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Wine with Wadsack at Wynyard Hall

December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Share a glass with ‘grape guru’ Joe Wadsack

He’s the robust red of the wine world, and in December TV celebrity Joe Wadsack of BBC’s Food & Drink, brings his unique brand of wine talk to a tasting dinner at Wynyard Hall in partnership with Guest Wines and Luxe magazine.

Joe, an award-winning broadcaster and wine writer, will take you on a witty wine journey through a life lived in the world of food and drink on Thursday December 1.

It promises to be fun, entertaining and uncomplicated as Joe shares his refreshing take on wines of the world and guides you through a tasting of exceptional bottles.

The wines will be paired with a menu especially devised by Wynyard Hall’s head chef Mehdi Amiri and Ruth and Kelvyn of Guest Wines will be showcasing some outstanding wines for the evening in conjunction with Joe Wadsack. 

The wine evening will be held in the sumptuous Mirror Room at Wynyard Hall and the hotel has arranged a special room rate of £99 (normally £195) for guests.

In addition, each couple will receive a bottle of wine from Guest Wines at the end of the evening.

Luxe will be covering the event in full and it will be featured in the November edition of the magazine. 


Here’s a first look at the fine wine and food pairing prepared by ourselves, Joe Wadsack and executive chef Mehdi Amiri especially for you.

Wine with Wadsack

Opposites Attract: The Magic of Food & Wine Unveiled


Chef’s Amuse-Bouche

Exton Park Blanc de Noirs, Hampshire, England


Hay Smoked Venison, Chestnut, Apple

The King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba, Barossa Valley, South Australia


Stone Bass, Curried Cauliflower, Samphire 

The Ned Pinot Noir, Southern Valleys, New Zealand

Domaine Treloar One Block Grenache, Roussillon, France


Blackberry Panna Cotta, Spiced Granola

A Sticky End Noble Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Moscato D’Asti, Alba, Italy


Coffee & Treats

More about Joe:

Joe grew up in his parent’s gastropub and after a career in the  RAF Joe took a turn and went off to study and make wine in Bordeaux, attaining a winemaking diploma in 1991.

He’s worked with  Oddbins, Sainsburys and was Waitrose wine buyer for 5 years. 

 In 2001, Joe left Waitrose to set up the marketing company Cube Communications, which still thrives today, winning Wine PR Company of the Year at the Drinks Business Awards 3 years in a row, and recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.

He has co-presented Great Wine Walks, with Kitty Johnson the daughter of the famous Hugh Johnson taking him to South Africa, Australia, and the fine wines districts of France.

Joe became the wine columnist for The Sunday Express, also writing for magazines such as Waitrose Food Illustrated, Red, Marie Claire, and regular articles in the trade press. 

His TV career has seen him a regular on shows such as Great Food Live, Saturday Kitchen, Ladette to Lady and Richard and Judy – where he co-authored their hugely successful Richard and Judy Wine Guide.

Joe is currently following in Oz Clarke’s footsteps as the co-presenter of award winning TV show BBC Food & Drink with the ebullient two Michelin star chef, Tom Kerridge.  

The other activity which perhaps Joe is most renowned for is being a wine judge for various international wine competitions. He is and has been a Senior Judge and Panel Chair for twenty years at The International Wine Challenge, the world’s largest blind wine tasting, and is a regular international guest judge on the Royal Australian Wine Show Circuit. 


December 1, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Wynyard Hall
Billingham, TS22 5NF United Kingdom + Google Map