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Took Hannibal for a spin the other day, up to Uttoxeter Racecourse for a brand new Food Festival called the Four Seasons Festival.  We went armed with our super duper gazebo (nearly lost it on the Friday evening in a raging thunder storm, but that’s another story) and a van brim full with chilled Prosecco.

The plan is for the Four Seasons to develop a nationwide festival up and down the country next year and the organisers will be looking for support and appropriate venues that will lend themselves to scores of thousands of visitors.


Where did all the punters go?

We were blessed with beautiful weather on the first day of the event, enjoying the grounds of the racecourse on one side and a local game of cricket on the other, with a stunning forest backdrop.  Our gazebos all looked stunning , with plenty of choice on the artisanal food and drink front (I was particularly taken by Mr Posh Pork Pie man – pies to die for  – and I nearly did).  Even the bouncy castle looked ready for a good kiddy trouncing.

So as the doors opened at 10.00am, we anticipated a great day of activity.  But something went wrong…… the punters forgot to turn up.  We were one of 50 odd companies standing dumb-founded at the absence of visitors, as were the few that did discover the event was taking place.  A huge disappointment for all involved after so much effort had clearly gone into making the event a success.

So if anyone knows where the public went, please contact Charmaine at http://fourseasonsfestival.co.uk or tweet her @fourseasfest

Worst of all, we didn’t take enough money to buy a Posh Pork Pie or a slice of Jamon all weekend!  Ah well, roll on Battersea Feast Festival later today and all weekend –  http://foodiesfestival.com/event/feast-battersea-park/


Just a quickie today as the van is packed up and we’re just about to leave for CLAPHAM COMMON FOODIES FESTIVAL.  We’ll be there from tomorrow (Friday) to Sunday 7th to 9th June.  Foodies FestivalFingers crossed it’s gonna be a scorcher so we’ve loaded up extra bubbles, whites and the best ROSE you’ll taste anywhere this summer!  What’s more, we’ll have fabulous pinot noirs on ice to enjoy in the sunshine.  Ever had a wine called ‘The Idiot’ before?  Come and try it – and buy it for your best friend!IMG_2305

Our trusty Wheel of Fortune has taken a fair beating over the past few festivals, having been spun over a thousand times!  But it’s been re-furbed and is working a treat – with additional ‘clatter’ to keep everyone amused.    The only difference?  Lots more different prizes to win….! Team


Thanks to Adam Birch, Tree Surgeon and Wood Sculptor, for lending his hand to the construction of Hannibal’s Wheel of Fortune.

See Adam’s sculptures on his website here.

The Wheel of Fortune was a real hit on its first outing to Brighton Foodies Festival, so look out for it at Hampton Court and Clapham Common Foodies too!

With Hannibal Brown you get more than just a glass of fabulous wine.















We’ll be there so be sure to come by and see us!

Brighton, Hampton Court and Clapham Common!

Hannibal and the team will conjuring up some fabulous samples at the Foodies Festivals this year.  We invite all our Explorers to come and enjoy our great wines.  Dates are :

Foodies FestivalBrighton Foodies  –  4th, 5th and 6th May

Hampton Court Foodies  –  25th, 26th and 27th May

Clapham Common Foodies  –  7th, 8th and 9th June

Come and join us for what will be three weekends of great wines, laughter and blistering fun.  And hopefully blistering heat too!  Roll on Winter…!