In September The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is marking its 50th anniversary with its first ever international celebration of wine education, and a Guinness World Record attempt.
Wine Education Week will kick off with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for wine lovers to help break a Guinness World Record – for the largest ever recorded sommelierie lesson. Taking place on 9th September at The Kia Oval, London SE1, it will be hosted by our own Olly alongside sommelier Virgilio Gennaro (Wine Director at Giorgio Locatelli Consultancy) and will attempt to better the existing record which currently stands at 271 people. Olly and Virgilio will give attendees an insight into the art of pairing food and wine and guide them through tasting four wines matched with complementary foods.
Tickets to the event are priced at £20.00 and are available by clicking here.
Following the launch, Wine Education Week will continue with almost 70 events taking place across the UK, with sessions ranging from ‘Deciphering Wine Labels’ to ‘Matches Made In Heaven’ – and ‘All That Sparkles’ for some added fizz! The events will help attendees make wiser choices when choosing a bottle and to discover the delights of lesser-known wines they might not have tasted before.
Full details about Wine Education Week and the events taking place can be found at www.wineeducationweek.com