Wine wine, glorious wine

Did you know that a German Wine Festival opened today in Centenary Square?

I had parents that drank little else during the early 80s. German wine and German best friends, that was the hot combo in the Liz household as I was growing up.

I have a friend though, who says I should just drop my snooty attitude about liebfraumich and hochwein. He says that Germany produces all kinds of nice stuff these days, and that I really should give it a go.

I remain unconvinced.

Still, we’ll probably go along on Sunday to have a look (and a little taste). Sunday also has the advantage of being a sort of open day (I think they are calling it a Discovery Day or something) for different buildings in the city. I’ve even seen the promise of free go-karting taster sessions for over 18s. You get a chance to go ‘behind the scenes’ of some of our big buildings.

Yes, we bought the Evening Mail today. Mostly for the 2 for 1 Wagamama voucher, but it’s good to know all this stuff is going on!

2 Comments so far

  1. tmorel (unregistered) on August 19th, 2005 @ 11:31 pm

    I went to that yesterday (sat drinking next to the lord mayor at one point)
    It’s pretty good, had several nice wines but with 6 stands each from a different region and between 10 and 20 wines per stand it’ll take me another few trips to get through them all.

    Having lived on the Rhein for a while I am biased, but even so, it’s well worth a visit.

  2. northy (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 3:07 pm

    this is a message for stephen booth – stephen can you get in touch with me.. I work for the BBC and what you said about lozells has caught my eye

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