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Here's something of which to take note in the run-up to Chrismas.

The WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), the largest global provider of wine and spirits qualifications, will host an inaugural 12 Wines of Christmas wine and food matching evening on Tuesday 27th November. If you're keen to know all you can before your Christmas guests arrive this coming festive season, this may be the event for you.

Guests will taste classic Christmas foods, such as smoked salmon canapés, turkey, charcuterie and cheeses, with 12 different wine styles, including Valpolicella, Sauternes, and Manzanilla Sherry.

WSET tutors will be on hand to informally chat through their recommendations, but will also be there to answer any queries you may have in the matching of wines to typical Christmas meals.

Tickets are £30 a head and the event is taking place at The Wine & Spirit Education Trust, International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street.

PS If you're stuck on Christmas ideas this year, why not give someone the chance to complete a WSET Foundation Course? Perfect for wine novices and enthusiasts, the course is a well-structured educational journey through the world of wine. £140 per course.