SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2020
WELCOME to Wine Festival Online with Susie & Peter
TIME: 13:15 - 13:30
Take a tour through the delicious Southern Rhône with CELLIER DES DAUPHINS
TIME: 13:30 - 14:00
A taste-tour of English wines with Erica Dent of ENJOY DISCOVERING WINE
TIME: 14:00 - 14:30
Mimi Avery leads you through delicious AVERYS wines
TIME: 14:30 - 15:00
Discover Surrey-based DENBIES with winemaker Andy Kershaw
TIME: 15:00 - 15:30
Taste the changes in Chilean wine with leading producer ERRÁZURIZ
TIME: 15:30 - 16:00
Enjoy a range of fine English wines with CORKK and their MW, Clive Barlow
TIME: 16:00 - 16:30
Explore exciting new producer THE GRANGE, HAMPSHIRE
TIME: 16:30 - 17:00
Burgundy brilliance from acclaimed producer LOUIS JADOT
TIME: 17:00 - 17:30
Superb California wines? Tick. Sold with spirit?! There's only one JAMES HOCKING...
TIME: 17:30 - 18:00
Susie & Peter joined by special guests Sam Neill and Ching He Huang
TIME: 18:00 - 18:30
Inspired festive wines to beat the 2020 blues from MAJESTIC - with Susie & Peter!
TIME: 18:30 - 19:00
Taste along with one of the UK's leading wineries, HATTINGLEY VALLEY
TIME: 19:00 - 19:30
An Italian feast! A COOK'S TOUR with ROCKET, co-hosted by Susie, wines by M&S
TIME: 19:30 - 20:00
What a finale with one of the biggest names in Port, QUINTA DO NOVAL
TIME: 20:00 - 20:30
TIME: 20:30 - N/A
So this was Wine Festival Winchester 2020 style – ONLINE! A year in which we decided to do something positive in the face of the pandemic chaos, and organise a lip-smacking line-up of delicious and fascinating online masterclasses.
The line-up above went out on Saturday 28th November 2020. We had a blast – thank you to everyone who joined in and made the day such a success. We had wines selling out, a barrage of social media interactions and nearly 2,000 views on the day (and each view often accounted for more than one viewer) with some tuning in from Europe and the US too. Not bad for a festival in Winchester that usually has a 1,500-capacity!
We had extra buzz from the legend that is Sam Neill appearing, and also the brilliant TV chef Ching He Huang. Thanks to everyone who’s got in touch to say thanks, comments included: ‘Superb event’ (Mike), ‘Fantastic as always and just as fun doing it in our own home,’ (JC), ‘Very well done!! Thank you all so much for bringing it to us at home. Can’t wait for 2021!’ (Clare) and, ‘An astoundingly impressive online event…it was sensational and still available on playback’ (DrinksNetwork).
On which note, all the above sessions are still available on catch-up, both here and on our Wine Festival TV channel on YouTube. Do join in, it’s all for free – and you may still be able to get hold of some of the wines too. Thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors.
This subsequently turned out to be our last event, as we called time on the festival in June 2021. We’ve gone out on a high, celebrating many wonderful memories. Thanks to everyone – and here’s to wine!