Dates for your diary

Aug 18-19 V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park, Staffordshire (vfestival.com)

Aug 24-26 Carling Weekend, Little John's Farm, Reading, Berkshire (readingfestival.com)

Aug 27 Bank holiday

Sept 4 Benevolent golf day, RAC Epsom, Surrey (eleanorperry@thebenevolent.org.uk)

Sept 9 Benevolent triathlon, Keynes Country Park, the Cotswold Water Park (eleanorperry@thebenevolent.org.uk)

Sept 10 Boutinot Manchester roadshow tasting, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (jeanw@boutinot.com)

Sept 10 Napa Valley seminar, Waterstone's, Piccadilly, London (mkelly@mastersofwine.org);

and Napa Valley tasting, Hilton, Park Lane, London

(tamsin@acfws.org)