Grape Expectations - Tempranillo / Chenin Blanc
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 October we will be tasting the hugely popular Spanish giant Tempranillo and the wine which put South Africa on the map, but also shines in the Loire - Chenin Blanc.
Tempranillo is Spains número uno grape. Easy to find on supermarket shelves this wildly diverse food-pairing wine that also happens to have great a great flavor profile for its value.If you’ve never had Tempranillo, or have only tried it in isolated circumstances we will quickly bring you up to speed and reveal a few tips about the often undiscovered varietal. With the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and meaty nature of Carignan, Tempranillo is well worth investigating. When young, it can be surprisingly fresh and fruity. with age and oak, you’ll find more of the dust, tobacco, and leather flavors serious wine fans crave.Yum!
It’s hard not to love Chenin Blanc. It is versatile in style and sweetness and has the ability to adapt to a wide variety of tastes. Dry, Sweet, Sparkling, fresh summer drinking, to complex oak age styles, there really is a Chenin Blanc wine for every occasion. At this tasting we will try a variety of styles to see which we all prefer. Could it be its most classic form in the Loire Valley full of floral and honeyed aromas or a South African Chenin with the distinct peardroppy, peachy flavours. You'll have to book a place below to find out!
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.
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Fri 4th Oct 2019 at 7-9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Royal Exchange Theatre - Manchester City Centre