Chapter 11 of 11 from James Suckling



James ends his class with a reminder of the key elements of wine appreciation: Be curious, be passionate, share with family and friends, and above all—don’t drink bad wine!

Topics include: Closing

James ends his class with a reminder of the key elements of wine appreciation: Be curious, be passionate, share with family and friends, and above all—don’t drink bad wine!

Topics include: Closing

James Suckling

James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation

Flavor, aroma, and structure—Learn from wine master James Suckling as he teaches you to appreciate the stories in every bottle.

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Discover the story in every bottle

Called one of the “world’s most powerful wine critics,” James Suckling has tasted more than 200,000 wines over the past 40 years. In his MasterClass, James tours legendary Tuscan vineyards and teaches you to explore the stories, history, and people behind every bottle. Deepen your knowledge of the properties in each sip, cultivate your passion, and choose, order, and pair wines with confidence.

Immerse yourself in the vineyards of Tuscany with renowned wine critic James Suckling and deepen your appreciation for the wines of the world.

A downloadable wine guide accompanies the class with lesson recaps, supplemental materials, and a printable worksheet to help you conduct your own tastings.

Upload videos to get feedback from the class. James will also respond to select student questions.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Great class! Loved learning new terms and a new approach to tasting wines.

It's great, especially the first chapters, showing his passion for wines. I always liked this kind of job and it's great to hear how everything works

This is my online vacation! I would love to learn a bit more about the great regional producers of wine in Italy. But I also understand, that i will likely never see most of the wines of which our host is so familiar. Never the less, if I can stumble upon a great regional wine I will try it . Thank you

While this masterclass was filled to the brim with very useful information, what will stick with me the most is James' approach to, and philosophy behind, true appreciation of wine. I don't think I'll ever drink a glass of wine the same way again. Excellent class.


karl W.

generally fun to watch. a little bit less informative than i expected. for example a comparison or walk through of all the major wine regions would be great

Anjanette C.

I'm taking a in-person wine appreciation and pairing class because of this Masterclass! Thanks so much Mr. Suckling for sharing your knowledge! Your personal appreciation for wine is fantastic and super genuine.

Curtis T.

I enjoyed the class and I have experience with wine, If you understand the Master Class concept the first class is always based on fundamentals then the next class goes up a level. No where in the advertising was it said this is an advance class on wine. Lighten up and enjoy.

A fellow student

This was a very fun "behind the scenes" look into James Suckling's life. Like many are saying, it isn't quite as technical and classroom/material driven as one might expect, and given the name "masterclass" I'm sure that will disappoint many. However, if you've always wanted to hear the inner monologue of an expert wine critique and see what makes him tick.....than it's still worth the time.

Patricia S.

I was disappointed with the content of this class. For the price, I expected more detail in the lessons. This should be under complete beginner's classes. I'm glad I didn't buy the all access and just tried this class only.

Jacquelyn L.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love of wine with us. I really appreciate the workbook too! great information. I'll wait for the next one!

Thomas R.

Nice class and nice experience to see James Suckling for a while focussing on me, the master class student. Took a few notes based on the pdf that came with the class and really enjoyed going through the basic 9 vids with content. However I am walking away with significant less than I expected looking at this course's price tag. I expected more in length and depth of detail. Thanks anyways!

Salvatore S.

If you have any wine experience this class is a waste of time. Please label this class for beginners.

Alan M.

Thank you, James, I enjoyed it! I learned some new things, and I was left wanting a little more, so does this mean you're doing a season 2? I wanted to know what or how you felt about aerators, decanting when and how and I never got that answer.

Bryan W.

This was a solid class. You never stop learning in wine because there is always something new being introduced in this wonderful industry. Great wines are being made all over the world and it is an exciting time to enjoy both the Old World and New World. This Masterclass was also a reminder to savor the moments when you enjoy great wine and food with family and friends. Enjoyed this class very much.


Thank you so much for taking this MasterClass with me. I hope you've enjoyed the journey. But more importantly, I hope it's enhanced your passion for wine. I hope it's given you knowledge and technique to better enjoy wine. I hope that you're out there going to vineyards. It could be Napa Valley, Washington, Italy, France. There's so many amazing places to go. It's about experience it. You taste it. You talk to the people. You read about it. And as a student, you have to go there too. And the way you can go there is first taste the wines. I hope you now feel confident enough to host your own tasting with your friends at your house, trying different wines. And discuss what a great wine is. And more importantly, share things together, special moments enhanced by special bottles. If you don't already have a wine collection, start thinking about it. Everyone can have one. It can be 10 bottles. It can be 1,000 bottles. That's what's fun about wine, finding that special bottle, leaving it in your cellar, and watching the magic happen as it changes with each year. Remember that the journey with wine never ends. Thank you for taking this journey with me. And thank you for taking the MasterClass. Remember, drink great wine, love wine, savor the moment. Thanks again. [MUSIC PLAYING]