Welcome to Wine
Ben Franks is one of Bath’s best independent wine consultants, offering wine tastings all over the south west and providing expert consultancy for the on-trade.
My passion is to share great wine with you. Wine is much more than a tipple. As Matthew Rhys says, ‘It’s about weather, wine, grapes and people.’ Want to learn more about this magnificent grape? Jump in!
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Don’t miss it: Novel Wines’ big launch party
5pm – 10pm, Saturday 24 September 2016 | Taste 93 wines at our big launch party for Novel Wines, pioneering the finest wines from the world’s undiscovered winemakers. There will also be cheese, charcuterie and live music. Don’t miss it!
Tickets now on sale from just £12pp! Early bird ends July. Spaces limited.
Too early for Christmas?
I’m teaming up once again with the Bath Cake Company to offer our popular dessert wine and cupcake tasting. This Christmas Indulgence tasting is on 9 December 2016 and limited to just 15 spaces.
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My Vineyard Journey
On 31 July 2015, I went to Devon to meet Sarah and Andrew Pharoah, owners of the sparkling wine vineyard, English Oak.
The wines were fabulous – particularly their San Gabriel Blancs de Blanc.
On 7 April 2015, I went to Somerset to meet Iain and Jane Awty, the owners of the family run Oatley Vineyard.
The couple were delightful!
On the 22 January 2015, I visited the world-famous English Vineyard in Camel Valley to meet winemaker, Sam Lindo.
In 2014 I tried Camel Valley’s 2010 vintage of the Decanter award-winner sparkling Pinot Noir, which became my best rated wine of 2014 at 93% BFWR Ben Franks Wine Rating :) .
If you’d like me to do a write-up on your vineyard – I would love to meet you.
Are you a serious wine lover?
Here’s a few online gold mines to explore…
Bath Wedding Planner: Zoe Bailey Events | Independent Spirit of Bath | Jancis Robinson official | Find any wine at wine-searcher | Great Western Wine | Waitrose Cellar | Majestic | Decanter Magazine | Wine Spectator | 2015 Best new wine blog Social Vignerons | Oatley Vineyard | Andrea Gori on Instagram | The Visually brilliant Cork Envy blog | Social giants the Wine Wankers | The Guardian Wine and Lifestyle | Winery Explorers | Jamie Goode | Fiona Beckett’s Food & wine | James Suckling | Plus Wine (Food & Wine Matching)
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