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Manchester - 150th Anniversary Exhibition - Friday Evening

14 Jun 2024 5:00 - 09:00 pm

Join us for the most interactive walkaround event The Wine Society has ever hosted! 

Featuring producer walkarounds, additional tasting tables, optional masterclasses and more.

The full list of wines and tasting notes can be found here.

Friday evening ticket.

Sale price: £50.00 per person
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To celebrate our 150th birthday year, we’re hosting four special weekend events featuring walkarounds, tasting masterclasses, speciality seminars and pairing experiences, the likes of which we’ve never offered members before. 
As part of our birthday, we’re releasing four ‘eras’ of wines – the Generation Series – that showcases each 50-year period in the world of wine. Ranging from our creation in 1874 to a look forward 50 years into the future ending in 2074, we are travelling through time and around the globe to bring you the best the wine world has to offer. 
This event – the third of our eras – celebrates the years of 1974 to 2024 and is packed full of wines to taste and activities to get involved with. There’s something for every knowledge level and is an ideal event to invite family and friends. 
What’s included in my ticket? 
This ticket price includes: 

  • a four-hour pass to explore a series of rooms featuring producer walkaround areas
  • fine wine tasting tables
  • interactive areas with games and challenges
  • ‘how to taste’ and ‘wine faults’ learning stations  


We have invited the producers of our each of our time-capsule releases to show their limited-edition wines (and more!) as a first taste for members in our 30 wine ‘Era’ room. Producers include the likes of modern classic producers, Whistler from Australia; famed traditional winemakers like the new Master of Wine Andrea Lonardi MW of Valpolicella and more. We can’t release the names of the wines we will be showing – this would spoil the surprise! – but we can promise a range of styles to suit all palates. 
Beyond the 50-year time capsule walkaround, we’ll also have a second room complete with some of our highly limited Anniversary range – fine wines that have been many years in the making, produced with some of the finest winemakers in the world and cellared to perfection. Wines on show will come from producers such as Château Angludet, Contino and Jean-Marc Brocard
We’ll also have tables celebrating the styles, stories and culture of wine during the period. The details of these will be released later in 2023. Once updated, we will update ticket holders immediately.
With more than 80 wines to try, ranging from affordable easy-drinking styles to premium fine wines, there is something for all tastes. And you can invite as many guests as you like! 
Already joining us in Manchester?

Did you know that you can also sign up for one of our Masterclasses on Burgundy with Toby Morrhall or with Australian and New Zealand icons with Whistler and Zephyr wines. As a walkaround ticket holder, you can select any masterclass. See what is available here 


We also have an incredibly special opportunity to join buyer Toby Morrhall and two of the great heroes of South American wine – Marcelo Papa of Concha y Toro, Chile and Susana Balbo of Argentina – to taste some of their more premium wines alongside a specially paired menu at the luxury King Street Townhouse Private Dining area. Click here for tickets, spaces are limited.


The full wine list is as follows:

How to Taste
1. Riesling Trocken, Schloss Lieser 2022
2. Viognier Gres du Trias, Vignerons Ardéchois 2022
3. Anjou Blanc Domaine Cady 2022 ORGANIC
4. Montlouis-sur-Loire 'Les Tuffeaux', François Chidaine 2019
5. Half bottle of The Liberator 'The Francophile' Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc, Paarl 2018
6. Spätburgunder, Markgräflerland, Martin Wassmer 2021
7. Madiran Ode d'Aydie 2019
Generation Walkaround
* 8. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
9. Magnum of La Riva dei Frati Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut 
* 10. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
11.  Zephyr 6 Marlborough Chardonnay 2022
12. Zephyr 6 Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022
* 13. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
14. Gambellara Classico 2023
* 15. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
16. Radford Dale Vinum Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin 2023 Organic
17. The Society’s South African Pinotage-Syrah, Coastal Region 2023
* 18. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
19. The Society's Exhibition Limari Pinot Noir 2022
20. The Society's 150th Anniversary Puente Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
21. Marques de Casa Concha Heritage Maipo Valley 2021
* 22. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
23. The Society's Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 2023
24. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel 2020
25. Bogle Vineyard California Chardonnay 2021
* 26. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
27. Bogle California Petite Sirah 2019
28. Whistler Wines Dry As A Bone Barossa Valley Rose 2023
* 29. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
30. Whistler Wines Shiver Barossa Valley Shiraz 2021
31. Corbieres Blanc Château Ollieux Romanis 2023
32. Limoux Blanc Dedicace Chateau Rives Blanques 2022
* 33. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
34. Corbieres-Boutenac, Cuvée Or, Château Ollieux-Romanis 2019
* 35. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
36. Amarone della Valpolicella, Tenuta Novare 2021
* 37. Limited edition ‘Generation Series’ wine to be revealed on 6th June
38. Susana Balbo Brioso Agrelo 2019
39. Susana Balbo Signature Limited Edition Valle de Uco Paraje Altamira Malbec 2019
Our Anniversary Range
40. Wine Society 150th Anniversary Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2020
41. The Society's Exhibition Chablis Premier Cru Montmains Jean Marc Brocard 2022
42. Jean Marc Brocard Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent 2021
43. The Society's 150th Anniversary Moulin-a-Vent
44. The Society's 150th Anniversary Rioja Reserva 2014
45. The Society's 150th Anniversary Margaux 2015
46. The Society's 150th Anniversary Geyserville Zinfandel 2019
Bubbling Over: The Global Growth of Sparkling wine
47. Hortas do Caseirinho White Frisante
48. Crémant d’Alsace Cuvée Julien Dopff au Moulin NV
49. The Society's Cava Reserva Brut 2022
50. The Society's Exhibition English Sparkling Wine NV

1985: The Scandal that Spawned Austrian Fine Wines
51. Weingut Wess Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal 2023
52. Grabenwerkstatt Grabenwerk, Grüner Veltliner, Wachau 2022
53. Bründlmayer Terrassen Riesling Kamptal 2022
54. Pittnauer Rosenburg Blaufränkisch, Burgenland 2011
The Rise of Rosé
55. Coteaux d'Aix en Provence Rosé, Château Vignelaure 2023
56. Three Terraces Marlborough Rosé 2022
57. Tavel Cuvée Prima Donna Rosé, Domaine Maby 2022

1976: The Judgement of Paris
58. Château de Meursault, Meursault Premier Crus Charmes Dessus 2018
59. Hanzell Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay 2018
60. Château Haut-Batailley, Pauillac 2014
61. Napanook Napa Valley 2014
Mistaken Identities
62. Primitivo di Manduria Riserva, San Moro 2020
63. Brazin Lodi Old-Vine Zinfandel 2020
64. Undurraga TH Casablanca Merlot 2021
65. The Society's Exhibition DO Colchagua Andes Carmenère 2022
Popular wines of 2023
66. Duo Des Mers Sauvignon Viognier Vin De France 2023
67. The Society's White Burgundy 2022
68. The Society's Sicilian Reserve Red
69. Cuvee Laborie, Pays d'Oc 2023
70. The Society's Portuguese Red, Península de Setúbal 2023
How Wines Age
71. Chateau Musar White, Lebanon 2017
72. Chateau Musar White, Lebanon 2010
73. Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 2010
74. Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 2011
75. Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 2019
Blind Tasting Challenge
76. Blind White 
77. Blind White 
78. Blind White 
79. Blind Red
80. Blind Red

Our 150th Anniversary Exhibitions are unlike events we have hosted before at The Wine Society.

Designed to celebrate four wine releases, the core element of the event will be a walkaround room featuring the specially created and curated wines from each of the eras and other wines from those producer.

Also included, will be an additional walkaround featuring tables that celebrate historically significant events during those eras, a fine wine table of additional wines produced for the celbratory year, food and wine pairing stations and 'how to taste' tables - all designed to enhance the experience of the event.

With three different options to attend (Friday evening, Saturday daytime and Saturday evening) we have made our events as easy to attend as possible, and encourage you to buy tickets for friends to share the joy.

The four Exhibitions are detailed below:

  • Era One (1874 - 1924) - The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London
  • Era Two (1924 - 1974) - The Royal Marriott Hotel, Bristol
  • Era Three (1974 - 2024) - The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
  • Era Four (2024 - 2074) - The Assembly Halls, Edinburgh


A full list of the key events can be found here.

What else?

In addition to the core walkarounds, we have additional options for members to buy to enhance their experience even more. 

For each event we have also arranged:

  • 3 masterclasses on different topics pertinent to the 50 year theme.
  • An option to pre-purchase food tokens, to enjoy a small snacking plate and some additional wines to pair with them.

Members who attend our 150th anniversary events will be entitled to our usual 10% tastings discount on most available wines shown. Our limited edition wines, however, are in short supply and we will therefore not be able to offer the discount on all wines. Please note, this discount will also not apply to wines that are already discounted.

Do you send physical tickets or is it all e-tickets? 

We no longer send out physical tickets for our events. An email confirming registration will be sent to the member who has purchased the ticket(s) and this email can be used as confirmation upon arrival at the event.  

Can I bring a non-member? 

Yes. Tickets must be booked by a member, but you are welcome to bring non-member guests.

Do I need to know lots about wine to attend?

Absolutely not! Our events target a range of experience and knowledge levels, and we try to make this clear on our event pages. If you’re unsure if an event is for you, simply contact and we will try to help.

Do I get a discount on wines after events?

After our ‘in person’ events, we offer attendees a 10% discount on the wines we have shown, subject to availability. You will be provided with a private code after attending the event to redeem the discount

What is your cancellation policy?

Full details on our cancellation policy can be found here.

Can I join a waiting list for sold out events?

Yes. Please do feel free to join our waiting lists for sold out events. If tickets become available you will be contacted by email.

The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

14 Jun 2024 5:00 - 09:00 pm The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Salford M3 5LH
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