Strictly for the over-18s, this year’s Bristol Food Connections has plenty on offer in the way of wine, beer, cider and spirits.
You simply must sample our festival beer, Joined at the Hops – have a read about how this special brew came about thanks to festival sponsors, Butcombe Brewery.
The Butcombe Beer Cruise is the perfect opportunity to try it – cruise through Bristol’s harbour between The Cottage and The Ostrich, accompanied by a member of Butcombe’s brewing team.
Another boat-based booze event is Cider vs Cheese – the Bristol Boat Edition, led by The Cider Box. Enjoy three ciders paired perfectly with award-winning cheeses.
For those who like to combine their cider with the best burgers in town, book for Bristol Cider Shop and Squeezed’s Cider and Burger Night.
And Bristol Cider Shop are joining forces with Zara’s Chocolates to try something new – Cider and Chocolate Tasting!
Want to see how cider’s made? Head to Barleywood Orchard for an afternoon of Cider Tasting and Orchard Tour.
If fermentation is your bag, book for a four-course Fermented Folklore meal expertly matched with ciders and perries by The Ciderologist.
More of a grape fan? Try these wine events.
Take a tour of Limeburn Hill’s biodynamic vineyard in a guided walk, tour and tasting.
Enjoy an Afternoon of Petiscos and Wine with five Portuguese wines from Xisto Wines paired with sharing plates from Canteen.
Don’t miss Avery’s annual Summer of Wine event – taste from over 100 wines from around the world.
And for those who like their liquor hard, get these events in your diary!
Join Circumstance Distillery team of distillers for a barrel sampling – expect an exciting insight into the production of whisky and an opportunity to taste some unique unreleased grain spirits.
Psychopomp Micro-Distillery have been pickling, fermenting and extracting flavour from the bits of food people all too readily throw away. Experience a set menu of three cocktails at Getting Pickled, Not Wasted.
Join Sam Espensen of Bristol Spirit for Booze on the Brain, looking at alcohol and mental health in a non-preachy, honest and heartfelt way.
Test your knowledge in the Spoke and Stringer Food Quiz, while you enjoy a selection of Pinxtos and Tapas dishes.
Plus four feasts with an emphasis on drink pairings: