World Cup Winners Wines - 8 wines from 8 winning countries
Have you ever noticed how some of the best wine producing countries also play some of the best football? With this in mind and just in time for Fathers Day, and of course a small football competition called "The World Cup" we are delighted to host "World Cup Winners Wines"
At this fantastic one off special wine tasting in Manchester City centre, we will taste 8 delicious wines from the 8 countries who have won the World Cup!
Can you name them all? Scroll down the page to see if you guess correctly!
This 2 hour tasting is perfect for anyone who loves wine and wants to learn a little more in a relaxed, fun, friendly way. You don't need to love football to love wines from world cup winning countries!
We will pitch Old World classic cup winners, France ,Spain, Italy, Germany and of course England against New World upstarts Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay!
For those of you who maybe haven't tried wine for Brazil or Uruguay before, you are in for a treat. Wine is not the first drink that springs to mind when you think of Brazil. Its more famous alcoholic export is the Caipirinha, however Brazil is the 5th largest wine producer in the southern hemisphere. Uruguay is South America's fourth most important wine producer although only about 3% of its annual production is exported. Thanks to a substantial immigration from Basque country in South West France in the 19th century, it is one of the world's centres of Tannat vine-growing.
- English (1966) Your first introduction to our fabulous fizz? English Sparkling Wine is so good it even beats the famous French stuff in blind tastings.
- Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) Sauvignon Blanc – Fresh and fruity with a tropical fruit aroma and a fresh citrus palate
- Germany (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014) Riesling – July is the #31daysofriesling month so what better time to taste – and FYI it’s not sweet!
- Argentina (1978, 1986) Torrontes – A true summer wine, aromatic grapey nose and a zingy palate; if you love Sauvignon Blanc you’ll love this.
- Italy (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006) - a world cup worthy wine to be announced!
- France (1998) Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon’s intellectual cousin – medium-bodied with flavours of cranberry, cherry and a touch of spearmint
- Spain (2010) Monastrell – A full-bodied fruity red with intense flavours of ripe plum and vanilla and soft, smooth tannins
- Uruguay (1950) Tanant - bold with smokey/spice aromas and a juicy fruit palate
So what are you waiting for.
Kick off is 7pm with half time cheese, ham and bread to enjoy with the 8 wines. Great value at just £30 per person.
Places remaining: 2
Course Date/Time: Fri 15th Jun 2018 at 7-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Jurys Inn