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Announcing Sake Courses in The North West

John Callow of Northern Wine School and the founders of The Sake Sommelier AssociationAfter a week of intensive study in London, John successfully passed the Certified Sake Sommelier examination. He was awarded his certificate in March ,and is now able to teach the Introductory Sake Sommelier Course. He has plans to hold Sake tasting events and […]

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Gins of the North West UK

Updated September 2018The North West has a proud history of innovation and enterprise. It’s no surprise that there has been a huge growth of gin making in the region. From makers who can trace their roots back to the 1700’s to the new breed of independent craft gin makers. All place great importance on using […]

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Manchester Gin Festival 2018

​It’s that time of year again. Manchester Gin Festival 2018 is here at Victoria Baths Hathersage Rd, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE. From Friday 23rd. of March ’til Sunday 25th. MarchA Gin Festival is defined by top craft gins, tasty food, fantastic music, entertainment and you lot! We love meeting you at our events, magnificent people […]

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March Supermarket Wine Recommendations

White WineALDI Champagne Veuve Monsigny Brut NV, France. £10.99.Aldi Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut NVEaster is usually a time for celebration, and bringing the whole family together. Therefore, I thought I’d push the boat out and recommend some fizz in this month’s supermarket wine recommendations. Good Champagne is never cheap. However, for a modest price, Aldi […]

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Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival 2018

​This is The Chocolate Festival’s 10th. Year!​Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival 2018 takes place on Saturday 24th. and Sunday 25th. of March. Besides featuring Artisan Chocolate makers those making chocolate themed goods will also be there. Street food and entertainment for all the family to enjoy! ​See what it’s all about in this Manchester Evening News Video:

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The Netherlands comes to Manchester to Taste Gin

A Group of Dutch Friends were in Manchester for a long weekend. Ruud van Otterdijk and friends from Rotterdam booked their Northern Wine School gin event before travelling. They joined us for a gin tasting at The Castlefield Hotel on Saturday March 17th. We gave them a taste of local gins including Thomas Dakin, Zymurgorium […]

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