8-WEEK or 8-MONTH Wine Course £95.00
8-weeks/months of wine tasting in Manchester City Centre trying wines from around the world.
Our 8 week/month course is a practical introduction to the world of wine. We sample wines from all the major wine countries in the world. It is designed specifically for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it; no previous experience is needed. The emphasis is on learning by tasting different varieties of wine. It is also a great way to meet new friends who share your love of wine. You will soon learn which wines you like and where to buy them.
If you are looking for something shorter we are currently offering 4 week courses.
Please Note: course fee (£95) excludes the cost of wine, food and materials, which are priced at £10 per evening payable on the night.
Great value - still less than £22 per evening and SAVING £25 off the price of 8 evenings booked separately (or one night free)!
If the course is a gift, send us an email and we can arrange for a gift voucher to be sent. A great idea for birthdays and special anniversaries!
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE COURSE?
- Taste Over 50 wines
- Retail prices of wines tasted will be from £5.00 to c£20.00.
- Discover where to obtain today's best value for money wines.
- Wine & Food Matching advice
- Common wine faults - how to spot them
- Storing & Serving wine advice
- Taste the world’s major Grape Varieties – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc, & many others
- Comprehensive tasting notes to take away
- Small selection of nibbles to complement the wine
Please Note: There is an additional charge (in addition to the Course Fee of £95) of £10 per evening (this works out at approx £22.30 per evening, usual cost if you booked on a single evening is £25.00 per evening).
A TYPICAL 8 WEEK or 8 MONTH COURSE OUTLINE: WEEK BY WEEK (please note individual courses may vary slightly)
Week 1: Introduction To Wine Tasting
Week 2: France - All the major regions from Burgundy to Bordeaux
Week 3: Discover Italy - the major wines + principles of wine and food pairing
Week 4: Spain & Portugal - More than just Rioja...
Week 5: Australia & New Zealand - More then just Shiraz and Sauvignon
Week 6: Chile & Argentina - Including the world famous Malbec
Week 7: South Africa & USA - From California to Cape Town
Week 8: Champagne & Sparkling Wines from around the world
Tastings start at 7pm and run for approx 2 hours, finishing 9pm.
Each week we will examine how different grape varieties, different climates and local wine-making techniques impact on the aromas and flavours of the wine. Through practice and our guidance you will learn how to identify the wine's characteristics - we show you how to taste and appraise wine like a professional. We believe that the best aide to learning about wine is the process of tasting and comparing for yourself and that is exactly what you will have the chance to do in our relaxed and informal setting.
Professional ISO tasting glasses, comprehensive tasting notes and a tasting of food are all provided, and of course wine!
WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS AN EVENING?
Not a problem. Please consult our terms and conditions for specifics, but depending on the situation you may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subsequent wine course, or obtain a refund voucher valid for any of our MWS courses and tastings.
WHAT SHOULD I GET FROM THE COURSE ?
By the end of the eight evenings you will have gained a good understanding of the worlds major grape varieties and the wine styles they produce. You will have learnt to taste wine like a professional, and be able to identify a corked wine. You will also have an appreciation of the worlds major wine regions and the wines they produce. You will also have learnt which foods match well with which wines and why. You will also have developed your sense of smell and wine vocabulary. You will be able to progress to the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines And Spirits (see below).
PROGRESSION AFTER AN 8-WEEK/MONTH COURSE
Once you have finished an 8-weekmonth course you will have sufficient starting knowledge to progress on to the WSET L2 Award in Wines & Spirits. This is a globally recognised qualification and is an excellent way to consolidate your knowledge and enhance your enjoyment of wine. A must for anyone working in the hospitality or drinks business but equally fun for those wishing to study purely for pleasure!
Our tutors are amongst the highest-performing WSET trainers in the UK, and our students enjoy well above average exam results. At Manchester Wine School over 90% of students who study their WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits with us pass their course so you know you are in good hands when you come to study with us!