So you like wine and would like to know more about it?
Simply uncork today’s Big Deal on an informal wine tasting from Merchant City Wine Tasting.
It is the perfect introduction to the pleasures of the grape and a sure fire way of boosting your wine-drinking enjoyment.
Informal and fun
It doesn’t matter if your wine knowledge goes no further than the fact that it comes in white, red and rosé versions – this informal and fun tutored tasting is designed for beginners.
Taking place at Hyde Bar Grill & Dining in Partick, the classes will be held on these Thursdays: 12th May, 26th May and 9th June. The offer is for one person to attend one of the tastings.
Classes begin at 6.30pm and last around two hours.
Wine trade experience
Each class will be taken by Fiona Jamieson of Merchant City Wine Tastings. Fiona has decades of experience in the wine trade and is Wine & Spirit Education Trust qualified.
Lasting around two hours, the classes will feature five wines, two which will be paired with specially selected chocolates.
Guest will learn how to analyse and evaluate wine through the four stages of wine tasting:
Sight – how the wine looks in the glass and what that means
Aroma – what words to use to describe the nose or bouquet
Taste – the flavours and balance. How the wines feel in your mouth
The finish – what happens in your mouth when you taste wine. What lingering flavours are left and how they develop
No-one is going to be a Master of Wine by the end of the evening.
However, after one of Fiona’s classes, you will be able to make much more informed choices the next time that you are staring at the wine shelves and wondering what wine will go well that night’s lasagne.
Stylish West End bar
Located on Partick Bridge Street, Hyde Bar Grill & Dining is a good looking and very welcoming West End bar.
With lots of different seating areas, some of which are tucked away from the main bar, it is the ideal venue for these tastings.
This Big Deal writer has been to a few tutored tastings and a little bit of knowledge goes a long way towards improving your appreciation of a glass of wine.
Certainly, lots of people have enjoyed Fiona’s tasting events. These comments are from Merchant City Wine Tastings Facebook page:
‘Fantastic night wine tasting. Friendly group of people, a fun and informative night. Would highly recommend this event. I will certainly be signing up again!’
‘Amazing night! Great knowledge and the wines in question were top notch. Highly recommend as it’s great fun and I took a lot away from the evening.’
If you enjoy a glass of wine and want to learn a little more, these entertaining tastings are ideal. Even better, buy handful and share the classes with friends.
The classes would also make thoughtful presents if you have a friend who is keen to learn more about wine.