Spotted this on reddit: https://www.visitliverpool.com/whats-on/the-bordeaux-wine-festival-p426851
Just booked my tickets, I think this is really exciting! It’s down at the Pier head apparently - open air? - and the Tall Ships are in town, presumably in Canning Dock, so it should be pretty incredible.
Bordeaux and Liverpool have strong historical connections, which are closely linked to the wine trade.
Liverpool-based Bordeaux wine expert Gary Adlen, who runs The Chancery in the city, said: “The North West region has had historic connections with Bordeaux for thousands of years. The Romans founded Bordeaux so when they came over to Chester, they brought the wine to the region with them.
“The trade eventually moved from Chester to Liverpool as the port developed with barrels of wine were imported from Bordeaux to Liverpool where it was bottled and labelled at the Liverpool docks before being transported to America and the rest of the UK.
“The trade only stopped in the 1960s so there may still be local people who worked in the industry or remember it.”