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An evening of English Sparkling wines in The Roof Lounge · Thursday 19/4/18 · Chester

£45.00

Christmas 2017  If you’re purchasing a wine tasting as a Christmas gift, all tickets are available as a printed gift ticket.  Please request a gift ticket during the online checkout process and ensure the recipient’s details are completed accurately when prompted to do so. Please ensure the recipient will be available on your chosen date as your ticket may not be transferrable (refer to our booking terms and conditions) or consider purchasing a gift voucher as an alternative.  All gift tickets and vouchers must be purchased by 12.00 noon on Thursday 21st. December 2017 for Christmas delivery by Royal Mail. E-tickets and e-vouchers are available after this date.

 

English Sparkling wines are recognised amongst some of the finest sparkling wines in the world and in recent years have won numerous accolades frequently beating the best Champagne producers. Our soils and climate are similar to France’s Champagne region and we produce the same principal grape varieties and follow the same ‘Méthode Traditionelle’ production process. There are around 500 vineyards in England and Wales with many scooping regional, national and international awards.

 

Join us for an entertaining evening out in The Roof Lounge* at Chester’s Restaurant 1539, overlooking the historic racecourse. We’ll match our selection of premium English Sparkling wines with canapés and cheeses for you to enjoy sparkling wine and food matching too. We’ll start with The Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve vintage English Sparkling, our wine school ‘House’ fizz. You’ll get to try wines from other outstanding producers such as Ridgeview, Nyetimber, Sixteen Ridges and Camel Valley too! There’s a full glass of each wine to try.

 

* for our guests’ comfort the interior roof lounge may be used in the event of poor weather

 

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English Sparkling wines are recognised amongst some of the finest sparkling wines in the world and in recent years have won numerous accolades frequently beating the best Champagne producers. Our soils and climate are similar to France’s Champagne region and we produce the same principal grape varieties and follow the same ‘Méthode Traditionelle’ production process. There are around 500 vineyards in England and Wales with many scooping regional, national and international awards.

 

Join us for an entertaining evening out in The Roof Lounge* at Chester’s Restaurant 1539, overlooking the historic racecourse. We’ll match our selection of six premium English Sparkling wines with canapés and cheeses for you to enjoy sparkling wine and food matching too. We’ll start with The Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve vintage English Sparkling, our wine school ‘House’ fizz. You’ll get to try wines from other outstanding producers such as Ridgeview, Nyetimber, Sixteen Ridges and Camel Valley too! There’s a full glass of each wine to try.

 

We’ll welcome you with a glass of The Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve Vintage English Sparkling Wine:

 

The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410. In 2004, Andrew Weeber took over the estate with a clear vision and a single goal: to create English sparkling wines that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the globe.

 

The first vines were planted that year. In 2010 the debut vintages of Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2006 and Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2006 were released to critical acclaim. Gusbourne quickly earned a reputation as a producer of outstanding quality wines, with accolades from some of the industry’s most exacting critics.

 

Winemaker Charlie Holland honed his skills in Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the USA before taking the helm at Gusbourne. With numerous international awards to his name, Charlie has produced some of the most celebrated sparkling wines in the UK and beyond.

 

Their best-selling wine, Gusbourne Brut Reserve, is a combination of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier which spends a minimum of twenty eight months on lees and three months on cork before release.

 

As always our wine selection will be sourced from a selection of our preferred local retailers such as Corks Out, Tanners Wines and M&S.

 

* for our guests’ comfort the interior roof lounge may be used in the event of poor weather

Canapés and cheeses will be served during the evening, paired with our wine selection.


Vegetarian and specialist dietary options are always available by prior arrangement.

Your wine school host

The evening will be hosted by our Founder, Richard Smith, who will share with you some of his twenty five years knowledge of all things wine as well as some anecdotes (but alas, no secrets) from his time as a butler. Richard trained at one of the world’s finest hotels and is proud to have advised several members of the British Royal Family and a number of international heads of state and celebrities. Richard has recently been featured in The Daily Mail and Cheshire Life magazine and he regularly writes for The Taster magazine and Chester.com.

Date & Time

Thursday 19th. April 2018, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (approx.)

Timings are approximate and subject to change

Location

The Wine School of Cheshire at Restaurant 1539, The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY.

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The pedestrian entrance to Restaurant 1539 is at 9 Nuns Road, Chester, CH1 2LY.

Access to Restaurant 1539 for customers with special access requirements is via a lift from the car park: proceed through the tunnel under the restaurant, bearing left. The lift is located directly in front of you.

Important Information & allergens

Spittoons will be available for any participants wishing to use them – this is of course optional! However we ask all attending to drink responsibly and strongly advise you do not drive after the event. Visit www.drinkaware.co.uk for the facts.


In accordance with the law, all persons attending our events must be over 18 years of age. Admission will be refused if suitable age verification photo ID cannot be provided upon our request and under these circumstances we regret that a refund will be not be possible.


We strongly advise that you do not drive on the day, however if it necessary to do so free parking is available at the racecourse for restaurant guests. There is a charge of £10 to leave vehicles overnight. Please advise us on arrival if you are driving.


Food allergens: we understand that some guests may have specific food allergies and we are always able to provide alternative ingredients and, if required, alternative dishes to ensure your food and wine pairing experience is enjoyable. We do require a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the event start time to ensure our venues are able to access the appropriate ingredients and appreciate your understanding and kind assistance when this is necessary.


Please be aware as we are a wine school that wine is served at all our events and all wines produced do contain sulphites. We endeavour to feature wines where additional sulphites are not added by the winemaker or transporter, however UK legislation requires that all wines are correctly labeled as containing sulphites as these are produced in small quantities naturally during fermentation. If you suffer from a sulphite allergy we will be unable to offer any alternatives to wine and this must be considered before booking. We regret that a refund will not be available if we are informed of a sulphite allergy after your booking has been completed. Please refer to our full terms and conditions for further reference.

Gifting

If you’re booking for someone as a gift and would like a presentation voucher sent to you to give to them free of charge please use the special instructions box at the checkout. Please also state here if you wish your voucher to be posted in plain packaging instead of our branded envelopes.

 

If you’d like us to send it directly to the recipient please include their name, address and personal message which we will include for you.

 

Our vouchers are sent UK first class within two business days of purchase. If you would prefer to buy a gift voucher for the recipient to select their own wine tasting, click here to find out more.

Reviews

We’re really proud of the positive reviews we receive from our post wine tasting feedback surveys. Here you’ll find a selection of some of our most recent reviews: