations.  We’ll discuss exam technique, how to use of examples to maximum effect and how you create authority and a sense of mastery in your essays.

You’ll write introductions, develop paragraphs and conclusions across all five exam papers. We’ll home-in on the foundational blocks of essay writing: instruction verbs, essay and paragraph structure, the use of examples, scoping skills and critical thinking.  You’ll go away with a renewed sense of confidence in the theory exam.

Places on the course are limited to just seven students.  Early booking is essential.

The course will run with a minimum of three students and a maximum of seven. Bookings are not refundable unless you can find another student to take your place.

Email phil@philreedman.net to book your place

Course fees include a casual, welcome buffet dinner on the first night, gourmet breakfasts and lunches, morning and afternoon coffee all provided by the plaudit-winning Chris. Accommodation in Five-Star luxury, single occupancy rooms. www.ecochiccottages.com

 
 

Essays-in-a-Day  Adelaide, Australia 

The MW seminars and course days focus on the practical exam.  To pass the theory exam you must be able to write 13 passing essays over the four days. 

Give yourself the confidence to tackle the theory papers by joining my Essays-in-a-Day course.

The course will cover:

  • Selecting the question
  • Time management
  • Understanding the instruction verbs of the essay title
  • Essay planning
  • Paragraph development
  • Essay structures
  • The Introduction
  • Body paragraphs
  • The Conclusion
  • Peer-to-Peer writing
  • Critical analysis
  • The use of examples
  • Tone and vocabulary to create authority.
  • Proof reading
  • Avoiding common mistakes

A minimum of two students required for the course to run, with a maximum of seven students.

Courses fees: TBC  Refreshments and lunch included.

Course Venue: 202 Gilles Street, Adelaide.  Times: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Bookings are not refundable unless you can be found another student to take your place.

Book your place by emailing phil@philreedman.net

 

 

Bespoke Courses: Contact Phil to discuss a bespoke course for you and your study-buddies. These can be in person or organised via Zoom.

    

Classroom - The Cotswolds The Chestnuts, England

Classroom Adelaide The Classroom, Adelaide