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WSET Level One – Sunday 14th May

Do want a qualification in wine? The Wine Shop are now an approved programme provider for the The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) The WSET is globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established […]

chardonnay

Chardonnay and Oak

What springs to mind when you mention the grape variety Chardonnay? Does it fill you with warm fuzzy feelings, or does it feel you with fear and keeps you reaching for sauvignon blanc? I have found that the Chardonnay grape is a variety that has received bad press however, is one of the most prestigious […]

gin tasting

Gin Tasting – Friday 12th May

Gin Lovers…. We have another date booked… Places are going fast. Enjoy a night of discovering the beauty of gin and its botanicals. We go through eight different gins to understand each different recipe. Once we have gone through the tutored element of the tasting you then get to taste the gins with tonic and […]

chile and argentina

Chile & Argentina – Friday 5th May

The Andes mountain range is the largest in the world and has a profound effect on the wine regions of Chile and Argentina. The ice melting providing irrigation to the vines, while the height allows vines to be grown at elevation, experimenting with different grapes. Argentina known for its full bodied malbecs and Chile for […]

champagne

Champagne Tasting – Friday 28th April

Sparking wine is opened on many happy occasions to celebrate passing exams, engagements and perhaps because its the weekend! Do we know what goes in to making the bubbles? Do we know why Prosecco isn’t as expensive as Champagne? You may just want the opportunity to taste a variety of different sparking wines. Come and […]