Shropshire Wine School

Shropshire Wine School, Shrewsbury: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Shropshire Wine School Reviews: 5/5

Shropshire Wine School
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Wineries & Vineyards • Lessons & Workshops
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Fun informal wine and gin tasting events here in Shropshire. We offer a range of events from introductory courses to more in-depth tastings, food and wine matching and professional (WSET) training. All events focus on enjoying wine in a relaxed and informal setting. No previous wine experience is necessary
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2-3 hours
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Sandra M
Burntwood, United Kingdom5 contributions
Wine appreciation lesson.
Oct 2020
Great introduction to an appreciation of different types of wine. Most enjoyable and recommended to anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of the subtleties of wine. Covered red and white wines of various types from many parts of the world..
Our host Gary is indeed very knowledgeable
Written October 12, 2020
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Thanks for your review Sandra. It was my pleasure as always to take you on a journey through some lovely wines and explain a little of what makes them special and how they are made. I hope to see you on another event in due course.
Written October 13, 2020
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Victoria S
Telford, UK302 contributions
Cheese and wine pairing
Sep 2020
We finally got to attend the cheese and wine pairing evening at the Lion Hotel, after it was postponed during lockdown - and it was well worth the wait! Gary is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to wine, and he answered every question in detail. His presentation was excellent and we learned a lot about the vineyards themselves and why certain grapes flourish in certain areas. We tried a good range of wine and some interesting cheese pairings (there was a lot of cheese, so leave space!) The time flew by, and was great fun. Everything was done with Covid precautions in place and we felt very safe. We certainly want to attend more of his events, as he has a lot of different themes on offer. Thank you Gary for a lovely evening!
Written September 21, 2020
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Thanks for your review Victoria. Cheese and wine pairings are one of our most popular events and I’m very pleased you enjoyed it. I hope to see you on another event in due course.
Written October 13, 2020
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James Fraser
2 contributions
Gary is a legend
Sep 2020 • Couples
Gary came to a privately rented house during a staycation with some friends of mine and we couldn’t have asked for a better time. Great wine, great knowledge and fun team games made our afternoon one to remember, learnt lots and will be making some purchases of the wine he provided for my own enjoyment when home. Would highly recommend to those visiting Shrewsbury to get Gary over for a fun afternoon with great wine.
Written September 11, 2020
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Thanks for your kind words. It was my pleasure to spend a couple of hours talking you all through some lovely wines. Although the format I used is aimed at having a great time I’m glad you learnt some useful tips about wine along the way. I hope to see you on another wine tasting event if you visit Shropshire again.
Written September 13, 2020
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Nicole G
London, UK3 contributions
Great wine with Gary
Sep 2020 • Friends
Gary delivered a fun and informative wine tasting event for us, with delicious wines! The game style ‘blind wine bluff’ was a great beginners introduction to the different skills and knowledge involved- thanks Gary!
Written September 10, 2020
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Thanks for your comments, the blind wine bluff is a format I’ve found works well with groups. It’s good fun and also educational. I hope to see you on another wine event in due course.
Written September 11, 2020
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Helen F
Wolverhampton, UK4 contributions
Virtula Wine Tasting Wednesday Evenings at 8pm
Apr 2020
I can highly recommend the virtual wine tasting events. Each week Gary introduces 2 wines ( advance notice given so you can taste the same or similar wines to Gary), talks about the regions of production and how this may infulence the style and price of the wine. You can ask questions and Gary, who is extrememy knowledgable, will answer very clearly and concisely. If you don't wish to taste the wines, don't worry, you will still have a very pleasant, enjoyable hour listening to the descriptions of the wines along with fun and informal banter. Love it !
Written April 24, 2020
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Thanks Helen, I've had a great time hosting these virtual wine tastings myself and learnt a few new tricks. It's been great fun and I've had some wonderful feedback. I'd like to think I've brought some cheer in these difficult times. Now moving across to "Zoom" for an even better experience, so check the website for details.
Written May 13, 2020
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Chrish
Lowestoft, UK42 contributions
Virtual wine taste in on Wednesday evening 20:00
Apr 2020 • Couples
Virtual wine tasting with Gary, learning a lot of interesting stuff about wines and even enjoying white wine now! Our Wednesday evening highlight during lockdown.
Written April 22, 2020
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Thanks for your kind words Chris, its' been an "interesting" experience doing wine tastings online. I've had some wonderful feedback and it's my way of giving people entertained in these difficult times.
Written May 13, 2020
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Carl Pavey
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Wine Tasting for Everyone!
Mar 2020
2 weeks into an 8 week course. Week 1 - France (Bordeaux & Rhone) and Week 2 Italy. Received as a Christmas gift from wife. Initially a bit sceptical as I expected to be sold wine - I was completely wrong! Gary Carter is an excellent teacher who clearly loves his subject. Using a combo of powerpoint, handouts and generous quantity of 6 wines per evening Gary takes you on a journey through the region imparting knowledge, techniques, anecdotes and humour. The wines provided are of excellent quality and range from approx £6 to £20+ per bottle. Nibbles and tasting notes are, of course, provided.
One piece of advice - don't drive! But if you do Gary even provides spitoons!
Written March 10, 2020
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Thanks for your great review, the 8 week course is a big favourite of mine. As you say I don't sell wine, and many people are surprised by this but it's all about giving people a better understanding so that they can make better buying decisions when they do buy wine (from wherever). See you on Friday - Spain and Portugal.
Written March 10, 2020
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Nick Morgan
Newport, UK2 contributions
Great fun and learn't a lot
Jun 2019
Signed up for the 8 week round the world course and am loving it. The nights are fun and fly by. Always nice people, good wines and have learnt a lot
Written March 9, 2020
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Thanks for your review, glad you're enjoying the course. Many great wines still to come.
Written March 10, 2020
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Wilma_Flintstome
19 contributions
Wine and Charcuterie Tasting
Jan 2020 • Friends
Received as a Christmas gift I didn’t know what to expect. Gary was welcoming and made everyone feel at ease. Going into enough details about the various wines he had chosen and matching them with complementing charcuterie (seems so obvious that charcuterie from the same region/country goes best with the wine) we tasted 6 wines learning about the nuances of the regions, grapes and what makes a good year. A great introduction to the Shropshire Wine School and will definitely attend events in the future and recommend them to friends.
Written February 9, 2020
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Thanks for your kind words, nothing better than a nice glass of red wine with suitable charcuterie to go with it. Hope to see you on another course later this year.
Written March 10, 2020
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PaulHR_BRM
Birmingham33 contributions
WSET1 Course at the Lion Hotel
Jan 2020
WSET1 was my Christmas present, and what a thoroughly enjoyable day it was. Gary has a lovely teaching manner, was always happy to go beyond the confines of Level 1 and the food and wine pairing was a revelation. Great value, would recommend to anyone wanting to explore the fascinating world of win
Written January 29, 2020
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Hi Paul, glad you enjoyed the day and passed the WSET Level 1 with flying colours. Looking forward to meeting you again on future courses, perhaps the 8 week "World of Wine" which is great prep for WSET Level 2
Written February 3, 2020
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