Email Updates & Site Feeds

All Entries
Tasting Notes Only
Follow via Twitter
For email updates please enter your email address:


latest on flickr

Photograph Showcase - © images by Andrew Barrow

Recent Posts


Latest Comments

on Apples and Vines - Hush Heath Vineyard (2) Tara wrote " Such a beautiful location isn't it? I love this wine, s... " [read more]

on Zampa Syrah 2008, Nashik Valley, India (2) Terry Lealan wrote " Have just tried the Zampa syrah and found it to be rath... " [read more]

on Viñas del Vero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado (1) Fabio (Vinos Ambiz) wrote " Tempranillo Day. A small group of producers and wine-lo... " [read more]

on Vilarnau Rosé Cava (5) Mezzo Soprano wrote " I stumbled onto some great wines at the Chapel Down Vin... " [read more]

on Vina Pomol, Rioja, Spain (2) George Wroblewski wrote " Vina Pomal is an excellent winery - went there last yea... " [read more]

a uk wine blog
Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Majestic Offer Free Tasting Courses With 'Wine Uncorked'  Add/Read Comments

Related Posts:


Snooth Wine Search:


majestic wine uncorked - branch wine tastingsWhile wine tasting courses, events and dinners are ten-a-penny - both paid and free sessions - Majestic Wine is now offering those with an "enthusiasm to learn more about wine" a series of free courses.

Anything that gives the wine lover the "chance to hone their skills, the opportunity to consider how wine is made and explore some thought provoking food and wine combinations" and that opens "wine" to more people has to be a positive thang. Welcome then to Majestic's 'Wine Uncorked' sessions.

Following the launch of their relaxed two-hour tasting sessions held at branches throughout the UK, the team at Majestic are providing those with a passion for wine both the practical understanding of its journey from grape to glass, and the know how to taste wine like a professional.

Following customer feedback, Majestic realised that many had a basic knowledge of wine but would like to learn more about how to evaluate it, and learn more about viniculture. From this, the Wine Uncorked initiative was born.

Matt Philpott, marketing manager - brand development at Majestic, said, "Our Wine Uncorked sessions are a great way of expanding your knowledge of the wine making and tasting processes.

"Via initiatives under 'The Knowledge' brand we aim to increase the understanding of wine within our customer base, and these relaxed courses allow our customers the chance to try a variety of wine styles, from crisp, minerally Chablis to elegant Champagne.

"Customers who enroll on the courses will learn how to best match wine with food. They will see how a rich, buttery Chardonnay, packed full of ripe tropical fruits, stands up extremely well to robust spicy food and just what makes a perfect food and wine match."

The wine merchant is offering this free tasting with an aim to share their knowledge with the general public and help to demystify some of the baffling science behind wine.

Mr Philpott added, "The world of wine can be confusing and unnecessarily complicated. As a company we spend all our time immersed in that world. We train our staff to a high level of expertise, but we often find that it hard to share all of that wisdom in the five minutes we get to spend with a customer in-store. Our 2 hour course gives us the opportunity to show a small group of customers that wine needn't be as overwhelming as it can sometimes appear. And hopefully give them a good night out too."

Wine Uncorked will provide you with a greater understanding of wine, and what's more, it's absolutely free."

For further info and to watch a sample video of the wine tasting course visit You can also book your wine tasting session at your local branch from the website.

Add or Read Comments ADD A COMMENT (3)
Previous Post: Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch from Plunkett Fowles Next Post: Life's Too Short to Drink Bad Wine by Simon Hoggart
This entry Majestic Offer Free Tasting Courses With 'Wine Uncorked' is under News


Wine! delicious thing,In my town there is a big wine tradition and all of us have been learning how should one wine enjoy...

Nice post. A lot of people drink wine but they donot know the best match of wine and food. But in these type of testing course will help a lot. This type of course is best for the new comer in the world of Wine. They can gain knowledge on oth the practical understanding of its journey from grape to glass, and the know how to taste wine like a professional. And the main part of this course is that it's absolutely free. So why waiting come and book yourself for free Testing course.

When you know a bit it is easy to forget that others are still making tentative steps; so courses like this (and plenty of independent merchants do similar) are great

Add a comment

Comments are moderated and will take awhile before appearing under the entry. Thanks for taking the time to comment...