Win two tickets to the Love Wine 2015 festival in Birmingham

Love WIne 2015 festival

If you love wine, here’s a heads-up … there’s a brand-new wine experience coming to Birmingham and I have a pair of tickets to give away!!

Love Wine 2015 festival, Birmingham
The Love Wine 2015 festival takes place in Birmingham

What’s not to love. Well, there’s all this to love …

LOVE WINE 2015 takes place on November 7th at the Hotel du Vin in Birmingham and there’ll be at least 200 wines to taste, PLUS a chance to meet amazing wine blogger Helen McGinn (Knackered Mother’s Wine Club) and Joe Wadsack, the TV pundit on  BBC’s Food and Drink show.

If that’s not enough, and you love wine, there are also free Love-In sessions to learn about our favourite drink, some presented by Master of Wine Richard Bampfield.

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The event was created by wine professional Laura Clay and the team at BYWine. Laura was frustrated that that no wine event of any significance ever takes place in Birmingham.  LOVE WINE 2015 is the result … you can read more about the event on Laura’s blog here.

Oh, I should mention that everyone who visits the festival gets to take away a Riedel wine glass  AND a free goody bag, worth more than £13.

All this for £20 (or less if you buy group tickets). For more information and to buy a ticket go to


Saturday 7th November 2015
Session One: 11.30am – 3pm
Session Two: 4pm – 7.30pm

How to win a pair of Love Wine 2015 tickets

All you have to do is follow @lovewine_fest and @claretsgirl (that’s me) on Twitter and then tweet ….
Hey @claretsgirl I love #wine too and I’d love to win tickets for @lovewine_fest  #birmingham
It’s not too difficult is it? Good luck – and closing date for entries is 10pm, Sunday November 1st.
PS – The prize would be for Session One.

Lidl wines launches classic French regional wines into store

Lidl wine reviews autumn 2015

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A couple of days ago a new £12m campaign began with 40 French wines added to the supermarket’s range.

Wines are from classic regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace, the Loire and Rhône Valley and will be available until stocks last. Prices start from £4.99 for a pinot gris from Languedoc-Roussillon, and go up to £16.99 (a Margaux from Château la Tour de Bessan).

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