Twenty wine lovers are raising a glass after being selected to be part of a unique tasting panel.
North Yorkshire based Bon Coeur Fine Wines invited enthusiasts to apply to be part of its Taste Like A Wine Pro panel, which will see keen novices being sent a selection of wines over a three month period to review.
The company – which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary – received scores of applications from around the UK and has now whittled them down to a final 20.
The panel – who have all received their first bottles to taste test – is made up of wine lovers from across the country, with those selected coming from Scotland, North Yorkshire, across the North East and as far south as Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
They come from a wide variety of backgrounds, too, from farmers to bloggers, from education to a butler, with a number of the panel involved in the food and drink industry in a variety of ways.
James Goodhart, founder of Bon Coeur, said he was delighted with the response.
“We had some amazing people apply and we are very happy with our final panel, which is a great mix of ages and interests,” said James.
Bon Coeur Fine Wines is based at Melsonby near Richmond, and prides itself making wine accessible to everyone.
The company is renowned for its expert knowledge and also provides facilities for wine collectors who wish to store their wine or for people wanting to look at wine as an investment opportunity.
Anyone interested in finding out more should visit www.bcfw.co.uk