Wine-lovers Neel Burton and James Flewellen will be introducing the exciting new pleasures of blind tasting, using taste alone to distinguish which type of wine we are enjoying. Available to purchase, at a special discounted price, will be their new book ‘The Concise guide to wine and blind tasting’ and of course there will be plenty of wine to appreciate!
Dr Neel Burton is a psychiatrist, philosopher, writer, and wine-lover who lives and teaches in Oxford. He is the author of several books, including The Meaning of Madness and The Art of Failure: The Anti Self-Help Guide, and the recipient of a number of awards from the Society of Authors, the British Medical Association and the Medical Journalists’ Association
Dr James Flewellen is a biophysicist at Oxford University and a wine writer and educator. As a student, he led the university’s blind tasting team to victory in several competitions, most notably the Sciences Po International Tasting (SPIT) and the Varsity Match against Cambridge University. Reporting on the 58th Varsity Match in the Financial Times, Jancis Robinson MW described him as ‘the most impressive taster of the lot’. James is the founder and curator of The Oxford Wine Blog and the wine columnist for The Rambling Epicure.
Tuesday, October 28. 8pm. The Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage. Tickets: £8
Deal of the day: combine with Pamela Elder’s Stress-busting: £10