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NEW BBC Good Food Wine Club in partnership with Laithwaite's

The BBC Good Food Wine Club will be hosting a series of wine tasting masterclasses to tingle your taste buds and spark your imagination. Enjoy top-billing selection of star wines from Spain, Portugal, England and beyond and discover what might go best with fiery chillies and spicy Asian cuisine, creamy or hard cheeses and sizzling goodies from the BBQ.

Sessions cost £7 (a Show entry ticket must be purchased in addition to your session) 

If you already have tickets to the Show - click here to add on to your day.

To book Show entry tickets, please click here.

Daily Timetable

11am: Cheese and Wine

12pm: Spanish taste trek

1pm: Sugar and Spice

2pm: Palate MOT

3pm: Ultimate BBQ collection

4pm: Discover Portugal

Session details:

Cheese and Wine
The classic! Explore our hand-picked wines carefully paired with delicious cheeses.

Take a Spanish Trek
Starting with a cool glass of Sherry. Never mind vicars and maiden aunts, this mouthwatering style makes for the perfect apéritif. Check out the nibbles it goes with!  Then see why Rioja – in white – rivals fine Burgundy.

Sugar and Spice
You don’t have to reach for a beer to go with African, Asian, or Caribbean foods. There are wines that can take on the fiery flavours of chillies, herbs and spices. Plus, you can have some real fun when it comes to pudding.

Get a palate MOT
Join us for a series of engaging experiments to fine tune your palate and test your hidden wine tasting capabilities. Beginners welcome!

Ultimate BBQ collection
When the coals are hot, we’ll let you know what to pop … with everything from red, white and rosé to English fizz.

Discover Portugal
What Wine Spectator magazine calls “the most exciting wine place on the planet”. Incredible value, stunning winemaking and unpronounceable grapes! Kick off with a Porto tonic (made with a delicious white port), taste delicious crisp whites, luscious reds and of course the ultimate port. 

Meet your host

Grant Hedley

Grant Hedley is the resident event expert for Laithwaite's and will be hosting the BBC Good Food Wine Club in partnership with Laithwaite's. Like anyone at Laithwaite’s, Grant believes that wine is personal and no two people’s tastes are exactly the same. Grant has spent over 20 years helping customers get the most from their glass – guiding them to the best wines that best suit their tastes. He has hosted hundreds of events for thousands of guests from ‘The Palate MOT’ and ‘Tasting in the Dark’ to wowing the editors of the Sunday Times with an Irish wine – and even appearing on QVC shopping channel. His favourite source for recipes just happens to be BBC Good Food. 

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