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Northern Wine School Gift Guide

​Welcome to The Northern Wine School Gift Guide! Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done and dusted & you still haven’t got those important presents for special people? We have some inspiration for you. Here are some ideas we’ve gathered together to make buying for your loved ones so much easier. Experiences are remembered […]

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John’s Monthly Wine Recommendations- April

White WineDefinition Series Chenin Blanc, South Africa. Majestic, £12.99.Majestic Definition Chenin BlancA good example of the style you can achieve from Chenin Blanc, when wine makers aren’t trying to squeeze as many grapes out of their vines as possible. Green apple and citrus, with a honeyed nose. Delicious stone and tropical fruit on the palate, […]

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Champagne Tasting at Randall and Aubin

Manchester Champagne Tasting at Randall and AubinAn Early Mother’s Day TreatFor an early Mother’s Day treat we went to a Champagne Tasting at Randall and Aubin, Manchester. This Salon Privée was sponsored by Moet Hennessy and featured some of the finest French Champagne. The three courses were each matched to a different Champagne, including our […]

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Champagne Bureau Masterclass at Sheffield Hallam University

The Champagne BureauThe CIVC (Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne) is a semi autonomous official body that looks after the interests of the thousands of Champagne vine growers and wine makers. It has several responsibilities, the most (in)famous perhaps being its fierce legal protection of Champagne’s status as a protected designation of origin product. However, […]

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Tasting a Pedro Ximénez 30+ Year Old Wine

John compares a non-aged Pedro Ximénez wine with one made from a blend of wines at least 30 years old

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Christmas Wine Suggestions

Christmas gatherings can be a bit of a nightmare to cater and select wines for, especially with lots of guests. The more people there are, inevitably the wider diversity of personal tastes and preferences. It’s first of all important to remember that you will never please everyone! However, here I’ll lay out some suggested Christmas […]

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