Whether you prefer a sparkling prosecco or a full-bodied Malbec, Chester offers enviable opportunities for wine lovers. Today, we’ll look at some of the experiences and activities those who love wine can take part in within the city.
Carefully curated wine tastings are held year-round in Chester at specialist shops and bars like the acclaimed Vin Santo on Watergate Street. Run by wine-loving friends, Vin Santo tastings are ideal for introducing your palate to new flavours with friends. Many eateries also offer wine tastings, like Urbano32 on Bridge Street providing dining delights that are perfectly paired with selected labels.
Wine shops, clubs and groups
Chester has many fine wine shops to choose from. There are also many dedicated clubs and groups for wine in the city, offering an ideal way to try new wines and meet fellow oenophiles. As well as several regular meetings around the city, wine lovers should check out some of the venues hosting virtual tastings and memberships, like Veeno on Northgate Street.
Finally, Chester also has an abundance of events dedicated to food and drink throughout the year with wine merchants and aficionados in attendance. April 2023 will see Chester’s world-famous racecourse transformed into a hub for those celebrating sustenance. The Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival Chester will run from Saturday, April 8 to Monday April 10 and will be attended by leading sommeliers, wine experts and celebrated chefs, including the Chester Grosvenor’s Sam Griffiths.