Wine lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being encouraged to join a new local club dedicated to the tipple.

The ‘Burnham Wine Club’ will enable local people to discover wine, break down myths and uncover some hidden gems in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

The first tasting evening will be held on Thursday 28 April and will be exploring classic grape varieties and tasting them from around the world.

The evening will help wine lovers to understand whether the soil and climate of the grapes effects the taste.

The first evening will be led by Kelli Coxhead AIWS from The Wine Shop in Winscombe, pictured.

She fell in love with wine on a trip to New Zealand, on her return from her travels amd decided a career change was needed, so jumped in with both feet and entered the world of wine.

If you fancy understanding a bit more to help you get to grips with all that sniffing and swirling then come along.

Kelli, pictured, told “The best way to learn about wine is to taste, and practice makes perfect!”

The Burnham Wine Club is an offshoot of the Burnham on Sea Food and Drink Festival and a spokesperson added: “We have launched the Burnham Wine Club to provide informal and ad hoc tutored tasting events in Burnham-On-Sea. The group is open to all who want to enhance their appreciation of good drinks.”

“You can expect high quality tutors, a great range of wines and topics in local venues, with small enough groups that you get to learn and taste with enough room. Future tastings are planned for gin, beers, holiday wines and English wines.”

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