Battle of the Grapes - The Red and White Blind Tasting challenge

Battle of the Grapes - The Red and White Blind Tasting challenge

Wines taste different depending where in the world they are made! This means that a Chardonnay from France will taste different to a Chardonnay from South Africa.

There is often a lot of uncertainty from consumers when buying French wine as the labels do not give much away in terms of the grape variety used to make the wine, rather they assume you will have the knowledge of grape varieties grown in that area of the country.

In this special blind tasting challenge in Manchester City Centre we will see how some of the classic French wines stand up against their New World counterparts. This 'taste off' will feature:

  • A beautiful Champagne vs a sparkling wine from a New World rival, South Africa
  • A classic Viognier from France vs Chile
  • A Grenache, Syrah, Mouverdre based red from the Côtes du Rhône vs a powerful alternative from South Africa or Australia
  • A quality French Pinot Noir vs a sumptuous New Zealand Pinot Noir

Tasting blind means you won't know which wine is which when you are comparing the varieties. It promises to be an intriguing and revealing evening of tasting with some excellent wines from each side of the Old World/New World divide.

Which will you like best? There is only one way to find out, come along!

Like all our evenings, full tasting notes, to take home, will be provided along with a small selection of cold meat, cheese and bread. 

Do you know someone who might like this tasting? Like all our events this is available to book as a gift voucher. Just book a place below, click on the email when you receive your confirmation, request a voucher and we'll do the rest.

Or do you want to buy a gift but let them choose which tasting they want to go to? just buy a Manchester Wine School gift voucher , with no expiry date and lots of different events available each month, they can decide for themselves.

This tasting takes place in the atmospheric "Front Room" at the Royal Exchange Theatre. We are delighted to offer those booking a 20% off drinks voucher which can be redeemed at The Rivals bar/restaurant.

Why not make a full night of it and enjoy their 2 or 3-course menu offering before or after the wine tasting? We do recommend you book at table as it can get busy with theatre guests too so click here to do that and there is a reservation option at the bottom of the page as well as a sample menu.

Places remaining: 10

Course Date/Time: Thu 27th Sep 2018 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre - Manchester

Event Price: £27.50

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