A wine specialist from West Kirby has been signed up to be the new wine ambassador at Liverpool’s only authentic Iberian bar.
Laura Griffiths, who operates wine and language service Lingo Vino and is a familiar face to customers at Majestic on Grange Road, is to join BoBo on Castle Street to lead its new wine club helping people to master the art of choosing delicious, unusual and affordable wines.
Laura, a qualified Spanish and French tutor with top wine qualifications and extensive experience, also spends several months of the year touring vineyards, especially in Spain, sampling the best new wines coming to market.
She said: “It can be a daunting task ordering a bottle of wine for your table and we want to make this far more enjoyable for everyone, because wine tasting is a really exhilarating adventure.
“At our tastings we want our guests to understand the language of wine and have some guaranteed fun that will make everyone feel like they are actually in Spain or Portugal while introducing them to some exhilarating new wines.
“Wines from the Iberian peninsula are so exciting and varied from fresh and vibrant white Albariño wines to classic reds like Rioja Reservas, from hidden gems of the Balearic Islands to the fortified wines of Portugal.
“As well as loving the wines, I am also a huge fan of the culture behind winemaking techniques, the language, their approach to drinking wine and the cuisine which pairs tremendously with the drink.”
BoBo says its philosophy is to make wine as comprehensible as possible and to move away from the perception of wine bars as being full of difficult to pronounce wines that feel elitist and uncomfortable to be in.
Steven Burgess of Lucky Penny Group, which operates BoBo, said: “BoBo’s monthly wine club is all about taking the stuffiness out of ordering and it’s gone down really well attracting people from all age groups, with mums, dads, grandparents and 20 plus year-olds all sharing tables and joining in the fun.
“We are really excited to bring Laura on board, she will be a great addition to our team and she shares our desire and experience to make wine fun and approachable. Her expertise and bubbly personality are a perfect match for what we are trying to do.”
BoBo’s next Wine Club is on Thursday, July 7th at 7pm featuring a welcome glass of sparkling wine, six wines from across Spain, Portugal and beyond, light nibbles and what they describe as “something special” at the end. It lasts around two hours and costs £30 per person.