From discovery tastings to wine and cheese, gin or fizz & afternoon tea, steak and red wine & lots more...
Come to one of our regular ticketed wine tasting Manchester courses in the city centre, or perhaps have us organise your private party for friends or work colleagues. Want to buy a gift? Browse our full range of GIFT VOUCHERS, you're sure to find just the right present for someone special.
Absolutely fantastic evening. Very informative and I had the opportunity to try some excellent wines. Can't wait for the next one! Would definitely recommend to friends and family
John Callow DipWSET
My mission is to for you to gain more enjoyment from your favourite tipple. Whether a student in the trade or a wine or spirits enthusiast I want to help you benefit from my experience and knowledge.
After working in the drinks industry for some years I found my real passion was in helping others choose and buy wine well. I decided to learn as much as possible about the wines and spirits I enjoyed. Over the years I have earned my WSET Diploma, been accepted by The Association of Wine Educators and become a certified Sherry and Sake Educator. Read more on the About page.
You can enjoy everything from red wine evenings to cheese and wine tasting at our city centre events. No matter what experience you have involving the world of wine, you're sure to find what you are looking for at Northern Wine School. Learn to enjoy wine like a connoisseur, appreciating the nose, complexity and character of them. To see what our customers think about wine school, just take a look at our Google reviews.
The school was founded and is run by John Callow DipWSET who has many year's experience of the wine and spirit trade. Northern Wine School is completely independent which allows us to recommend great wines at all of our wine tasting Manchester occasions. You can be sure that our wine choices are not influenced by anyone because we do not sell wine!
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A know-it-all wine snob can ruin a wine experience by forcing the “right” agenda down your throat,
along with the “right” wine. ~ Wine Folly
Enjoy fun relaxed Manchester events with great wine & good company. Wine is a social pleasure-taste it with others who share your interest.
Join us to enjoy regular tastings and courses. Also private tastings for groups of friends, family or work mates. Find new favourites to savour and where to buy them at the best prices. We don't sell wine, so are able to offer you unbiased help and advice.
We hold our events in the centre of the city. At the moment we use two major venues for our Manchester courses. These are Malmaison, Piccadilly and The Castlefield Hotel on Liverpool Road.
Many of our Discovery wine tastings are held at The Castlefield Hotel and most other events are now held at Malmaison.
You can enjoy a whole range of tastings with us:
Have a look at the All Tasting Events Page to see what's available in Manchester & around the city.
Our Manchester events are great fun whether you are a beginner or seasoned enthusiast! You can enjoy one of our regular ticketed in the city centre, or perhaps have us organise your private party for friends or work colleagues.
Northern Wine School wine tasting events follow the same pattern as those in any other city. They give you the chance to sample a range of wines in the company of like minded people. You will be able to try far more wines than you could easily taste at home.
Some tastings are slightly more formal but usually relaxed and fun. You will probably be seated around a table and watch a presentation as you taste.
Other events ( usually those provided by wine merchants for example) are even less formal. You will be able to wander around and try wines provided by the seller.
The short answer is no. Professional tasters do because they wouldn't be able to taste many wines at a time if they swallowed all of them. You are provided with spittoons at all of our events. Whether you use them is entirely up to you. As you are advised not to drive, but to use public transport, then drinking and driving is not an issue.
Because the sense of smell is so important in your enjoyment of our events this means:
Our Discovery Course is a great place to start your wine tasting journey. See more details on The Discovery Page ...
Or you can explore all our available events on the All Courses Page...