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Wine Tasting & Wine Courses in Manchester

Manchester Wine School

At Manchester Wine School, our motto is, “Helping Manchester Drink Better Wine.

Our aim is to inspire people from all walks of life on the world of wine in a way that makes them want to know more. Most of our events are held at venues in Manchester City Centre, but we also organise corporate events and private wine tastings across Greater Manchester and North Cheshire.

The school is owned by award-winning wine writer Simon Woods. Simon and his expert team love talking about wine in an interesting and informal way. Whether you are a complete beginner or a long-term wine lover looking to spruce up your knowledge, we offer an enthusiastic welcome – and a glass or two of great wine!

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Not sure where to start? 

Wine is for everyone and wine tasting should be welcoming and fun! We know wine can sometimes seem a bit scary, mysterious, even pretentious so if you are looking to kick off your wine adventure here are some perfect places to start your journey...                                                                               

Looking for something special?

Are you a food and wine lover who wants to learn more? Are you fond of fizz? Are you looking to try something different? Our fantastic cheese and wine matching sessions, sparkling tastings and one off masterclasses make an indulgent treat for yourself or a great gift for the wine lover in your life.

Professional Wine Courses.

We offer the internationally recognised and highly regarded WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) qualifications in wine in Manchester.  Ideal for a professional or enthusiast who is looking to learn in a more formal and systematic way. Classroom and online options available. 

Manchester Wine School

What to expect at Manchester Wine School


We run a vast range of different wine tastings at all levels of wine knowledge and experience in the Manchester City Centre area. Here is a sample selection of courses we do to wet your appetite:

  • Evening Tastings - See if wine tasting is for you with a one-night introduction into the world of wine or broaden your horizons with a tailored experience focusing on a particular region within the country.
  • 4-week Courses - Delve deeper and gain a more though our insight into wine tasting. 
  • Saturday Courses - What is better than wine? Wine and food. Immerse yourself in wine culture with wine and a 2-course lunch.
  • Cheese or Food and Wine Matching - Impress your friends with your wine knowledge and how to best pair foods and wine to get the most out of the finer things in life
  • Corporate Wine Events - perfect for entertaining clients, networking or team building at your office or ask us to help you find a venue
  • Hen Parties or Private Wine, Gin or Prosecco Tasting Events - a great idea for hen parties, birthdays or family celebrations across Greater Manchester in your own home or ask us to help you find a venue

All our Wine Tastings & Wine Courses in Manchester can be booked for someone else as a gift. Perfect for the wine lover in your life!

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