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John’s Monthly Wine Recommendations, April

White WineSainsbury’s Taste the Difference Greco Di Tufo. Campania, Italy. £10​Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Greco di TufoFrom Campania in Italy, the favoured wine region of the ancient Romans. This is made from the Greco grape, named after the Greeks who were first thought to have brought this variety with them to southern Italy. Greco Di […]

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Advanced Sake Sommelier Course, Japan February 2019

Tuesday 12th February Trip to Gekkeikan Sake brewery, Japan’s biggest producer and exporter. Essentially a giant industrial complex. Our guide kept referring to it as ‘factory,’ rather than a  brewery. Sake was produced on a huge scale, mostly for domestic consumption at this site. Everything was automated- from the rice steaming, Koji making to the final […]

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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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Meet the Gin Makers – Four Sisters Distillery

​We Welcomed Lucy & Hayley last Friday ​Two of the famous sisters from Sis4er’s Distillery, Salford came along to our packed gin tasting on November 9th. They gave an entertaining presentation about the eleven siblings and their transformation into brewers and distillers. A model of the distillery’s copper still, called Arabella was on display. “Frederica” […]

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First Sake Sommelier Students Graduate in Manchester

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: First Sake Sommelier Students Graduate in Manchester Congratulations to the first group of North West students who successfully passed the “Introductory Sake Professional Course”. Northern Wine School is the first Approved Programme Provider licensed to teach this qualification in the UK, outside of London. John Callow DipWSET lead educator at Northern Wine School hosted this […]

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Wine Folly Magnum Edition Master Guide Review

John Opens his Early Christmas Present!See all the goodies inside John’s early present to himself. There is a lot more in the box than the book of course. Watch the video to see what else you get with The Wine Folly Magnum Edition Master Guide.

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