Port Masterclass - with cheese & chocolate | £40


Port Masterclass - with cheese & chocolate | £40


Wine Tasting in Bristol

Venue: The Kensington Arms, Bristol / The Rummer, Bristol


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Wine Tasting Bristol | Port - with Cheese & Chocolate

Join us for a relaxed but informative tutored tasting of delicious fine port, each paired with chocolate, and artisan cheese.

We'll introduce you to port's key styles and deliver essential tips on how to taste like the professionals, how to assess quality, how to find value, what to buy, when to keep and when to drink each style, and what to eat alongside them.

You'll sample a spectrum of styles, each paired with a delicious artisan cheese or chocolate - from wonderfully fresh and fruity white port - to the more traditional styles of tawny, reserve, LBV and beautifully mature vintage

Along the way, we'll take a look at port's home, the breathtaking Douro valley in Portugal. We'll also learn how each style of port is made and discover how some producers are introducing this traditional tipple to the modern market. You'll also learn some of the fascinating history behind one of the world's most famous fortified wines in an accessible and approachable way.

This course will prove that although many people in the UK think of it only as a Christmas tipple, port, in its fabulous variety of styles is diverse and perennial - especially when paired with the right food!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a very popular event and places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

"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


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.


The Host

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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.