I was including the price of said tickets too…£35x2 + £20ishx 2 + an airbnb (or getting back very late) + the time off work to get across the north beforehand. Again I appreciate the north is quite a big place and most of the tastings are on the M62 corridor or A1 for a reason. It’s just that travelling across the north on public transport does tend to take a while. I know you’re not responsible for this but for anyone travelling this is a factor. For me getting from work to Leeds to Manc is quite a trip.
Oh absolutely, learning how to taste better etc is very valuable. My friend who actually joined the society on our recommendation went and was very happy. I guess if you’re going to try really unique or valuable wines it’s very useful - Cru burgundy, decent Bordeaux etc. Just as a comparison, the Yorkshire wine school offers something similar for around £25-£30 with nibbles, full presentation from WSET Dipl teachers etc - but I guess they don’t have to book hotel rooms and the transit of stock, glasses etc so fair dos.
Please don’t take this as pernickity criticism, i know you guys are working flat out to try and give everyone the best experience and as far afield as possible. Also, thank you for your very fast and attentive replies…not many other wine companies would take the time out to be so informative and give this type of communication, it really is appreciated! If anything, it’s a huge vote of confidence in you as we enjoy your events so much we want more of them