The Secret Wine School

Interesting Wine Events In Oxford

Welcome to The Secret Wine School

Started in October 2022, The Secret Wine School invites you to a series of interesting, friendly wine events and courses, hidden away in Jericho, just a few minutes walk from the city centre.

We have two monthly series and our 2023 course, An Interesting Intro to Wine.

Book & Bottle, in which we discuss a piece of international fiction in translation, and enjoy a guided tasting of four or more wines from the region in which the book originates. Scroll down to book your place.

Blind Wine Tasting, in which we taste six wines completely blind and try to understand them through aroma and taste. Over time we will hone our blind tasting skills and (presumably!) learn to distinguish a Pinot Noir from a Barolo at 20 paces! Book your place below.

Events take place at a secret location in Jericho – you will receive the full address after booking.


Tuesday, 7th of February

Book & Bottle: In Diamond Square and the Wines of Catalonia

For our first book & bottle night of 2023, we will be dreaming of warmer climates with Merce Rodoreda’s renowned book, In Diamond Square, and enjoying a range of wines from wonderful Catalonia in Spain.

Tasting glasses and sheets are provided.


Date: 07/02/2023

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Ticket price: £15 per person

Location: Jericho (address revealed after booking)

Order the book from Blackwell’s here.

 Tuesday, 21st of January

February Blind Wine Tasting

Taste six (unthemed) wines completely blind – even your host won’t know – and using a structured tasting strategy, assess the aromas and flavours of the wine in order to identify it as closely as possible. This is a peer-led group, and we are all learning the art of blind tasting – and having some fun along the way! – together.

Tasting glasses and sheets are provided.


Date: 24/01/2023

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Ticket price: £20 per person

Location: Jericho (address revealed after booking)



Tickets are sold strictly in advance, in order to plan wine purchases, and orders close 12 hours before the event. If booking is closed, do email or use the contact form below in case there is a cancellation! Events often sell out as long as eight weeks in advance.

There are no refunds unless we are able to resell your ticket (which is often possible). This is to help us keep prices as low as possible. If you can’t make it, you can give your seat to someone else or if you can let us know as early as possible we can offer it to our community or the waiting list, if there is one. When your ticket resells, we will refund you.


Past Events 


20th December 2022 – Christmas Blind Wine Tasting – Sold Out

13th December 2022 – Book & Bottle: A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos and the wines of the Côte d’Azur, France – Sold Out

22nd November 2022 – Blind Wine Tasting – Sold Out

8th November 2022 – Book & Bottle: Potiki by Patricia Grace and the wines of Martinborough, New Zealand – Sold Out

25th October 2022 – Blind Wine Tasting – Sold Out

11th October 2022 – Book & Bottle: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante and the wines of Campania, Italy – Sold Out


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