Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Celebrate St David's Day with Anjali Douglas DipWSET and Patrick McGuigan from the Academy of Cheese. Taste six wonderful Welsh cheeses paired with a diverse selection of outstanding Welsh wines.
The small but mighty Welsh wine industry can be inadvertently left out of the UK wine conversation, with terms like "English sparkling wine" becoming the norm. But the Welsh wine scene is undoubtedly an exciting place to be – and rapidly growing too.
From complex natural wine a hop across the English border to refined and elegant bubbles on the Pembrokeshire coast, discover these wines alongside Patrick's expert cheese pairings including the likes of Trefaldwyn creamy blue and Celtic Promise. We promise it will be delicious!
Example wine list
- Pen-y-Clawd 'Effervescence' Sparkling Rosé NV
- Velfrey Cuvée Reserve 2019
- Llaethliw White 2018
- Yr Afanc 'The Dell' 2021
- White Castle Pinot Noir Reserve 2021
- Montgomery Demi-Sec NV
Samples supplied by Vin Van Cymru.
About Anjali Douglas DipWSET
Anjali worked in hospitality while studying her A-Levels, never intending to make a career out of it. She then started working in education for museums and galleries, producing events and festivals to attract diverse audiences. She caught the wine bug five years ago and returned to hospitality, starting her new career in a wine bar, before moving on to become responsible for training hospitality staff and sommeliers for a wine distributor. Now, she teaches Levels 1-2 at WSET School London. No matter what industry she is in, Anjali’s aim is to open up conventionally elitist institutions, art forms, and beverages, to more. Read our interview with Anjali.
About Patrick McGuigan
Patrick is a Brighton-based freelance food journalist and cheese writer, who contributes regularly to titles including The Telegraph, The Financial Times, Harrods Magazine and Restaurant, among many others.
As one of the country's leading cheese writers and communicators, Patrick has interviewed many of the world's best cheesemakers, affineurs and mongers, writing extensively on the subject for the Telegraph, among others, and appearing on BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme.
He hosts regular talks and tastings for the public, trade and press, and is a senior judge at the World Cheese Awards and the Cheesemonger of the Year award. He also runs training courses at the School of Fine Food and has studied cheese at the School of Artisan Food, the Cheese Guild and the Academy of Cheese.
Booking terms and conditions
Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.
Cancellations and transfers
- Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event
- Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event
- If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible
- WSET School London reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.
Please note: The wine list and speaker/s may be subject to change
Intermediate: An in-depth exploration of a particular topic. Some prior knowledge is beneficial – such as a WSET Level 2 qualification – but these sessions will be enjoyable and educational for anyone with an interest in the subject.