Forget wining and dining, step it up to a wine class

A dog is a mans best friend, but a glass (or bottle) of wine is a girls.
I'd like to say I know my wines, I know the difference in colours and that's about it, don't ask me to name a particular wine, my knowledge doesn't exceed that far, but as long as it tastes good I'm onboard. 
I've been lucky enough to experience a wide range of wine experiences, from vineyard tours, to wine tasting sessions at home and of course a wine tasting class. So it'll come as no surprise that I'm already looking up my next wine adventure.

A night filled with red and white wines, it was one I wasn't going to forget.
It was the 'Discover Italy' night.
Manchester Wine School doesn't have a fixed location, they circulate around a range of venues and I suppose that adds to the enticement of attending a wine event.
I found myself attending the Jury's Inn hotel in Manchester, a conference room seemed to be specifically hired out for the occasion, with around 20 people in attendance.
It's great attending events with a small number of people, and as the wine flows, the conversations between strangers seem to develop.
I suppose that's the great thing about wine, it definitely boosts your confidence and takes you out of your comfort zone.

It's a 2hr wine tasting event, which takes you through three Italian whites and three Italian reds, each from different regions of the beautiful country, and each an affordable bottle which can be found at your local supermarket.
I'm normally more interested in experiencing wine that you can't purchase anywhere but from the vendor themselves, this however, was a pleasant change.
The wines moved from Tesco to Costco, and Majestic to Aldi, as well as a few others.
Nibbles were supplied partway through the course, and it was great to soak up a little of that wine.
Discovering Italy was a fantastic way to sample wines that most of us wouldn't even glance at. Manchester Wine School indulges your senses and provides a great insight into what makes these particular wines so great, the history and the tasting techniques were a real treat to the night.
There were times where there could have been a little less talking from the host, and a little more drinking and conversing with other wine lovers, so on that side note they did let me down, but it's an experience I feel you should partake in, even if it is only the once.
But I'm pretty sure I'll be booking another wine tasting night in the future.
The wine school have regular tasting nights which get your tastebuds travelling around the world, so why not check them out.


MissPond said...

This looks like great fun! I love that you would be able to find the bottles easily after, it is fun to try things hard to get hold of, but I never know what wine to pick when buying so this would be useful!

Latoya said...

This is a great idea,I'm originally from Cape Town and love wine, so this would be right up my street. I tend to stick to South African or Chilien wine, so would love to try others.