‘Make time for wine’ as part of National Wine Month

Posted on - 30th April, 2011 - 12:43pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Campaigns, Food & Drink, People, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, Things to Do in and around Preston

Preston people are being urged to ‘make time for wine’ as part of National Wine Month.


The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) have partnered with a number of wine retailers , including the Preston-based Lancashire Wine School.

The school is running special introductory evenings to help local people make time for their wine.

“Spending a little bit more on your bottle of wine can reap huge rewards” says Colin Burbidge, owner of The Lancashire Wine School. “The difference between the quality of a £5 bottle of wine, and a £7 bottle is really telling, but it helps if you know what you’re looking for”.

The WSET have also set up a special website to raise awareness of their campaign, the site features a daily competition featured throughout May, as well as hints and tips on wine tasting.


The website also features an eye-opening graphic representation of just how much tax wine-lovers pay on their wine, but more importantly, just how little is spent on the production of cheaper wines. 

“Wine is such a complex product, more than just simple fruit flavours and more than an alcoholic drink. Learning about wine makes you appreciate its place at the dinner table,” Colin added.

The introductory evenings are not the only offering from Lancashire Wine School this May, with a 10-week World of Wine and 5-week French course also on offer.

The school is also putting on WSET Accreditation courses, allowing professionals and amateurs to work towards qualifications at both Foundation and Intermediate level.

For more information about The Lancashire Wine School or to book a course, visit or phone Colin on 01253 301934.

Image courtesy of Flickr user Prashob Kumar.

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