New Wine Tour launches in Manchester
Combining the best of both worlds – Manchester sights, sounds and facts, with wine, wine knowledge and snacks, the newest tour in the city has arrived. Brought to you by Kelly Bishop (aka Keliseating), local wine tutor, and food and drink writer, you’ll be whisked on a tour of the best places to enjoy a glass – whether it’s in a restaurant, wine bar, or one of the sit in style bottle shops Manchester has to offer.
Kelly says “I want to show people that although this might be classed as a ‘high-end activity’ with really good quality wine and matching snacks, wine tasting definitely doesn’t have to be snobby or stuffy. I want it to appeal to anyone over 18 who is interested in wine and introduce them to some of my favourite wine spots in Manchester.”
And having been on the first of the tours, she’s not wrong. It’s not necessarily for those who know anything about wine – in fact most of those on the tour were perhaps more at home with a pint than a pinot, but everyone was intrigued, interested, and came away with more of an understanding of the wines they liked, and where they can sample more.
As a confessed wine lover, I’m not shy of knowing a spot or two to get a glass when I fancy. But my own glass of vino, whilst oft accompanied by a little something something, is perhaps a little less fun when compared to joining a bunch of likeminded strangers, learning about both the venue you visit, and the wine itself, and getting a little Manchester trivia as you go.
The tours suit groups of up to 12 - so you can go alone, or even take a bunch of mates with you, and your journey will feature 6 glasses of wine and snacks at the venues you visit. So for example you could be seated in the skies at Climat with a glass of white and a hash brown topped with taramasalata, or perched in the natural wine spot that is Kerb in Ancoats with tasty treats from the deli next door (though coming out of there, or the Blossom St Social without a bottle or two to take home is a challenge).
The first of these tours is on 22 October, with dates available into November on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, with specially festive Christmas tours planned for December.
For more details, forthcoming dates and availability, head to the website.
Photo Credit:Debbie Ellis.
Published: 6-Oct-2023: (7272)