Pack your suitcase: the wine-retreat of your dreams is heading for Birmingham. ‘The Wine Staycation’ will blend the finest wines, expert sommeliers, and stunning food pairings, for a full-bodied event that is set to be unmissable.

Taking place on Saturday 17 October, the experience will feature an overnight stay at the iconic Rotunda in Staying Cool’s stunning serviced apartments. As they take in the panoramic views of the city, guests will be invited to sit back, relax, and un-wine-d for the evening.

Joining them live from the venue’s Penthouse via Zoom will be wine-aficionado Tony Elvin, of The Wine Events Company, and also dialling in will be the renowned Nigel Wilkinson, who is one of only 269 Master Sommeliers in the world. As well as working for the esteemed Boutinot wines, Nigel is one of the judges for the Decanter World Wine Awards, and will be serving his unrivalled expertise alongside Tony.

Each room will have hand-picked premium wines – including a perfectly-chilled glass of Grand Cru Champagne – and perfectly-paired cheeses by independent wine bar Arch 13 delivered direct to their door, while the expert duo lead a live and interactive guided-tasting, exclusively for those at the Rotunda. Brimming with juicy tasting notes, unusual wine facts, and exclusive anecdotes, the virtual tasting will be overflowing with interactive fun; perfect for wine novices and specialists alike.

Bookings for The Wine Staycation are now open, with prices from £150pp. To book your spot, email [email protected] or click here.

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