Port, Cheese and Chocolate - Christmas ideas!
A dream night for all you Port lovers! A tasting devoted to this wintery warmer and the chance to taste it alongside some delicious cheeses and some fine sumptuous chocolate too. Delicious!
Port, the luscious fortified wine has a long history and is closely associated with the British. Port is named after the City of Porto, where the wines are matured. Many of the most famous Port houses of Porto, are still owned and run by British families. The wine starts its life in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the beautiful Douro valley and is produced from a diverse range of Portugal's indigenous grapes varieties.
We have all heard about Port and Stilton, but what about Port and other cheeses? and even chocolate? From crumbly, nutty cheddar to soft and salty blues we will match them to different styles of Port. Many people enjoy a tipple of Port (usually a Ruby or LBV) style in the winter, but we want you to taste the full range of flavours that this quintessentially British drink has to offer.
So come and join us this Christmas in Manchester City centre to learn about how, and where, this glorious drink is produced and taste a wide range of beautiful Port wines, that will include some of the following-
- White Port
- 10 year old Tawny
- Reserve Ruby Port
- Late Bottled Ruby Vintage
Plus something special you may not have tried before!
There will be six wines to taste, matched with cheese and chocolate, giving you an opportunity to experience some of the best food and wine pairings of them all!
Places are strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment!
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. A perfect early Christmas gift for the Port lover in your life!
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 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: 12
Course Date/Time: Sat 16th Nov 2019 at 2-4pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester City Centre