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A great day out.

Following a wild, wet and windy walk from the station, a warm welcome greeted us on arrival at The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruralach
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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Week one of the 8 week course.

We thoroughly enjoyed our first evening. The atmosphere was very relaxed, and Gary is a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheena B
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Hello and a very warm welcome to the Shropshire Wine School. We are an independent wine education company which hosts wine tastings and wine courses in Shrewsbury and throughout Shropshire. We offer a range of wine events from introductory courses...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Wyle Cop | The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following a wild, wet and windy walk from the station, a warm welcome greeted us on arrival at The Lion Hotel for the wine school event. Kicking off with a glass of lovely bubbles helped break the ice, encouraging chat and laughter and setting the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words, it was a great day and I hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our first evening. The atmosphere was very relaxed, and Gary is a great teacher, and hugely knowledgable about wine. We learnt a lot, and had great fun trying six different New World wines. We enjoyed our visit to Tanners the following weekend,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words. 7 more weeks to go!

Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

We had this experience as a Christmas gift and both really enjoyed it. My father was a wine merchant for 20 odd years and I now wish I paid more attention to the ins and outs! The flow of the evening worked very well with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Thanks for your kind words, cheeee and wine is always a fun evening, and it was a pleasure to spend a couple of hours talking people through the combinations. I hope to see you again in due course.

Reviewed 4 February 2019

A very enjoyable evening sampling a wide range of different cheeses which were paired with specific wines, some of which were a revelation. We were expertly guided and informed by Gary and hope to try one of the many other sessions available.

Date of experience: January 2019
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, much appreciated. I’m glad you enjoyed the evening and hope to see you again in due course.

Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

An excellent evening tasting wine and matching them with a variety of cheeses. Gary makes it a very informative and enjoyable evening. Would certainly recommend

Date of experience: January 2019
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thanks for your review, cheese and wine is always a popular event. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 January 2019

I attended one of Gary's wine tasting sessions at Wrekin College in December. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was a very enjoyable and informative evening and i felt that i learnt a lot in just a couple of hours. We enjoyed it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Dear Claire Thanks for your feedback, it was the first event I'd run at Wrekin College and it went very well I thought. See you on the next event!

Reviewed 18 December 2018

Used a gift voucher I had been given to attend Gary's Christmas Wine Tasting Evening at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury. Thoroughly enjoyed it...and learnt a lot. Gary took us through a Christmas Day's meals and matched wine to each.We tasted some top quality champagne, wine,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Thank you for your review, I’m glad you enjoyed the evening. I hope to see you on another wine tasting event in due course.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Our first experience of this kind of event and can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A great background information on the regions and process but importantly not too much, some fantastic Port and Cheese to try out and all presented by Gary who is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thanks for your comments Jayne, I'm glad you enjoyed the evening. I look forward to meeting you again in due course.

Reviewed 15 November 2018

What a super day. Great wine, great food, great company and a great venue. Gary was marvellous, answered every question he was asked. Taking my dad for the Christmas wine tasting. Cant wait!

Date of experience: November 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thanks for your kind words, it was a very enjoyable event for everyone I think. See you next week.

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

It should have been one evening of wine tasting - we enjoyed it so much we decided to do the 8 week course - 4 weeks in and we still want more ....why? ....because it’s fun informative and relaxed .... always loved choosing and drinking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GaryShrewsbury, Owner at Shropshire Wine School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hey thanks Sue, glad you decided to upgrade from one evening to the 8 week course. See you after your short break.

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