15th - 17th June 2018

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 1SD

International Wine Classes

All wines taste better when you know the story behind them, and in all these talks we aim to share the stories from the many vineyards from around the world. All the talks & tastings are based on a first-come, first-served basis on the day, so make sure you turn up early to grab yourself a spot.

Please Note:

Each talk is limited to 90 people, this is to ensure we can give the best possible talks and devote time and attention to the wines. After each talk the marquee will be cleared so we can set up for the next talk. The talks are free to attend and are on a first come first in basis. Note children under 18 are not admitted to the Wine Theatre due to Licensing.

What’s On - Wine Tastings

Friday Events

Wines from around the World

Join our team of wine experts and share their passion for wine as they take you on a journey sampling different and unique wines from around the world.

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Friday June 09

12.30pm
Italian Moments The Flavour of Joy

Grana Padano PDO Cheese and Prosecco DOC bring the “Italian way of life” to the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival with Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster. Discover and taste why this wonderful hard cheese, Grana Padano, from Northern Italy is a perfect pairing with of a glass of Prosecco DOC, our favourite choice of bubbles, … Continue reading Italian Moments The Flavour of Joy

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Friday June 09

1.45pm
Treasures of the East

Eastern Europe is one of the wine world’s last undiscovered regions, at least in its modern form.  Many wine drinkers will have fond memories of Bulgarian “Cab”, but today this region is a treasure trove of high quality wines and exciting local grape varieties.  A new generation of private family wineries has emerged – making … Continue reading Treasures of the East

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Friday June 09

3.00pm
Wines of Our Tours with Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours

Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours are the acknowledged world leaders in wine touring and have been arranging top level wine tours since 1986. Our tours are the crème de la crème of wine tours, offering exceptional experiences with celebrity-level wine personalities and Masters of Wine – a level of service that we are simply unique … Continue reading Wines of Our Tours with Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours

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Friday June 09

4.15pm
Exploring the origins and regions in Chile with Cono Sur

Exploring the origins and regions in Chile will start up North in Limari Valley with its great luminosity and mineral soils perfect for Syrah´s, to then move to the coastal and cool regions of Casablanca and San Antonio, which gives the wine great fruit expression and high acidity for Sauv. Blancs, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. … Continue reading Exploring the origins and regions in Chile with Cono Sur

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Friday June 09

5.30pm
Discover the fabulous wines on the Cheltenham Racecourse Wine List with Bibendum Wines.

Cheltenham Racecourse is famous for being the home of jump racing and the Cheltenham Festival in March, which attracts over 250,000 racegoers to witness a thrilling four days of jump racing. The racing experience encapsulates Grade One racing as well as superb dining across the course’s 18 restaurants, with an excellent range of wines available supplied by … Continue reading Discover the fabulous wines on the Cheltenham Racecourse Wine List with Bibendum Wines.

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Saturday Events

Wines from around the World..

Join our team of wine experts and share their passion for wine as they take you on a journey sampling different and unique wines from around the world.

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Saturday June 10

11.00am
#ThinkInside The Box presented by Rob Malin, When in Rome

When in Rome is on a mission to smash our perception of box wine and change the way we drink wine here in the UK. When in Rome imports great-tasting craft wine in boxes from small, independent producers across Italy. The company recently launched The Glitterati – Britain’s first box wine club. We sip our … Continue reading #ThinkInside The Box presented by Rob Malin, When in Rome

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Saturday June 10

12.15pm
New Frontiers in the Wines of South Africa

Since the end of Apartheid in 1994, South African winemakers have succeeded in revolutionizing the quality of their wines. Much has been made of their success in producing consistently well-made, popular styles. But now they are pushing the boundaries still further and are exploring new frontiers of geography, viticulture, social development, and style. Join Nancy … Continue reading New Frontiers in the Wines of South Africa

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Saturday June 10

1.30pm
Tim Adams Wines – stunning value from this small Australian family winery

Neil Phillips, ‘The Wine Tipster’, will show the fabulous range of wines from this family-owned and operated Clare Valley winery in South Australia. They produce great Riesling, Semillon, Shiraz, Grenache, Tempranillo and Cabernet Malbec all sourced both from their own vineyards and from a small band of dedicated local growers. Over the years they have … Continue reading Tim Adams Wines – stunning value from this small Australian family winery

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Saturday June 10

2.45pm
Life’s too short to drink bad wine

Heather Dougherty, Chairman of the Association of Wine Educators (AWE) is here to answer the burning questions that preoccupy wine drinkers. How can I to be more adventurous in my wine buying? I would like to break out of my wine comfort zone, but don’t want to take a shot in the dark based on … Continue reading Life’s too short to drink bad wine

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Saturday June 10

4.00pm
Dark Horse delivers the unexpected presented by Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster

At Dark Horse Wines in California, our passion is crafting bold wines that deliver the unexpected. We marshal the best agricultural and winemaking practices from around the world to guarantee the highest quality. Our Winemaker, Beth Liston, believes winemaking is a treasure hunt. She is constantly experimenting with different grape varietals and new winemaking techniques. … Continue reading Dark Horse delivers the unexpected presented by Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster

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Saturday June 10

5.15pm
French joie de vivre with Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône

Les Dauphins wines hail from one of the world’s best wine regions – the Rhône Valley. In the Dauphiné region of the Rhône Valley winemakers joined together in the early 1920s to make delicious wines that fuelled the creative revolution in bistros across Paris at the time. Today, Les Dauphins wines produced in this area … Continue reading French joie de vivre with Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône

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Sunday Events

Wines from around the World…

Join our team of wine experts and share their passion for wine as they take you on a journey sampling different and unique wines from around the world.

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Sunday June 11

11.30am
“Tour the Wine World with Connoisseur Estates”

Connoisseur Estates is a leading independent wine importer established in 2002, representing wineries from all over the globe. Join Neil Phillips, The Wine Tipster as he showcases wines from their award winning wineries from France, Argentina, New Zealand & South Africa and takes you on a tour of the world of wine. Twitter:   @ConnoisseurE Facebook:  Connoisseur … Continue reading “Tour the Wine World with Connoisseur Estates”

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Sunday June 11

12.45pm
Jackson Estate: The Magic of Marlborough, New Zealand

Jackson Estate was founded more than 25 years ago, after the first vines were planted on our estate in Marlborough, New Zealand by the Stichbury family, who have farmed the land on Jackson’s Road for over 160 years. The success of Jackson Estate is founded on the variety of soils, mature, low yielding and cool … Continue reading Jackson Estate: The Magic of Marlborough, New Zealand

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Sunday June 11

2.00pm
Demystifing Organic, Biodynamic & Natural Wines with Sommelier Michele Longari of Hay Wines

What are the differences between organic, bio-dynamic and natural wines, and why have they recently polarised the attention of the entire wine industry? Hay Wines are independent wine merchants and importers based in the medieval market town of Ledbury, stocking small producers dedicated to creating wines and spirits of expression, vibrancy and quality. With an … Continue reading Demystifing Organic, Biodynamic & Natural Wines with Sommelier Michele Longari of Hay Wines

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Sunday June 11

3.15pm
Grana Padano Cheese and Prosecco DOC bring the “Italian way of life”

Discover and taste why this wonderful hard cheese Grana Padano from Northern Italy is a perfect pairing with of a glass of Prosecco DOC, our favourite choice of bubbles, produced in the regions Veneto and Fruili-Venezia Giulia in the North-East. “Grana”, which means “grain” in Italian, refers to the grainy texture of the cheese and … Continue reading Grana Padano Cheese and Prosecco DOC bring the “Italian way of life”

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