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Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

A Residence Blog

Travel and adventure taking, memory and home making, parenting and play shaking, never faking, tales of family life.

Why Camp Bestival is like a fine wine

Camp Bestival is well known for it’s high quality food and drink offering, in fact the whole festival is like a great wine, it gets better with age. Camp Bestival is so much more than bands and kids activities, and there is stuff for grown ups too, like a spa, massage tents, a literary institute with inspiring speakers and amazing food.

Just because you are in a field, doesn’t mean you can’t have a really good glass of wine, or a really inspiring cocktail. The jam jar bar, with its caravans serving wine and cocktails was a beautiful space.

Helen’s Knackered Mother’s Wine Club Wine Tasting was full of fun, she is of course very knowledgeable about wine. Earlier in the day she had spoken in The Guardian Literary institute tent, alongside other authors, DJs and journalists.

Her book Knackered Mother’s Wine Club in the words of India Knight ‘doesn’t just simplify wine, it simplifies life.’

Helen taught a crowd of mums to smell and taste wine properly, suddenly mouths were flooded with flavours,  brains busy rooting to put a name on whatever it was nostrils were experiencing, pomegranate, passion fruit, cucumber?

The audience had lots a great questions,  the conversation started to flow and opinions started to form.

Many prefer Prosecco to Champagne, it’s lighter. Brilliant news for the pocket too! Helen had some great tips on where to find the best of both, look out for Asda’s Prosecco which is often on special offer, and the champagne we tasted was made by the same vineyard who make very well known champagnes, but at a much lower price. So Helen’s book is going to save you money too.

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