September doesn't have to mean back to school, back to work and putting away your summer things. With the UK heatwave forecast to continue, and September often a great month for a European getaway, how about packing your passport, and some loose clothing to enjoy a trip to one of these food and drink events happening in the UK, Europe or USA
London Brunch Fest, 1-2 September
It's no secret that Londoners love brunch. You only have to look at the day long queues outside any branch of the Breakfast Club to see that. So why not indulge in a full weekend of the best of London's many brunch menus?
That's the pitch behind the first ever London Brunch Fest which will take place at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane on the first weekend in September. Granted you might not need a ticket to four back to back sessions of hardcore brunching, but with all the fry-ups, cocktails and masterclasses on offer, you might just be tempted.
www.londonbrunchfest.com. Tickets from £15.
Budapest Wine Festival, Hungary, 6-9 September
Hungarian wine is about more than just Tokaji, and where better to discover it than in the capital city – especially when it is taken over for three days each year in a riot of performers, organised tasting and a whole lot of local colour.
The Budapest Wine Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year and is a major event on the European wine scene. So why not find a cheap flight to Hungary and learn to tell your Bull’s Blood from your Kékfrankos?
www.aborfesztival.hu. From €7.