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Address: Friars St | Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XN, England
Phone Number: 0191 7042161
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Description: The Wine School has regular wine courses on weekday evenings and at...
The Wine School has regular wine courses on weekday evenings and at weekends, based at Blackfriars in Newcastle
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Educational with plenty of wine!

We went as part of a birthday present, we were worried it would be very stuffy and highbrow but actually it was quite relaxed! As total beginners when it comes to tasting wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went as part of a birthday present, we were worried it would be very stuffy and highbrow but actually it was quite relaxed! As total beginners when it comes to tasting wine properly it was very educational and made a lot of sense. More than enough wine to go round. Definitely worth taking part if you enjoy your wine... More 

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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

An evening course introduction to wine tasting is very enjoyable. Friendly staff warm well laid out room,plenty of wines to taste and investigate.excellent way to spend a couple of hours.

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Consett, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I booked an evening course for my friend and I. Although I wouldn't say its for everyone (my friend didn't enjoy it as much as I did) I would recomend this if you have a general interest in wine. The room it was held in wasn't inspiring at all and there were technical errors at the start which deleyed things.... More 

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Newcastle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

It's a great way to spend an evening ay the wine school the staff are so friendly, and it truly is a unique experience. I would recommend it to anyone whether it be with friends or a romantic evening.

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Newcastle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 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 as well as how to taste them properly. The course was definitely value for money... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 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 of us (I think that's the maximum class size) and we were given six professional... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 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 a knack of finding the perfect balance between wine and chat and serves appropriate and... More 

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 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

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 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 one was pleased to note that £100 cost of a bottle of wine did not... More 

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