Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival 2018 -
Saturday 13th October
BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR OUR 2018 FESTIVAL
Take a unique town and combine it with local food and drink producers and hands on cookery demonstrations by passionate chefs, what do you have, Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival of course.
We are bringing together Dorset Food & Drink members, Dorset Farmers Market and the Anonymous Travelling Market for a fourth year to promote and celebrate the great local tastes with an emphasis on locally sourced sustainable produce. Stalls will be located throughout the town but mainly around the High Street, The Square and Minster Green and once again there will be cookery demonstrations and wine tasting in the Corn Market.
This very successful festival attracts visitors in their thousands every year and this year it promises to be even bigger than last year.
The festival is back on Saturday 13th October this year with more tastings, more fun and more foodie surprises.
Make sure you join us in Wimborne Minster in October for really great food & drink, its not to be missed. Definitely a date for your diary!
With three months to go until the Wimborne Food and Drink Festival, it’s hard to imagine the autumnal feel that will be in the air as we stroll around enjoying the many foodie activities and stalls that will be part of the festival ……
But just now we are enjoying the most amazing summer weather, so what better than to serve vibrant, refreshing drinks when family and friends call round for that sunny afternoon barbecue. You might turn to a chilled white wine, sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc are popular choices, or go for a rose which is making a real comeback and the fastest growth area in wine sales! For a bit more fun and a longer drink we suggest making a homemade Sangria. Cool, refreshing and packed with fruit too, this will keep your guests cool and is a fun and trendy drink. Pretty much anything goes, so you can have fun creating a mix to your own taste. Here’s a suggestion, but add your own flair!
1 bottle(750ml) Spanish red wine
250ml orange juice
1 shot brandy or orange liqueur
Plenty of chopped fruit – oranges, apples, lemon, lime, soft red fruit
Sprig of mint
Soda water (or sparkling water)
Leave your fruit to soak in the wine, spirit and orange juice for at least an hour (and better still overnight) in the fridge.
Add the mint and ice and mix thoroughly in a large jug.
Top up with soda water and serve in a large glass with extra fruit and a paper straw….to add to the party feel!
Make a non-alcoholic look-a-like version too so the drivers and kids are not left out!! Simply replace the alcohol with extra fruit juice – ring the changes by adding some cranberry or pomegranate to the more usual orange/apple juice and our top tip is that a splash of iced tea makes a nice addition! Makes for such a healthy tipple too that will keep you hydrated as the sun beats down!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE CORNMARKET AT THE FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL FOR FREE WINE TASTINGS, GENOROUSLY HOSTED BY ANDREW DAVID ASSOCIATES.
The Wine Crew are a couple of wine lovers who share their passion and love of wine with others, through tailored tastings and presentations. Whether in your own home or business, or at your favourite club, they offer a totally flexible service providing relaxed, fun and informative tastings….and lovely wines!!
Sponsors & Supporters
The Wimborne Minster Food & Drink festival could not be staged without the significant support from our sponsoring organisations. We would like to thank the following companies and organisations for their help:
Andrew David Associates of the Cornmarket in Wimborne, providing clients with high quality wealth management and financial advice. This year they will host wine tastings in the Cornmarket.
Wimborne Minster Town Council has provided us with valuable support this year. The council consists of 14 elected councillors who look after the wellbeing of Wimborne through financial support, and views on planning and recreation amongst others. They are focussed on keeping our town vibrant and successful.
NFU Mutual in Wimborne offers a professional, personal,
tailored service for your insurance needs.
Whether its personal or commercial insurance assistance, or if you would like to speak to our financial or risk management advisor, give us a call on 01202 238110, email, or come in to see us at 30 West Borough.