A Tasting History of Dunkertons Organic Cider – 12.30pm to 1.30pm

“We are deep into flavour here; our ciders really taste of apples.”                        Ivor Dunkerton, Co-founder of Dunkertons Cider.  For over forty years we have been making premium quality organic ciders and perry crafted in artisan spirit and vision. 2018 saw us celebrate our 30th …

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English wines are the best they have ever been – 1.00pm to 1.45pm

English wines are the best they have ever been, join Lyme Bay winery in one of their free wine tasting classes at the festival. Lyme Bay winery will be showing eight of their superb wines. Lyme Bay is a small, dedicated West Country winery producing award-winning English still and sparkling Wines. We will be sampling …

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Washington State Wines – USA – 2.00pm to 3.00pm

If you love exciting geography and weather then Washington could be the wine region for you. Washington State is all about extreme landscapes and microclimates and their influence on the wines, often down to the acre.  While extremely young in the history of wine, the region is arguably producing some of the most exciting wines …

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California wines with Amelia Singer – Wine Masterclass – 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Come travel vinously around the Golden State with Amelia Singer being your intrepid guide! These specially curated wines will lead you to well known wine country as well as some more off piste regions.  You will encounter classic wine producing icons and also be introduced to the new wave young guns. And the wines themselves will …

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Sizzling Summer wine trends with Amelia Singer – Wine Masterclass – 4.15pm to 5.15pm

For summer, we tend to reach for whatever Rose is lying around and perhaps a few ice cubes. Rose is absolutely a top summer player but there are plenty of other wine styles to discover. Come taste with Amelia Singer,  experience wines from around the world, in a range of colours, that will tantalise the …

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Woodchester Valley Vineyard: Fine, Sustainable, Local Wines – 100% Cotswolds. – 12.30pm to 1.15pm

At Woodchester Valley we work hard to craft immaculate wines, exclusively from our 56 acres of glorious vineyards, situated on unique Cotswold Brash soils which give incredible purity of fruit. Every vintage is something special – a true expression of our very vineyards and winemaking of the highest order. We take pride that we have worked …

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“Something old, something new…” – DeSante Winery, Napa Valley USA – 1.45pm to 2.30pm

Napa Valley evokes thoughts of sunshine and bold Cabernet Sauvignon, but Napa Valley is also about old vineyards and dedicated winemakers preserving and crafting thoughtful wines from historically important sites.  Hear stories from 150 years of Napa Valley California vinegrowing history with David & Katharine DeSante.  Taste their beautiful expressive wines from historic old vines as well …

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Prosecco DOC What’s All The Fizz About? Hosted by Prosecco DOC’s UK ambassador, Neil Phillips aka The Wine Tipster. – 3.00pm to 3.45pm

The UK’s most popular sparkling wine has become synonymous with joy, celebration and ‘La Dolce Vita’ (the good life). We purchase more Prosecco in the UK than any other sparkling wine and this informal and fun tasting will reveal the secrets behind Prosecco’s success. Discover the latest from the Prosecco DOC in Northeast Italy as …

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Time To Wine Down – 5.30pm to 6.15pm

Time to Wine Down is a collaboration between 3 passionate South African wine, story and music lovers. We want to share wonderful stories about the wine and people of South Africa. For this talk, we incorporate The fresh sea air of Hermanus as we taste the Seven Springs Unoaked Chardonnay, the winery that inspired Gerhard …

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Kalpna Woolf – 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Kalpna Woolf is a seasoned foodie and experienced family cook. In a 20-year BBC career as a Head of Production she has overseen some of the BBC’s most well known food series, featuring everyone from Nigella Lawson to Rick Stein, Nigel Slater and Lorraine Pascale. She has launched food festivals, judged food awards, launched and …

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