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Wine School At The Fringe (Howies Cellar)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

Settled in the romantic lighting of Howie’s Cellar, I relaxed into my seat, sipped a glass of fizz and chatted happily to Claire Blackler, who runs the Wine School. Any illusions of a mellow, sophisticated tasting, however, were scuppered when a stag party of 16 walked in, dragging their hangovers with them; thankfully, these were nice friendly stags, and Claire took them admirably in her stride, remaining informative throughout. This wasn’t a wine tasting for experts; it was very much for people who know what wines they like, but don’t know why. Providing samples of five dishes, including a good strip of steak, to taste with the wine was a lovely touch. All in all, great fun and brilliant value.

Howies Cellar, dates and times vary, £22.50, fpp187.
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