Hey everyone! Well my two cents… I’ve been to two of the international ones with wines from everywhere but not the italian/bordeaux ones. The events are really well organised and tremendous value. There were +600 wines for 80 quid, every one of them being at least half decent. It is essential for a route plan or every wine will taste a bit odd.
For bordeaux it will be interesting… Starting with entre de mers, then graves type whites, right bank reds, left bank in good order of intensity then stickies. I’m not that au fait with new styles in bordeaux but you’d get a sense from the programme issued in advance. I’d defo go to a masterclass or discovery theatre. The napa one with steven spurrier was incredibly good for 45 quid.
I would go but have a few different priorities this year for expenditure. My top tip would be a) be selective and b) have strategy for tannin tongue
After 80 wines mine was absolutely cooked. There’s a cafe next door which does a great brekkie too and sanctuary mid tasting