Artisan Chocolate & Wine Pairing | £35

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Artisan Chocolate & Wine Pairing | £35


Wine Tasting in Bristol & Bath

Venues: The Kensington Arms, Bristol | The Chequers, Bath

Duration: 2 hours

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Artisan Chocolate & Wine Tasting | Bristol & Bath

The perfect tasting for all lovers of fine chocolate and wine...

We've teamed up with craft chocolate experts Cocoa Runners to bring you a tasting simply not to be missed!

There are many parallels between great wine and craft chocolate, so in this fun and informal two-hour tasting session, you'll taste for yourself how quality ingredients and their origin, artisan craft, passion and care make such a remarkable difference to both.

You'll discover the similarities in producing wine and craft chocolate, learn a little wine and chocolate history along the way, plus we'll give lots of helpful hints and tips along the way on how to buy, what to look out for and avoid, pairing techniques and more.

Guests will taste a minimum of ten amazing craft chocolates in an array of different styles, with bars made in places as close to us as Sussex to as far afield as Iceland and Thailand - each sampled with a delicious wine to help find a favourite matching or contrasting pairing.

We guarantee to raise a smile and change the way you think about chocolate and wine forever.

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Cocoa Runners really do 'know their beans'(!) and have built a very strong reputation in the press for their fantastic range of artisan chocolates, and have been named as one of the UK's top 10 food subscription services

“The true chocolate lover’s trade secret.” - The Telegraph

“Cocoa Runners is any chocolate lover’s dream company.” - The Sunday Times

“No one bar tastes like the next. It is eating chocolate in a way I’d never previously considered, as a food with infinite varieties.” - Metro


You will be given an option to select your purchase as a gift in our checkout area, we will then send you a gift certificate by email or post to present to your guest. Should the date be unsuitable, your guest can change the date provided we have a minimum of 10 working days notice.

Please note: Early booking is strongly advised.

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The Host

Bristol Wine School is run by Tristan Darby, who has certified wine knowledge and 20 years experience in the catering, hospitality and wine trade. He is the founder of Bristol Wine School and also runs courses at award-winning wine merchant Great Western Wine in Bath. 

Tristan is the drinks columnist for The Bristol Magazine and The Bath Magazine, he trains wine and catering professionals, consults, works with cookery schools, hosts wine dinners and events with some of the region's top chefs and is a judge for Bristol Good Food awards.

As a former professional actor and singer Tristan takes every opportunity to entertain and add theatre to his events. Passionate that world of wine and spirits shouldn't be a pretentious and elitist he has earned a great reputation for imparting knowledge in an engaging, un-stuffy, non-patronising and approachable way. He'll answer questions as you go and hopes to give the confidence and tools you'll need to break habits, expand horizons, and choose better wine.

The Venues


The Chequers, Bath

A stone's throw away from the beautiful and historic city centre of Bath, and a two-minute walk from the world famous Circus & Royal Crescent, The Chequers has been serving visitors to Bath and locals alike since 1776.

A stylish gastropub, Chequers has built a great reputation for food and service with 2 AA rosettes awarded. Offering a modern British menu using the finest local and seasonal produce, expect dishes that are inventive, with beautiful presentation and delicately balanced flavours.