8 Month Course - GRAPE EXPECTATIONS - One Friday a month

8 Month Course - GRAPE EXPECTATIONS - One Friday a month

A new course for Manchester Wine School!

Come and discover the world of wine by tasting its major grape varieties! Did you know there are over 1,000 different types of grapes grown? This course will compare the "international" grape varieties like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Pinot Noir, with some fantastic but less well known wines made from grapes, such as Muscat, Grenache, Sémillon, Nebbiolo, Viognier, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Chenin Blanc

This course will enable you to understand why you like certain wines, and expand your horizons to many others that you may not have tasted. It helps you understand wine labels more by tasting today's key grape varieties.. This fascinating course in Manchester City Centre will take place once a month over an 8 month period, on the first Friday of the month.

The perfect way to begin the month and to start your weekend early!


No previous experience is needed but it is also perfect for those who have already attended our 8 week/month World Tour of Wine. This course is designed specifically for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it.

Please Note: There is an additional charge (in addition to the Course Fee of £95) of £10 per evening is payable on the night. This works out at less than £22 per tasting, the usual cost of a single evening is £27.50 per evening so you are saving £45 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. 

Course programme (8 months, once a month on the first Friday of the month)

  • 1st March -Cabernet Sauvignon / Muscat
  • 5th April  -  Grenache/Sémillon
  • 3rd May - Merlot/Riesling
  • 7th June - Nebbiolo/Chardonnay
  • 5th July - Pinot Noir/Viognier
  • 2nd August- Sangiovese/Sauvignon Blanc
  • 6th September - Syrah/Pinot Gris - Grigio
  • 4th October -Tempranillo/Chenin Blanc

By the end of the eight evenings you will have gained a good understanding of the world’s major grape varieties and the wine styles they produce. You will have learnt to taste wine like a professional. You will also have an appreciation of the world’s major wine regions and the wines they produce. You will also have learnt which foods match well with which wines and why. You will also have developed your sense of smell and wine vocabulary.

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.

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Course Date/Time: Fri 1st Mar 2019 at 7:00pm - 9.00pm

Duration: 2 hours (once a mont

Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre - Manchester City Centre

Event Price: £95.00







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