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Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

The Wine Library at Tivoli Wines in Cheltenham, opened in November 2017 to give people the chance to taste and learn about wine in a relaxing atmosphere, at their own pace, as well as hosting regular events and tastings on wines, spirits and more.

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The Wine Library

The Wine Library

Opened in Cheltenham in November 2017, the Wine Library is a destination for wine lovers and learners alike to explore and taste wine in comfort and at their own pace. For the first time in Gloucestershire, visitors can sample 32 wines from state-of-the-art Enomatic tasting machines with a further number of fine wines available by Coravin, all chosen by the Tivoli Wines team.

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Taste and learn in your own time...

Taste and learn in your own time...

Our Enomatic tasting machines make wine tasting easy, and mean that you can learn in your own time, however you choose. There's always someone on hand to help, so if you fancy a quick private wine tasting session, come and have a chat and we'll show you some wines we think you'd like. On the other hand, you might prefer to explore by yourself and we'll just leave you to it!

After loading a top-up card with a member of the team, visitors are encouraged to sample as many or as few wines as they like, choosing from samples of 25ml, 75ml or 125ml, from 80p for a sample of a shop favourite to £80 for a glass of some of the best wine in the world. Stay a little longer and enjoy perfect cheese and charcuterie plates from our neighbour Maison Chaplais.

...so that you can buy better!

...so that you can buy better!

Supermarkets aren't the best place to buy wine. Their buying power means they can put cheaper wines on the shelf but that doesn't necessarily mean better value. Wine tasting is the best way to find great wine you love, for better value. We want to dispel the myth that any wine over £10 is overpriced, and our way of doing that is to make it easier to taste excellent wines in a relaxing space, so you can learn what makes the best wine so good to drink.

Wine Library Events & Wine Tasting

  1. 19 Jun 2018
    Grape School Masterclass: Syrah/Shiraz

    Grape School Masterclass: Syrah/Shiraz

    A follow-on Grape School Masterclass. Hermitage to Barossa; a distance apart not only in miles but also in style. After comparing the sophisticated grit of France against the no nonsense fruit of Australia, we’ll showcase the grape in a variety of other regions, such as Chile and South Africa. Which will be your favourite? 

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    £25.00
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    29 Jun 2018
    Italy: Tuscany & Umbria - Festival Wine Tasting (29.06.18)

    Italy: Tuscany & Umbria - Festival Wine Tasting (29.06.18)

    Be transported to Italy in our tasting of the wines of these two regions of central Italy, home to the beloved Sangiovese grape which makes the iconic wines of Brunello di Montalcino & Chianti Classico. This area is capable of much more than just that though, from delicious and versatile whites to complex and intense reds with some of the world’s best sweet wines for good measure. 

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    £30.00
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  2. 03 Jul 2018
    Grape School Masterclass: Riesling

    Grape School Masterclass: Riesling

    A follow-on Grape School Masterclass. From the remarkably underrated and varying styles of Germany and Alsace in France to the bone dry and citrusy examples of New World regions like Clare Valley in Australia, you’ll be tasting the sommelier’s favourite grape variety in all its glory.

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    £25.00
  3. 17 Jul 2018
    Grape School Masterclass: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Grape School Masterclass: Cabernet Sauvignon

    A follow-on Grape School Masterclass. From its home in Bordeaux (though mainly used in traditional blends), this grape is responsible for producing wines such as Chateaux Margaux, Chateau Mouton & Lafite Rothschild, to name just three. Arguably it shines more where grown as single variety in regions such as the Napa Valley in California, across Australia or Mendoza in Argentina.

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    £25.00
  4. 27 Jul 2018
    Australia Vs New Zealand - Festival Wine Tasting (27.07.18)

    Australia Vs New Zealand - Festival Wine Tasting (27.07.18)

    We’ve a commonwealth battle for the ages in-store here. Two heavy-weight wine growing countries go head to head, each contributing wines with their own unforgettable brand of intense, fruit driven character. We’ll compare Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and more, before looking at the new wave of producers experimenting with grapes and maybe even finding the next big thing…

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    £25.00
  5. 31 Jul 2018
    Grape School Masterclass: Sauvignon Blanc

    Grape School Masterclass: Sauvignon Blanc

    A follow-on Grape School Masterclass. Widely recognised as the signature grape of New Zealand and the most popular wine in the UK. In this session we will highlight all of the great regions where this variety is grown, including the Loire Valley around the famous village of Sancerre and its newer home of Marlborough.

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    £25.00
  6. 14 Aug 2018
    Grape School Masterclass: Merlot

    Grape School Masterclass: Merlot

    A follow-on Grape School Masterclass. Once a stalwart of the dinner table, this grape has fallen out of favour somewhat recently.  This variety is widely planted around the world but its home is Bordeaux, France, where, on the ‘Right Bank’ of the Gironde it is recognised as the signature grape of areas such as Pomerol and Saint Emilion. We’ll look at its journey across the Atlantic, where it has been welcomed in California in the USA and across Chile.

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    £25.00
  7. 17 Aug 2018
    New Trends: Volcanic, Natural and more - Festival Wine Tasting (17.08.18)

    New Trends: Volcanic, Natural and more - Festival Wine Tasting (17.08.18)

    Trends come and go but some wines stick around and rightly so. During this tasting we will highlight the trends with think will continue a few years from now. We’ll show you what’s excited us this year, like ‘Natural’ wines with their low intervention methods or the growing focus on wines from volcanic soil to name but a few. 

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    £25.00
  8. 28 Aug 2018
    Grape School Masterclass: Chenin Blanc

    Grape School Masterclass: Chenin Blanc

    A follow-on Grape School Masterclass. Like many grape varieties grown throughout the world, Chenin Blanc started life in France, this time in the Loire Valley with Vouvray being the most recognisable name in the region for the grape. Since 2000, the South Africans have taken the Chenin Blanc grape to their hearts and it is now their signature white grape. Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile of all grapes in terms of the styles it can produce, capable of making delicious dry, sweet & sparkling wines. 

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    £25.00
  9. 11 Sep 2018
    Grape School - Starting 11th September

    Grape School - Starting 11th September

    Always buying the same wines? Want to step outside of your wine comfort zone? Then take a look at our 6 week Grape School! Classes will be held on Tuesday nights between 7pm – 9pm in our fabulous Wine Library at 56 Andover Road, Cheltenham. In each session, you’ll get to know at least 6 grape varieties whilst tasting 8 – 10 wines.

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  10. 28 Sep 2018
    South Africa - Festival Wine Tasting (28.09.18)

    South Africa - Festival Wine Tasting (28.09.18)

    About time we hear you say! Not only does South Africa produce great value wine, they produce great wine, period. From the warm fruit of Stellenbosch Shiraz and Pinotage to the cool, Burgundian elegance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Walker Bay’s Hemel-en-Arde valley, we have this great wine country covered for you. 

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    £20.00
  11. 26 Oct 2018
    Rhone Vs. The Rest Of The World - Festival Wine Tasting (26.10.18)

    Rhone Vs. The Rest Of The World - Festival Wine Tasting (26.10.18)

    Come and see the great names of Chateauneuf du Pape, Hermitage & Condrieu go up against their global counterparts. The noble grapes of the area, like Grenache, Syrah and Viognier, have spread right across the world to make wines that can truly rival their French ancestors, including Shiraz from South Australia’s famous Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills, Spanish and Sardinian Grenache (known locally as Garnacha and Cannonau, respectively) and rich, complex whites from California and New Zealand.

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    £30.00