Birkdale cocktail and cooking at the Birkdale Village Wine Rack


Photo: Wine Rack, Weld Parade, Birkdale Village

Southport food and drink lovers are invited to an exclusive event taking place at the Wine Rack store on Weld Parade on Thursday November 19.

The store, which opened earlier this year, is hosting a selection of demonstrations between 1pm and 7pm to give local residents the chance to learn something new.

Guests can add a range of recipes to their repertoire with food and wine matching from celebrity chef Nigel Brown. Nigel will be showing attendees how to cook some of his signature dishes, including Pan Fried Scallops with Saffron Sauce and Rhubarb Tiramisu, while Wine Rack’s expert staff will be on hand to recommend wine matches.

Customers can learn how to mix up the perfect mojito by taking part in Havanna Club’s mojito masterclass, and the Knutsford-based mixologist from Belle Epoque, Lizzie Dyson, will also be showing off her cocktail making skills, using the wide variety of spirits stocked in-store.

In addition to its spirit, beer and cider offering, Wine Rack is home to more than 414 wines, all carefully selected by Wine Rack’s Master of Wine Susan McCraith.

As well as wines from well-known destinations such as Australia, France and South Africa, Wine Rack customers can also select wines from lesser-known wine-producing regions such as Greece and even the UK. The range is focused on encouraging customers to sample different wines from new grapes and regions.

Store Manager, Keith Conyers-Nolan, said: “With a jam packed line-up, the event promises to be a really fun day. As well as stocking up for Christmas, customers can also learn how to make new drinks and dishes to impress their family and friends over the festive period.”


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