14th - 16th June 2019

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham GL50 1SD

Food & Drink Talks covering many subjects ranging from Plastic pollution to Micro Greens to cider to gluten free to Beer made from left over bread to Whisky. The talks are held in a relaxed atmosphere where you can ask questions, get information and learn.

Each talk is limited to 70 people so that we can ensure a quality talk and in some cases samplings.

Please Note:  Whisky Masterclass

The Whisky Masterclass is limited to 50 people, this is to ensure we can give the best possible talks and devote time and attention to the Whisky.

Adult Tickets cost £6.00

Pre-booking via our On-Line Ticket service is recommended.

What's On - Food & Drink Talks

Friday Events

Food & Drink Talks. A series of talks covering many subjects ranging from Real Ale to Nutrition to cheese to Healthy Lifestyles. These talks are held in a relaxed atmosphere where you can ask questions, get information and learn something new. Each talk is limited to 70 people so that we can ensure a quality talk and in some … Continue reading Food & Drink Talks. Read More...

Friday June 14

12.45pm - 1.30pm
Croatia on a Plate

Discover the flavours of Croatia and beyond with these artisan delicacies selected for their abundance of taste, selected directly from the small local producers with a passion for their food. Join Pine Nut Path, the importers to learn their story of great food, great taste.   CROATIA ON PLATE, the regions covered DALMATIA (Middle and South … Continue reading Croatia on a Plate

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Friday June 14

2.00pm - 2.45pm
Croft Sherry & the new modern British Aperitif: Croft Twist

Why not join Neil Phillips and try our classic Croft sherries alongside something a little different, Croft Twist? A sparkling ready- mixed long drink with delicious flavours of Fino, elderflower, lemon and mint. Our Croft sherries are the perfect aperitif to any summer’s day! Still family-owned, the company now sells sherries and wine across the … Continue reading Croft Sherry & the new modern British Aperitif: Croft Twist

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Friday June 14

3.30pm - 4.15pm
A Pint-sized solution to food waste!

Did you know 44% of all bread baked in the UK is never eaten? Globally about 1/3 of all food is wasted putting a huge strain on the environment. What if I told you the solution to food waste is delicious and pint-sized! Toast Ale brews award-winning beer from fresh, surplus bread that would otherwise … Continue reading A Pint-sized solution to food waste!

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Friday June 14

4.45pm - 5.30pm
Pioneers of the New World – Neil Phillips – The Wine Tipster

Join Neil Phillips, the Winetipster, on a whistle-stop tour of Australia, New Zealand and Chile to discover what makes wines from these countries so distinctive and delicious. Uncover some fabulous offerings from renowned southern hemisphere pioneers such as Wirra Wirra, Jackson Estate and Veramonte. www.wirrawirra.com www.jacksonestate.co.nz  

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Saturday Events

Food & Drink Talks..

A series of talks covering many subjects ranging from Real Ale to Nutrition to cheese to gluten free. These talks are held in a relaxed atmosphere where you can ask questions, get information. Each talk is limited to 70 people so that we can ensure a quality talk and in some cases samplings.

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Saturday June 15

11.00am - 12.00pm
The Big Whisky Tour – Masterclass

Discover the various styles and flavours from the 6 Scottish whisky regions; big peaty whiskies of Islay to the lighter fresher style from Speyside, soft gentle lowland, diverse flavours from Highland, peat heather honey from the Islands to the vanilla salt and fruit of Campbeltown. Presented by John Gordon Duff, the founder of local John … Continue reading The Big Whisky Tour – Masterclass

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Saturday June 15

12.30pm - 1.15pm
Sustainable underloved fish

Most people in the UK only eat fish from the “big 5”: cod, haddock, tuna, salmon & prawns, even though fishing boats in the UK catch up to 150 different species of fish.   We believe too much is being taken out and too much is being put into our seas. Our scientists, campaigners, volunteers, … Continue reading Sustainable underloved fish

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Saturday June 15

1.30pm - 2.15pm
The Big FAT Secret

Despite fat having more calories per gram than protein or carbohydrates, diets that are high in fat and low in carbs give people energy whilst keeping off the extra pounds.  Fat cells store toxins in our bodies, but healthy fats shift toxins out.  Find out which foods are rich in the healthy fats our bodies. … Continue reading The Big FAT Secret

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Saturday June 15

2.45pm to 3.30pm
Let’s get drastic about plastic

Richard is convinced that the biggest challenges we face today are Climate Change and plastic pollution and his talk “Let’s get drastic about plastic’ will explore the problems created by our addiction to single-use plastics and the possible solutions – both those requiring government action and those that individuals can take to reduce their own … Continue reading Let’s get drastic about plastic

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Saturday June 15

4.00pm - 4.45pm
A Micro Green revolution by Chris Cullen and James Taylor, Truleaf Farm

James and Chris grow micro greens in a uniquely sustainable way, distributing to a variety of restaurants and caterers across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and beyond. In this talk they will be providing a taste of their farm with its exciting and fascinating new concept of food production. Micro greens are fast becoming a major source of … Continue reading A Micro Green revolution by Chris Cullen and James Taylor, Truleaf Farm

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Saturday June 15

5.15pm to 6.00pm
Feed Me Truth

There is a revolution happening and the conscious consumer is driving it. Do you know where your food comes from? Farmer, food provenance pioneer and Happerley founder Matthew Rymer, is driving a national Live Happerley campaign, challenging you to eat only food that has transparency in the food chain. Could you do it? Happerley, founded … Continue reading Feed Me Truth

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Sunday Events

Food & Drink Talks…

A series of talks covering many subjects ranging from Real Ale to Nutrition to cheese to gluten free. These talks are held in a relaxed atmosphere where you can ask questions, get information and learn something new. Each talk is limited to 70 people so that we can ensure a quality talk and in some … Continue reading Food & Drink Talks…

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Sunday June 16

11.30am to 12.15pm
Eat to Beat Illness with Dr Rupy Aujla, The Doctor’s Kitchen

Dr Rupy Aujla is an NHS GP and founder of The Doctor’s Kitchen.  Dr Rupy is one of the leading voices in the Culinary Medicine movement – where he’s educating patients, fellow medics and food lovers of the fascinating medicinal effects of eating well. What you choose to put on your plate is one of … Continue reading Eat to Beat Illness with Dr Rupy Aujla, The Doctor’s Kitchen

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Sunday June 16

12.45pm to 1.30pm
The Ciderologist

Welcome to the world of The Ciderologist, all dedicated to the wonder of the fermented apple. The complete list of ciders to be tasted: Apple County Vilberie Gospel Green Pilton Keeved Dunkerton’s Perry Sandford Orchards Hopped Gabe Cook is The Ciderologist – an award-winning, global cider expert attempting to change the way the world thinks … Continue reading The Ciderologist

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Sunday June 16

2.00pm to 2.45pm
Pioneers of the New World

Join Neil Phillips, the Wine Tipster, on a whistle-stop tour of Australia, New Zealand and Chile to discover what makes wines from these countries so distinctive and delicious. Uncover some fabulous offerings from renowned southern hemisphere pioneers such as Wirra Wirra, Jackson Estate and Veramonte.

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Sunday June 16

3.15pm to 4.00pm
The Taste of Cider

Welcome to the world of The Ciderologist, all dedicated to the wonder of the fermented apple. The complete list of ciders to be tasted: Dunkerton’s Vintage Kentish Pip High Diver Once Upon a Tree Perry Oliver’s Hopped Perry Ross-on-Wye Oak Cask   Gabe Cook is The Ciderologist – an award-winning, global cider expert attempting to … Continue reading The Taste of Cider

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