Wine tasting in Cheshire | Chester, Alderly Edge, Knutsford
The Wine School of Cheshire: entertaining wine tastings in Chester, Alderley Edge, Knutsford and Macclesfield. Corporate wine tastings throughout Cheshire.
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Colour your world with wine

Entertaining wine tasting events throughout Cheshire

Chester · Alderley Edge · Knutsford · Macclesfield

‘Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine’ · Joan Collins DBE

A very warm welcome to The Wine School of Cheshire.

I’m thrilled to be celebrating 26 years in the world of wine: whilst it seems like yesterday that I was just starting out at London’s Lanesborough Hotel, after many years advising celebrities, politicians, members of our Royal Family and international heads of state as well as some time as a butler, I’m proud to be sharing a wealth of wine knowledge with you all today.


At wine school naturally everyone is welcome: wine novice or wine aficionado, an entertaining experience is waiting for all. We are proud to be impartial by not selling wine, so there are no nasty sales pitches at the end of your wine tasting with us. There are no projectors at wine school – our events are far away from the confines of a classroom or a day at the office. It’s all about enjoyable wine education, incredible food and a memorable experience for everyone.


I founded The Wine School of Cheshire to deliver entertainment, education and enjoyment of wine at every event and in 2016 we welcomed 2,846 guests including 1032 at Marks and Spencer stores throughout the region. I’m incredibly proud that we have recently featured in both The Daily Mail, reaching its 1.4 million+ UK readers as well as Cheshire Life magazine. I continue to write for The Taster magazine and now for too.


At every wine tasting you will enjoy an emphasis on food and wine pairing and at our premium venues such as Restaurant 1539 at Chester Racecourse you will enjoy a mouthwatering selection of dishes paired with my wine selection. I’m proud to feature The Chester Grosvenor, our region’s leading luxury hotel with Michelin star chef Simon Radley, amongst our family of premium venues along with The Tasting Room at Corks Out Alderley Edge and Knutsford.


In December 2016 we introduced wine tasting to Macclesfield at Café Arighi within the iconic Arighi Bianchi store and this outstanding venue will remain a regular feature within our calendar of events. 


Our corporate world of wine tastings continues to grow as we welcome AFEX, Azure Collection and Manchester Science Partnerships as new clients who join our existing corporate clients which include Marks & Spencer, Arighi Bianchi, Airbus and many more.


Do take a look around our website: you may find our frequently asked questions page useful and please do contact us if you’d like to know more.


I look forward to welcoming you personally to every wine tasting event we host in Cheshire along with Doug and Paul at selected tastings. Enjoy your visit and do stay a while to explore.


My very best wishes and Cin Cin!


Richard J Smith

Founder, The Wine School of Cheshire

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Evening classes
From £25.00

Entertaining wine tasting evenings & classes. Join us al fresco in the summer months for a memorable night out.

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Weekend classes
From £80.00

A fabulous range of wines savoured over an afternoon with a 4 course lunch included: a great way to spend your Saturday.

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Gift vouchers
from £25.00

Treat someone special to the gift of wine knowledge: our gift vouchers  can be redeemed against any of our events.

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Cin Cin!