A brand new course for Manchester Wine School and what a course it is!The classic grape varieties of the old and new world are so familiar to us that we are all guilty of sticking to our tried and trusted favourites. We daren't take a gamble on a restaurant wine list, we browse the shelves of our local wine shop or supermarket and often pick up the same thing, week in, week out. Do you want to break the habit? Over the 4 weeks we will travel the globe tasting wines that will challenge your taste buds and open your eye to what's out there once you step outside your comfort zone. Thursday 4th July - Wines of Georgia - Georgian winemakers are harnessing an 8,000-year national heritage to produce some of the world's most unique and distinctive fine wines.Thursday 11th July - Wines of Japan - Japan may be better known for its sake, but its national grape, Koshu, has been picking up awards for several years, mostly under the radar. We will try this, plus other unique grapes from extraordinary sites.Thursday 18th July - Wines of Hungary - The best kept secret of the Old World. One hundred years ago, Hungary was one of the most important wine producers in Europe. This tasting will showcase why. Thursday 25th July - Natural Wine - A showcase of the varied world of Natural wine. More than a hipster fad, the move to a low intervention, more natural way of wine making is here to stay.