Clarity Comms’ English wine festival set to take over Birmingham


Image of wine glasses to support release on Clarity Comms English Wine Festival

Clarity Comms are organising a brand new event that will bring English wine producers together with local restaurants for a series of tasting events and a Saturday festival.

English Wine Takeover is a collaboration between Clarity Comms and The Food & Drink Events Company. The event is being supported by the official industry body English Wine Producers.

English Wine Takeover kicks off on Friday 22nd May, set to run over the weekend and into the official English Wine Week.

The main event takes place on Saturday 23rd May at The Bond, where a host of vineyards will showcase a diverse range of English wines.

Visitors will be able to taste a selection of red, white, rosé and dessert wines from vineyards like Three Choirs in Gloucestershire and Sixteen Ridges in Herefordshire.

English sparkling wine will feature heavily, and a VIP brunch will serve quintessentially British food alongside homegrown fizz.

Now becoming a serious rival to Champagne and Prosecco, English sparkling wines are regular winners at prestigious contests with English wines picking up six wards are last year’s International Wine ChallengeFor the first time, Birmingham’s wine lovers will now be able to attend a local festival of Albion’s finest vintages.

Visitors can also take part in masterclasses including Taste the Difference, which will reveal just how to distinguish between English sparkling, Champagne, Cava and Prosecco.

Meanwhile, a number of upmarket venues will be hosting special events matching fine food with homegrown wine.

Loves Restaurant, reputedly home to the biggest selection of English wine in Birmingham, will be a major player.

Phil Innes at Loki Wine will also take part, as will Hotel du Vin and Itihaas, where a wine and Indian cuisine banquet is planned.

Clarity Comms co-founder Lucy Kemp commented “People are interested in provenance and local drinks, and the world is waking up to the quality of English wine. It’s winning awards and being served in top restaurants. We wanted to bring it to Birmingham and get people tasting and enjoying it.”

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