Top 5 Food & Drink Events in June

Summer is upon us and the food and drink festival season is in full swing. There is so much on this month that I had real trouble picking just five favourites - so much so that I've sneaked in an extra one at the end! 

It's a busy month for us too. Only a couple of tickets remain for our Hampshire Tour on Saturday 9th June and there are a few up for grabs for our Surrey Hills Tour on Saturday 16th June. Hampshire and Surrey are looking gorgeous so why not come on a tasting tour with us?

Now for the rest of the month:

Vineyards of Hampshire Cellar Door Experiences


1 - 2 June 2018, Hampshire

Seven superb vineyards are opening their doors for English sparkling wine tastings this weekend. Just grab a map, plan your route and set off in the car. Or, if you want someone else to do the driving, why not join our Vineyards of Hampshire Wine Tour in August? Tickets are on sale now.

Vineyards of Hampshire Cellar Door Experiences >>
 The magnificent seven - Hampshire's superb English Sparkling Wines.

The magnificent seven - Hampshire's superb English Sparkling Wines.

Ripley Grape and Grain Festival


9 June 2018, Ripley Green, Surrey

Back again due to popular demand, this fantastic drinks festival showcases many local producers. There will be plenty of tipples to taste, as well as delicious food and live bands. We'll have a stand there, pop by to say hi!

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Ginchester Fete


9 June 2018, The Great Hall, Winchester, Hampshire

The ninth of June is proving to be the most popular day in the drinks calendar. It's also World Gin Day, the perfect day for a celebrating the juniper spirit in Winchester. Hosted by Cabinet Rooms, it features lots of gin tastings and a quirky Summer fete with games and amusements.

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 A play on words like that is too good to refuse.

A play on words like that is too good to refuse.

Guildford Beer Festival


15-16 June 2018, Guildford Cricket Club, Surrey

We all know how it works - great locally brewed casks of beer are all racked up and ready to be drunk while enjoying live music. Celebrating nine years, this year's festival features over 30 breweries and cider-makers.

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Fleet Food Festival


23-24 June 2018, Fleet, Hampshire

We'll have a stand at this one too! Now in its fifth year, this is two whole days of food and drink delights, with demonstrations, tastings and masterclasses for all the family. Hope to see you there!

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**Bonus event**

Junipalooza London


9-10 June 2018, Tobacco Dock, Wapping, London

This is well worth the trip up to London, because nowhere else will you get to chat with so many gin distillers under one roof! This year there will be 60 of them! And over 200 gins to sample!! I've attended this a few times as a gin distiller and always had great fun.

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