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Wine Tasting Manchester

 Best Wine Tasting Manchester Events

Fun & Knowledge for Budding Wine & Gin Enthusiasts

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From discovery tastings to wine and cheese, gin or fizz & afternoon tea, steak and red wine & lots more...

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Regular Wine Tasting Manchester Events in the City Centre 2019

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.

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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

James T. ... via Tripadvisor

John Callow DipWSET FWS

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.

WSET Manchester, Certified Educator
Manchester Sake Educator

Explore the Wonderful World of Wine, Gin, Sake & Whisky Tasting:

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!

You Will Find Our Wine Tasting Events Great Value

  • Taste around six different wines.
  • Try samples you may not have bought yourself.
  • Learn where to buy your wine & get the best value.
  • No pressure to buy wine or gin-We don't sell them!

John is Here To Rescue You From The Dreaded "Wine Snob"

  • Enjoy our fun and informal events.
  • You don't need to know a lot about wine. Just to enjoy it.
  • Experienced or a "Newbie" - everyone is welcome.
  • Benefit from John's trade know how & WSET qualifications.

How to Choose Your Perfect Wine Tasting   

  • Choose from a wide range of courses. From Old World to New, Lesser Known Regions to French Classics-you are sure to find something you will love.
  • Our Discovery Course in Manchester is a really good place to start.
  • No matter what type of wine you prefer discover some hidden gems and new favourites.
  • You will benefit from your new discoveries. Feel more confident with your wine store and restaurant choices.
  • So browse our wine tastings now:

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.

Don't forget our gift vouchers-ideal for the wine lovers in your life.

A Reminder of Why You Should Come & Enjoy Wine With Us at our Tastings

  • Corporate tasting events & courses
  • Private wine events all over The Greater Manchester Region
  • Single evening wine tastings from only £25
  • Hen party events are our speciality. We have a great new venue in Manchester city centre ideal for these
  • Enjoy an evening tasting great wine in your own home
  • Now available-professional WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) courses
  • Regular wine events and courses in Central Manchester

Where Does Northern Wine School Hold Events?

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.

More details about our Manchester venues are here.

What Courses Are Available?

You can enjoy a whole range of tastings with us:

  • The Discovery Course-a great way to start your wine tasting journey
  • Premium Courses-enjoy some cheese and wine, or gin and whisky events here in Manchester
  • Friday steak and red wine matching, or indulgent Saturday afternoon wine tasting lunches
  • Need to reward colleagues or entertain clients? Our corporate Manchester wine tastings fit the bill
  • Want a Hen Party that is that little bit different? We have just the thing to suit all ages too!

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.

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What to Expect at a Wine Tasting Event

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 Advantages of Northern Wine School Tastings

  • You will not feel you have to buy anything. We do not sell wine.
  • Our tastings centrally located, with good transport links.
  • You can meet new friends who share your interest in wine.
  • Learn from fellow tasters. Beginners and enthusiasts all welcome!
  • Discover great value wines and where to buy them.
  • Suitable for beginners and budding enthusiasts alike.
  • John, your WSET Diploma qualified host, is enthusiastic and knowledgeable but not stuffy. 
  • You will have a really enjoyable evening tasting delicious wine.

Do I Have to Spit?

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.

Any Other Things to Bear in Mind?

Because the sense of smell is so important in your enjoyment of our  events this means:

  • Smoking and Vaping are to be avoided. Their strong aromas can affect others' and your appreciation of the wines & spirits.
  • Avoid applying any strong scents, such as perfume, after shave and hairsprays for example. These would all interfere with your ability to smell the wines and also that of your fellow tasters..

Where Do I start? Our Discovery Wine Tasting Course...

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...

Wine Tasting Manchester
Service Type
Wine Tasting Manchester
Provider Name
Northern Wine School,
The Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road,Manchester,M3 4JR,
Telephone No.0161 883 1278
Greater Manchester
Fun & friendly Manchester Wine Tasting events. Gin tasting in Manchester. WSET professional Awards for Level1, Level 2 and Level 3 plus WSET Online Courses. Private parties and Corporate Tastings.