Bristol toasts success of the Wine and Food Fair
PUBLISHED: 15:06 14 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:30 20 February 2013
This year's Bristol Wine & Food Fair was a huge success. Over 11,000 food and wine lovers enjoyed the vast array of delights on offer over the weekend (Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th July) at Bristol's historic Harbourside.
This years Bristol Wine & Food Fair was a huge success. Over 11,000 food and wine lovers enjoyed the vast array of delights on offer over the weekend (Friday 2nd Sunday 4th July) at Bristols historic Harbourside.
Chris Scholes, founder and director of the Fair, commented: We were absolutely delighted with how the weekend went. We had a really good turnout and the atmosphere was lovely: definitely the best Fair yet. Everyone seemed really interested in learning about the food and wine on show it was a real foodie crowd of people. He continued: Saturday had a real buzz about it, with lots of families coming along to enjoy a great day out in the sunshine. On Sunday, some serious wine buying was done.
The increased focus on education this year was highly successful with sell out tutored wine tasting sessions hosted by the Devon Wine School, the West of England Wine & Spirit Association, leading Cava producer Codorniu, as well as some of the countrys best-known wine experts such as Saturday Kitchens Tim Atkin MW and Susy Atkins. The Chefs Master Class Theatre was also very popular, with demonstrations by some of Bristols top chefs including Diego Da Re from Prosecco and Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Inglesias from Casa Mia. Bordeaux Quay Cookery School also ran a series of hands-on subsidised cookery workshops for children aged 6 16.
Visitors enjoyed the weekend tasting an unparalleled selection of wines from across the world and enjoying some of the South Wests finest food and drink produce. They were entertained with live jazz and acoustic bands performing on the outdoor stage and were able to sit back and relax in the International Dining Area.
To top it all, Bristols infamous Matthew sailing ship took fair attendees on a stunning sail around the harbour with a glass of Prosecco to sip whilst standing on deck. Two extra trips were put on during Sunday thanks to popular demand.