Is there anything better than kicking back at the end of a long day, with a glass of wine in your hand and the warm summer sun on your face? Well, if this sounds like your idea of heaven, then you’re in for a treat this June, with English Wine Week taking place between June 19th and 27th.
While May might have been a bit of a washout weather-wise, here’s hoping that the sun will indeed shine down upon us once again come June, so you can all enjoy the taste of homegrown wines out and about in the fresh air.
The aim of the national campaign is to help raise awareness of delicious English wines and just how readily available these tasty tipples are, found with ease in the likes of restaurants, pubs and bars, as well as hotels, wine merchants and supermarkets.
And don’t forget that you can also head out for a fun day out at a local vineyard, going on guided tours and wine tastings, and taking advantage of all sorts of special offers. Did you know that there are, in fact, more than 500 vineyards to be found around Great Britain so there’s sure to be at least one within relatively easy reach of you, ripe for exploration.
For something a little different, why not make your way to Hampshire, where you’ll find the Black Chalk winery, which has just teamed up with Wild Escapes to have four luxury treehouses designed and built next to the winery’s Hide Vineyard.
These treehouses are the first to be built at a vineyard in the UK, six metres above ground and complete with outdoor bathtubs that overlook the vineyard… so you can really enjoy a glass of wine in style. They’ve been sustainably built in a Scandinavian style using local materials, so are both beautiful to look at and have minimal impact on the environment.
If you really can’t wait until June 19th, there’s even better news – Welsh Wine Week is taking place at the start of the month, as well, on between June 4th and 13th… so there are even more opportunities to try out lots of new drinks and find your new favourite wines, all of which have been grown in the unique microclimates of Wales.
All you need to do is research what’s going on in your local area and see what fun events and activities are going on over the course of the seven days. Just make sure that you have plenty to eat before you start imbibing, as there’s precious little that’s as bad as a wine hangover!
You’re sure to come home with all sorts of interesting and delicious bottles of wine to fill the cupboards with after English Wine Week – so make sure you have a robust waste and recycling bin to hand in order to dispose of all those empty bottles responsibly. Take a look at our online shop to discover clever two and three compartment bins, to help with your waste separation and recycling