The Manchester Food & Drink Festival kicks off this week and runs until October 12th. For the first time, there’s going to be a special event for wine lovers in the form of the MFDF Independent and Local Wine Festival. This Friday and Saturday will see several of the North West’s finest wine merchants – Reserve, Hanging Ditch, Winos, Evuna and others – descending on Urbis for two days of tastings and masterclasses (including a couple featuring yours truly). Further details of the programme can be found here. See you Saturday!