Charles Metcalfe shares his expert wine tips

Charles Metcalfe shares his expert wine tips

Charles Metcalfe was at the Foodies Festival in Bristol this summer.  He hosted food and wine pairing sessions in the marquees set up on site.

We produced a short online video with Charles giving his top tips on wines for the summer and challenging some conventions of wine pairing. We often get stuck in ruts when it comes to food and wine pairing, in this video Charles explains how we can in fact cool down red wine for the summer and much more.

He was working with Discover the Origin, a European Union campaign designed to raise awareness around five Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products:

Burgundy Wines

Parma Ham

Douro Wines

Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese


Discover the Origin Campaign spokesperson says: “The Bristol Foodies Festival offers a wonderful opportunity to interact with consumers who are keen to discover our products and learn more about the notion of provenance. This year we are excited to have one of the UK’s biggest name in food and wine to talk about the Discover the Origin products, provide tips on best ways to fully enjoy them and highlight what makes them so special.”

Trained professionals were on hand to demonstrate the finesse required to skilfully slice Parma Ham as well as the authentic way to cut Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese.

Visit the new Discover the Origin website at

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