Midsummer's English Wine Tasting with guest speaker Ben Witchell from Norfolk's Flint Vineyard

Midsummer's English Wine Tasting with guest speaker Ben Witchell from Norfolk's Flint Vineyard

Join us as we celebrate an English success story, the story of home grown English wine and welcome a special guest speaker Ben Witchell, Winemaker at Norfolk's Flint Vineyard.

Our tasting starts with a glass of fine English Fizz. For decades we've been beating the French at their own game with English Fizz regularly being voted better than similarly priced Champagne. We'll reveal why it's soooo good and taste a fine example from West Sussex served with fresh juicy English strawberries.

However, Fizz is only one side of the story. From Cornwall to Norfolk England's cool-climate vineyards are producing quality still wines in a variety of styles. A youthful, innovative industry is still experimenting and the wines get better and better, year after year. 

We are delighted to be joined at this tasting by Ben, Winemaker at Flint Vineyard in south Norfolk's Waveney Valley. Learn how Hannah and Ben Witchell's vision for making quality wine in Engand became a reality and why the dry, sunny local Norfolk climate is perfect for growing great quality grapes. Ben will then tutor you through a tasting of a couple of Flint Vineyard wines. This a rare opportunity to meet a locally based winemaker with world-wide experience and hear about the challenges and rewards of making wine in England. 

Finally, we will taste a couple of English wines from around the country that demonstrate just how promising the future of English Wine looks and explore which grapes are growing where and why.

A selection of 3 delicious English cheeses will be served alongside the wines.

Professional ISO tasting glasses, all tasting materials including tasting sheets, water biscuits and table water are provided.

This tasting makes a great gift and can be purchased as a Gift Voucher for £30

Places remaining: 18

Course Date/Time: Thu 21st Jun 2018 at 7-9pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: The Library Restaurant, Norwich

Event Price: £30.00

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