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Down to earth wine tasting

I attended one of Gary's wine tasting sessions at Wrekin College in December. I wasn't sure what to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
claireheaton42
Great Christmas Wine tasting!

Used a gift voucher I had been given to attend Gary's Christmas Wine Tasting Evening at The Lion... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hello and a very warm welcome to the Shropshire Wine School. We are an independent wine education company which hosts wine tastings and wine courses in Shrewsbury and throughout Shropshire. We offer a range of wine events from introductory courses...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Wyle Cop | The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended one of Gary's wine tasting sessions at Wrekin College in December. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was a very enjoyable and informative evening and i felt that i learnt a lot in just a couple of hours. We enjoyed it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used a gift voucher I had been given to attend Gary's Christmas Wine Tasting Evening at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury. Thoroughly enjoyed it...and learnt a lot. Gary took us through a Christmas Day's meals and matched wine to each.We tasted some top quality champagne, wine,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ARossall
GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I’m glad you enjoyed the evening. I hope to see you on another wine tasting event in due course.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Our first experience of this kind of event and can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A great background information on the regions and process but importantly not too much, some fantastic Port and Cheese to try out and all presented by Gary who is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thanks for your comments Jayne, I'm glad you enjoyed the evening. I look forward to meeting you again in due course.

Reviewed 15 November 2018

What a super day. Great wine, great food, great company and a great venue. Gary was marvellous, answered every question he was asked. Taking my dad for the Christmas wine tasting. Cant wait!

Date of experience: November 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thanks for your kind words, it was a very enjoyable event for everyone I think. See you next week.

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

It should have been one evening of wine tasting - we enjoyed it so much we decided to do the 8 week course - 4 weeks in and we still want more ....why? ....because it’s fun informative and relaxed .... always loved choosing and drinking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hey thanks Sue, glad you decided to upgrade from one evening to the 8 week course. See you after your short break.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

On the 27th October we spent a day in Gary's capable hands tasting wine at the Lion hotel in Shrewsbury, courtesy of Shropshire Wine School. Although we learnt a lot about wines, this wasn't a course! No exam at the end and just a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for your kind words Glyn, glad you enjoyed the day. Hope to see you back again next year, maybe WSET next time?

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Went for a day of wine tasting at the Lion Hotel Shrewsbury yesterday and my husband and I both had a fabulous day!!! The host Gary is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, we learnt so much about wine that we never knew before! Plus got to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thanks for your kind words Jenni, glad you had a lovely day. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

What an experience! The wine tutorials, at the Lion Hotel Shrewsbury, was incredibly informative. The tutor, Gary emitted volumes of enthusiasm whilst keeping his Audiance captivated throughout. For anyone who is interested in learning about red and white wines, the science involved in brewing them...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Manager at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Michelle. Glad you enjoyed the day, it was great fun for me too. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 October 2018

My wife and I and 2 friends spent the day at the Lion Hotel ins Shrewsbury and we were treated to a wealth of information about the wines of the world, very enlightening and Gary was a true expert when it came to telling and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thanks for your feedback, pleased that you enjoyed the day. It went very quickly for me and it was a pleasure as always. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Just enjoyed a great evening blind tasting and enjoying a fine selection of Reds & Whites. Gary demonstrated tremendous passion and fabulous knowledge of wines and made the evening not only informative but really fun !

Date of experience: October 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thanks Jon, it was great to be back again and particularly pleasing for me that everyone enjoyed the evening. See you again soon.

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