“When I got the call from Love Wine to party with them this year I positively flushed with excitement. To attend a special event with wine lovers, erudite Masters of Wine as well as wine enthusiasts…is my idea of liquid heaven. ‘What took you so long?’ is what I wanted to say.. instead I said ‘Yes please!”
Helen is probably best known for her role as the dippy Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous, although to many she is recognised for her unique wit and observational humour. As a comedy writer she has an extensive portfolio that includes writing and performing her own material. Most recently her pen has been dipped in a glass-shaped inkwell as the wine columnist for the Sunday Express and Glass of Bubbly publication, putting her recently achieved wine qualifications to good use.
Helen will be indulging her love of wine by taking visitors on fun, witty and absolutely fabulous wine walks. She has quite a path to follow with over 200 wines to taste from 35 exhibitors: multi-award winning wine merchants, well travelled bottles from Bordeaux to Brazil, family wine producers, Champagne houses, wine education, wine tourism and wine accessories. In fact everything needed to Love Wine under one roof!
This year Love Wine will also play host to Good Housekeeping Magazine and the GH Institute. They will be giving visitors the opportunity to see if they have what it takes to blind taste wine like a professional.
In addition to the above, Love Wine will once again offer visitors an exciting programme of Love-In Masterclasses.
Love Wine 2016 will take place on Saturday 5th November at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham City Centre. There are two sessions available, with tickets starting at £20.00* which includes entry into the festival, Love-In Masterclasses (first come, first served basis), a Riedel tasting glass to take home and a goody bag.