Stroud Festival of Food & Drink: Oz Clarke – Masterclass
21/05/2022 4:15 pm
Join world leading wine expert Oz Clarke for an intimate hour of wine tasting tips, chat and opinion, and, of course, wine. Part of Stroud Festival of Food & Drink, this event is in association with Portabar.
Infinitely knowledgeable and always entertaining, Oz Clarke will help you beat a path through the often confusing minefield of wine appreciation. So if you want to learn more about this rather lovely subject, there is no better person to take you on this journey.
Oz Clarke is one of the world’s leading wine experts, whose formidable reputation is based on his extensive wine knowledge and accessible, no-nonsense approach. His passion for the subject dates from his student days at Oxford University, where he won tasting competitions at a precociously early age. Since then his tasting skills have won him an international reputation and he is acknowledged as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today. He brings a refreshingly unorthodox wit and directness to the subject and has won all the major wine writing awards both in the UK and the USA.
‘Clarke has a remarkably acute palate, a refreshingly unpretentious attitude about wine and the writing talent to bring it all to life on the printed page.’ Wine Spectat.
His book English Wine: From Still to sparking is out now.
Tickets for this exclusive event include drinks and nibbles.
ABOUT THE BOOK
One of the great pleasures of wine is to drink it where it is grown and made. Both wine handbook and armchair companion, English Wine is an essential book for all lovers of wine. The opportunity to meet growers, winemakers and winery owners is what draws people to visit wineries and ‘have an experience in the vineyard’.The book is split into sections:
Exciting Times – How it used to be; The Nyetimber effect; Climate: is it almost perfect now?; Location is key; Planting like made; A question of style: sparkling or still; and Grape varieties: a race to the top.
British Bubbles – What is needed to make good fizz; Champagne, the original fizz; Bubbles and how they’re created.
A Tour Of the Regions – covers personal experiences and reflections from Oz’s many years of visiting talented and passionate producers up and down the country. From Yorkshire to the far west of Cornwall and across to Wales, a small but dynamic part of the UK’s wine movement, Oz recommends wines he has enjoyed and found interesting and encourages you to try for yourself.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Oz Clarke is one of the world’s leading wine experts, known for his phenomenal palate, irreverent style, accurate predictions, and enthusiasm for life in general and wine in particular. He is the author of many award-winning books on wine. Before wine took over his life in 1984, Oz was a full-time actor and singer, appearing in West End hit shows and touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Alongside his entertaining television and radio broadcasts, including ‘Food and Drink’, ‘Oz and James’ with James May and James Martin’s Saturday Morning, he presents a series of concerts, Drink to Music! with the acclaimed Armonico Consort. Oz is also sports mad. He was awarded an OBE in 2020.
Oz Clarke – Masterclass
When: Saturday 21st May, 4.15pm
Where: The Subscription Rooms, George St, Stroud, GL5 1AE