Wine workshops and walks
In our on-site tasting dome informal wine workshop tasting sessions hosted by wine experts Olly Smith & Susy Atkins took place. Our presenters took you on a thirty minute journey through the senses with lively and fun tips to help you discover what tickles your taste buds and dispel any fears around what to look for when tasting wine.
Our 30 minute wine walks were a chance to get up close and personal with our wine presenters Olly and Susy. Limited to ten people per session, you were guided around the festival visiting five different winery stalls trying a wine at each. The hosts talked through the wines and offered helpful hints and advice.
Olly brings a lively and humorous approach to wine tasting, and has been a leading authority on the wine scene for many years. He is wine editor for the Mail on Sunday’s EVENT Magazine and a well known TV personality. A regular on on BBC1′s Saturday Kitchen, he is also presenter of The Secret Supper Club (Channel 4) and Iron Chef UK (Channel 4). Other TV credits include BBC Breakfast (BBC1), The Wright Stuff (C5), Everyday Gourmets (BBC2) and Hairy Bikers: Hairy Dieters. Olly has written two books ‘Wine: Both Barrels’ and ‘Eat & Drink: Good Food that’s Great to Drink With’ and contributes to a spread of publications and much, much more! He’s a busy man – catch him while you can!
Award-winning writer and presenter Susy’s fun and relaxed approach, together with incredible expertise immediately demystifies the art of wine tasting. She writes a regular weekly column for the Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine and is also wine editor of delicious magazine. Susy is familiar to many wine and food lovers as a regular wine expert and presenter on Saturday Kitchen (BBC1), as well as being the author of ten modern down-to-earth books about drinks. Don’t pass up this chance of a lesson from such a lively expert!
Buying tickets for Wine Workshops & Talks
On-line tickets are now closed, please go to the workshop registration desk at the Festival where remaining tickets for workshops and wine walks can be purchased on the day