Sherry Uncovered! | £35
Sherry Uncovered! | £35
Wine Tasting in Bristol
Venue: Bordeaux Quay, Bristol
Duration: 2 hours
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Wine Tasting in Bristol | Sherry Uncovered!
Ole! Join us as we bring some Spanish flair to Bristol with a tasting of superb Sherry.
With a fantastically broad range of flavours and styles ranging from the driest wines in the world (manzanilla) to one of the sweetest (PX), we can't wait to share some of our favourite top-notch sherry wines with you, served alongside delicious small tapas to show you how the two really are the perfect marriage.
Seen by many as 'Aunties Christmas Tipple', sherry is one of the most underrated and misunderstood wines in the world. However, Sherry is becoming increasingly fashionable in the UK thanks to a recent explosion of Tapas bars opening, some high profile help from the likes of Heston Blumenthal (who highly rates their food matching potential), the availability of cheap flights to Spain and not least of all - the rise in quality and diversity of Sherry available here.
There has never been a better time to enjoy sherry in the UK, so come and learn about the different styles and how they are produced, where sherry comes from, how versatile it can be with food and a little of its fascinating history (including the direct local connection with Bristol) in a relaxed and fun but informative way.
You'll get top tips as you go on everything from buying to food matching, and can rest assured that you'll be part of a small, relaxed and sociable group (maximum 14), where questions are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.
“SHERRY IS AN EXPRESSION OF WINE AND WOOD AS VIVID AND BEAUTIFUL AS ANY IN THE WORLD. A MORE DRUGGINGLY DELICIOUS WINE THAN YOU HAVE EVER TASTED” The World Atlas of Wine
THIS COURSE MAKES A PERFECT GIFT!
You'll be given an option to select your purchase as a gift when completing your online booking, we can then send you a gift certificate by email or post to present to your guest. Should the date you book be unsuitable, your guest can transfer to another date provided we receive 10 working days notice.
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 classes. 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.
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