The inaugural Winchester Wine Festival takes place this weekend – a great excuse to visit this pretty cathedral city
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Susie Barrie and Peter Richards of BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen are behind the city’s inaugural Winchester Wine Festival (21-23 November, £25 per four-hour session, thewinefestival.co.uk), taking place this weekend. Head to the Victorian Guildhall, pick up your free Riedel glass and get sampling – there are hundreds of wines to try. The “Follow your Taste” concept uses a colour-coded system to guide visitors to wines that are likely to appeal. Local food producers will be offering cheese, charcuterie and chocolates – head to Chococo for unusual seasonal specialities such as Totally Twisted Nose Gin & Watercress truffles.
I’ll need some fresh air after that