Newcastle Wine School
Newcastle Wine School
4.5
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4.5
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nicola e
Durham, UK10 contributions
Sep 2021
superb day out, full day of wine tasting, started with a glass of champagne.
Louise the tutor was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot during the day.
we had a lovely 2 course lunch in the restaurant, 6 white wines and 6 red wines to try, no scrimping on the size of each glass of wine, thoroughly enjoyable day, friendly people, would definately recommend to anyone who enjoys wine and would like to learn more.
Written 14 September 2021
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The Englands
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK17 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We were bought a voucher as a Christmas present so thought we’d make the most of it and go all out with the option to add some food (It was Blackfriars restaurant so knew it would be nice food too)

We were quite surprised on arrival when we were escorted to what was the conference room upstairs. The tables were set out classroom style, and the lights were so bright it really did make you feel you were in a classroom, so not a pleasant environment at all. We did attend during the Pandemic so maybe this had something to do with it but after reading previous reviews I believe the wine tasting events have always took place in the conference room.

The French Lady who did the course was very friendly and informative so this review has no bad merit against her.
The samples of food from the restaurant were also very good.

We felt at £40 per head it was extortionate for what we got, would much rather have spent this on a nice meal in the lovely restaurant downstairs, (we felt quite envious of the customers eating their meals in the cosy restaurant when we left!)

Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend Newcastle Wine school to anyone.
Written 4 November 2020
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Hi Michelle I am sorry that your evening with us didn't live up to your expectation of a restaurant meal. The experience that you purchased was a class based Food and Wine Workshop in which we pair seven different wines with five or six tapas sized portions of food to demonstrate in a practical setting the principles of food and wine pairing. This experience requires a certain level of lighting, for example, to appreciate the appearance of the wines. And under the current Covid restrictions we are required to exercise social distancing between tables in the workshop set up. I am pleased that you enjoyed the food sampled and found your tutor friendly and informative. Kind regards David and the Newcastle Wine School Team
Written 29 December 2020
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LauraJayneBaker
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK22 contributions
Mar 2020
The variety of wines were great, accompanied by the wealth of knowledge shared. Our host answered every question with enthusiasm and detail, in a beginner-friendly manner. There were a mix of levels of 'experience' in the room regarding wine tasting and everyone clearly enjoyed it and were able to participate as well as received insight.
Written 30 March 2020
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Thank you for the review Laura delighted that you enjoyed the experience
Written 31 March 2020
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Melanie Hill
Durham, UK15 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited Newcastle Wine School as a large group for part of our work xmas night out, and it kicked our night off brilliantly. It was a fantastic combination of being very informative (but not too detailed), with plenty of time for us to chat in between and enjoy the experience as a group. The wine was delicious, we tasted plenty of different types, and had some snacks with it too. The evening was run as a quiz as we went on, so there was an element of competitiveness between our groups which fun. Plus the environment is gorgeous, above the oldy-worldly Blackfriars restaurant, so very atmospheric.
Written 27 February 2020
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Thank you for your review and I am delighted you guys had a great night. Leaning about wine should be fun!
Written 28 February 2020
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_hazel_wilkinson
Wallsend, UK54 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was a Christmas present from our daughter. We really enjoyed it. I liked the white wine samples and all of the chocolate samples. My husband enjoyed the red wine. We did learn a lot and the lady who gave the talk was French which added to the evening.
Written 26 February 2020
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Thanks Hazel delighted that you enjoyed the evening!
Written 27 February 2020
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Elaine N
Gateshead, UK1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Couples
I have to say, what an absolutely fantastic evening we had! We arrived a little late (thanks little mix), but we’re welcomed warmly by our host. The wine was plentiful and poured out for us so everyone’s had equal measures. The cheese portions were surprising large, and absolutely delicious. The presentation we were given was easy to follow, really interesting and very enjoyable. All in all, we had a great evening, lots of wine, and lots of well paired cheese.

I strongly recommend this evening to anyone!
Written 19 November 2019
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Yvonne
County Durham, UK104 contributions
Sep 2019
ve been to the wine school for 10week course and then attended various other day / evening sessions over the past 5 years and I can honestly say I've enjoyed every single time I've been. David is very professional and knowledgeable but also has a great sense of humour. The last session I attended was to take my daughter and her friend who wish to learn more about wine. They both enjoyed it and also David was very willing to show them what to look out for etc even though the session wasn't an introduction. Will look forward to attending the Prosecco session in October and future events when possible. Thanks again David for being a great host
Written 11 September 2019
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Thanks Yvonne delighted you all had a good night and look forward to seeing you again
Written 12 September 2019
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Explorez
Tyne & Wear357 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Brilliant night, well presented and an excellent variety of wines. The host was very knowledgeable and no question was left un answered. An option for more snacks/food would make the evening even better.
Written 23 July 2019
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John Q
Chester-le-Street, UK94 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We didn't know what to expect but it turned out to be one of the best nights out we've had in a while.

We learned a great deal about wine but it was not preachy or too high brow. The selection of wines was superb. A definite will go again.
Written 21 July 2019
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Geordiefolk
Newcastle15 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Our kids bought us a voucher for a four week wine tasting course run by Newcastle Wine School at Blackfriars as a Christmas present. We did not know what to expect but have had such a great time tasting wines from all over Europe. Alex , the tutor, is very knowledgeable and has given us an insight into the background of each region we “visited “interspersed with colourful anecdotes . The evenings have been lively and friendly and we hope to return for another tasting soon .
Written 24 May 2019
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