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An evening of Château Musar – fine wines from The Lebanon · Thursday 25/10/18 · Knutsford

£45.00

Join us in The Tasting Room at Corks Out Knutsford for an evening of Château Musar, producer of the finest wines from The Lebanon. In one entertaining evening you’ll discover how each vintage is different as well as enjoying the remarkable flavours of these magnificent wines from The Lebanon.

 

As well as our wine selection from Château Musar, we’ll be serving canapés and sharing boards from Taste at Corks Out for you to enjoy with some of your wines for the evening.

 

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Each with their unique signature and imprint in the world of wine, since 1930, every aspect of wine production – grape sourcing, fermentation, oak-ageing and bottle maturation – has been trialed to achieve the ultimate expression of Château Musar’s specific ‘terroirs’ – interactions of soil, vine, climate and time.

 

Château Musar Red In their youth, Chateau Musar Reds are dense and richly-textured, with intense ‘baked fruit’ characters: plums, damsons, cranberries, cherries, figs and dates. Bordeaux grape Cabernet Sauvignon lends black fruit flavours; Rhône grapes Cinsault and Carignan contribute fragrance (violets; pepper) and supple spiciness. Either set of qualities might dominate a particular vintage, but the style is always emphatically Lebanese: enticingly aromatic, with persistent fruit flavours. Over decades the wines acquire tawny hues and mellow notes. Every vintage enjoys a distinct flavour of its own.

 

Grapes and vines Seven years in the making, Chateau Musar Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault from vineyards near the Bekaa Valley villages of Aana and Kefraya on gravelly soils over limestone. Planted from the 1930s onwards, yields are low from these mature bushvines (average age: 40 years): Between 15 to 35hl per hectare.

 

Winemaking The varietal components in Chateau Musar Red undergo lengthy fermentations in cement vats at temperatures below 30°C. 6 months after the harvest they are transferred into French barrels (oak from the forest of Nevers) for one year.

 

Blending The varietal components are brought together two years after the harvest; the resulting blend is then placed back in cement tanks before being bottled 12 months later. Each wine is blended to reflect the character of the vintage. After 4 years’ bottle maturation in the deep stone cellars of Chateau Musar, the finished wines are released a full seven years after the harvest.

 

During your evening out with us, you’ll enjoy several vintages of Château Musar Red together with examples of Musar Jeune, all of which are available from Corks Out – there will be five wines to taste in total.

 

In one entertaining evening you’ll discover how each vintage is different as well as enjoying the remarkable flavours of these magnificent wines from The Lebanon. As well as our wine selection from Château Musar, we’ll be serving canapés and sharing boards from Taste at Corks Out for you to enjoy with some of your wines for the evening to appreciate how well they pair with different foods.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to The Tasting Room for an enjoyable evening of fine wines from one of the best regarded wine producers in the world.

 

Canapés and 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 seven plus years of 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 recently appeared at Three Wine Men in Manchester alongside TV wine legends Oz Clarke, Olly Smith and Tim Atkin MW and has presented English and Welsh wines in partnership with Wines of Great Britain for three consecutive years at RHS Tatton Park.

Date & Time

Thursday 25th. October 2018, 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Timings are approximate and subject to change

Location

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 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 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.

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.

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