• The Guardian’s Fiona Beckett back at MFDF
  • Guiding guests through ‘Six Wines That Shaped My Career’
  • Saturday 6th October, 6:30pm, £25, Dining Dome on Albert Square.
  • Tickets on sale now

Manchester Food and Drink Festival are delighted to announce the latest foodie name joining the Festival line up.

Wine icon Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and drink journalist, author and web publisher with over 25 years’ experience of writing for the UK’s top newspapers and magazines.

One of the country’s top names in wine, and a friend of Manchester Food and Drink Festival, MFDF fans may know her best for her popular Guardian column and her previous attendance at the Festival as one of “Three Wine Women”.

Fiona Beckett Matching Food & Wine
*Photo courtesy of Fiona Beckett Matching Food & Wine website*

Fiona also writes for National Geographic Travel Food magazine, is restaurant critic for Decanter, while also publishing her own website www.matchingfoodandwine.com – a busy woman indeed.

But she has agreed to take time out of her hectic schedule to come back to MFDF to share her incredible knowledge and experience at a very special solo wine tasting this year.

Fiona will be guiding guests through the six wines that shaped her career in this fascinating insight into the story of wine via the life of one of the country’s most revered experts.

Fiona Beckett’s ‘Six Wines That Shaped My Career” event will take place at the MFDF Dining Dome at the Festival Hub on Albert Square on Saturday 6th October.

The event starts at 6:30pm and tickets are £25 which includes all 6 wines.

This is set to be fabulous experience for lovers of wine – a chance to hear from one of country’s leading voices in wine, in her trademark relaxed and convivial style, all in the unique location of the Dining Dome!

Tickets are on sale now.

This year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival is going to be another nationally acclaimed event. The 2018 Festival will be the 21st annual event to take over the city. Conceived and developed by Phil Jones in 1998, the event originated as a means of showing the rest of the nation that there was more to Manchester than meat pies and gravy.

In the 20 festivals that have taken place over that time, it has achieved a national status, whilst Manchester’s dining scene is unrecognisably transformed.

The Festival takes place in venues across the city and at the Festival Hub on Albert Square where a huge ‘food and drink village’ is specially built.

Over the years the festival has drawn names as diverse as Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Fergus Henderson, Michel Roux, John Torode and even Bill Wyman!

The MFDF awards are recognised as the most important in the region. This year’s awards are taking place on 8th October.