Celebrate National Wine & Cheese Day in NE1
Tuesday 25 July is a day dedicated to wine and cheese, and you feta believe we're excited about it!
We're poised with a corkscrew in one hand and a cheese knife in the other, ready to give the day the attention it deserves. Here's a taster of the great wine and cheese themed events happening in the city this summer.
BLACKFRIARS' WINE DINNER
First up is the renowned Blackfriars' Wine Dinner on 26 July. A sumptuous three-course feast is complemented by a variety of wines, with a tutor on hand to talk you through your tipples. Whether you prefer a cool carafe of cava or a mouth-watering merlot, the evening promises to cater to all tastes - and you might even learn something about your taste buds. For purists who know that no dinner is complete without that cheese fix, the feast is set to contain flavoursome flourishes throughout, from gratin starters to parmesan garnishes. The evening will be held on the 29th September too - can we go twice please?
A DELICIOUS DAY OUT FEATURING NEWCASTLE WINE SCHOOL
If a three-course banquet isn't your thing, we've designed a cheese 'n' wine themed Sunday that's as casual as it comes. Start the day with brunch at Tapas Revolution, with added prosecco if you're really taking the celebrations seriously! Take a detour to Grainger Market with its artisan dairy shop, Matthew's Cheese Specialists - then wander down to the Quayside Market to browse stalls of fine, local produce. A wine tasting session for two is next on the agenda, with Newcastle Wine School offering deliciously indulgent classes for you and that special someone, by appointment only at Blackfriars Restaurant. So get booking and get that Sunday wine and cheese session in the diary.
From £25; www.newcastlewineschool.com
THE GLASS HOUSE WINE & CHEESE NIGHT
So you've snackedd, sipped and sampled the city's culinary delights - still not satisfied? The Glass House has just the night for you on Tuesay 15 August. Featuring expect guidance and a whole smorgasboard of wine and cheese from across the globe, it's perfecly suited to both experts and those just starting out in the wonderful world of wine and cheese pairing.