Learn to taste like a pro – we offer a range of tasting events, each one designed to give you lots of insight and be lots of fun.
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Saturday Lunch Social

Wine Tasting with Lunch

Welcome glass of fizz, 9 amazing wines paired with 3 top-notch courses & lots of facts and fun.

Wine Discovery Course

Delve into the mystery of wine. Our friendly wine aficionado will guide your through the basics of wine and the secrets to food and wine pairing.
Global Wine & Cheese Social

Wine & Cheese Tasting Manchester

Six amazing wines from around the world, both white and red, plus a very generous cheese board.

Whisky Tasting

Taste different whiskies from around the world. Scotch, Bourbon, Irish & other drams.
Steak & Red Wine Social

Steak & red wine tasting

Six mouth-watering rich, red wines paired with a juicy dry aged Josper grilled steak dinner followed by a decadent cheeseboard.
Special Wine Tastings Social

Special wine tasting events

Discover a world beyond your usual wines. A series of special wine tastings focussing on specific themes and lesser known regions.

Rum Tasting

Discover the secrets of this sugar cane spirit, as you sip through six different styles guided by your friendly expert.
Italian Wine & Cheese Social

Italian Cheese & Wine Tasting

La Dolce Vita! Italy has a rich history of unique, historic wines and cheese from every region. Discover some of them on our guided tasting.
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Great British Wine & Cheese Tasting

Explore the up and coming wines of Great Britain, matched with 6 delicious regional cheeses, in this guided tasting.
French Wine & Cheese Social

French Wine & Cheese Tasting

A match made in heaven from a country famed for both – Vin et fromage: parfait. Six delicious French wines are paired with a très generous selection of regional cheeses.

Really good tasting events

Our tasting experiences are designed for all levels of knowledge and are open to anyone aged 18 or over. We don’t sell alcohol and are not affiliated with any producers.

All courses are run by a qualified, knowledgeable and experienced host. Everything is set up before you arrive – you just turn up, relax and enjoy yourselves with a great afternoon or evening.



Wear what you feel comfortable in, ask questions, meet new people, learn stuff, find new favourites, enjoy yourself.


Spit your drink out, there’s no need. (Of course, you can if you like.) Don’t drive, you’ll be drinking.


Smoke, vape or wear strong fragrances if you can – These can impair your tasting ability. We want you to get the most out of your experience.


No. Well, we do ask that you are dressed – obviously. All our events are informal.

Not at all. They are designed to be for everyone – if you are an expert, come along anyway, you might well learn something and your host will be up for the challenge of any questions you may have. 

Enough to make it an event, but not too many so you don’t get to make friends and ask your host questions. 

For Cheese and Wine, Gin, Burns Night Whisky Dinner and Discovery courses, there will be a maximum of 24 people.

For Steak and Red Wine, Gin and Afternoon Tea and the Saturday lunches, there will be a maximum of 18 people.

For private tastings there’s a minimum of ten people and up to one hundred. It depends entirely on what you want.

Cheese and Wine, standard Gin and Whisky tastings and Discovery courses are usually Thursday or Friday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. Steak and Red Wine is usually a Friday from 7pm to 9pm.

Gin and Afternoon Tea is on a Saturday from 2pm – 4pm and the Saturday lunches take place between 11am and 3pm.

Please arrive ten minutes before the start so we can get everyone settled and ready to start on time.

We rarely need to cancel events; we hate to disappoint our guests. However, we need a minimum number of attendees per event to make them viable, and for a great atmosphere. We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible to guests if this is necessary.

Wine and cheese, whisky, rum and special wine tasting events are held at our venue: 113 Portland Street M1 6DW. We are located next door to House of FU, directly opposite the Novotel Hotel.

For our steak and red wine and Saturday wine tasting lunches, we host at Malmaison Piccadilly.

No just bring yourselves and a sense of fun and adventure. We supply the wine, glasses, nibbles, pens and your own copy of tasting notes to take home with you as a memento. You don’t need to bring the tickets or confirmation either, we have a list of attendees we check off as you arrive.

Of course – we won’t split anyone up. (Unless you request that we do!) Tables are normally for four or six people – if you’ve booked separately, then let us know and we’ll put you together. If all the tickets are in one name, you’ll be together anyway.

If there are more than ten of you, you might be interested in a private tasting.

For the wine events, it’s six 50ml samples. If you’re at the Saturday lunch, around ⅔ of a bottle per person: A welcome glass of fizz, then nine 50ml samples

For spirits, you get six standard measures of 25ml plus mixers and garnish for the gin events. 

Sometimes we have guest appearances from producers too, who may have some extra exciting things for you to try!

You can change your booking to a later date anytime up to two weeks before the event. Any later than this is at our discretion because we have to let the venues know how many guests are attending and organise enough wine/spirits and your meals/cheese in advance. Please get in touch if you need to talk to us about changing your date.

There are lots of hotels to choose from nearby. Check out Kayak for ideas of places to stay and things to do with your weekend in Manchester