The Little Rooster Band

As the fiery heart of the Cajun Roosters, Lil’ Roosters are no strangers to festival stages. But here, as a trio of accordion, harmonica, guitars and vocals they adopt a different vibe. Integrating a main course of traditional Cajun with back porch Zydeco, Swamp Blues, and Louisiana country served with a side order of well-known …

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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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The Fine Art of Blending – 3.30pm to 4.15pm

Like the artist who blends colours to create masterful pieces, or an orchestra made up by a large combination of instruments, so do winemakers blend to reach the highest pinnacle of their product. The art of blending is something that winemakers have practiced for centuries. And it is said to master it takes decades. In …

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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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Bottlegate: The wine industry’s dirtiest secret – 3.00pm to 3.45pm

Did you know that around 40% of the wine industry’s carbon emissions globally are caused by the production and transportation of single use glass bottles? When in Rome’s CEO Rob Malin is here to explain why the wine industry is a covert climate criminal and why it doesn’t need to be like this. To prove …

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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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