The Wine Library at Tivoli Wines in Cheltenham is a real gem, an event venue designed specifically for tasting great wine. But you really don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to enjoy an evening in this funky space. Its feel is part New York loft, part relaxed chic with comfy sofas and a library wall of wine; the Enomatic wine tasting machines though are the real stars of the show.
Operated by a top-up card, the four machines, each holding eight wines, allow wine lovers and those who simply want to know more, to sample a range from the truly affordable to more expensive, premium wines. Customers are free to sip, sniff and swirl as many or as few wines as they like, choosing samples of 25ml, 75ml or 125ml. It is a great opportunity to go ‘off-piste’ and select something that little bit different, or that you wouldn’t usually order from a wine list. With samples starting from as little 80p, what have you got to lose? Oh, and you can buy what you try too! So if you fall in love with a fabulous Pinot Noir from Oregon or a crisp Chablis Premier Cru, then simply pop into the shop downstairs to buy a bottle to savour and enjoy at home.
Private Wine Tasting
The Wine Library can be booked for exclusive use, private wine tastings; perfect for a corporate team event with a twist, a break-from-the-norm client entertainment evening or a wine party with friends. The wine experts at Tivoli Wines can help guide you on how to make the most of your evening and are always on hand to enthusiastically share their wealth of wine knowledge. And as wine and cheese are one of life’s great pairings, sharing plates of cheeses and cold meats can be ordered from the deli next door.