Back to (wine) school this month

Two amazing events you won't want to miss…

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Celebrating over 26 years in the world of wine, Richard Smith the founder of The Wine School of Cheshire is inviting guests to join him at a number of highly sought-after tastings taking place in the county this month.

Richard started his career in hospitality working at London’s Lanesborough Hotel, advising celebrities and politicians as well as members of the royal family and international heads of state.

The Wine School of Cheshire was founded to deliver entertainment, education and the enjoyment of wine at every event.

Richard commented: “I’m proud to be sharing a wealth of wine knowledge with you all today.

“At wine school naturally everyone is welcome: wine novice or wine aficionado, an entertaining experience is waiting for all.

“We are proud to be impartial by not selling wine,  so there are no nasty sales pitches at the end of your wine tasting with us.”

There are no projectors at wine school either - ensuring that these enjoyable events are far removed from the confines of a classroom or a day at the office!

“It’s all about enjoyable wine education,” Richard explained. His vision is to offer incredible food and a memorable experience for everyone.

Highlights this month:




Rhone Valley Fine Wines with Cheese Pairing by Simon Radley

Thursday 14th September 2017, The Chester Grosvenor

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Indulge in timeless luxury at the region’s leading hotel, The Chester Grosvenor.

Guests will be able to enjoy a premium Rhone Valley wine selection which will be paired with a variety of incredible cheeses chosen by the Chester Grosvenor’s Michelin star chef Simon Radley.

The wine selection will reflect the outstanding wine regions of The Rhone Valley which are featured within the hotel’s award-winning wine list.

You’ll be welcomed to The Gallery with a glass of Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve NV (the hotel’s premium house Champagne) to enjoy beneath the 28,000 crystal chandelier before being invited into The Drawing Room, where the experts at The Wine School Of Cheshire will introduce a range of incredible cheeses paired with some spectacular wines.

You’ll enjoy the enhanced flavours that each pairing creates as well as learning a little more about the wines and wine region as well as each of the cheeses.

Throughout the evening guests will enjoy different cheese tastings matched with three different glasses of wine.

As always, the wines will be sourced from the best local retailers and guests will be provided with the winemakers’ tasting notes to take home.


Rioja: an evening of wine and food pairing at Arighi Bianchi Macclesfield

Wednesday 27th September 2017, Arighi Bianchi

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Love Rioja? Keen to know more about this world famous wine region?

There can be no better way to enjoy an evening out than with The Wine School of Cheshire, tasting some incredible wines at the iconic Arighi Bianchi in Macclesfield, where the store is exclusively yours for the evening.

You’ll be served delicious canapes and a cheeseboard from the team at CafeBar Arighi, all matched perfectly with a sumptuous selection of wines which will really get your tastebuds working!

Rioja is one of the most popular and most famous wine regions in the world. Most associate the region with red wines, which of course are incredible, however there are some wonderful white and rosé wines produced in Rioja too.

The Wine School of Cheshire is delighted to be hosting this very special evening at Arighi Bianchi and their experts will be including the different stages of Rioja ageing for you to taste: Joven, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva as well as white and rose Rioja.

Guests can expect a great selection of wines, all of which will be sourced from fabulous local stores such as Corks Out, Booths and M&S (proving that you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy great wines from Rioja).


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