The Southern Quarter’s pick of the best English wine-related things to see and do this month
Celebrate this: English Wine Week
It’s the week we all look forward to in the English wine calendar – the chance to celebrate the fruits of the industry’s labour and an excuse to drink English wine every day of the week! There’s a whole host of events going on from June 17 to 25 (yep it’s actually 9 days so as to incorporate two weekends) so keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook pages or check out the list at Wine GB.
Head here: Norwich Wine Week
Ahead of English Wine Week at the end of June, Norfolk has taken things hyper local with the debut Norwich Wine Week from June 3 – 10. Bringing together the best local producers, merchants and wine experts to celebrate Norfolk’s flourishing wine scene. Try local tipples at venues across the city throughout the week and then join in the celebration of Norfolk wines with a two-day festival in Chapelfield Gardens with live music, informative tastings, talks and delicious food.
Book this: Wickham’s Wine Tasting Weekend
The food and drink scene in Devon is thriving and English wine has become one of the county’s greatest exports. During a weekend of wine tasting hosted by Great British Wine Merchants Wickham’s, you’ll get to visit to a host of Devon’s vineyards, meet the winemakers, enjoy delicious local food and home-grown wine and staying at stunning farmhouse accommodation at Sandridge Barton.
Buy this: Partner in Wine The Everything Blanket
Self-proclaimed wine enthusiast, entrepreneur and modern-day innovator, Lucy Hitchcock, founder of Partner In Wine (PIW) has been teasing her followers for months about her latest product, which continues her passion for for enjoying alfresco moments with friends. The Everything Blanket, which perfectly complements the PIW collection of insulated wine bottles and tumblers, is an oversized pink candy-stripe picnic blanket with a hidden pocket for valuables, gold pegs to hold down each corner, durable water-repellent coating and Insta-worthy design with boho tassels.
Taste this: Nyetimber at 450ft above sea level
Experience Sussex wines with a view aboard the Brighton i360, which is hosting a Nyetimber Tasting Dinner on June 15. The four-course meal will be accompanied by wine, views and the story of Nyetimber, told by one of the Sussex vineyard’s ambassadors. Each dish will be paired with a different glass of Nyetimber’s award-winning English sparkling wine including the Classic Cuvee, Cuvee Chérie, Sparkling Rosé, and limited edition, 2014 vintage Blanc De Blancs.