The Wine Gang talk Christmas wine in Leeds

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Aspire Leeds

The Wine Gang brings together four of the UK’s renowned wine experts who are on quest to make wine accessible to all. The consumer event was held at Aspire in Leeds on Saturday 19 November 2017. Wonderful Spanish hams and cheese were provided by Ham and Friends Leeds.

OVER 200 people turned up to taste wines from English wine producer, Nyetimber, Harvey Nichols, Rias Baixas (Spain), Eat, Drink Spain, The Wine Society, Majestic Wine, Henry Fessy & Viu Manent, Gourvid, Santa Rita Estates, Waitrose Cellar, C.V.N.E & Errazuriz,, Alivini, Schott Zwiesel, Comuna de Argentina and Colinas de Uruguay, and wine education via the Yorkshire Wine School.

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English Wine Producers

Check out this video here with Eat Spain, Drink Spain from Wines of Spain:

And if this has wet your appetite you can read more about the fabulous Spanish wine region of Rias Baixas, home to the Albarino grape variety and why it is a great match with seafood here.

Look out for Spanish wine at Hoults Independent Wine merchant in Huddersfield, Majestics Leeds, Harvey Nichols, or drink it at Wino Wine bar, Friends of Ham, Ilkley and Leeds, Iberica Leeds, La Casita, Ilkley and now Leeds or take a course with Yorkshire Wine School.

You can check out some of the wines we tasted on Eatnorthuk Instagram.

Meet The Wine Gang:

Jane Parkinson

Jane is an award-winning wine writer and communicator. She’s a wine expert on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen as well as the wine columnist for several magazines including Restaurant, Stylist, Absolutely and Market Life.

Anthony Rose

Anthony is a regular contributor to a number of international wine magazines. He chairs major wine competition panels and co-chairs the International Sake Challenge in Tokyo. In a previous life he was a solicitor but decided it was time to get a steady job.

David Williams

David is the wine correspondent of The Observer, the deputy editor of The World of Fine Wine, and a columnist at The Wine Merchant, as well as being a regular contributor to titles including The Guardian, Restaurant Magazine, Imbibe and New Zealand’s Wine magazine.

Joanna Simon

Jo is House & Garden’s online wine expert, the training for which included 22 years as wine correspondent of The Sunday Times, presenting a BBC Radio 4 series, being editor of two wine magazines and winning various writing awards.


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