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Reply #20 - Aug 4th, 2014 at 8:50pm
 
Entries closed---
Judging takes place Thursday evening commencing 9.00pm.
I've been allocated classes 36 & 39.
It's a GREAT show for all the family, something to interest most people, if the weather Friday or Saturday is dry, its a good day out.
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Reply #21 - Feb 20th, 2015 at 9:37pm
 
Just had the Schedule arrive for the 46th Annual Burton Wine Festival on Saturday 9th May , at The Priory Centre,  Church Road, Stretton,  Burton-on-Trent .

In the OPEN there are classes 15 for Home made Wine , also ,
Restricted to Burton Members only ---  5 Classes of wine.
Entries cost 20p per bottle !!! There are 24 Trophies to be won !!
Schedules from John Francis 01283 214814.

Burton also advise further "local" wine shows.........
18th April  @ Eastwood.
27th June  @ Bramcote
12th Sept  @ Nottingham.

So if you want to find out how good your wine is -- here's the opportunity .

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Reply #22 - Mar 12th, 2015 at 6:19pm
 
Schedules are now available for this years show on 14th & 15th August, Judging takes place on the Thursday evening commencing 9.00 pm, so show can be open to public from 8.00 am Friday.
Closing date for entries is 31st July.  No Late Entries Accepted.
Classes are as listed lower down the page.
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Reply #23 - Apr 7th, 2015 at 11:19am
 
Only a month left till the Burton Show, have you sorted your wines out to enter ?
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Reply #24 - May 7th, 2015 at 5:17pm
 
Bottles can be entered on the day -- this Saturday -- if you advise the Entries Secy., in next 24 hrs, it would help with Judges allocation of classes  and table space.
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Reply #25 - May 9th, 2015 at 8:56pm
 
Fairly good day at Burton, entered bottles in 6 classes 1x2nd, 2x3rd, 1x4th cards and 2 collars(final selection) out of 187 bottles staged in 15 classes.  Four exhibitors from other areas, outside host circle area.
Standard of presentation good, most wines of high quality, main error by exhibitors of incorrect sweetness balance, in Medium Sweet and Sweet classes, some mistaking excess acidity for dryness !!
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Reply #26 - Jul 7th, 2015 at 1:51pm
 
As already advised, this show in it's 128th year will be taking place Friday14th. and Saturday 15th August, with family entertainment throughout the 2 days, plus 100's of Trade, Food Marquee, Bars & Charity stalls, Craft Marquee,  Farm Equipment, Luxury Cars, Welsh Choirs, Military Bands and Displays, a GREAT family day out.
The WINE section is in the Severn Marquee, 13 classes, entries close Friday 17th July -- NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED.
I've been advised of the 2 Classes I will be Judging,on the Thursday evening starting at 9.00 pm, so all judging is complete in readiness for public, early Friday morning.
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Reply #27 - Aug 14th, 2015 at 12:22pm
 
Judged 2 classes with a very efficient Steward, thanks Barry.

Class 40 . 3 bottles for a meal, comprising Aperitif Dry, Red Table Dry and Sweet Dessert any colour .
One of my favourite classes to judge, particularly with a Steward who's prepared to learn and understand the nuances of what exhibitors perceptions are, he was surprised at the range of variance from the specification .

Class 35 Sweet Dessert White, Obviously, not so many deviations, other than the degree of sweetness, flavour, body and alcohol.
Back home 12.50am this morning having driven through the heavy rain storms.

Overall quality standard, not as high as last year.

Hopefully the weather over the weekend will not deter visitors from a brilliant show.

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Reply #28 - Aug 21st, 2015 at 11:42pm
 
Only just seen this, I'm sure my uncle Brad (William Bradshaw of Malpas) used to show his chrysanth's at Shrewsbury(and elsewhere Wink he was a fanatical grower of chrysanthemums, I can still remember the brown paper bags tied over the blooms to protect them, a very nice man but not to earwigs! Wink
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Reply #29 - Aug 22nd, 2015 at 12:34am
 
H , I remember my father in law, in early '60's doing the same,  I couldn't comprehend -- but like your  uncle he was an avid shower in allotment  and gardening clubs, before the became "horticultural societies", back then in the Black Country they wouldn't have known what that meant -- he even had his own "special chair" next to the bar.
Heaven help anyone who didn't vacate on his arrival, the barman was heard to call Charlie's  here !! -- with---  "If I was yow, ower kid, I'd move, afore yow git wan!!",--- several felt his walking stick --- and moved !!
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Reply #30 - Jan 28th, 2016 at 10:08pm
 
Had a message today,  reminding me the Burton-on-Trent Wine Festival takes place on the 14th May at The Priory Centre,
Church Road, Stretton.
More details in a couple of months, start selecting you wine now in readiness.
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Reply #31 - May 17th, 2016 at 10:23am
 
Another good show, 186 entries, a little down on last year, but quality not, enough to keep the 6 Judges busy, each judging 3 or 4 classes.
Entered 7 classes took 2 -3rd, 1 -4th and 2 -Collars.
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Reply #32 - Aug 15th, 2017 at 11:28am
 
Just had a message to say entries this year well down, with only 3 entries in one class, a total of 201 bottles only judged.
Shame for such a prestigious show, maybe better 2018.
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