Summer Wine Fest

The North West Summer Wine Fest at The Marriott, Victoria & Albert Hotel this June.

By Lee Isherwood | Last updated 29 May 2012

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The North West Summer Wine Fest
The Manchester Marriott, Victoria & Albert Hotel, 11th & 12th June 2011

A Brand New Summer Wine Fiesta for Manchester!

The North West Summer Wine Fest 2011 is a brand new wine event for Manchester, created to provide a summer celebration of locally inspired wine merchants, plus wine producers from across the world.

Held in the city centre oasis that is the Victoria and Albert Hotel, wine lovers can look forward to a bounty of bespoke and beautiful wines from around the globe, brought to guests by the best local retailers, and wine brands alike.

The event, produced by Edge Street Events, the team behind the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, will be the first big summer consumer wine event for Manchester and will include a gourmet BBQ thrown in for good measure!

The North West Summer Wine Festival takes place at the Manchester Marriott, Victoria & Albert Hotel on the weekend of the 11th & 12th June over three sessions:

Saturday 11th June
12pm – 4pm
4:30pm – 8:30pm

Sunday 12th June
12pm – 4pm

Each session will offer guests a chance to taste some of the most stunning wines around and talk to the merchants and importers themselves at their leisure across the 2 hour session. As well as the ‘stroll around’ tasting in the main hall, there’ll also be a dedicated programme of tutored tastings and masterclasses led by some of the UK’s most knowledgeable wine experts.

The Marriott’s Gourmet BBQ will be on offer on the terrace at an additional charge of £12 featuring delicious burgers, sausages kebabs and salads.

All in all the event promises a great summer’s day of wine, music, and hopefully sunshine!

Splendid purveyors of fine wines confirmed to take part so far include
Harvey Nichols, City Centre; Origins wine and spirits, Warrington; Manchester Wine School, City Centre; Reserve, Didsbury; The Vineyards, Ramsbottom and more…

Masterclasses will be delivered by a host of entertaining and knowledgeable wine wine experts from the region including Simon Woods, Stuart Rothewell from The Vineayrds, Ivan Dixon from Harvey Nichols, Dougie Lowe from Origins and more..

Tickets are priced £12.50 and are available online at

For the full programme of masterclasses and participant list visit


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