BIG REDS: A tasting for you, red wine lover
Wednesday, 6th December, 7-9pm
at Harrogate Wines, 3 Montpellier St, Harrogate, HG1 2TQ
Price: £25 | 6 wines | A little food pairing too!
*Christmas wine tasting in Harrogate*
Yes, I’m talking to you, red wine lover. This is your chance this Christmas, to have an evening of pure indulgence, catered to satisfy your love of bold, full-bodied, warming reds. Do you like wines that are so dark you can’t see through them? Then this tasting is for you!
You will taste 6 wines from around the world, showcasing different styles, aromas and grape varieties out there; the only thing these wines will have in common is that they are BIG!
We’ll taste the much loved classics like Argentinian Malbec and Australian Shiraz, but you’ll also taste some red wines that are a little less ballyhooed and famous (and deserve a little more attention!). Nothing beats a deep, tannic red from the Douro in Portugal, or the chocolate and coffee aromas of Pinotage from South Africa. Whether you are a red wine aficionado or a recent red explorer, this tasting is sure to satisfy your love of the purple grapes.
Nothing goes hand in hand with rich reds than some hard and strong cheeses. Be prepared to taste some boutique, small production, gorgeous cheeses from the one and only Cheeseboard in Harrogate.
Taking place in the gorgeous new wine tasting room at Harrogate Wines. Have you seen it, yet? Here’s your chance to check out their new digs, taste some of their outstanding wine and surround your wonderful self with other wonderful wine-slingin’ ladies & gents.
Why learn about wine?
- Confidence buying wine
It can be overwhelming eyeing up the wall of wine in a supermarket or wine merchants. Have you ever bought wine based on a snazzy label or solely because it was reduced from £12 to £6? We all have! How would you like to walk into a wine shop, confidently find your favorite wines, and leave 100% satisfied?
- Improve your ability to taste and smell
Anyone can learn to become a wizz-kid at smelling and tasting wine, all you need is practice. I’ve had people tell me that ‘wine just tastes like wine’ to them and they have a terrible sense of smell etc, only to find themselves saying ‘I really can smell elderflower’ only an hour into the wine tasting. It won’t be long until you are picking out ‘leather’, ‘peaches’ or ‘banana’ too. Like any other muscle this is just a skill to be honed and toned and you’ll be amazed at what you are capable of.
- Extra skills: geography & history
One of the world’s most famous wine writers, Jancis Robinson, describes wine as ‘geography in a bottle’ – so true! You will see so many maps, pictures of soil, weather diagrams that if you aren’t already a geography buff, then you soon will be! Alongside this, you also learn about history of wine regions and the culture that goes along with it.
- Feel good talking about wine
Have you ever loved a wine but had no idea how explain what you loved about it and why? The more you taste various styles and flavours, you’ll feel confident in talking about wine with anyone.
- Make friends through wine
It’s easy to make pals when you have a shared interest. These wine tasting events are designed for you to feel relaxed chatting with everyone in the room and getting to know other wine lovers like yourself.
Come by yourself, with your ma, your bestie, your partner in crime, your work peeps, whoevs. All are welcome for this great introduction to wine tasting.
Book your space today:
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Looking forward to welcoming you!
*Please note, for bookings of more than one person, you will need to complete the transaction per person.