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OK, so how many of you like wine? Quite a lot I’d imagine. While I’m generally more of a spirits girl myself, when the opportunity arises, I do love a nice glass of the old vino. Whether you love exploring different wines, or you’re a ‘stick to what you know’ kind of drinker, the Oxford Wine Festival is bound to have something to tempt you.
Having sold out of exhibitor stalls in a matter of weeks, The Oxford Wine Festival has announced its lineup, with over 35 exhibitors representing over 50 different wine producing regions around the world. Included on the list are the UK’s oldest wine merchant, Berry Brothers & Rudd; award-winning Burgundy specialists Flint Wines; plus a wide range of more unusual and boutique exhibitors such as The Georgian Wine Society and Red Squirrel Wines.
Taking place during August Bank Holiday weekend (23rd and 24th August) at the world-famous Oxford Union buildings, the festival is divided into different zones, including Old World, New World, Emerging Regions, and an English wine section presenting a number of award-winning English vineyards.
A tutored tasting program has also been announced, consisting of a wide range of tastings for all abilities, from an Introduction to Blind Tasting and Grand Cru champagnes up to Italian and Australian Masterclasses led by Masters of Wine Michael Palij and Justin Knock.
“We wanted to put together an event that would teach everyone something new about the world of wine,” says Chris Bowling, one of the event organisers. “Couple that with live music and a unique historical venue and it should be a great weekend in the UK’s social calendar. We’re really excited.”
For more information, or to book tickets, visit the website: www.oxfordwinefestival.org. The first 100 tickets for each session are £14.50, full ticket price is £19.50 (discounted tickets are now sold out for both sessions on the Saturday.). All tickets include six free wine samples.