Liverpool is set to welcome the return of the award-winning Bordeaux Wine Festival this summer.

The event, which made its debut last year, returns to the waterfront from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2.

Eight wine pavilions will offer up hundreds of different wines to sample – with experts on hand to tell you how to spot the differences in region and style.

Chef-Patron of The Art School Liverpool , Paul Askew, will also be serving up some mouthwatering food and hosting demonstrations.

Amongst the acclaimed chefs joining Paul are Ellis Barrie, who featured on BBC’s Great British Menu, Tom Parker, Head Chef at The White Swan, Michelin Star chef Nigel Haworth and Tom Brown, who runs Cornerstone in London.

Director of Culture for Liverpool, Claire McColgan, said: “We’re delighted it will return, bigger and better, and our UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront will be transformed once again into a festival wine and food, perfect for connoisseurs or those who simply enjoy a good glass of wine.

“This year there is the addition of masterclasses with some of the UK’s most exciting chefs – all curated by Liverpool ’s very own culinary genius Paul Askew.

“Taking place at the same time as the always-popular River Festival , it will be an unmissable weekend in Liverpool.”

Guests will also be able to enjoy food outlets on site, including pizza and street food.

Tickets for the Bordeaux Wine Festival are on sale now via , starting from £21.50.