Crowds enjoy Harrogate wine event

The Three Wine Men Olly Smith, Oz Clarke and Tim Atkin (s)
The Three Wine Men Olly Smith, Oz Clarke and Tim Atkin (s)

Wine lovers gathered at Harrogate International Centre for the Three Wine Men tasting event.

Presenters and authors Tim Atkin, Oz Clarke and Olly Smith hosted the event, which saw 30 exhibitors show their wares, offering delights as diverse as cheese, olive oil and gin, to accompany the tables of wine available for visitors to sample.

Those attending were given the chance to take in a tasting masterclass.

Among those showing their wares from across the world was the Harrogate Fine Wine Company.

Two-man operation the Warner Edwards Distillery brought along two varieties of gin, a standard bottle and one infused with elderflower.

Created as a gin which can be taken neat or with a mixer, it proved popular with showgoers at the HIC.

Tasting during Saturday afternoon’s show, visitor Jenny Thompson, of north Harrogate, said: “I’ve never been to an event like this before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but there are lots of people like that.

“Everyone had a great time tasting all sorts of different food and drink.

“It’s very relaxed, I just want to go round and try them all again now!”

Those taking part could tick off their favourites on the way round the show.