How to start a wine cellar with Will Lyons

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Join Will Lyons, The Sunday Times wine columnist and vice president of The Sunday Times Wine Club, for the return of this online masterclass, as he guides you through how to create the perfect wine collection.

From understanding the benefits of collecting wine to learning how to store it, during this 90-minute interactive seminar Will Lyons will dispense his expert advice on how to curate the perfect wine cellar.

Drawing on Will's extensive career in the wine business, you will learn the principles and pitfalls of wine investment and how to find value in your collection. He will also cover how to choose wines with ageing potential, the classic regions to explore when looking to stock up your cellar and share his personal insights and specialist tips so you finish the course with a wealth of knowledge about how to start your own wine collection.


Part 1: Why start a wine collection

  • Wine as a collectable asset
  • How to taste and evaluate fine wine

Part 2: Which wines to collect

  • A focus on the world’s classic wine regions
  • Examples of wines that have the ability to improve with bottle age 

Part 3: How to buy wine 

  • The international auction scene
  • The rise of independent brokers
  • The best way to put together your cellar

Part 4: How to store your collection

  • Temperature controlled wine cabinets
  • Purpose built cellars ​​

Here's what participants of Will's previous course told us:

"I found the evening to be very helpful and interesting"

"balance of delivery between being very informative but at the same time informal"

"The depth of knowledge was immersive. Particularly the evaluation of vineyards and reasons to consider those wines."

The course will be delivered on Zoom, and participants will be required to have their cameras and microphones on.  Numbers are limited.

Course date: Thursday, November 10, 6.30-8.00pm
Price: £75 - places are limited. 
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