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Raise a flagon at Leeds' first International Wine Festival

Written by
Chris Parkin

Leeds Town Hall already plays host to the International Beer Festival – and a cocktail happening – but from May 23-24 it will be hosting its inaugural "pop up" International Wine Festival

Suppliers from across the industry will be convening in the city for the showcase, providing wine buffs with a chance to taste over 100 different types of vino from 12 countries around the world. Also on hand to help you transform from a Lambrini-glugging wine novice into a fully-fledged Jilly Goolden will be a crew of top industry experts.

The event, organised by Grapeful, will give wine lovers access to 10 hours of wine-tasting from 12noon-10pm, a chance to meet the wine-maker, plus masterclasses (Carlos Read: A Spanish Masterclass, Suzanne Lock: Italy from Top to Toe, Louis Boutinot: A Sauvignon Blanc Masterclass) and talks, including one from Yorkshire Post wine writer Christine Austin.

George and Joseph Cheesemongers and The Reliance Bar will be on hand with cheese and charcuterie, and there's live music planned too.

Tickets are £25 in advance, £30 on the door.

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