One of the things that we love about wine is drinking it, but that's not the only thing to love. We also love talking about it, “tasting” it and helping our customers to enjoy every last drop. That's why we're working hard at putting together our summer wine school. Whether or not we actually get a summer remains to be seen and is subject to factors outside of our control, but we're doing the wine school nonetheless.
It's a good thing that we're a bit of a varied bunch too. We all have our favourite regions, producers, and little idiosyncrasies that we love to share. Chris will be elaborating upon why we stock around 200 Burgundies (there are some very good reasons) Iain's session on Italy and The Iberian Peninsula will probably start about ten minutes late (just so it feels like you're actually there) and Ed will be sharing the delights of fortified wines, which makes sense as he is himself slightly fortified. We're also looking forward to trying out our brand new tasting room upstairs in our brand spanking new flagship store on Dovehouse Parade in Solihull. For anyone who's ever been to a tasting in our Livery Street shop and enjoyed it, it'll be the same kind of thing but in an environment designed expressly for the purpose. We've even got a sink!
Here's the shameless plug: the wine school runs every Tuesday evening for eight weeks starting on the 22nd of May. It costs £15 per session, and if you book the lot you can have a 33% discount making it £80 for the term. In return you'll be entertained for around two hours a week, we'll be opening between six and eight really rather special bottles per session and there will be discounts on the night for all the wines tasted, should you feel like taking a bottle home with you.
Hope to see you there.