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Birmingham Wine Weekend events to open up the world of wine

Bringing vino to the masses, Birmingham Wine Weekend is on a mission to demystify the world of wine. Done are the days of dry tastings: BWW has its sights set on making its 2019 events schedule interactive, interesting, and inclusive.

Banishing wine snobbery and embracing the rookies to the experts, Birmingham Wine Weekend has announced an exclusive events line-up aimed to unite wine-lovers across the city.

Already shaping up to be a corker, Birmingham Wine Weekend will be kicking things off at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for a whistle-stop tour  of all things wine – and art! Victoria Osborne, curator of Fine Art has paired up with wine expert, Tony Elvin, to walk and talk you through five fascinating European paintings, while you taste wines that are perfectly matched to each.

Proving that wine isn’t just for the pundits, the Hyatt Regency are pulling out all the stops for novices to connoisseur alike with the ‘My New Favourite Wine’ masterclass. If you’re tired of auto-ordering a glass of Sauvingnon Blanc at the bar but don’t know where to start when branching out, this tasting is for you. Taking six classic wines and swapping them out for wines of a similar style, you might just find your new statement serve!

Malmaison will be hosting ‘The Wine Lab’ where esteemed wine expert Professor Vin Swirlnsniff will take wristband-wearer through a series of experiments to test preconceptions, theories and myths about wine. All, of course, whilst enjoying a number of different wines in a fun and interactive activity hosted by The Wine Events Company!

Of course, it’s a given that food and wine go hand in hand; festival-goers are in for a treat as Harvey Nichols are hosting the ultimate three-course wine dinner. The Brasserie will be inviting guests to discover the perfect pairings with dishes created to complement the flavours of wines selected by expert Siofra O’Brien. If that wasn’t enough, Harvey Nichols will be hosting intimate tastings on both Saturday and Sunday. Resident Wine Expert Siofra will be on hand to share her knowledge and talk wristband-wearers through her favourite wines.

Still feeling thirsty? Let’s talk the universal language of cocktails. If you’re new to the wine scene, knowing your Merlot from your Malbec can be a little intimidating at first so The Birmingham Whisky Club is hosting the ‘How To Use Wine In Cocktails’ masterclass. Less intimidating and more innovative, the masterclass will guide wristband-wearers through how to create wine-based cocktails, then letting them loose to mix up their very own!

With a history of hosting legendary wine events, Hotel du Vin are inviting wristband wearers to savour their last sip of the weekend in style. A sparkling welcome awaits before a three course Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. Tony Elvin of the Wine Events company will talk diners through each pairing during this fun, informal lunch.

Finally, the perfect Wine Weekend wind down -with wine of course! Wristband wearers will be treated to a four-course oriental feast at Chung Ying Central; each course perfectly paired with an delicious drink by Tony Elvin. For wristband-wearers not too worried about partying on a school night, Chung Ying will be bringing out the karaoke machine for anyone wanting to finish Birmingham Wine Weekend in style.

Following the huge success of the festival’s debut last year, Birmingham Wine Weekend is back and will be taking over the city for the second year from 22 – 24 March 2019. The first festival of its kind outside of the capital, the three-day event gives wristband wearers the opportunity to try glasses of premium wine for just £4. This year, the festival is taking things to new heights, shaking up what’s on offer with the introduction of wine cocktails and food-pairings, and of course a stellar line-up of exclusive events from tempting tastings to delicious dinners.

To keep up to date with all the latest news, follow Birmingham Wine Weekend on Facebook and Twitter. To find out more information or to purchase a wristband, please visit http://birminghamwineweekend.co.uk.