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Discover your inner wine buff

Join us at Market Place on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th April 2018 for our very first (and very exciting) Bolton Wine Festival!

Times for the event are as follows:

Friday 6th April

  • Doors will be open from 4pm till 10pm

Saturday 7th April

  • Doors will be open from 11am till 4pm
  • Doors will at 5pm till late

Simpleton or sommelier, you’ll have the opportunity to sample wines from all around the world, and find out exactly what goes into making them – from grape to glass. If wine isn’t your tipple of choice, there’ll be plenty of beers, spirits and cocktails to try too!

Discover a world of wine you may have never imagined and learn the tricks of the trade in a range of wine tasting masterclasses, hosted by local and national producers. Throughout the event, suppliers will be showing off some of their boldest creations to date and giving you the chance to try literally hundreds of wines. If you like them, buy by a glass or the bottle – it’s up to you!

Put your newly discovered wine connoisseur skills to the test at our ‘guess the grape station’ – if you guess the wine correctly (blindfold mandatory!), you’ll leave with a prize!

The Vaults’ very own bars will be getting involved as well – look out for Great Ale who will be offering samples and special deals exclusively for all ticket holders…

Activities will take place on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon/evening, and live music will provide a soundtrack to the festivities, ensuring a great atmosphere throughout the two-day event.

Buy your tickets in advance for just £10, or £12 on the day. All tickets include entry, event programme, wine glass, a free drink and vouchers for The Light Cinema, plus selected businesses in The Vaults. Get your tickets here.

There you go – the art of wine tasting demystified – you can thank us later!