Event: Salud! Wine Festival, Location: Marriott Beach Resort Ballroom, Date: 26th October

Whether you relish analysing aroma, finish and complexity, or you can’t tell a $20 bottle from a vintage one, the SALUD! Cayman Islands Wine Festival is open to everyone. Wine of all varieties, and from a range of vineyards and regions, will be showcased at the inaugural festival on 26 Oct. from 5:30-9pm in the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort Ballroom.

“SALUD! Wine Festival takes its inspiration from the largest wine festivals in the world and brings them straight to your front door here in Cayman,” says Jeremy Varlow of Cayman Distributors Group, which is organising the event.

A complimentary cheese and charcuterie station is available, pairing perfectly with the wines on offer.

Attendees can also enjoy a toast with friends and a few Instagram shots, no doubt, in front of the Perrier-Jouët Floral Wall.

The main part of the event includes 25 booths featuring wines from the fi nest wine-growing regions around the world.

“Guests will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with winemakers and other industry professionals while they journey through the world of wine, from world-famous Napa Valley to the rolling hillsides of Tuscany, and  everywhere in between,” explains Varlow.

“The festival aims to showcase the incredible selection of wine that is available here in Grand Cayman, namely at  BlackBeard’s and Big Daddy’s, and aims to broaden their wine-drinking horizons and arm them with knowledge to assist in making their day-to-day wine selections.”

Perrier-Jouët Perrier-Jouët is a Champagne producer based in the Épernay region of Champagne. The house was founded in 1811 by Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Rose Adélaide Jouët, and produces both vintage and non-vintage cuvee, approximately 3,000,000 bottles annually, with its prestige label named Belle Epoque.

Tickets to the festival cost $75 and are available from eventpro.ky with $10 from each ticket purchase going directly to charitable organisation Feed Our Future.

Ticket price includes a glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne upon entry, a gift bag containing corkscrew, pen and tasting booklet, and an all access pass to taste over 180 wines.