Wine-lovers of Exeter unite! On Saturday 20th June the Great Hall of Exeter University will be transformed into a wine wonderland – the highlight of every wine-lover’s calendar. The Three Wine Men South West Wine Festival with a Splash of Spirits (plus other delicious West Country drinks) in partnership with South West Wine School will be hosted by the legendary Oz Clarke OBE, the Sunday Telegraph’s drinks’ expert Susy Atkins and, the new face to watch on the wine scene, Tom Surgey.
This tasting extravaganza is being brought to the West Country for the very first time. It will showcase an incredible array of both international and local wines and spirits to try, alongside other leading West Country drinks and delicious food highlights from the region. There are two tastings during the day to book: 1 – 4pm or 5 – 8pm.
Susy Atkins, one of the three wine superstars participating, lives just outside Exeter. Susy says: “The Three Wine Men events are hugely popular all around the country and, so far, the West Country has been missing out. It’s so exciting for this event to be taking place this summer in my hometown. It really is the wine tasting to attend this year.”
Oz, Susy and Tom will be on hand and ready to point you in the direction of some top tipples. You grab a glass and move from table to table to taste and buy from the hundreds of wines, spirits and other local West Country drinks on offer. They will be mingling with the visitors to answer questions, give recommendations or generally engage in wine chat.
As well as the main tasting there will also be various masterclasses and gourmet goodies to try. You may just simply come to taste but many of the exhibitors will have special offers on their wines, spirits and other drinks so you can treat yourself to your favourites to take home and enjoy. This is the perfect time to fill up the wine rack. With unlimited samples on offer you will be totally spoilt for choice. Get ready to dip yourself in deliciousness at this thrilling experience.
What’s in store at the tastings:
● Browse and taste from hundreds of wines on offer – all included in ticket price
● Mingle with Oz Clarke, Susy Atkins and Tom Surgey for wine wit, wisdom and recommendations
● Treat yourself and buy some bottles to take home – many exhibitors will have exclusive offers at the show
● A free fabric wine bag to take home with all purchases
● Masterclasses – learn more at fabulous tutored tastings*
*A separate ticket is needed for each masterclass, keep an eye out on the Three Wine Men website for further information
‘Informative, friendly, fun…it’s such a simple format but really works well. Learnt loads and expanded my taste by trying different things. Loved chatting to everyone on the stands as they are clearly so passionate about their work. Thank you!’ Wendy