The WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) is to launch its first English wine consumer class following on from record sales after the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.
The two-hour class will be held on Thursday July 12 and host Julia Trustram Eve, of English Wine Producers, will talk guests through a tasting of 12 English wines, which will include Chapel Down, Hush Heath, Nyetimber and Ridgeview.
The tasting will include a fun and informal examination of the category, including an exploration of its history and future, recent award wins, including a look at blind tastings where English wine has won over Champagne, suggested food matches from local producers such as Paul A Young Fine Chocolates and Neal’s Yard Dairy cheeses, and recommendations of what to drink during the Olympics.
With The Apprentice’s recent foray into the world of English wine, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend, there has been a significant rise in sales seen in supermarkets and independents across the UK, and the WSET hopes to maintain this interest.
Ian Harris, chief executive of the WSET, comments: “Following on from the recent explosion of interest in this long neglected category, we’re really excited to offer a new class to consumers which will explore English wine for the first time, and hope that this tasting will become a yearly event.”
Wine & Spirit Education Trust, International Wine & Spirit Centre, 39-45 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
£20 per head, tickets can be purchased by emailing email@example.com, please include the following booking number EWPR1201