Grape Expectations - Pinot Noir / Viognier

Grape Expectations - Pinot Noir / Viognier

Join us in Manchester City Centre for this wine tasting which forms part of our "Grape Expecations" course. Each month we will look at some of the world's most famous and loved Red and White grape varieties and taste the diverse selection of varied flavours and styles of wines these grapes produce. Showcasing some of our favourites. In July we will be tasting subtle and delightful Pinot Noir  and the increasingly popular  Viognier

Pinot Noir is the classic grape of red Burgundy, whose greatest wines are concentrated in the east and south-east-facing limestone hills of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. These are some the world's finest wines (with a fine price tag to match). Pinot Noir thrives in other parts of the Old and New World too. A succulent German Spätburgunder, is the most highly regarded red wine grape in Germany.  Oregon in America’s Pacific north-west has staked its wine reputation on cool-climate Pinot Noir with considerable success and New Zealand has long claimed to make the best Pinot outside Burgundy. The only way to find out which you like best is to join us on this wonderful tasting and find out!

Viognier (French pronunciation: ​[vio n je])  is famed for its extraordinary combination of perfume and body. Viognier could truly be said to be the hedonist's white grape variety, even if it is often the wine maker who has the headache, and not just the drinker, as this grape has to be left on the vine for a very long time before its characteristic heady aroma fully develops. It's home in the Condrieu appellation on the right bank of the northern Rhône produces some if its must acclaimed wines. Aromatic, powerful viognier with its hallmark blossom scents and apricot and peach-like flavours, has become the darling of Californians, and, latterly Argentina, Australia and the South of France too. It makes powerfully rich, dry whites made for drinking young, offering a delicious alternative style to Chardonnay.

On the night we will taste 6 wines accompanied by full tasting notes and some cheese and ham to nibble on. 

Perfect for those who love wine and want to know more. A great gift idea too!

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.

This wine tasting would make the ideal gift for the wine lover in your life, and like all our events, if you book a place, we can send you a gift voucher. 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 5th Jul 2019 at 7-9pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: The Royal Exchange Theatre - Manchester City Centre

Event Price: £27.50

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