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Discovery Wine Tasting-Your Exciting Journey Starts Here!

Whether you are a wine tasting beginner or enthusiast you will love this. Of all our Manchester wine tasting evenings this is our most popular. Enjoy tasting six carefully selected wines. Learn about flavours and aromas. Find out where to buy great wine and get the best bottles for your money. The Discovery Event Gift Voucher is one of our most popular! Only £30pp. Scroll down for more details

​Read what a previous guest thought of The Discovery Event.....

I bought the Discovery course as a gift for my Dad but I also bought a ticket for myself - a complete newbie to wine.
The structure of the session was excellent, with a fun activity to start with and then the tasting to follow. It had a nice informal feel.John was extremely knowledgeable and packed the session full of interesting facts and tips. He was perfect for a complete beginner or a seasoned wine drinker. He provided plenty of resources, some of which I wish I looked at more.
As a cheese lover, this was a perfect bridge to get into wine for me.
I thoroughly recommend this to anybody. I loved it!

Tom Millward ... via Google

Next Dates for 2019:

Thursday 19/09/2019 Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4JR £30pp.

​These Manchester Discovery Tastings would make a great gift for someone special.

Your ​Introduction to Manchester Wine Tasting

​With so many dates to choose from, you're sure to find one to suit. Come on your own or with friends & make new ones.

Taste six different wines £30 per person.

​F​​​​ind out about flavours and aromas. Discover where to buy good value wines. Find a new favourite. Take home a useful tasting booklet and your new found knowledge.

Discovery Course-the start of many wine tasting adventures

​Five Reasons to Come to Our Discovery Course:

1. You don't need to know a lot about wine.

We're all about having fun, but you're sure to learn a little more about wine as well! These evenings are light hearted and relaxed. You will taste some lovely wines and maybe find new favorites.

2. We don't sell wine so there is no sales pitch.

But we will tell you where to find the best value. Have fun learning more about wine with other like-minded people without any pressure to buy anything.

3. You won't be bored. Our tastings are fun, not stuffy!

Everybody can enjoy learning more about wine. That is if you learn in a light-hearted manner and get to try wines you may not have tasted before. We can't abide wine snobbery and firmly believe that the best wines are the ones you enjoy.

4. To learn how to select a good wine.

Whether in the store or a restaurant. Know how to choose the best value by knowing a little more about the wines you prefer to drink. Find out how best to serve and store them.

5. Have fun and meet new people.

Enjoy a relaxed friendly vibe. Meet people who share your love of wine. At our Discovery Course you sample new wines and learn about them in the company of others. 

Went on the discovery course and really enjoyed it. Had no idea what to expect as it was a Christmas present but found it very interesting and informative. John who ran the evening certainly knows his stuff.

Linda Parden ... via Facebook

Many people buy this evening as a gift. There are two ways to do this:

Buy a Gift Certificate

You can choose this very popular gift. Give us the details and we will email a certificate to you to print out or resend.

Book a Discovery Date

If you know you want to book a Discovery date you can easily do that. For more information have a look at our page:


Events with you ~ the wine lover in mind.

Where you can learn about wine with friends and without stuffiness.​

You don't need to have been to a tasting before ~ this is a great introduction for all.​

Well that's what we're here for ~ to help you enjoy your wine even more.  Join us and have a great night out.

Manchester Wine Courses

The Best Way to Learn About Wine is to Drink It

Of course you could just open a few bottles at home and taste them all. This is hardly a convivial idea however and it would be slightly better to get together with friends for a tasting. It would be far more informative and sociable to attend a Manchester wine course.

What Are Your Manchester Wine Course Options?

  • Formal courses after which you are awarded a qualification. The WSET courses are the major ones , as they are devised by the trade's professional educational body. Details about Wine and Spirit Education Trust Courses here.
  • Courses run by Wine Merchants. These may be very informal tastings or structured courses. The major national merchants and also the big auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's run them too. They are excellent but will have prices to match, are often based in London and feature wines that may not be readily available for most of us.
  • Naturally we would prefer that you choose our option! We hold Wine Tastings and Wine Courses throughout Greater Manchester
  • You will learn how to taste wine like a professional, gaining the knowledge and confidence to try new styles of wine and grape varieties. Your best place to start is with our Discovery Course.
Wine Courses Manchester

WSET Courses-For Industry Professionals & Interested Members of the Public

WSET courses are open to everyone who wants a structured way of learning about wine. You can choose to start with levels 1 or 2, but level 3 is best tackled after succeeding with level 2. The first three levels are offered by accredited teachers all over the world and you can certainly attend them locally if you live in the Manchester area.

Level 4-The Diploma is taught by WSET itself in the UK. It is the flagship qualification and is the essential step if you want to try for Master of Wine.

Wine Merchant's Courses- Maybe Limited Choices.

In the Manchester area you will find tastings being held by national chains like Majestic. They always have bottles open on their tasting counter, especially at the weekend. Many independent merchants do something similar and may put together informal tasting evenings. Of course you may have spotted drawbacks to these events-you will only taste wines stocked and may feel under some obligation to make a purchase.

Northern Wine School Wine Tasting Courses in Manchester

Enjoy Manchester wine courses with us! We are completely independent and do not sell wine. This means we can recommend the best value wines for you to find easily, mostly from within your local area.

Northern Wine School Offers a Wide Range of Courses in Manchester

​Other ​Events

These indulgent events involve a luxury tasting. Some include speciality wines, others food and wine matching. We are developing new ideas all the time, so keep calling back to see what's new. A fantastic gift for the "foodie" in your life!