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Manchester Wine School

146 reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
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About Manchester Wine School
A very warm welcome to Manchester Wine School, We are different because we do not sell wine! The school is owned by Simon, a critically acclaimed wine writer. We are local and independent (so do not sell wine) and we run fun and informal Manchester Wine Tastings and Manchester Wine Courses, plus corporate events and private wine tastings across Greater Manchester and North Cheshire for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it; no previous wine tasting experience is necessary. We focus on enjoying wine and learning about it in a relaxed and friendly setting. If you know what you like and want to find out why - or if you want to broaden your wine enjoyment and knowledge - we can help! We also offer the highly desirable WSET professional qualifications in wine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended with a little trepidation. I knew I liked wine and wanted to learn more but would it be rather pompous? Would I be out of my depth? I need not have worried. The tone of each evening was pitched just right. I have...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Carl, it sounds like you had a great time, thanks so much for your comments, and all the best for the course in October - make sure you do lots of "practical" before then! Simon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good value, entertaining evening. Knowledgeable course lead. Plenty of wine to try and a choice of nibbles provided. Well worth a try.

Date of experience: May 2019
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Ashleigh, so glad you enjoyed the evening favourite wines of the night? Hopefully see you at another event very soon Simon Woods

Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

I booked a private wine tasting event with Simon for myself and 13 work colleagues which we held at in our offices after work. I can highly recommend Simon who was informative, fun and knowledgeable. He created a great atmosphere and everyone who attended had...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Hi Ross, really enjoyed the evening too, good to meet you and the rest of the team, let's do it again soon! All the best Simon

Reviewed April 13, 2019

My wife and I had a fantastic experience during the 8-week wine tasting course of lessons. Our sessions were held on a Thursday evening at the Jury's Inn Hotel and each week we tried 6 wines, with nibbles including cheeses, biscuits, grapes and meats to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2019

Hi Edward, so glad you enjoyed the course, and thanks so much for your lovely comments. Look forward to seeing you for more tastings in the future! All the best Simon Woods

Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Being Sauvignon Blanc Junkies, we were delighted to see a “White Wine” evening advertised, to enable us to enjoy potential alternatives. We had a great evening, hosted by Jack Tovey. Jack was knowledgeable, funny and relaxed in his approach. We had a great evening and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

So glad you enjoyed it Chris, look forward to seeing you at another event very soon. And if you're a Sauvignon fan, we're doing a joint celebration of International Sauvignon Blanc Day and Malbec Word Day on April 13th - should be excellent! All the...More

Reviewed January 26, 2019

Christmas present to attend a Fortified Wine Tasting - abit like a duck to water. Excellent selection and range of wines from Dry Sherry, through Ports, ending on a delicious Muscat. Each wine was accompanied by a tasting of matching food; cheese, salmon, cake &...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2019

Glad you enjoyed it Martyn, feedback from others was also excellent, with the Madeira and the Muscat you mention being especially big hits. See you for another MWS event very soon! Simon

Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect from this evening, went with my sister, we both drink wine, so though we could maybe learn some things as well as trying wines we have never tried Both really enjoyed the evening, learned alot, the host was fantastic think...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Glad you enjoyed it Marie, hopefully see you at another tasting soon! Simon

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

A very enjoyable and informative evening hosted by Phil at the Royal Exchange. His explanation of the wines and food were clear and concise. Excellent company made for a relaxing experience. Thank you Phil.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

So glad you enjoyed the evening, look forward to seeing you at another of our events very soon! Simon

Reviewed November 2, 2018

Had a voucher bought as a birthday gift , for my husbands birthday we weren't sure what to expect , but really enjoyed it , we found it very informative but not over the top , Phil was a great host , great wines and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thanks for your review Christine, I agree that Phil is a great host. Hope to see you and your husband again for another event very soon - hey, bring all the family! Simon

Reviewed November 2, 2018

This was really enjoyable and informative evening. There was lots of useful information and opportunities to ask questions and chat....and of course great wine and cheese pairings. Would make a great gift for friends or couples.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ManchesterWineSch, Owner at Manchester Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Glad you had a good time Eileen, any of those cheese and wine combos stand out as especially good? Hopefully see you again for another Manchester Wine School event very soon Simon

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