About Us

Welcome to The Lancashire Wine School. Whilst all our tutors are WSET-qualified, they more importantly have an infectious enthusiasm for their subject and are able to communicate this to their audience without the use of confusing (& boring!) technical facts.

We teach people about wine by concentrating on the flavours and aromas of the wines. We focus on the taste profile of each wine explaining the characteristics of the grape variety, the climate, and the winemaking, and show you with maps and photos where they came from and how they are made. We explain why they taste like they do and ask and listen to what you think about the wines.

The evenings are, above all, fun & entertaining with a relaxed atmosphere - no previous wine tasting experience is required. The best & most enjoyable way to learn about wine is comparing the tastes of different wines side-by-side.  We take this to another level with our Food & Wine Workshops, where we explore the principles of matching food & wine with practical demonstrations of how different food elements combine with differing styles of wine. 

   Our 8 week courses offer an opportunity to focus week by week on a region, understanding the wines using our learn-by-taste principals.

  In all of our courses we talk about aromas, tastes, and flavours rather than technical winemaking details.

  As we do not sell wine - we can show you where to buy the best wines locally and at the best prices. We work closely with local independent wine merchants to bring you the best tasting & most interesting wines they have to offer. (Often with discounts exclusive to The Lancashire Wine School which you can take advantage of!).

  Our guests come by themselves, in couples, and in larger groups, everybody is welcome. It is also a great way to meet people with the same interest in tasting & learning about wine. 

  The Lancashire Wine School area covers much of the old Lancashire boundaries, from Lancaster in the north to Bolton and Wigan in the south; Blackpool in the west to Blackburn, Burnley and Colne in the east.   So whether you’re  from Lytham St. Annes, Poulton-Le-Fylde,  Chorley, Leyland, Darwen or Clitheroe, our central location close to Preston Station makes wine tasting accessible to you.

We also offer wine tasting events in Blackpool and on The Fylde Coast for visitors and holiday makers.

 All of our Evening Tastings (7pm - 9pm) include minimum 6 wines (12 wines & lunch on our Saturday Courses), a small amount of tasting food, comprehensive tasting notes on the selected wines, plus a tutored tasting - with Digital projection equipment & DVDs/Maps/Slides. Professional ISO tasting glasses are also provided.

All of our courses are available as gifts, or just leave it open by buying one of our gift vouchers from £22.50.

Enjoy browsing the web site, I'm sure I'll be welcoming you to a Wine Tasting soon!

Colin Burbidge
Proprietor

For any help just drop me a line, or call Colin on 01253 301934,

 The Lancashire Wine School - Wine tasting For Everyone !

 

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