TASTE Wine Weekend Staycation
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About The Event
Check in at Rotunda from 3pm, unpack, relax and enjoy those Insta-tastic views.
Starting at 6:30pm, join Tony Elvin of the Wine Events Company live on Zoom, streaming from the Rotunda Penthouse, as he introduces you to the grape adventure ahead of you. You’ll be tasting six premium wines, starting with a glass of Grand Cru Champagne. You can also expect some delicious cheese pairings from local indie Arch 13.
You will learn about the wines from our two experts with plenty of optional online interactivity – and plenty of giggles too.
Your wines & cheeses will be delivered directly to your apartment door in real time so you can enjoy the fun of an interactive wine tasting from the comfort of your stylish Staying Cool serviced apartment. The ultimate socially-distanced wine experience!
We’ll be drawing proceedings to a close by 8:30pm to give you time to either cook some food in your apartment, order delivery from a local restaurant, relax and enjoy the views or head out for dinner in the city. Whatever floats your boat.
Hosting proceedings from the Rotunda penthouse is Tony Elvin (WSET Advanced Distinction). Formerly Hotel du Vin General Manager, Tony is co-owner of The Wine Events Company. He has a passion for making wine accessible and fun through innovative tastings, wine dinners and even movies paired with wine. The Wine Events Company are events partner for Birmingham Wine Weekend and specialise in collaborations with the city’s finest venues including Birmingham Museums, The Electric Cinema, OPUS restaurants, Millennium Point, and more.
Joining via Zoom is Nigel Wilkinson (MS DipWSET), Brand Ambassador & Senior Wine Educator for Boutinot (vineyard owners and wine producers in England, France, Italy & South Africa). Nigel became a Master Sommelier in 2005 and now teaches and examines for both the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and the Court of Master Sommeliers. Before entering the wine trade, he was named ‘UK Young Wine Server of the Year’ and was twice runner-up in the ‘UK Sommelier of the Year Competition’.
Nigel is a certified sherry educator, a graduate of the École du Vin d’Alsace and is an academician of the Champagne Academy. He has been awarded by the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Bourgogne, is an Honorary Ambassador of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux, an Honorary Fellow of the AFWS and is a Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Maître Sommelier. Oh là là!