English Wine Takes Over Brum this May!

2nd March 2016

The Food & Drink Events Company are once again teaming up with a number of exciting UK vineyards to put even more English Wine on the tables of Birmingham this May.

English Wine Festival

After a successful festival in 2015, the English Wine Takeover (in partnership with trade association, English Wine Producers) is back on Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st  May with even more producers, bars and retailers involved.

The week long celebration culminates in a wine festival at The Bond Company on Saturday 21st May. The festival will showcase English wines from around the country, giving discerning drinkers the chance to meet producers and experience a range of tastings, food pairings and innovative masterclasses.

Confirmed producers range from the multi-award winning sparkling wine makers Gusbourne, to local producers Halfpenny Green Vineyard (based just 25 miles away from Birmingham).

Clive Vickers (founder and Winemaker at Halfpenny Green Vineyard) commented on the event, “English wine is experiencing a huge surge in popularity and is winning accolades and awards in both national and international competitions. We’re excited to be involved in this year’s English Wine Takeover. It’s a fantastic opportunity to teach wine lovers about the virtues of the fantastic products which are being made here in England.”

Bottle of wine, grape and corks on wooden table

Also returning to the festival is Astley Vineyards, whose delicious dessert wines proved to be a real hit with last year’s attendees.

Amy Seton (Managing director of The Food & Drink Events Company) shared this “The goal of the event is to encourage people to come and try new things. English sparkling has gained a great reputation but English wine is more than just bubbles. There are lots of producers and vineyards making some stunning red, white, rosé and even dessert wines. We’ve created the event to showcase fantastic English producers and to give attendees a great educational and enjoyable day out.”

As well as delicious wines, the festival will offer attendees a unique day out. With local food offerings from Jewellery Quarter favourite, The 8 Foot Grocer, and entertainment taking place throughout the day.  Attendees have the option of starting the day with a VIP sparkling brunch by the canal or standard entry, which starts from just £15 (not including booking fee).

Tickets for the English Wine Takeover Festival went on sale on Tuesday 1st March.  For more information and to book a place, head to the ticket page. For other information about the partners, events and vineyards, head to the website!


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