2013-14 International Wine Challenge awards for CWM: Large Independent Merchant of the Year UK; Regional Merchant of the Year: Eastern England; Fortified Specialist Merchant of the Year UK.
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IWC Merchant of the Year 2012

Cambridge Wine Merchants

International Wine Challenge, Wine Merchant of the Year 2012 : WINNERS!

also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK

previous events heldForthcoming Events

Tickets for our events are transferable but non-refundable.

However we do run a waiting list for sold-out tastings (and they nearly always sell out) - if you need to cancel we'll try our best to sell your place on to the waiting list.

10.00 am

Wine course: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (Spring courses)


A beginner to intermediate level three day course exploring wines and spirits for wine enthusiasts or those working in the industry. 

You will learn how wine is made, what influences wine style, the key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics, the important wine-producing regions of the world and where these grape varieties are grown, the production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines, labelling terms, food and wine pairing principles, how to describe wine using the WSET systematic Approach to tasting wine, the principal categories of spirits & liqueurs and how they are made.

There is a 50 question multiple choice exam at the end of day three. Successful candidates receive a certificate and an internationally recognised wine qualification.

Course dates available:

Saturdays: May 4, 11 & 25 (10am - 5pm)

                   Venue: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge, CB1 7BX

Mondays: May 6, 13 & 27 (10am - 5pm)

                 Venue: CUC Wine Bar, The University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU

Cost: £385 (includes study pack, wine samples, examination and tuition) 

To book places go to http://www.cambridgewineacademy.com/wine-courses/ or contact info@cambridgewineacademy.com

6.30 pm

Wine Gums 2 - University Centre

 Returning this May with 3 headliners is Wine Gums 2 Comedy Night!
Rich Wilson is still very much relevant, even though he's over 40. Regarded as one of the UK's finest circuit comedians, he's been making his living from comedy for 13 years even though you've never heard of him. Sell-out shows in Melbourne, Perth, Auckland and NZ and queues out the door at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. Best International Act winner (2016) and nominee (2017) at NZ Comedy Festival. 'A very very funny man' (Frank Skinner). 'Highly entertaining' (Time Out). **** (FemaleFirst.co.uk).

Garry Starr 'A masterclass in mockery from unapologetically entertaining spoof actor' Reviewed by BRUCE DESSAU8

Maff Brown: I write for Mock the Week and did write for Vic and Bob’s Shooting Stars when it was on.
I’ve script edited radio 4 shows.
You would have seen me in Jack Dee’s Lead Balloon.
I have done warm up for plenty of shows but the highlights are Shooting Stars (3 Series), Badults, Dave Gorman's Genius. Vic and Bob's House of Fools, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and even Loose Women!
I have my own podcast called Joke Fight Club which you can hear and download on iTunes and Soundcloud.
Robin Williams played my comedy club in Kingston upon Thames, which makes me better than you.
I’ve been a co presenter on a Absolute Rock and Roll Football with Ian Wright and you would have also heard me on 5Live, Talk Sport and BBC Radio 6.
I’ve done 4 solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Every one of them got a 4 star review. (Don’t Google that)
I was co-wrote and performed in an Amused Moose Comedy Award nominated show.
Before I become a professional comedian I spent 13 years in professional football. The highlight being I was part of Liverpool Football Club’s background staff under Gerard Houllier.
I have the uefa “A” Coaching License.
I’m a Brentford Football Club Fan.
I have a dog that goes by many names

Ophelie Hocquard: BBC New Comedy Award Nominee 2017, as heard on Radio 4 Extra. "One to watch" Funny Women 2018

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