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Join the experts on English Wine and Gin

1 September 2017, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Organised by:
Woking Borough Council
WWF UK Living Planet Centre

 The award-winning Woking Food and Drink Festival returns to Woking town centre from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September 2017. Last year, an estimated 100,000 hungry visitors flocked to the festival to meet some of the country’s top celebrity chefs and enjoyed the edible delights on offer by more than 80 providers.  This year we are adding some interesting talks by experts and you are invited.


This year WWF's Living Planet Centre are very pleased to be hosting a fasinating talk on English Wine and Gin with our wonderful speakers, John Mobbs and Ian McCulloch.


For those who have time there will be some samples to taste afterwards or you can wonder across to the Town Centre to explore what is on offer at this year’s festival.


About the Speakers:

Ian McCulloch, Co-owner of Silent Pool Gin Distillers will look at the journey to success and also focus on what makes Silent Pool a sustainable business in Surrey.  Silent Pool Gin is based in an extraordinary location on the Duke of Northumberland’s Albury Estate in Surrey. Ian McCulloch is a local resident who after a 30 year career in commercial TV decided to found a small local business to enjoy a slower pace of life. Since early 2015 Silent Pool Distillers is now exporting to 26 countries, is launching in the USA and Japan this summer and is rolling out across the UK with Waitrose, Majestic and M&S. They produce 4 gins, a vodka, liqueurs, schnapps, smoked salmon, run tours, have the site open 7 days a week and attend c 400 events a year. His plans for a slower pace have been put on hold.



John Mobbs, founder of Great British Wine, will give a general overview on what makes English Sparkling wine so good. He will also look at the key regions producing wine and then finishing off on a focus on the winemakers in Surrey.


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