Twice the Price - Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec

Twice the Price - Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec

"How much should I really be spending to get a decent bottle of wine?"

"Why is that wine so much more expensive than the others, if they all come from the same place/are made from the same grape?"

"Would I really be able to tell the difference if I splash out on a more expensive bottle, or should I just stick to my favourite which I know I like?"

Do any of these questions sound familiar? People are fascinated, sometimes confused, and certainly a little cynical when it comes to understanding the different prices of wine.

This special one off tasting, taking place in Manchester City Centre,  will address this issue head-on, in the best way we know how- by tasting all of our wine BLIND without knowing the price. One wine will cost £5, one wine will cost £10 and one will cost at least £20. But here's the killer question- WILL YOU BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE? And equally importantly- will you actually prefer the most expensive one?

This fantastic, fun tasting falls perfectly between World Malbec Day (17th April) and International Sauvignon Blanc Day (4th May) What further excuse do you need to try some great examples of these world famous wines!

We will give you plenty of guidance along the way. Every wine is a unique story, so before tasting we'll go through an overview of the wine in question, learning what the main considerations are when it comes to costing it too. The real excitement however is in tasting; the opportunity to set aside prejudices that people might have once they know the cost of the wine, and just trust your own senses!

We will taste 6 wines on the evening and what better wines to challenge our senses, and preconceptions, than the supremely popular New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Argentinian Malbec.  Up for debate will be:

The Sauvignon Blancs

  • Wairau Cove - Tesco
  • Graham Norton's Own - Majestic Wine
  • Greywacke - Reserve Wines

The Malbecs

  • Wine Makers Selection – Sainsburys
  • Alamos – Waitrose
  • Zuccardi Q - Selfridges

Full tasting notes provided, and the tasting is accompanied by some cheese and cold meats, All for just £27.50

This tasting takes place in the Exchange Suite 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. (this will be emailed before the event). 

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

This wine tasting would make the ideal gift for the wine lover in your life! Like all our events, if you book a place we can send you a gift voucher. Just click on the email link when you receive your automatic 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 purchase a Manchester Wine School gift voucher to the value of your choice and we can send it to you via email or post; with lots of different events available they are sure to find something that interests them within the next few months.



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Course Date/Time: Fri 20th Apr 2018 at 7-9pm

Duration: 2 Hours

Venue: Exchange Suite, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester City Centre

Event Price: £27.50







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