Tickets £25 incl 8 x 60ml glasses of wine
Think you know your wine? Want to both taste some fine wines and also understand more about them? Fancy some fun and competition whilst learning? Then this event is for you. Think of it as Call My Bluff meets Would I Lie to You lubricated by wine.
The wonderful Pierre Le Vin team, wine suppliers to the festival, have selected 8 special wines for us all to taste. And to make it more interesting and fun a panel of local ‘experts’ will talk to you about each wine. But only one is telling the truth, can you work out who is telling the truth and who is bluffing? Add in a wine quiz to test your knowledge and a platter of bread, cheeses and nibbles to give you a good thirst and we’ll have a great evening. With prizes for those who can see through the lies and find the truth.
Our wine experts practicing their bluffs are…
Paul Fritz-Johnson – Paul is our expert from Welch & Co, wine suppliers to the Festival as a whole.
Mary Galer – Mary started in hospitality at 14 years old and has never left! Following training she managed hotels in France for 4 years, came back to run The Fleur in Dorchester with her husband Nick, and then went to run The Goose Restaurant during which time it won its first Michelin star. Mary then went on to work at The Hinds Head, Bray for 4.5 years (also a Michelin star was achieved) until they took on their own public house and hotel, The Miller of Mansfield, Goring on Thames. Mary and Nick ran The Miller from 2014-2022 while Mary completed her WSET and created a virtual wine business ‘Virtual Vines’. She’s now the GM of Wilding with a ‘sharing concept’ 150 seater restaurant, café bar and wine shop with over 400 bottles of wine on offer.
Keith Ives – the proprietor of Bishops Court Farm is never short of a opinion on a bottle of wine. So we can expect some forthright views from Keith in his usual inimitable style
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