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The Tasting Room: discover Italy · Wednesday 25/4/18 · Knutsford


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.


Join us for en enjoyable evening out in the tasting room at Corks Out Knutsford and discover some exceptional wines from all around Italy, all of which are available at Corks Out. Italy is the largest wine producing country on earth and is the only nation which has wine production in every region. From Veneto in the north, now infamous for Prosecco, to Puglia in the ‘heel’ of Italy’s boot there around 2,000 different grape varieties! Italy’s islands are known for fantastic wine too, particularly Sicily and Sardinia.


You’ll enjoy a selection of five Italian wines from Corks Out and we’ll be serving sharing boards from Taste at Corks Out for you to enjoy with some of your wines for the evening.


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What's included

Italy is the largest wine producing country on earth and is the only nation which has wine production in every region. From Veneto in the north, now infamous for Prosecco, to Puglia in the ‘heel’ of Italy’s boot there around 2,000 different grape varieties! Italy’s islands are known for fantastic wine too, particularly Sicily and Sardinia. Whist it’s impossible to feature every region in one night, an entertaining evening awaits you in The Tasting Room at Corks Out Knutsford where you’ll try five of the incredible Italian wines the store has available to buy.


We’ll be pairing our wine selection with delicious sharing boards from Taste at Corks Out allowing you to appreciate how food and wine pairing works too. If you love the wines enough that you’d like to take some home, the team at Corks Out will be on hand afterwards to help you choose and if you prefer arrange for collection or delivery at a later date*.


*Subject to availability – delivery charges may apply.


Sharing boards will be served during the evening to enjoy 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

Date & Time

Wednesday 25th. April 2018, 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Timings are approximate and subject to change


The Wine School of Cheshire at Corks Out, Cheshire House, King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DT

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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 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 to or from the wine tasting. If this is necessary, please be aware that parking in Knutsford is very limited, however some on street parking is free in the evenings and there is a pay and display car park in the town centre. We would highly recommend using the regular train services. Please advise us if you are intending to drive.

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.

Sulphites: 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.


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.