Online Pass for ONE - Meet the English Winemaker
Join us and sample wines including English fizz made by award-winning English vineyard Giffords Hall and hear from owner and manager Linda Howard.
Linda has visited the wine school before and her session was enormously popular. She and her late husband Guy started the vineyards and winery over 25 years ago at Giffords Hall near Bury St Edmunds (30 miles from Cambridge). The site is an ancient glacial riverbed where a mixture of sandy and clay soil, slopes, natural weather barriers and good vineyard husbandry combine to produce quality grapes for making sparkling wines and aromatic still wines.
Given that the vineyard was planted over 25 years ago the vines are now in their prime. Working with varieties such as Madeleine Angevine, Bacchus, Reichensteiner, Rondo, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir, Giffords Hall has snapped up awards for their wines including the Waitrose most outstanding rosé trophy and the National English Wine Trophy for their Bacchus.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear firsthand about the challenges and rewards of the English wine scene and try some great English Sparkling wine.
We have put together a special 3-bottle tasting pack including an exclusive 15% wine school discount.
Simply book your spaces if you want to participate and we'll send you a link for ordering the wines as well as our joining instructions for the online tasting. We are using Zoom, which is proving a very sociable medium.
This access is for two people and if there is a third person in your household they may join free of charge using the same device.
You will be opening 3 bottles for the event and we will send wine preservation instructions so you can continue to enjoy them over the following days.
The wines will be:
- Giffords Hall Brut Reserve (£25.50)
Giffords Hall Bacchus 2016 (£14.70)
Giffords Hall Pinot Noir (£17.00)
Special price for wine school is £48.45 (normally £57.00). Delivery in sustainable recyclable packaging is £9.50 whether you live in Cambridge or further afield.
Order wines by Weds 8th July.
No previous wine tasting experience required - just come and join in the fun and develop your knowledge and tasting skills.
See you in the online classroom!
Places remaining: 6
Course Date/Time: Fri 10th Jul 2020 at 8pm
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington St
Royal Cambridge Hotel