The annual Newcastle/Gateshead EAT! Festival is now underway with various events taking place at a number of locations between these two cities over the next two weeks.
This year, we are privileged to be involved in two events. The first is with one of Newcastle’s leading wine merchants Carruthers & Kent, whilst the other is with the ever expanding Local Wine School, whose Newcastle franchise shall be hosting their annual wine fair on the final day of the festival. Alongside other local merchants, Carruthers & Kent will be showing a great selection of wines for you to try.
Carruthers & Kent’s leading ladies Mo & Claire, were on hand to deliver some fine wines at The Speakeasy “Sideways” film show, which was held in a makeshift bar and cinema at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle City Centre. The carefully selected wines* were handed out to the audience at the right moment to coincide with wines in the movie, which the audience thoroughly enjoyed and so did we!
The evening continued with live music and the chance to re-try the film’s wine stars.
* These wines will appear in our tasting notes “Wine Lab” section (in development).
2012 was a momentous year for Great Britain in many ways that gave us much to be proud of. For us, it was also the start of our new life, after an accumulation of over 6 years of planning this new direction.
It was now time to take things up a notch and begin to immerse ourselves fully in the world of wine, if we were to be serious about the jump that we were about to make.
Enrolling on the WSET Advanced course was a good way to begin on an academic level,* though to really get down to the nitty-gritty, would involve simply getting out there, so as to begin to create the vehicle that would catapult us into 2013…
In our next few blogs, we shall take a step back to the year that was 2012 and the beginnings of our 2013 adventure.
* We both successfully passed the WSET Advanced, which we are extremely proud of! Diploma next …
Here in the first of these blogs, we would like to begin by telling our story in pictures:
… and the beginnings of 2013 included:
Our next instalment will focus on our 2012 travel around English vineyards.