BORDEAUX WINES GO TO LIVERPOOL
Following its success last year, the Bordeaux Wine Festival Liverpool will be returning to the UNESCO World Heritage site from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June, transporting guests to a waterfront paradise where they will be able to discover the breadth of wine styles coming from Bordeaux.
A fun way for consumers to experience and explore the diversity of Bordeaux wines, dry whites, fruity rosés, and sparkling Crémants will all be available to try alongside offerings from some of the region’s best-known appellations including Médoc, Saint-Emilion-Pomerol-Fronsac, Graves-Sauternes, Côtes de Bordeaux, Sweet Bordeaux pavillon and Bordeaux Supérieur in seven pavilions.
An eighth pavilion will feature a selection of ‘Everyday Bordeaux’ wines. These wines were tasted blind by a UK panel of judges made up of a mix of Bordeaux wine educators, journalists, Masters of Wine and Bordeaux retail buyers. All priced between £6-£20 and available to purchase in the UK, these wines are truly representative of their region or appellation of Bordeaux.
Winemakers and négociants will be on hand to share their passion for winemaking and explain how they create their wines while specialist Bordeaux wine tutors from the world-famous École du Vin de Bordeaux will be hosting masterclasses and tastings throughout the three days.
The Bordeaux Wine Festival Liverpool will also play host to the final of the inaugural Bordeaux UK Sommelier Challenge, a quest to find the UK’s most Bordeaux knowledgeable sommelier. Open to sommeliers across the UK, entrants will complete a series of wine-based challenges, ranging from blind tastings, food and wine matching and general knowledge of Bordeaux wines. The live semi-finals will be held on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront during May, with the Final taking place at the Bordeaux Wine Festival on 2nd June. The winner will be unveiled at Paul Askew’s award-winning restaurant, The Art School, that evening.
Sommeliers can apply via the Bordeaux Wine Festival Liverpool website now –
Tickets are available from the Bordeaux Wine Festival’s website.