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by Alison Brinkworth (subscribe)
Freelance journalist in Birmingham with a passion for the dynamic theatre, art, food and fashion scene in Britain's 'Second City'.
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A toast to hundreds of wine tastings
Whether you are a connoisseurs of fine wines or fancy a fun day out trying some of the best tipples on the market, the Tesco Wine Fair will be overflowing with everything from champagne to chardonnay.

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Cheers to the Tesco Wine Fair at The NEC, Birmingham

Two days of tastings, wine workshops and talks from experts take place at The NEC in Birmingham during the weekend of September 6 and 7.

The Tesco Wine Fair will also stop off at four other UK venues - London's Earl Court; Manchester Central's Hall 1; Edinburgh International Conference Centre and the Old Brunel Station in Bristol.

Visitors will get the chance to taste almost 400 wines from more than 14 countries, which will come in particularly handy for couples planning their wedding or families looking out for the best wine to offer guests this Christmas.

Among the tasting booths, visitors will find not only sparkling and rosé wines but also fortified wine plus an array of red and white wines.

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A fun day out for wine fans to taste hundreds of samples

For the first time this year the Fairs also incorporate 'sensory pods' and a 'walk-in wine clinic' where visitors can find the answers to any questions they have about the often confusing world of wine.

There will also be free workshops and wine walks.

Workshops take place from local wine journalists - but tickets to these are limited to 20 and only available at the Fair on a first come first served basis. So if you are keen to take part, it's worth getting there early to sign up for a session.

To explore the topic in more depth, Wine Walks with experts will take small groups of eight people around the Fair with insights on different wines that are of specific interest to each person.

The Tesco Wine Fair, Birmingham NEC,
Tesco Wine Fairs will be calling at other cities including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol

If you have visited the biannual BBC Good Food Show at the NEC, you will be familiar with the tasting area in the drinks section. It always seems to be the most popular area where people can get plenty of free samples of wine and beer. The Tesco Wine Fair seems to follow a similar format but with a focus on wine.

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Bottoms up!

Tesco Wine Fair
Tickets cost £12 by visiting the Tesco Wine Fair website.

Birmingham - The NEC, Hall 10
Saturday September 6 - 1pm - 6pm
Sunday September 7 - midday - 5pm

London - Earl's Court, Brompton Hall - September 13 and 14
Saturday September 13 - Session 1 - 11am - 2pm
Session 2 - 3pm - 7pm
Sunday September 14 - midday - 5pm

Manchester Central, Central Hall 1 - October 4 and 5
Saturday October 4 - Session 1 - 11am - 2pm
Session 2 - 3pm - 7pm
Sunday October 5 - midday - 5pm

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Lennox Suite - October 18 and 19
Saturday October 18 - Session 1 - 11am - 2pm
Session 2 - 3pm - 7pm
Sunday October 19 - 12:30 pm - 5pm

Old Brunel Station, Bristol - November 1 and 2.
Saturday November 1 - Session 1 - 11am - 2pm
Session 2 - 3pm - 7pm
Sunday November 2 - Midday - 5pm
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Why? Fun day for wine fans
When: Touring September to November
Phone: 121 780 4141
Where: Birmingham, London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol
Cost: £12
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