London Wine Fair has been making some big changes this year including pledging £40,000 to bring in 200 major buyers for the show, with the money being flagged to help the buyers with travel and accommodation costs and a 25% reduction in the space price for exhibitors.
A panel of wine educators from Hong Kong have urged Italian producers to invest in education modules specific to Italy to boost the country’s paltry share of the wine market.
Berry Bros & Rudd has teamed up with London restaurant Avenue to recreate the infamous Judgment of Paris which took place in 1976.
SITT Tasting 2014
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Last month’s Wine Buyers’ Forum offered something very different for the UK wine trade: a two-day opportunity for back-to-back business meetings between suppliers and buyers.
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The Big Fortified Tasting (the b.f.t.), the single largest wine fair in the world which is solely dedicated to fortified wines, will be held on April 24, 2014, at the Church House Conference Centre, Westminster.
For the first time in its 34 year history, the London Wine Fair will have a dedicated beer section called the Brewhouse, which will focus on small batch, specialist and craft beers.
Natural and biodynamic wines are being included on over 200 wine lists and shelves of independent merchants throughout April as part of a nationwide promotion to bring attention to the Real Wine Fair that takes place in London on April 13-14.
Leading UK wine trade figures, Jancis Robinson MW and Justin Howard-Sneyd, are two of the speakers that have been announced for the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium which takes place in the UK for the first time between May 26 and May 28, 2016.
Wines of Argentina’s Cambalache Nights event, which went on sale through ”London’s underground events” website The Nudge yesterday, sold 600 tickets in just three and half hours.
Wines of Argentina’s award-winning Cambalache Nights event is returning to London on April 30th and May 1st, with tickets going on sale tomorrow for £40 per person.
The US states of California, Oregon and Washington will be holding a combined tasting for the first time next week at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London on March 17.
Over 100 buyers from across all channels of the trade are heading to Windsor today to take part in the first Wine Buyers Forum where they will get the chance to have in-depth discussions with over 30 suppliers and take part in a series of targeted business workshops.