Sherry & Tapas Tasting
Sherry & Tapas Tasting
Wine Tasting in Bristol
Venue: Bordeaux Quay, Bristol
Duration: 2 hours
Date: Saturday 9th December | 11am - 1pm
Wine Tasting in Bristol | Sherry & Tapas
Ole! Join us as we bring some Spanish flair to Bristol with a wine tasting of superb Sherry and tantalising Tapas.
With a fantastically broad range of flavours and styles ranging from the the driest wines in the world (Manzanilla) to one of the sweetest (Pedro Ximenez), we can't wait to share some of our favourite top-notch Sherry wines served alongside delicious 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 drink Sherry in the UK, so come and discover in a delicious hands-on way how versatile sherry is with food, how it is made and the difference between styles.
You'll get top tips as you go on everything from buying Sherry to food matching and can rest assured that you'll be part of a small, relaxed and sociable group, where questions are welcome and no previous wine tasting 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 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.
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 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.
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