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LIWF: your what's on daily guide

Published:  21 May, 2012

The LIWF organisers have put together a packed schedule of events for fair-goers, with masterclasses, seminars and industry briefings taking place across all three days of the exhibition ? so synchronise your calendar, update your iCloud or simply write it down, and get planning.

What's on Tuesday May 22?

12.15pm-1pm Yarra Valley Wines
Australia Yarra Valley Chardonnay: evolution or revolution?
Masterclass Theatre (Y10)
After four decades of wine production, Yarra Valley winemakers are feeling comfortable with their terroir. This knowledge is giving them the confidence to allow their wines to express it.

12.15pm-1.15pm Union of the Oenologists and Winemakers of Russia
The Russian wine market: inside and outside
Briefings Theatre (Q75)
If you're keen to get to grips with the Russian wine market, key figures from the trade, including government officials, will be on hand at this briefing.
Contact to register

1.45pm-2.30pm  Wines of Turkey
The origin of wine: a tasting
of Turkey's indigenous and international varieties
Masterclass Theatre (Y10)
Given Turkish wine's growing popularity with the UK retail sector, Tim Atkin MW will be tutoring on nine different wines.

2pm-3pm Wines of Portugal
Is there a place for Portugal in the
UK market?, Briefings Theatre (Q75)

Peter Richards MW will lead a panel of influential members of the UK wine trade to discuss whether the country is under-achieving and what the generic body's role should be in the UK. Contact Abbi at

10.30am-11.30am The Real Deal
On-trade Theatre (G70)
Nicolas Joly from Clos de la Coulée de Serrant will explore how many so-called natural wines are still using herbicides, which kill the living agents of the soil and prevent the roots from feeding themselves.

12.30pm-1.30pm The Lanson Champagne Category Report
On-Trade Theatre (G70)
Lanson International UK, in association with AFWS, will focus on the on-trade findings of its new report. It covers understanding the Champagne shopper and their motivations to purchase. The session will finish with a tasting. Contact for more information

4.30pm-5.30pm Ridgeview English sparkling range with varietal-specific blends
On-trade Theatre (G70)
A tasting of the 2009 vintage Ridgeview sparkling wine range exploring what the different grape varieties bring to the wines, from blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs and traditional blends. Contact