With summer fast approaching (fingers crossed for the temperatures to hit the plus 20 degrees mark this week!), I'm starting to feel the pull of after-work drinking and alfresco dining which always grabs me as the evenings begin to be warmer, lighter and longer. What better way to embrace the onset of summer evenings than a week of alcohol-related events.
Following the success of the launch event of Cambridgeshire Wine School (read my review here) I am very excited to be attending one of the School's public tastings of some wine from my favourite part of the world, France. The tasting will cover a minimum of six wines, all sourced locally, hailing from France's best wine regions - Burgundy, Loire and Rhone - accompanied by full tasting notes and nibbles. The event will take place at d'Arry's Wine Room on King Street and there are still places available. You can book through the website, here.
After warming up my palate with some fabulous wines, I'll be moving on to the Cambridge Beer Festival to sample an exciting array of local brews and unusual ales. As a newbie to the world of real ales I'm hoping to find my perfect pint. Or, if all else fails, I'm sure I can seek out an equally perfect selection of ciders and foodie treats to get stuck into. The 39th Cambridge Beer Festival kicked off on Monday 21st May and closes on Saturday 26th May. Held on Jesus Green, the theme for this year's festival is the novel 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' by John Buchan. Find out more here.
Reviews to follow... Enjoy! :-)