Social Networking Event: Adriatic Italy Wine Tasting & Private Art Viewing *REGISTRATION CLOSES 2 JULY @ 5PM*

Tuesday, 03 July 2018
19:00 - 21:30
Cambridge, UK
£20.00 - £25.00

Join us for a fabulous summer evening combining your love of wine, art and great company. We are offering an unmissable combination of Adriatic Italy wine tasting with the Cambridge Cookery and Bistro and a private pre-launch Open Studios tour with artist and interior designer Alicia Zimnickas of AZ Interiors.

We are delighted to invite you to share in what promises to be a truly wonderful evening, combining several pleasures in one; wine, art and social networking rolled into one event. Join us for a fun evening with great company in the beautiful home of Alicia Zimnickas for a pre-Open Studios private tour. Open Studios Cambridge is a flourishing community of nearly 500 artists, craftspeople and designer-makers working throughout Cambridgeshire with the aim to help bring artists and local people together in the month of July.


Tine Roche, Founder of Cambridge Cookery and Bistro, specializes in organizing culinary trips to Italy. Italy offers a huge range of close to 1000 grape varieties and good quality wines and which vary from region to region. Most are still undiscovered outside Italy. This makes them very good value for money.

During the evening, Tine will take us on a tasting tour from Veneto in the north east, via Le Marche in the middle and finishing down south in Molise.

The tasting will include:

Prosecco, Veneto
Verdicchio, Le Marche
Rosso Piceno Le Marche
Biferno, Molise

This wonderful indulgence is being combined with a studio tour with artist Alicia Zimnickas. Alicia combines her art with her interior design business. She works from her Cambridge studio and periodically releases a limited series of original acrylic and oil paintings. You will be able to admire her painting and the part nature, landscape and light is displayed so skillfully in her own unique painting techniques.


  • Learning and tasting the wonderful wines of Italy with expert guidance
  • Admire the talent of Alicia Zimnickas in her private studio tour
  • Enjoy a great social evening networking with your peers and make new friends
  • Non-alcoholic drinks will be available on the night

Enjoy a glass of wine upon arrival and get ready for a night of great company, decadent interiors, original acrylic and oil paintings by Alicia Kimnickas followed by wines of Adriatic Italy by Tine Roche of Cambridge Cookery School.

We have limited tickets available for this event, come along with your friends or if you are looking to expand your network and make new friends then this is the place to be! Book today to secure your place – we can’t wait to see you there!

Time: 7pm for 7.15pm start time – ends 9.30pm

Venue: 4, Winchmore Drive, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9LW

Registration Type & Price

Non-Member/Digital Subscription: £25.00

Enterprise & Individual Member (Annual subscription membership): £20.00

For more information about membership and to join, visit:

We have limited tickets available wine tasting. Please book in advance to secure your place. 

Getting here and parking: Getting here and parking: Trumpington Street Park and Ride services run frequently and the stop is located 5 minutes away from the property. Please note that the last Park and Ride bus runs back at 8.30pm. There are bus services available to Trumpington Street and the nearest bus stop is located outside The Green Man or Wok and Grill. The property is located behind the Wok and Grill, Trumpington Street. We recommend using public transport or bike but for those of you driving and not drinking, limited off street residential parking available outside the property.

About the Rising Network: A vibrant network empowering women to create meaningful change in life and to live a balanced life. We do this by promoting the achievements of women, health, well-being, positive psychology and personal development by sharing experiences at face to face events and online. For more information and to join, visit:

About Tine Roche and the Cambridge Cookery & Bistro: Tine Roche was born in Copenhagen and raised in Stockholm. She graduated from Uppsala University and shortly after moved to the UK where she went to Leiths to train as a chef and set up as a freelance consultant for large Scandinavian food producers looking for early global trend alerts. As part of travelling around the US with clients, Tine spotted an outdoor, corporate cookery event and thus sowed the first seed for her business. In 2008 Tine built her first kitchen offering cookery classes for the general public as well as high octane corporate and private events. In 2016 the Cambridge Cookery School expanded to incorporate a café, micro bakery, wine bar & bistro, committed to hand making food using small scale local and organic produce and to being as sustainable as possible. Cambridge Cookery & Bistro recently received a Silver award for its sustainability, commitment to local food, mission to cut down waste and weekly donations of meals for Jimmy’s homeless shelter using no longer perfect local & organic produce. For more information, visit:

About Alicia Zimnickas and A-Z Interiors: ART has for decades been a large and important part of Alicja´s life and work. She is a dedicated artist and designer. She searches for peace, silence and bold simplicity in her artworks, simply concentrating on the essential in her contemporary landscapes and fragmented nature compositions. She finds inspiration in the most natural, simple things, such as leaves, trees, light and water. She paints on canvas in both oil and acrylic. Alicia Zimnickas began exhibiting her paintings in the early 1990’s and has shown her artwork in numerous countries including Canada, UK, France, Sweden, Poland and Lithuania. Her paintings can be found throughout the world in private collections, prestigious hotels (including the Marriott and the Hilton), and on the walls of various companies, such as Novartis, Deloitte, Mastercard, Allianz, the Lithuanian Embassy in Poland and the Presidential Palace in Lithuania. She is also an Interior Designer and runs her own business in Cambridge, she has been running this for 4 years. For more information, visit: