POSTPONED - 4 Week Beginner's Wine Course

POSTPONED - 4 Week Beginner's Wine Course

In light of the latest government announcement and the increase in restrictions over the coming weeks, we have sadly had to cancel this tasting. We are very sorry to disappoint you but as I’m sure you appreciate it’s out of our hands. If you have a reservation an email has been sent to the person who made the booking with your options.

Any questions, please contact us.


Get to grips with the fascinating world of wine on this 4 week introductory course based in Manchester city centre. Run over 4 consecutive Thursdays nights, the course is designed for people who enjoy wine and want to learn more about it, in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting with no previous wine tasting experience necessary! The perfect Gift for a wine lover. 


Manchester City Centre, 7pm - 9pm

  • Thursday 5th November -  Introduction Wine Tasting
  • Thursday 12th November - Introduction to Red Wine from around the world
  • Thursday 19th November - Introduction to White Wine from around the world
  • Thursday 26th November - An introduction to Champagne and Sparkling Wine

The 4 week course cost just £95 in total (nothing to pay on the night and remember we don't sell wine so no sales pitch either!). 

At the end of the course you will :

  • Be able to taste wine like a professional
  • Have learned how to assess the quality of a wine
  • Be able to tell if a wine is faulty
  • Understand the world’s most important red, white and sparkling wines
  • Have tasted over 24 different wines!
  • Learn how to match food with wine
  • Understand wine labels and how to spot a good wine in the shops
  • Plus lots more!


Not a problem. You may either send a substitute, or pick up the missed session on a subsequent course, or obtain a refund voucher valid for any of our MWS courses and tastings.


Week 1 – Introduction to Wine Tasting
This first session will cover the basics: how wine is made and where in the world it comes from, how to taste wine and assess it like a true professional, tasting 6 wines, including grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Primativo, Tempranillio.

Week 2 – Red wines from around the world
Here we’ll explore the huge variety of red wine styles to be found. From light and fruity Pinot Noir to the smooth Valpolicella Ripasso; the elegant Beaujolais Village to the ever popular Argentinian Malbec! As well as trying 6 more fantastic wines, we’ll also talk about tannin and why some wines get better with age, as well as some other useful tips like why/when you should decant wine and what temperature to serve it at.

Week 3 – White wines from around the world
This evening we’ll move on to talk about white wines and taste 6 crisp and dry delicious examples along the way. We’ll talk a bit about the grape varieties and what they taste like as well as the wine regions that they come from, consider their potential for food and wine matching and further hone your wine tasting skills. We'll also cover things like use of oak, find out which is better - cork or screw cap, and bust a few wine myths too.

Week 4 – An Introduction to Champagne and Sparkling Wine
The last evening is all about fizz. We’ll taste 6 different delicious sparkling wines from around the world, including Champagne. We will learn about the different methods used to make them. You can test which you like best by tasting sparkling wine and Champagne side by side. 

So join us on this 4 week course in Manchester city centre and change the way you think about wine forever! You’ll try some amazing wines, meet some great new people with a shared interest and have a fantastic time along the way.

Comprehensive tasting sheets are available to take away along with a small selection of cheese, meats and bread to compliment the tastings. 

This course is available to buy as a gift voucher for the wine lover in your life and would make the perfect Christmas present! Just book a place and click on the email link on your confirmation requesting the voucher, we will do the rest.


After lengthy discussions with Manchester City Council licensing team and our venue, under the current tier 3 level in Manchester we can go ahead in our restaurant setting. Although we do not sell alcohol at our events the full menu offering is available to all MWS participants.

In line with current government policy, we can not accept reservations for groups of six or more. All guests will be seated in a socially-distanced manner from other attendees and you will be contacted before the event to provide contact tracing details. More information on what we are doing in partnership with our Covid secure venues to make our tastings as safe and enjoyable as possible, please CLICK HERE.

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Course Date/Time: Thu 5th Nov 2020 at 7-9pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: Princess Room, 3rd Floor Canton House, 34 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY

Event Price: £95.00







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