Port, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting


Port, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting


Wine Tasting in Bristol

Venue: Bordeaux Quay, Bristol


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Wine Tasting Bristol | Port, Cheese & Chocolate

Join us for a relaxed and indulgent tutored wine tasting of delicious fine Port, Chocolate, and Artisan Cheese.

We'll introduce you to the key styles in a deliciously fun, hands-on way and deliver essential tips on how to taste port like the professionals, how to assess quality, when to drink each style and what to eat with them.

From wonderfully fresh dry white Port to the more traditional styles of Tawny, Reserve, LBV and beautifully mature vintage - you'll taste a spectrum of styles each paired with a delicious artisan cheese or chocolate.

We'll take a look at the home of Port -  the breathtaking Douro valley in Portugal, and learn a little of the fascinating history behind one of the world' most famous fortified wines as we go in a fun and hands-on way.

This wine tasting will prove that although many people in the UK only view it as a Christmas tipple to accompany a wedge of Stilton, Port in its fabulous variety of styles is truly delicious, diverse and perennial - especially when paired with the right food!

"Port, cheese and chocolate. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Excellent and affordable recommendations as to what to buy. Will definitely be back. Buy an experience for friends or family but make sure they take you!" Sue Yilmaz
Port Tasting Bristol Wine School
Port tasting Bristol Wine School

PLEASE NOTE: This is very popular event and places are limited on each session, so book now to avoid disappointment!

THIS EVENT MAKES A PERFECT GIFT - 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.

The Host

Wine Tasting Bristol Wine School Tristan Darby

Our friendly wine tutor Tristan Darby has certified wine knowledge and 20 years experience in both the catering and wine trade. He is the founder of Bristol Wine School and also runs a wine school for IWC regional wine merchant of the year Great Western Wine in Bath. 

He trains wine and catering professionals, consults for bars restaurants and private clients, works with cookery schools, hosts wine dinners and events with some of the region's top chefs and is a judge for both Bristol Good Food awards and Bath Good Food Awards.

Tristan is passionate that world of wine and spirits shouldn't be a pretentious, elitist place and has a earned a great reputation for imparting his knowledge in an enthusiastic, un-stuffy, non-patronising and approachable way. He'll answer questions as you go, and hopes to give you the confidence and tools to break habits, expand horizons  and explore new and interesting wines. 

The Venue

Situated on the picturesque and historic harbourside right in the heart of Bristol's vibrant city centre, Bordeaux Quay is an award-winning restaurant with a reputation for great food and service, stylish décor and a stunning waterside location.

A restaurant, deli, brasserie, wine bar, bakery and cookery school under one roof. Bordeaux Quay is easily one of the Bristol’s best-loved independent restaurants.

"this is a gleaming jewel of a restaurant" - Matthew Norman, The Guardian