Latest News – Celebrate English Wine Week in Devon

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English Wine Week begins on 28th May with plans to raise awareness of the quality of our national vineyards. Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association member, Rendezvous Wine Bar in Exeter is celebrating with self-led wine tasting sessions at their city centre restaurant throughout the week.

Jemma Mitchell, owner of Rendezvous and Vice Chairman of the Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association said ‘English Wine Week is an opportunity to shout about some of the exceptional producers we have here at home. Here in the south west particularly we are spoilt for choice with a number of regional and local vineyards offering wines of the highest quality, many of which win awards in international competitions against old masters.’

Jemma Mitchell, owner of Rendezvous

Rendezvous has built a reputation for its extensive wine menu since 2006, enlisting the expertise of wine writer, tutor and consultant sommelier Rebecca Mitchell. Together Jemma and Rebecca have compiled a wide selection of exceptional wines to accompany the daily changing lunch and dinner menus using the finest local ingredients.

As Jemma continued ‘Our wine tasting sessions will include local wineries across Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. There will be five different wines to try with information on the wineries and notes to guide our customers through their tasting, at a cost of £10pp. Our aim is to give people an insight into the high quality still and sparkling wines that are being produced right on our doorstep. It’s so important to shout about them and we’re excited that English Wine Week gives us the opportunity to do that. It’s another great reason to visit Devon and make the most of what it has to offer.

Tastings are running from 28th May to 5th June.

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