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The Tasting Room: discover South Africa · Friday 22/6/18 · Alderley Edge


Our South African wine tasting in Alderley Edge is in The Tasting Room at Corks Out Wines: discover some of the many outstanding wines from this continually evolving wine producing nation.


You’ll enjoy a selection of six South African 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. Is there a better way to enjoy an evening out in The Village?


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Our South African wine tasting in Alderley Edge is in The Tasting Room at Corks Out Wines: there is so much more to this incredible wine producing country than just Stellenbosch and the nation’s signature grape, Pinotage. South Africa offers an amazing range of wines from Chenin Blanc through to exquisite Bordeaux blends from regions such as Roberston and Franschhoek. Join us for this entertaining evening in The Tasting Room at Corks Out Alderley Edge where you’ll try six of the incredible South African 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*. So join us in The Tasting Room to learn some fun facts about South Africa’s wine regions and discover more about the wines themselves.


*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. He most recently appeared at Three Wine Men in Manchester alongside TV wine legends Oz Clarke, Olly Smith and Tim Atkin MW.

Date & Time

Friday 22nd. June 2018, 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Timings are approximate and subject to change


The Wine School of Cheshire at Corks Out, 73 London Road, Alderly Edge, Cheshire SK9 7DY

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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 Alderley Edge is very limited, however on street parking is free in many side streets after 5.00pm. 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.


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