Bristol was built on the rum trade and the fascination with alcohol hasn't disappeared. Here we have corralled our best summer boozy events for your imbibement

Gin Tasting @ The Rummer

If you love gin and want to learn more about it you should absolutely get yourself to The Rummer for one of their amazing gin tastings. Taking place underground in the Bristol Dry Gin distillery, right under The Rummer itself you will be taken on a tour of some of the best local gins coming out of the South West!

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Bottomless Brunch and BBQ's @ Steam Bristol

There’s a magical land over by Clifton Down station, where all of your dreams can come true. This summer indulge in either brunch or BBQ with offers of 2 hour slots throughout the hottest months. Get your tickets quick, these will sell out sharpish!

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Bottomless Booze and Chicken @ Happy Bird

Another bottomless offering, this time with plenty of bubbles or Red Stripe and fried chicken! Pick either the 12pm or 3pm slot and get down and cluckin' dirty with unlimited wings and booze.

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Sample 30 Different Local English Wines and Meet the Producers @ South West Vineyards Association Wine Tasting (The Rummer)

Love delicious vino and want to taste a fabulous selection of the West Country's own local wines at a fun and informal tasting event? Of course you do! This event is the South West Vineyards Association’s annual Bristol showcase and will be held at the historic Rummer Hotel. The event coincides with English wine week and is all about presenting the very best local wines – still and sparkling – and helping you lucky lot to discover your new favourite tipple. On the evening, you'll be able to taste 30 different wines, as well as chat to the producers themselves and find out all about the stories and methods behind their top-notch, award-winning, locally produced English wines.

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Herradura Tequila Spirit Society @ Hyde & Co

On Thursday 31st May, Team Wriggle favourite Hyde & Co are bringing you a very exclusive and very exciting instalment of their Hyde & Co Spirit Society. This time, it's the first ever Tequila night, with the one and only Herradura Tequila! On the night, Hyde & Co will treat you to a tutored tasting of the entire Herradura Tequila range, as well as a fabulous welcome cocktail on arrival, all for just £20. So if you love tequila as much as we do get your ticket here today!

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Gin & 4 Course Dinner @ The Milk Thistle

Choose between one of two gin tastings at the beautiful Milk Thistle this sumner. First is a tasting event for Citadelle gin, You'll be treated to a Citadelle Gin & Tonic on arrival, followed by two specially created cocktails, some neat tasters of the Citadelle range and a tutored tasting. Second, they welcome local heros 6 O'clock gin for more tastings and nibbles. Fiinally, don't miss out on their 4 course feast with wine flight. These are always brilliant fn so get your tickets quick smart.

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Wiper & True Brewery

Tucked away in St Werburghs, Wiper and True is the beer aficionado's dream destination. Their top quality pints have earned them a loyal fanbase; spotting their distinctive white and gold labels on a pump-clip is a sure sign you're in a quality establishment. Starting, as most do, making homebrew on the stove top, Wiper and True have experimented their way into the hearts of beer lovers - and along with a number of excellent pales, brew some of the best Milk Stout on the market. We are very happy that at long last, they are opening the doors to their brewery, and inviting you in for a tour! Keep an eye out for the great pop ups coming up this summer too.

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Craft Beers & Summer Wines @ Averys Cellars

Not only are Averys bringing back thier cracking beer fest, which feastures top local breweries offering unlimited tasters in their cool, underground cellar, they are also treating us to some great wine tasting sessions. Whatever your tipple, you will not only learn a lot at these events but you will come away with brand new favourites to look out for in the future.

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The Gin to My Tonic @ The Passenger Shed

The Gin to My Tonic Summer Party promises to be an event like no other, with a fantastic showcase of all the diverse flavours and profiles that gin has to offer. Expect a fantastic collection of gins, carefully selected with a focus on the basis of their craftsmanship, delightful flavours, and deliciously enjoyable drinking experiences. At the events there will be a large bar, a fruit inspired gin and prosecco bar to get you in the summer spirit, and much, much more. There will be music, chances to meet the distilleries and their teams, and pick their brains about your burning juniper-based questions.

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Published -22nd May 2018