A SOUTHAMPTON tour information group has been recognised with a high award.

SEE Southampton was given a silver award for its ‘Vaults and Vino’ information stroll and wine tasting occasion by the Lovely South Tourism Awards.

The group, which was launched in 2013, function common guided walks throughout the town centre, visiting the medieval vaults and towers not normally accessible to the general public.

Along with these weekly walks, it has established a sequence of particular occasion walks working with a lot of different organisations within the metropolis, together with the Dancing Man brewery on the Western Esplanade.

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The Vaults and Vino occasion supplies a night of leisure, combining a stroll within the open air with the chance to study native medieval historical past, wine and meals pairing, in addition to social networking. As soon as a month, for one hour, a certified native See Southampton tour information and wine connoisseur open up 4 wine vaults within the coronary heart of Southampton.

SEE Southampton’s Katie Santos mentioned: “We’re thrilled that our Vaults and Vino evenings have been recognised. It’s been a privilege to work with the Dancing Man brewery and showcase Southampton’s vaults on a night devoted to wine and historical past. The 2 make nice bedfellows.

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“Over the course of the 12 months we theme the Vaults and Vino evenings, and have staged Italian, French and Glowing wine evenings to call however a number of. We’re already wanting ahead to staging extra in 2019.”

The tour explains how Southampton prospered in medieval occasions, because of the wine and wool trades. Company are proven the medieval partitions and vaults and study of their affiliation with the wine trade, which in Southampton dates again to the 12th century following the wedding of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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The wine-tasting half takes place on the former 14th century Wool Home, at this time the Dancing Man brewery.

SEE Southampton guides and wine connoisseurs, along with the skilled group on the award-winning venue, organise all wine and meals pairing. Every session is exclusive, serving to to enchantment to totally different tastes and pursuits.

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