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The Reuben Lenkiewicz Art Gallery Presents:


Wine Tasting Evening Fri 30th March 7:00-9:30.
Tickets £10
Booking Recommended
Contact 07464631671 or The Gallery

Robert Lenkiewicz Palettes Exhibition
Fri 30th 11:30-Sunday Apr 1st 5:30
Free exhibition

Stephen Barrett is a highly respected expert and educator on wine culture and friend of Robert Lenkiewicz. Stephen will be hosting the evening along side the son and curator of the gallery Reuben Lenkiewicz.

This a unique cultural evening in which Stephen will talk about the history and qualities of a number of wines. Each wine will be chosen by Stephen and everyone will be offered a drink of each.

The evening will also have a exhibition of beautifully framed original Robert Lenkiewicz palettes. Dated from 1972-1995. Stephen Barrett restored them and will talk about this process and his memories of Robert. These will be available for private sale. The exhibition will run all weekend.

Stephen is now firmly established in the UK wine, food and travel writer’s firmament. Stephen is also a long-time member of the exclusive Circle of Wine Writers and the Association of Wine Educators. He sits on the panel of judges of the renowned International Wine Challenge. With his partners Iain Ballantyne and Brian Attree he co-created and acted as consultant on the wine and food game shows, Wine Hunt on Channel 4 in 1998 and 2001.

He has contributed to BBC TV, BBC Radio Devon (He was the Saturday Morning Chef!) and ITV Westcountry. Amongst others Stephen has written regular wine columns for Plymouth Evening Herald (current) and Wine and Spirit and is currently writing (some occasional) wine and food columns for The Menu Guide, Yes Chef!, iPlymouth, Eat Out Devon, InPlymouth, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Magazine, Oracle, What’s On in Plymouth and Signpost. In the past few years he acted as wine tutor and educator for the Supermarket giants Asda, Sainsburys, Somerfield and Safeway, conducting tutored wine tastings throughout the UK. Tutoring Scottish and Newcastle’s managers on wine education and specialist Whisky tastings for Glenmorangie.

In 2004 he founded Bistro One in Plymouth City Centre. He created and delivered lectures at Plymouth Adult Education: courses entitled ‘Understanding Wine’ later conducted @ Bistro One plus other selected locations. He has also acted as curator and lecturer at the University of Plymouth with repeated courses on Westcountry Wines and Food in 2005 and 2006.

Stephen Barrett
Stephen was elected President of Torbay Wine Guild for the years 2002/3 and 2004/5.

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