Can you brie-lieve it? You’re suddenly middle-aged and middle-class with expendable cash. Well, stop in your tracks because there are few better marriages to suit you than wine and cheese. And when it comes in festival format, you can enjoy the company of likeminded folk who are borderline smug. Explore all the voguish wine trends – organic, orange, natural and biodynamic – with expert insights from the likes of the acclaimed Green Man Wines. And while we may not be noted for our wine produce, when it comes to cheese we are well mature in the stakes.
There’s cheesemaking with Tom Burgess (Coolatin Cheese) and making ‘The Perfect Cheese Toastie’ with Kevin Powell (Loose Canon). There will be a daily Cracker Challenge (eat three cream crackers to win a prize!) and Grape Expectations Challenge where competitors have to make as much wine as they can (with their feet!). Add to that Cheesy Singalong Social, Sing For Your Dinner karaoke, The Dublin Ukulele Collective, Trinity Orchestra do Abba, R’n’Brie special from Holla Back and Easy Singles speed dating.