This year’s Vineyard & Winery Show, taking place on 22nd November will provide an even broader array of wine tastings for wine makers.
Already known for providing growers and wine makers with a broad spectrum of wines to expand knowledge and to benchmark their own wines against, this year’s Vineyard & Winery Show will go one step further by providing even more space dedicated to wine tasting at the event. Not only will there be over 100 UK wines available for tasting but this will be now split over two rooms, with Sparkling in one room and still wine in the other.
Matthew Jukes, world renowned wine writer, will once again be conducting a master class at the show, taking 80 guests through six UK wines that he feels warrant acclaim. Many of the wines that Matthew selected for tasting last year have either gone onto win awards, or simply sold out – something that regularly occurs to wines that he has selected for praise. Matthew’s tasting will be taking place in the Astor Pavillion at 1pm. Tickets are £25 each with money raised donated to Matthew’s chosen charity, The Drinks Trust.
Taking place at 3pm, also in the Astor Pavillion, will be a tasting of six Piwi wines, all from vines that are suitable for UK conditions. Sponsored and hosted by Rebschule Freytag from Germany who are experts in Piwi vines, the hour long session will take guests through an array of exciting new varieties that in the words of Sam Doncaster (who is a well known columnist for Vineyard magazine and who works for the firm) “these new varieties will provide ground-breaking taste opportunities for the UK winemaker”.
The Piwi tasting will offer winemakers a glimpse of what new varieties are available to the UK, with some fantastic options on offer. Tickets are offered at £10 each, with the proceeds also donated to charity.