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Educational and entertaining

We have been here twice now. The first visit we made in May was as a result of receiving a gift... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2011
Durham, United Kingdom
Fabulous Napa Valley wine tasting with Simon Woods, learnt lots and had fun

Really enjoyed the evening's wine tasting. I certainly feel I know more about Napa Valley now and... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2011
Ruth G
North Shields, United Kingdom
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The Wine School has regular wine courses on weekday evenings and at weekends, based at Blackfriars in Newcastle
Friars Street | Above Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XB, England
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

I would definitely recommend the Introduction to Wine Tasting evening to anybody who wants to learn a bit about the different wines out there. We got to try six different wines (3 white, 3 red) and learnt a lot about the region they were from...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2011

We have been here twice now. The first visit we made in May was as a result of receiving a gift voucher for an introductory wine tasting evening. The class is held in an old converted barn adjacent to Blackfriars restaurant. There were about 20...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Really enjoyed the evening's wine tasting. I certainly feel I know more about Napa Valley now and got to taste a great range of wines from the area. It's a fun way to spend an evening with old and new friends. Highly recommend it!

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 22 November 2011

This wine school first opened in 2000 and my husband and I went to the very first class - and we have been going ever since! Chris is a wonderfully enthusiastic and knowledgable teacher without being in the least bit stuffy or boring. He has...More

1  Thank RebeccaHi
Reviewed 21 November 2011

good value for money wine course. We took an introductory course and enjoyed it although some of the wines werent quite to our liking. Would definately do another course but would choose wisely next time

Thank charlotte c
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Simon Woods who gave the presentation was very informative and his delivery was excellent , the power point unusually good I have to say . This was a great opportunity to taste some very expensive wines at a very modest cost , and I for...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 21 November 2011

I have attended a number of Wine School evenings all of which have been fun and good valley. The recent Napa Valley Masterclass was no exception and stands out for the outstanding quality of the wines on offer.

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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Really enjoyed being able to taste wines which I would not normally have tried. I was interested in the link between wines and the food they go best with. I feel I would like to know more and I believe there is a separate course...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 13 November 2011

We were bought this by my Daughter and Fiance for our 25th Wedding Aniversary present, and what a super present it turned out to be. We enjoy sparkiling wine, and we were presented with a good cross section, at various price points. There was some...More

1  Thank Mart924
Reviewed 13 November 2011

The 10 week wine course was great - and it was the second time I'd done it! Chris's knowledge mixed with practical suggestions throughout the course made it both enjoyable and interesting. The choices of wine made it all the more worthwhile as, generally speaking,...More

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