Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 10.30pm
Thursday 9am - 10.30pm
Friday 9am - 10.30pm
Saturday 10am - 10.30pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Coffees & pastries served from 9am
Lunch menu served from 12pm-2.30pm weekdays
Evening menu served from 6pm-9pm Wednesday-Saturday
Brunch served Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-2pm

To reserve a table please call 01606 882 101 or email us at reservations@definefoodandwine.com.

Deli

Details coming soon.

Wines

An award-winning selection of over 1200 wines and sprits, supported by an ever-changing selection of 32 wines are available by the glass or just to sample on our Enomatic tasting machines. DeFINE Food and Wine offers a thirst-quenching range to take home or dine in.

On-line wine shop coming soon in 2018. in the meantime, please view our special offers here.

Taste

Taste

Our Enomatic tasting dispensers offer customers the chance to taste up to 32 wines. Tasters can choose either a 25ml, 125ml or 175ml serving of each wine, by inserting a Define card which they can top up with credit as required. Notes can be provided for guidance, with staff on hand and eager to offer advice if required. A great way to broaden your wine repertoire, with the selection changing monthly. A few trips a month and you could get to taste 384 wines by the end of a year!

Wines currently available to taste:

In addition to our Enomatic machines, we also offer a range of fine and rare wines by the glass using our state-of-the-art Coravin gadget. A great way to try some of the most fabled bottles on the planet at very keen prices.

Customers can also choose any of the +1000 wines from the shop to enjoy on the premises, with a small corkage fee of £7.50 per bottle applied to the shelf price of the wine. This goes some way to cover the costs we incur in providing the setting, seating, glassware (let alone the high quality staff!), representing great value compared to standard restaurant mark-ups.

Events

Define’s themed events have already attracted a loyal band of followers, with tickets frequently selling out soon after their release. We’ve been fortunate to attract a number of high-profile, A-lister winemakers in recent years, and we now have the talent and facilities to prepare dishes to compliment a line-up of wines. Recent events include:

  • A Catena Malbec Masterclass
  • Paella night
  • Tattinger Dinner
  • Paul Hobbs Lunch
  • The Wines of Verona

Forthcoming Events

Grand Tasting
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November

Much as we'd like to offer you the opportunity to taste through our entire range of over 1500 wines and spirits, we felt it might be slightly overwhelming and could get a little messy! We've selected instead our Top 100 wines, featuring firm favourites, as well as some hidden gems ripe for discovery. Many are on reckless, special offers, but all offer great value and have much to say. A great opportunity to spread your wings and broaden your wine repertoire in an orgy of vinous promiscuity.

As ever, we'll also have a number of special guest appearances from our food suppliers, so with a bit of application, you can select your dream festive cheeseboard and bag a few treats on your way round.

Your ticket will allow you to taste through as many of the wines as you like, unless your glass is a moving target. Spittoons will be provided, and whilst they're often neglected, their use is strongly advised or else all of those lovely flavours will merge into one homogenous soup.

Expert advice will be on hand to share the stories behind the labels, and to guide you through the perilous journey of wine-dating. You will pull.

We’ve commissioned some lovely titanium crystal glasses, etched with our logo, which will be handed to you on arrival to taste from. Place an order on the day and you can take the glass, which sells at £12.50, home with you.

Tickets are available in store for just £25, or by calling our ticket hotline on 01606 882101.


Grand Tasting Dinner
Saturday 11th November, from 6pm. Sit down at 6.30pm.
Tickets: £50

A damn fine feast will follow Saturday’s tasting, with a hearty winter menu matched to an array of fine wines. The set menu comprises a wild mushroom soup, boeuf bourguignon, a cheese course and a passion fruit tart. Vegetarian options available on request.

Carriages at 10pm.


To be the first to hear about future events, please join our mailing list here.

Trade

Details coming soon.

School

DeWINE School was launched in early 2017, delivering a range of Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certificates. The course is delivered with style and great wisdom by Miles Corish, one of only 369 Masters of Wine on the planet. Quality wines from the DeFINE range are used to explore grape varieties and regions, and the classroom’s not too shabby either, with the main atrium dining area quickly converted to seat our students. Thanks to the quality of Miles’ teaching, we have a 100% pass rate, with a number of students achieving 100% scores.

Course Fees

Level 1 Certificate: £225
Level 2 Certificate: £350

Please contact us for further details and dates for the next 'intake'..

Meet the Team

Jon Campbell
Owner & Managing Director

Vicky Assinder
Deli & Food Service Manager

Jess Chen
Front of House Manager

Ben Jones
Operations Manager

Dave Raftery
Wine Manager

Miles Corish MW
Wine Educator and Buying Consultant

Matt Loton
Head Chef

Sean Basnett
Sous Chef

Cheryl Fulton
Accounts Clerk

Pat Leslie
Deli Assistant

Martina Plevkova
Dining Supervisor

Tom Esser
Logistics Manager

About Us

Define was founded in 2000 by Jon Campbell, a then spritely soul, battle hardened by a stretch with a respected Champagne house. Having worked in and supped his way through France, Jon set out to offer a stage for the types of wine that inspired him into the trade in the first place. Years of travel and hard tasting have resulted in an enviable collection of over 1000 labels, showcasing the breadth and glory of artisan wine made with passion and purpose. The business has evolved over the years, becoming a magnet for enlightened drinkers in the North West. Visitors embrace the range, the expert advice on hand, and the chance to taste 32 cracking bottles whenever they like from Define’s sampling machines. An unerring dedication to quality and the creative approach of the team was recognised at the highly regarded International Wine Challenge, with Define winning the coveted Regional Merchant of the Year award.

The trade division of Define supplies a number of leading pubs and restaurants in the North West as well as a long list of the most celebrated Michelin restaurants and eminent foodhalls in London with a number of wines, spearheaded by the rare, cult Champagne from Jacques Selosse, represented exclusively in the UK by Define. Please contact jon@definefoodandwine.com if you would like to discuss how we might enhance your current wine offering.

We also run the DeFine Wine School from the Sandiway premises, with Level 1 and Level 2 WSET accredited certificates presented by Master of Wine Miles Corish. With a 100% pass rate to date, it’s a wonderful way to develop your appreciation of wine and is open to both members of the public and to our trade customers.

Define’s Deli offers a wide selection of British farmhouse cheese, charcuterie and pâtés, as well as a mouth-watering selection of rare treats sourced mainly from Spain and Italy, much of which is used to inspire a range of dishes prepared by the Define chefs. Last October saw the launch of a wonderful new dining area at the Sandiway premises, with an atrium room housing yet more wine and a stylish dining area. Customers can now enjoy this wonderful space at various times of the day, with award-winning coffee, breakfast items and fine French pastries served from 9am, delicious lunch options through the week, and a mouth-watering array of meditteranean tapas and small plates served on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. With 32 wines available to try by the glass, and a further 1000 available by the bottle, it’s a great way to explore the world of wine alongside fine produce in a refined, relaxed environment.

We also frequently host wine-themed dinners with visiting winemakers, matching dishes to a range of wines. To hear about future themed lunches and dinners, and other events and offers at Define, please sign up to our email club here. Or better still, pop into the store for a chat and a browse and soak up all that Define stands for: great taste.

Cheers!
Jon & DeTeam

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