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A fun and very educational evening out

My friend arrange an evening of wine tasting for our mutual friends 60th birthday. So six all ages... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jet08205
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Bristol, United Kingdom
A fun, educational and uniqu experience with a fantastic host

I visited the cellars with a group of colleagues and we have a wonderful evening. The wine was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel J
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We offer wine and gin tastings for your group in our beautiful wine cellar in the heart of Clifton Village, near the historic Clifton suspension bridge. Learn about wine in an informal, fun way and leave with a different perspective about wine and how to taste.
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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22 The Mall, Bristol BS8 4DS, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend arrange an evening of wine tasting for our mutual friends 60th birthday. So six all ages women sat around the table whilst the excellent owner (Alan Wright) showed and explained the wonders of wine. It was informative interesting and we also had immense...More

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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am blushing at your review, Jet08205. Our tastings would be nothing if it weren't for lovely people like you coming along, willing to learn a few facts and to have some fun whilst drinking some nice wines. When a group is like yours, my...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the cellars with a group of colleagues and we have a wonderful evening. The wine was fabulous and I think it’s fair to say that I have ever learned so much whilst having such a good time.More

Thank Daniel J
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow - thank you Daniel J. It's so nice of you to say that, and to think all I do is to spend my life drinking and talking about wine! Whenever you next visit Clifton, make sure you come in and say hello to us...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Recently visited the Clifton Cellars with a group of friends. Alan was a fantastic host. Very knowledgeable but also engaging and fun. Usually the tasting takes about an hour and a half but Alan kindly condensed it down to an hour because we were pushed...More

Thank Gareth S
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hi Gareth S, thank you for that kind review. My wife says she does not recognise me and the word 'patient' in the same sentence so she thinks you must have the wrong person! It was a great way to spend an hour or two...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Recently visited as part of an 80th birthday party. Alan was a great host and very knowledgeable. The wine he selected for us was chosen based upon feedback received before the party and tailored to our requirements which was great. Cheese and biscuits were also...More

Thank Martin L
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

It was lovely to host your group Martin L. I am glad you enjoyed the evening and thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I look forward to meeting you all again sometime - perhaps for the 90th???

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Perfect mix of knowledge and wine tasting! I have never appreciated wine like this before. Good, simple set up in a very rustic cellar. Alan was a great host who gave a good insight into tasting and appreciating fine wine. Would come again (maybe for...More

Thank Fiona C
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

You are very kind Fiona C, and thank you for recommending our tastings. You are correct in that we do get pretty booked up so booking in advance is essential, but I am glad you thought it worthwhile. Looking forward to seeing you again at...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

The evening surpassed our expectations. Alan is down-to-earth and concentrates on teaching you how to taste, which is something anyone can try. I changed my mind about wines I thought I didn’t like and I resolved to be more adventurous, buy better wine and to...More

Thank ZNancy2018
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Thank you for that review ZNancy2018 and I am so glad you found the tasting interesting. I hope your resolution leads you further and further into the world of good wine and its enjoyment.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Lovely evening wine tasting, good wines and informative, nice present for my husband and I. Lovely evening with like minded people and wine and cheese went down very well, Alan was very enthusiastic and interesting to learn about the different wines, will definitely not gulp...More

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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thank you so much Alison for your kind review and I am glad you enjoyed the present of the tasting. Here's to you enjoying every wine you drink from now on!!

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

As always an absolute pleasure buying wine at the Clifton Cellars. We make it a habit to always call in whenever we’re in Clifton with friends who’ve all been more than impressed by Alan and his knowledge of wines and never disappointed by one of...More

Thank Dr_Edwards77
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Wow, that is a lot to live up to BenJ, and I am so glad you enjoy the wines we have on offer here. Of course, we have personally tasted most of the wines many times. (We have to do this many times to make...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Organised a wine evening for friends, Alan was incredibly knowledgable and funny throughout.. would definitrly recommend!More

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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

That is very kind of you JessicaP. My wife thinks I am funny throughout as well, although I 'm not sure she means it in the same way as you do. It is always so nice when people go out of their way to write...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

I booked a wine tasting evening as a birthday present for my wife. It was a very enjoyable evening, which was educational as well as fun.More

Thank Siray15
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thank you so much Siray15 and I am glad you both enoyed the evening. Drinking good wine can evoke so many lovely responses all at the same time that I am constantly surprised at those who prefer not to do so! Come on back sometime...More

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