Join wine heavyweights Charlie Womersley and Oz Clarke as they canter through England’s finest vineyards and wineries, through a series fun-filled online tasting to celebrate English Wine Week.
Three, special, live wine tasting sessions will take place on Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st and Saturday 27th of June at 7pm, watchable via YouTube.
The pair will be using their decades of expertise to sample a variety of English sparkling and still wines produced by vineyards and wineries across the length and breadth of England.
As advocates of the English wine industry, Charlie and Oz were the perfect choice to ask to help promote the country’s superb and diverse range of wines, as part of the rescheduled English Wine Week which is now taking place from 20th – 28th June.
Charlie and Oz will be tasting one sparkling and one still wine from the following sites:
- Renishaw Hall Vineyard in north Derbyshire
- Laneberg Wine in Tyne and Wear
- Flint Vineyard in Suffolk
- Galleywood Vineyard in Essex
- Bolney Wine Estate in East Sussex
- Woodchester Valley Vineyard in Gloucestershire
- Hencote Wines in Shropshire
- Blackbook Winery in London
- Polgoon Vineyard in Cornwall
The online tasting event is just one of the many ways people can get behind their country’s vineyards and help celebrate this special week which was postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic – leading with the message buy local and support your local producers.
You can watch Charlie, Oz and Kieron getting ready for the events here.
Charlie says: “In these dark times we need to support the English.”
Oz says: “There's hardly a county in England which isn't now involved in English Wine. It's a thrilling time for all of us - drinkers, producers, and sellers. And as we start to recover from the Covid crisis, and once more feel a desire to celebrate, we should be choosing English wine, and where possible, our own local vineyards and wineries. My old friend Charlie Womersley and I will be hosting virtual tastings during English Wine Week (June 20 - 28), featuring some of the smaller wineries from every corner of the nation - and that includes the north east! Join us. We're going to have some fun.”
In the meantime, if you would like to read up on English wines, you may find Oz's new book to be of interest. The book is released on 3 September (we are trying to bring this date forward) and you can pre-order it here:
Charlie Womerlsey - aka ‘Charlie the Wine’ has enjoyed a career indulging his obsession for wine since 1981. During that time Charlie has travelled around the world discovering fabulous wines.
Newly appointed OBE Oz Clarke is one of the world’s leading wine experts, and a true supporter of English wines.
Get behind English Wine Week and find out about your local vineyard’s events at https://www.winegb.co.uk/
For further information, please contact Kieron Atkinson at English Wine Project at email@example.com