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Italy from North to South at Arighi Bianchi Macclesfield · Thursday 28/3/19


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Love Italy? Or keen to know more about this incredible famous wine producing nation? What better way to enjoy an evening out than with us tasting some incredible wines at the iconic Arighi Bianchi Macclesfield, when the store is exclusively ours for the evening.


Delicious matched canapés and a cheeseboard by the team at CaféBar Arighi are included for you to enjoy an evening of food and wine pairing which will really get your tastebuds working! Excited?


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What's included

Italy is the largest wine producing country in the world by volume. This beautiful nation is also the only country where wine is produced in every region within it.  From Prosecco in the north to Primitivo in the very south of the country, there really is an Italian wine for everyone with around 2,000 different grape varieties found throughout Italy.


We’re delighted to be hosting this very special evening at Arighi Bianchi Macclesfield where you’ll be welcomed to CaféBar Arighi with a glass of Prosecco and you’ll enjoy delicious canapés and an amazing cheeseboard which we have chosen to perfectly pair with each of the six wines we’ve selected for your evening with us.


Expect a great selection of wines, all of which will be sourced from our favourite local stores such as Corks Out, Booths and M&S, proving that you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy great wines from Italy.


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.

Date & Time

Thursday 28th. March 2019, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Timings are approximate and subject to change


The Wine School of Cheshire at Arighi Bianchi: Café Arighi, Arighi Bianchi, The Silk Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1LH


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.

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 free parking is available in the gated area adjacent to the store’s main entrance, however these will be locked shortly after the wine tasting has ended, therefore there is no overnight parking. 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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For all our guests’ enjoyment of our intimate tasting events, we ask for your kind understating that groups joining us are limited to 6 guests. If you are a larger group we may be able to host a bespoke wine tasting event for you. Please contact us for more information.


CaféBar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi is fully accessible for wheelchairs. Step free access is available from the main entrance with fully fitted ramps leading to the lift. Take the lift to the second floor which leads into the CaféBar area. Our events take place in the lower level of CaféBar Arighi where there are no further steps. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance of your booking us should you require further assistance.


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