Amy Seton (Food and Drink Events, a specialist event management agency), Lucy Kemp and Jason Navon (Clarity Comms, a digital communications agency) have been collaborating with English Wine Producers to bring a new festival to the city during English Wine Week in May. The #EnglishWineTakeover is a series of events that will draw on the expertise of both companies to showcase the talents of a number of English Wine Producers from around the country.
The two businesses have been working side-by-side for over a year after Amy convinced Lucy to move to the Exchange after meeting at a networking event in the city. She thought that co-working could have a positive impact on their business.
Amy says: “It’s fantastic to be able to work on such an exciting project with Lucy and Jason and create a new event for wine lovers of the city to enjoy. I have been based at the Moseley Exchange for over three years now, and collaborations like this are exactly what co-working is all about. It’s an exciting time for both our businesses and there will be many more collaborations in the future.
headline event is a Producers Festival at The Bond, Digbeth on Saturday 23rd May. Producers from across the country will be travelling to Birmingham to show off their wines. Some of the biggest names in English wine production will be in attendance alongside the smaller producers. For £15 attendees will be able to try a number of different wines, from red, white, rose, dessert and, or course, sparkling. There will also be a canal-side Nyetimber Bubbly Brunch and an afternoon cream tea, produced by fine-dining street-food newcomers, Fybin and Loin.
Other tasting events taking place during the week will be: English Wine and English Cheese Tasting – Hotel Du Vin on Friday 22 May. And England Vs The World – how do our grapes stack up – at Loki Wine on Tuesday 26th May.