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Northern Wine School

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Fun, friendly and informal wine tasting events in Manchester. Professionally catering for public, private and corporate occasions. WSET Level 1,2 & 3 Awards in Wines and Spirits offered by a Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 4 Diploma qualified...more
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Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | The Castlefield Hotel, Manchester M3 4JR, England
+44 161 883 1278
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Myself and my eldest daughter attended the steak and red wine tasting event held at the Mal Maison hotel, piccadilly Manchester. My daughter booked it as a birthday treat for me and it certainly was a treat. John,who hosted the night was excellent and very...More

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John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

So glad you enjoyed the evening, and felt comfortable in the company of other red wine lovers! This event is new for us, so it was great to see everyone tucking into their lovely steaks and comparing notes over each wine. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I was given a Cheese and Wine tasting experience for my Mothers' Day present and went with a friend on the 27th July. It was a fabulous evening as we learnt some basics of wine tasting, including about different grapes, climates and terroir and production...More

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John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hello, So glad you enjoyed your evening and found some helpful wine tips to take away from the event. Look forward to welcoming you back soon at another event in the near future! Best wishes, John

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a very enjoyable and relaxing evening along with other friendly tasters. Very informative and we will certainly return!More

Thank John W
John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hi John, So glad you enjoyed the cheese and wine evening. We try our best to make them enjoyable and relaxing. After all, drinking wine is best enjoyed when being sociable and having fun! Look forward to welcoming you both again at a tasting in...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

I attended level 1 course in Manchester. The day was a combination of theory and some practical. I learnt about food and wine pairings which was very useful. John made the day interesting and fun. The exam at the end was quite easy as John...More

Thank JulieL1958
John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks Juile! I am glad you enjoyed the experience and found it useful. Look forward to seeing you in February on the Level 2!

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Late decision on Thursday to attend a wine tasting at the Bridge Tavern in Manchester, We had a lovely time enjoying a sparking wine tasting with a platter of food. John Callow was entertaining and informative in a lovely room on the 1st floor of...More

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John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Hi Jimmy, Really glad you had a good time at our Sparkling Wines evening. The platters are great aren't they? The Bridge very kindly make those just for us for Northern Wine School evenings! I am happy the tasting inspired you to try some new...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

We really enjoyed this night as something a bit different. We did the Italian Wines night at The Bridge Tavern. It's only a small group of people (just 8 on this one) so keeps it quite close and friendly. John was really knowledgeable and friendly....More

Thank KarlaB732
John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Hi Karla, Thank you for your kind review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Italian Wines evening. The Bridge's meat and cheese boards always seem to go down really well with guests. They very kindly specially make those for my wine tasting evenings. I look...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I attended the first ever gin tasting, we really enjoyed the evening, it was relaxed, informative and fun! John is excellent, he is very knowledgeable and the fact that he brings his own gin for you to try is just fantastic! Really...More

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John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi Rachelle, So glad you enjoyed your evening! I try to make my evenings as informal and fun as possible, while arming guests with a bit of useful info to help them be more confident in their wine and spirits choices. I also do not...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

John is so knowledgeable about wine & grape growing conditions etc but in a very informal way. It was a great evening & very sociable and comfortable, not at all stuffy. Would highly recommend even if you know a bit about wines.

Thank Norman B
John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Hi Norman, So glad you enjoyed the evening. I aim to try and help people get more out of the wines they love, but not lecture! Look forward to seeing you both again at another tasting in the near future. Kind regards, John

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Was a Christmas present...Very interesting and informative without being too serious...John knows stuff!! Had a great evening with lovely wine.

Thank kirstylou74
John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Hi Kirsty, Thanks for coming, I'm glad you enjoyed the Wine Discovery Course. Wine should always be about fun and enjoyment- it is meant to be a sociable, not snobby, drink after all! Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, John

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had a great evening tasting french wines with John. He is extremely knowledgeable but also made the evening really fun. We learnt some really useful tips, which we're looking forward to putting into practice! The very generous cheese and meat platters were an unexpected...More

Thank JenBuzz
John C, Owner at Northern Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Hi Jen, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the wine. I know France can be a bit of a minefield for wine lovers sometimes with all the different regional names, and usually no info on the label to go with it! Hopefully this will have...More

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