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The Wine Challenge with Clive Barlow, Master of Wine

  • Date: Friday 25th October
  • Times: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) presents The Wine Challenge with Clive Barlow, Master of Wine

You don’t have to travel the globe to experience the world’s finest wine, just step into Canterbury’s Westgate Hall, the city space with a village vibe.

Join the inimitable Clive Barlow, Master of Wine, for an evening of enjoying, experiencing and evaluating different wines from across the world. Have the mysteries of this most illustrious of libations explained, explore different grape varieties and topography, why some years produce finer wines than others and infuse your taste buds with the flavours from our very own county Kent, as Clive showcases why the county is fast-becoming one of the best places to make and drink wine.

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Just £35 per ticket. Book a table of 6 – 10 people and get a 5% discount.

The evening includes:

  • A blind wine tasting quiz
    Sample six exquisite wines (three white and three red) and learn from the Master, Clive as he shares everything you need to know to get more out of your wine enjoyment. You’ll be put into teams, and the winning table will win tickets to the VIP event of the Canterbury Wine Festival on 26 June, worth up to £350.
  • A delicious Ploughman’s supper
    With local cheeses and produce including vegan options (please email cwf@westgatehall.org by 20 October if you would like to order this option)
  • The chance to enter the Wine Challenge Raffle
    Be in to win a host of prizes, including a six-bottle wine tasting with Clive for up to ten people at your home in Canterbury or its districts (worth £250+). All proceeds of the raffle go to SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, and Westgate Hall Community Trust).
  • An opportunity to order a range of wines
    As showcased at our June 2019 Canterbury Wine Festival™ and including those sampled at the tasting. All wines on sale are within a £10 – £20 price range

“All over the world people enjoy wine at home, in bars and restaurants – it’s a social lubricant. Now, more than ever, we need good wine to share and bring people together.” Clive Barlow

Book now >
It’s just £35 per ticket or reserve a table for 6 to 10 people and get a 5% discount).
Arriving solo? You’ll make new friends as we pair you together with a table, coming together over a glass, sharing the flavour of our local wines and savouring special time with your community. 

*To reserve your place for the supper, please email cwf@westgatehall.org by 20 October.
*Pre-order premium Kent wine for your table to enjoy throughout the event, payable at the event – we’ll email you on booking.
*To book tickets in person, come along to Westgate Hall any weekday between 10am and 2pm and ask for Cathy or Clare.

Taste just how good community can be when we all come together over a glass of fine wine or two…

Any questions? Just email us cwf@westgatehall.org and we’ll be happy to help

Please drink responsibly. 


Westgate Community Trust (Canterbury) is a charitable company. The Canterbury Wine Festival™ is a Trust project. The October 2019 Wine Challenge will launch the next Canterbury Wine Festival™ which will take place on 26/27 June 2020.

Clive Barlow MW is the owner of Press Wine Services, a retail wine and consultancy business located at The Goods Shed, Canterbury. Clive is an IWC Panel Chair, wine educator and consultant. www.internationalwinechallenge.com