Oz Clarke to host live tasting via web

05 March, 2010

Waitrose has teamed up with Vini Portugal and broadcaster Oz Clarke for a live online tasting.

The event will take place during the Vini Portugal tasting at

ord’s cricket ground in London, on April 12 from 7.30pm.

Tickets are being sold for the tasting but it will also be shown on the web and streamed on big screens at John Lewis in Oxford Street? and Waitrose in Canary Wharf.

A Vini Portugal spokeswoman said: “All the wines Oz will show are available at Waitrose so people can buy them in advance and join in the tasting from the comfort of their own homes.

“Consumers and the trade can follow the preparation for the event at twitter.com/vpwine.”?ViniPortugal is also encouraging consumers to organise a Portuguese wine evening and is hoping to get some food- matching suggestions online from wine writer Sarah Ahmed.




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