8 Month Course - Grape Expectations 2

8 Month Course - Grape Expectations 2

One of the most enthusiastically received courses we ran in 2019 was ‘Grape Expectations’, in which over 8 monthly-sessions we looked at 16 of the world’s most famous grape varieties. When we reached the end and asked attendees whether they’d like something similar for 2020, the reply came, ‘Yes please!’

So for ‘Grape Expectations II’, we’re picking a different set of grapes which, while maybe not as widely travelled as the initially set of 16, are still capable of making superb wine. In each session, we’ll concentrate on 2 grapes, one red, one white, and try at least 3 examples of each. Don't worry if you didn't attend last year. Everyone is welcome. 

The course will take place in Manchester City Centre on the first Friday of each month over an 8-month period. We’re expecting many of those who attended the initial ‘Grape Expectations’ to snap up places for this, but the course is also ideal for those who have already attended our 8-Week World Tour of Wine, and indeed for anyone who enjoys wine and would like to learn more about it.

Course programme:-

  • 6th March: Malbec & Petit Manseng
  • 3rd April : Carignan & Albariño
  • 1st May: Cabernet Franc & Furmint
  • 5th June: Mencia & Marsanne/Roussanne
  • 3rd July: Gamay & Grüner Veltliner
  • 7th August: Mourvèdre & Assyrtiko
  • 4th September: Touriga Nacional & Gewürztraminer
  • 2nd October: Zinfandel/Primitivo & Godello

Please Note: as well as the Course Fee of £110, there is an additional charge of £10 per evening which is payable on the night. This works out at under £24 per tasting, compared to the usual cost of a single evening of £30 – in other words, you are saving nearly £50 over the whole course! We break it up in this way to help spread the cost of the course and to make it more affordable.
For those with a voucher for an 8-week course, there is a £15 supplement for this.

WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS AN EVENING? Not a problem. You may either send a substitute, or pick up a similar or the same tasting when it runs again, or we can also issue you with a credit, valid for any of our other tastings of the same value.

This course would make the ideal gift, for Christmas or Birthdays or just because someone loves wine! If you need a gift voucher, just book a place below click on the email when you receive your confirmation, request a voucher and we will arrange. A perfect gift for the wine lover in your life!

All the tasting on the course take place in the atmospheric and beautiful 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?  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.

Places remaining: 12

Course Date/Time: Fri 6th Mar 2020 at 7:00pm - 9.00pm

Duration: 2 hours (monthly)

Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre - Manchester City Centre

Event Price: £110.00

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