I haven’t been to Vinopolis for some time but I was there the other night and was really surprised by how much they’ve spruced up the joint. There is a restaurant under the arches along with a cool bar and there are quite a few new exhibits. If you’re a newbie to wine (or want to learn more about drinks), this is a good place to start.
Not to mention the Laithwaites shop which is attached to Vinopolis. You can take home a bottle or two if you so feel inspired after visiting. If you’re looking for an introduction to wine “The Grapevine tour for Two” is a good place to start. It includes a “how to” session, teaching you how to describe wine easily as well as tasting through 6 different wines and a cocktail to round things out.
I’m giving away a pair of tickets and all you have to do is leave a comment here or on The Winesleuth’s Facebook page, telling me why you want to visit Vinopolis. Contest ends midnight, Saturday 3 March 2012. Good luck!
Thanks to Wish.co.uk for providing the prize tickets.
The T&C: Your prize voucher will be valid for 10 months and is for two people. The
minimum age is 18. You can purchase additional tastings if you wish, but there’s
no obligation. Vinopolis’ opening hours are: Mon-Wed (closed), Thurs-Fri (2pm-
10pm), Sat (12pm-10pm), Sun (12pm-6pm). Vinopolis isn’t open on any bank
holidays, except for Good Friday. Last entry to the tour is 2.5 hours before
closing on all days.