Glasgow Wine School Posh vs Plonk Event

Zizzi
31 Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow G1 3AJ

V: 28th August 2018      T:  01786 396 044  W: www.glasgowwineschool.com

I was lucky enough to be invited along to tonight’s Glasgow School of Wine’s wine tasting event, the event was located in Zizzi at Royal Exchange Square and tonight’s tasting was hosted in the private area upstairs.

A good few years ago I saw someone in Glasgow doing something like this, and wanted to try it but never got around to it so I had to now.

The event was titled “Posh vs Plonk: The Battle of the Bottle” and everyone tonight was going to learn how to smell and taste the difference between a cheap wine and a more expensive one.

I know nothing about wine apart from the colours it comes in, and that’s really it so tonight was going to be very interesting.

In front of me, I noticed a printed sheet and a pen, so I knew I was going to get a little task to do tonight.

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Also sitting in front of me were several glasses of wine, 4 had white and 4 red….now the sheet in front of me made sense.

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The event started…

The event was hosted by Justin Hoy and he introduced the evenings plan to everyone and information about the Glasgow School of Wine.

After the introduction and a little about the cost of wines, and the reasons they are priced at a specific cost it was time to taste.

The Wines…

The first two wines were: Gufetto Pinot Grigio, IGT Italy 2017 vs Stell Alpina Pinot Grigio Alto Adige, Italy 2017

This was very interesting as I wasn’t really sure if I could tell the difference, I won’t tell you what one was the cheaper one and what was more expensive as you can go on this course to learn and guess yourself.

We then continued comparing the white and then moved on to the red wine.

The red wine for me was the hardest to judge, but it was fun to try and pick out all the different tastes.

For the whites, I got them correct, and for the red…well I got 1 out of 2 so not that bad…but it does mean I liked the cheaper wine over the more expensive 🙂

Overall

If you want to learn about wines or learn more about wines then this course and the courses Glasgow Wine School offer is perfect for you.

The Glasgow School of Wine have 23 schools around the UK and offer tastings and courses and tonight I experienced one of those.  The Glasgow School of wine is a local wine company specialising in wine tastings, courses and corporate events.

The events are very relaxed and very enjoyable to all with little knowledge or with some knowledge.

I went in knowing nothing apart from colours and left knowing a little which was good and I really had a fun and educational time….plus tasting different wines was fun.

Check these guys out www.glasgowwineschool.com as I will definitely be doing another course or two.

Thanks again to everyone at the School for my invite.

Cheers

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Rotunda Comedy Club : Review

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The Rotunda
28 Tunnel Street
Glasgow, G3 8HL

V: 17th November 2017     W: www.rotundacomedy.club

Child Friendly: No      Accepts: Cash & Card


I got a ding in my inbox from The Rotunda, inviting me to come see tonights show.

I have never been to any comedy club so I didn’t know what to expect, and accepted their invitation.

The location that the comedy club is in, I have been to a few times as there is a Mediterranean restaurant called Mezze inside. If you haven’t been here yet please to take a look at my reviews, and check it out you won’t be disappointed.

Going by what I heard tonight, this is a very new comedy club so I hope going by tonights success its open for a long time.

The Acts…

There was only one act I knew off, and seen once before his name was Colin Cloud. The others I had never heard of, but I do have to say I enjoyed all their acts.

One act that stood out was the very last guy, he played the guitar and sung his jokes…I am trying to find out his name as I would like to see him again and once I do I will update it here.

** Update 09/12/2017 : The guy is called Harry Garrison, and I have now followed his facebook page here

Its very good value for money as the whole show lasted for over 2hours, and everyone was laughing from start to finish.

Overall

Firstly a big thank you to the Rotunda for my invite, I had a really good night,  and laughed none stop from start to end.

I will be going back to see more acts, as my first comedy club experience was very good

Corinthian New Brasserie Menu Launch (Glasgow) : Review

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191 Ingram Street
Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1DA

V: 12th October 2017      T:  0141 552 1101  W: www.thecorinthianclub.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes (very well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have been to the Corinthian a good few times, mostly for the Afternoon Tea which is my favourite in Glasgow. Inside has always had a lovely and relaxing atmosphere, and also the staff have been very friendly and helpful.

Last week I got an email inviting me to tonight’s event, which was to try something from the new menu….well I love my food and I like the Corinthian so I couldn’t turn it down.

I was looking forward to trying this menu, as I have never really been in here for food. Its always been Afternoon Tea, or for a few drinks so it was now time to sample the food.

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On entry I was welcomed and shown to my table, if you have never been here there are effectively 3 seating areas in here. The first being the ones on the left as you go in, these are booths with a big chair. These are more for couples, and this is where I was seated tonight. The next is the middle are, which has a few group tables, and then the far right which is booths and tables again for groups.

The Food…

Starter

Potted Chicken Liver Parfait £N/A (Normally £6.95)
Pear Chutney, Pea Shoot Salad & Brioche Toast

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I always like to try this at any restaurant, as its interesting how they all differ and how they present it.

This was presented very nicely, and looked very good, my first thought was maybe 1 more brioche toast would be good but lets see how I get on.

I have to say this was the best Chicken Liver Parfait I have tasted so far, it was very very smooth and full of flavour and it worked amazing with the Brioche Toast. I was correct though, there was still enough parfait in the little pot enough for one more slice.

I would have this again!!!

Portion Size : 4.5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Main

Herb Crusted Ayrshire Pork Fillet £N/A (Normally £14.95)
Toulouse Sausage & white bean Cassoulet

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I spotted 3 dishes I wanted to try, but I opted for this as it sounded nice. My second option would have been Peterhead Haddock and Chips, as it sounded very good.

When it arrived, the presentation and smell was very good so I was looking forward to seeing how this tasted.

This was very nice, and cooked just right as it was not mega chewy which is always my pet hate when it comes to dishes like this.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Dessert

Brandy Soused Strawberry Creme Brulee (V) £N/A (Normally £5.95)
Shortbread

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Presentation again this was very good, and it looked very good.

I tried the shortbread first, and this was very good I love shortbread.

Moving on to the Creme Brulee, this was again perfect and very very nice. This and the shortbread for me was a perfect combination.

I would have this again!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

During the meal, a live quarter was performing they were called Strings Aloud. Due to the design of this building, and due to it being strings the acoustics were amazing and the sound was very relaxing and created a very very nice atmosphere for everyone.

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Overall :

I am very pleased I got tonight’s invite, as I learned that here does very nice food where are before in my mind it was more a cocktails and Afternoon Tea location.

I cant fault anything tonight, all 3 courses were very nice, the service was good and also the atmosphere was perfect.

I would like to thank the Corinthian again for my invite, I had a very enjoyable evening and will see you soon.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Value for money: N/A
  • Overall : 5