Fair to preview 'what's hot' for next season's wine lists and menus
The annual Cornwall Wine and Fine Food Fair is taking
place on 15-16 February at the St Mellion Golf and Country Club. It's
an invitation-only event, and each year attracts thousands of people from
the region's booming hospitality industry, as well as individual
The 2005 event will be an opportunity to sample from a
selection of more than 300 wines from all around the world, including
those tipped to be 'hot favourites' for the coming season's
wine lists by UK wine experts. The fair is being promoted by Castang Wine
Shippers with Cornwall Taste of the West, which is running the fair's
Food Hall for the third year, showcasing the best of local foods and produce.
"Just like haute couture, each season sees new
trends in food and wine fashions," says David Hearnden of Castang
Wine Shippers. "Our annual fair is unique in the region. The
excitement is in getting a preview of what's going to be 'hot'
in terms of wine and food, which will really help restaurateurs and hoteliers
plan some exciting menus and wine lists."
Visitors can book to attend wine master classes with wine
expert and broadcaster Stephen Barrett, plus Cornwall's only cheese
monger Stephen Gunn will again be presenting his hugely popular Cornish
cheese master classes at the event.
Tickets for the event will be sent out in January. To
ensure your details are on the list to receive a ticket, contact Cornwall
Taste of the West on 01579 349363.
For more press information contact Veronica Newport at
npr on 01363 866927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taste of the West is a gateway fund for Objective
One investment under the EAGGF.
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Details of wines to be sampled, and food exhibitors
will be available in the New Year.
||Cornwall Taste of the West is a £3 million Objective
One umbrella project, funded by the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), the Department for Food, Environment
and Rural Affairs (Defra) and private matched funding. It is
part of the Taste of the West speciality food group. Cornwall
Taste of the West's four year project includes a trade development
programme, a marketing grant scheme and a capital grants scheme,
available to small and medium sized food businesses that produce,
sell or process foods in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. For
more information log on to www.cornwalltasteofthewest.co.uk
|| Castang Wine Shippers, based near Looe, is an independent
family business established in 1979. The company imports and
supplies wines and grape-based spirits to hotels and restaurants,
other merchants and an active private and corporate customer
base. David Hearnden has been involved in the wine trade for
38 years and runs the business with his wife Janet, two sons
Jonathan and Philip, and daughter in law Mel. The company operates
throughout South West England, and has accounts and franchises
in other areas of the country. Its portfolio of wines expands
annually with selections from wine areas throughout the world.
Many of the 400 wines listed are exclusive to Castang. The long-term
involvement with the wine trade enables the family to provide
a wide range of business skills, a comprehensive service and
sound advice to clients.
Tel: 01363 866927
Mob: 07808 063053
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Objective One Partnership Office
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Telephone: 01872 223439
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