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18 Sep 2021

Gin & Rum Festival

York Minster

Try over 120 different gins and rums inside the stunning York Minster. Plus Live music, DJ, masterclasses and street-food.

The event has 2 sessions running; doors will open for the afternoon session on Saturday from 12:30 pm until 4:30pm and the Saturday evening session will take place 6:30pm to 11pm.

Ticket price includes a Copa glass to take home with you, a Gin and Rum Festival satchel, a reusable straw and the all-important Gin and Rum guide featuring all the fantastic drinks the festival has to offer!

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19 Sep 2021

“What a Difference a Year Makes” Wine Tasting

The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House, 25 Walmgate York YO1 9TX 18:30 until 21:00

Wine tasting with Lucy Hjort from Melton’s Restaurant with a 2 course meal provided by sister restaurant The Chopping Block.

“What a difference a year makes” is a wine tasting that explores how a year in a cellar can change a wine. If the last 2 years have proven anything it’s that a lot can change in a year!

Compare and contrast some of your favourite grape varieties such as Sauvignon and Rioja with Lucy Hjort from Melton’s Restaurant.

Lucy with her husband Michael have been running Melton’s for over 30 years. It is featured in all the major food guides and has a rating of 5 in the good food guide. She carefully hand-selects all her wine for the restaurant and the cellar is stocked with 120 different wines from across the world. Their sister restaurant The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House, originally Melton’s too, has been open since 2001.

2 course meal included. Vegan, Vegetarian & Pescatarian options available but need to be known in advance.

Please email in advance of the event with any dietary requirements.

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£38 per person
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