A Unique Way to Taste and Learn about Wine
Established in 2002 by Chris and Jane Scott, ThirtyFifty is named after the latitudes where the majority of the world's wine grapes are grown, between 30 degrees and 50 degrees latitude, North and South of the equator.
Celebrating 20 Years
2022 marked our 20th year in the UK wine trade, with ThirtyFifty now a well-established and leading provider of wine tasting events and WSET wine courses. We're delighted to have been awarded the International Wine Challenge Consumer Educator of the Year 2022, having first won in 2008 and then again in 2015. The award recognises our team's effort and success in educating consumers and students through WSET courses, tasting experiences and our innovative online study resources.
Our weekly podcast, The UK Wine Show, launched in 2006 as the world's first wine podcast. Now in its 16th year, the podcast is produced and presented by Chris and Jane to bring you current wine news and interviews, giving a deeper insight into latest trends and hot topics in the wine industry. If you get a chance, do tune in.
Starting out in 2002
At the very beginning, we set about demystifying wine by bringing fun and no-nonsense wine tastings to people in their own homes. Inspired by a mutual love of wine and a growing interest in the subject, we trained up on wine with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. It was this training that made us realise how, with a little knowledge, people could get a lot more out of wine and, the more knowledge they had, the more they would enjoy it.
Our wine tastings proved popular with groups of friends with an interest in wine who liked the idea of being entertained (and educated) with wine. From private tastings at home we quickly expanded to corporate events and wine courses and became an Approved Program Provider for the WSET in 2013.
From our early days in the London area, we've increased our national coverage with a team of wine experts across England, Wales and Scotland.
We hope you'll find lots of ideas and info on learning about wine as you browse the website and that you'll be joining us soon for a ThirtyFifty wine tasting experience or WSET course in 2023 and beyond!
Chris & Jane Scott
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