Wetherspoon pubs are now serving six wines which all have a connection with the year 1979 – when Wetherspoon began.
The pubs are holding the wine festival, which runs until 16 September, to celebrate Wetherspoon’s 30th anniversary.
The six wines have not previously been served in Wetherspoon pubs.
They are Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Montana (New Zealand white), which had its first vintage in 1979, Goats do Roam Rosé 2009 Fairview (South African rosé), with the goats in its vineyard having first been released there in 1979, and Adelaide Hills Viognier 2006 7th Continent (Australian white), which planted its first 400 vines in 1979.
The other three wines are Pinot Grigio 2008 Villa Maria (New Zealand white), which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary, Tryst Cabernet Tempranillo Zinfandel 2006 Nepenthe (Australian red), produced in the Adelaide Hills where wine was first produced in 1979, and Coronas 2006 Torres (Spanish red), produced by winemaker Miguel Torres, who stunned the wine world in 1979 when one of his wines triumphed in a blind tasting – against some of the world’s most famous wines.
The wines are available by the glass (175/250ml) and also by the bottle.
The wine festival’s organiser, Kay Lewis, said: “Our pubs are offering an eclectic mix of wines which are all of excellent quality and tie in with Wetherspoon’s 30th anniversary.
“It is an enjoyable way for our customers to toast the special occasion.”
During the festival, the pubs will also be serving their regular choice of up to 15 wines.