Shropshire Wine School

Shropshire Wine School, Shrewsbury: Address, Phone Number, Shropshire Wine School Reviews: 5/5

Shropshire Wine School
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Fun informal wine and gin tasting events here in Shropshire. We offer a range of events from introductory courses to more in-depth tastings, food and wine matching and professional (WSET) training. All events focus on enjoying wine in a relaxed and informal setting. No previous wine experience is necessary
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Caroline W
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
Sep 2021
The wine tasting experience with the Shropshire Wine School was brilliant. Gary is very personable and knowledgable. We enjoyed the wine games and tasting some great wines. Highly recommend.
Written 20 September 2021
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Thanks Caroline, as ever it was great fun for me to share my passion about wine. I hope to see you on another event in due course.
Written 16 May 2022
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Helen L
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Jul 2021
Cheese and wine pairing evening at The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury.
Having enjoyed tasting sessions with Gary before we returned after patiently waiting for lockdowns to subside. We were rewarded once again with an evening of great tasting wines plus cheeses to match, learning much in the process. Gary made the evening fun and very informal with like minded people.
We will return to more Shropshire Wine School sessions, we definitely recommend Gary if you are interested in trying a tasting session. More than wine tasting available too, his gin evening is a really good one!
Written 20 August 2021
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Thanks for your kind words Helen, it was great to get "back in the room" after such a difficult couple of yuears. I hope to see you on another event in due course.
Written 16 May 2022
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Sandra M
Burntwood, United Kingdom5 contributions
Oct 2020
Great introduction to an appreciation of different types of wine. Most enjoyable and recommended to anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of the subtleties of wine. Covered red and white wines of various types from many parts of the world..
Our host Gary is indeed very knowledgeable
Written 12 October 2020
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Thanks for your review Sandra. It was my pleasure as always to take you on a journey through some lovely wines and explain a little of what makes them special and how they are made. I hope to see you on another event in due course.
Written 13 October 2020
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Victoria S
Telford, UK361 contributions
Sep 2020
We finally got to attend the cheese and wine pairing evening at the Lion Hotel, after it was postponed during lockdown - and it was well worth the wait! Gary is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to wine, and he answered every question in detail. His presentation was excellent and we learned a lot about the vineyards themselves and why certain grapes flourish in certain areas. We tried a good range of wine and some interesting cheese pairings (there was a lot of cheese, so leave space!) The time flew by, and was great fun. Everything was done with Covid precautions in place and we felt very safe. We certainly want to attend more of his events, as he has a lot of different themes on offer. Thank you Gary for a lovely evening!
Written 21 September 2020
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Thanks for your review Victoria. Cheese and wine pairings are one of our most popular events and I’m very pleased you enjoyed it. I hope to see you on another event in due course.
Written 13 October 2020
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James Fraser
2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Gary came to a privately rented house during a staycation with some friends of mine and we couldn’t have asked for a better time. Great wine, great knowledge and fun team games made our afternoon one to remember, learnt lots and will be making some purchases of the wine he provided for my own enjoyment when home. Would highly recommend to those visiting Shrewsbury to get Gary over for a fun afternoon with great wine.
Written 11 September 2020
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Thanks for your kind words. It was my pleasure to spend a couple of hours talking you all through some lovely wines. Although the format I used is aimed at having a great time I’m glad you learnt some useful tips about wine along the way. I hope to see you on another wine tasting event if you visit Shropshire again.
Written 13 September 2020
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Nicole G
London, UK3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Gary delivered a fun and informative wine tasting event for us, with delicious wines! The game style ‘blind wine bluff’ was a great beginners introduction to the different skills and knowledge involved- thanks Gary!
Written 10 September 2020
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Thanks for your comments, the blind wine bluff is a format I’ve found works well with groups. It’s good fun and also educational. I hope to see you on another wine event in due course.
Written 11 September 2020
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Helen F
Wolverhampton, UK5 contributions
Apr 2020
I can highly recommend the virtual wine tasting events. Each week Gary introduces 2 wines ( advance notice given so you can taste the same or similar wines to Gary), talks about the regions of production and how this may infulence the style and price of the wine. You can ask questions and Gary, who is extrememy knowledgable, will answer very clearly and concisely. If you don't wish to taste the wines, don't worry, you will still have a very pleasant, enjoyable hour listening to the descriptions of the wines along with fun and informal banter. Love it !
Written 24 April 2020
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Thanks Helen, I've had a great time hosting these virtual wine tastings myself and learnt a few new tricks. It's been great fun and I've had some wonderful feedback. I'd like to think I've brought some cheer in these difficult times. Now moving across to "Zoom" for an even better experience, so check the website for details.
Written 13 May 2020
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Chrish
Lowestoft, UK42 contributions
Apr 2020 • Couples
Virtual wine tasting with Gary, learning a lot of interesting stuff about wines and even enjoying white wine now! Our Wednesday evening highlight during lockdown.
Written 22 April 2020
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Thanks for your kind words Chris, its' been an "interesting" experience doing wine tastings online. I've had some wonderful feedback and it's my way of giving people entertained in these difficult times.
Written 13 May 2020
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Carl Pavey
1 contribution
Mar 2020
2 weeks into an 8 week course. Week 1 - France (Bordeaux & Rhone) and Week 2 Italy. Received as a Christmas gift from wife. Initially a bit sceptical as I expected to be sold wine - I was completely wrong! Gary Carter is an excellent teacher who clearly loves his subject. Using a combo of powerpoint, handouts and generous quantity of 6 wines per evening Gary takes you on a journey through the region imparting knowledge, techniques, anecdotes and humour. The wines provided are of excellent quality and range from approx £6 to £20+ per bottle. Nibbles and tasting notes are, of course, provided.
One piece of advice - don't drive! But if you do Gary even provides spitoons!
Written 10 March 2020
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Thanks for your great review, the 8 week course is a big favourite of mine. As you say I don't sell wine, and many people are surprised by this but it's all about giving people a better understanding so that they can make better buying decisions when they do buy wine (from wherever). See you on Friday - Spain and Portugal.
Written 10 March 2020
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Nick Morgan
Newport, UK2 contributions
Jun 2019
Signed up for the 8 week round the world course and am loving it. The nights are fun and fly by. Always nice people, good wines and have learnt a lot
Written 9 March 2020
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Thanks for your review, glad you're enjoying the course. Many great wines still to come.
Written 10 March 2020
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