English wine tasting: a celebration of summer

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Wednesday 6 September 2017
7 — 9pm

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Ridgeview Estate Winery

Discover six English wines, ideal for the summer months, and learn the story behind England’s growing success as a wine-making country.

Wine has been produced in England for a thousand years. It’s been going from strength to strength in recent decades, with particularly British sparkling wine performing well on the international award circuit. Recently, top French wine producers have been looking for outstanding terroir in England, where they can produce their future masterpieces. Some, like Taittinger, have already found that magical piece of land in Kent and planted their first vines. Meanwhile, more Brits than ever before are taking advantage of the favourable climate and growing conditions to open their own wineries, transforming the British wine industry.

At this tasting we will explore over a millennia of English wine history, discovering how Christopher Merret in London transformed sparkling wine production while tasting the best of English wine from six different counties.

The tasting will be led by Tanya Nesterova, who has been a visiting lecturer at Westminster University for 17 years. She studied wine at WSET, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, and has worked at the museum of wine, Vinopolis, for nine years. She also writes about wine, specialising in Russian wines.

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Wednesday 6 September 2017

7 — 9pm

The Sir Hugh Casson Room for Friends, the Keeper's House, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£40. Includes tastings of six or seven English wines.

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

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