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LIWF Day 2: your what's on guide

Published:  23 May, 2012

What's on Wednesday May 23?

11.30am-12.45pm Harpers Wine & Spirit
The Harpers Debate, Briefings Theatre (Q75)
Talking the consumer's language will be up for discussion by a panel including Sainsbury's Andy Phelps; Ian Anderson, Accolade Wines; Stephen Finch, Vagabond Wines; Joe Wadsack; Christina Pickard; and Helen McGinn.
To register or ask questions in advance, contact

2.15pm-3.15pm Euromonitor International
Wine in western Europe: serving the austerity and maturity blend
Briefings Theatre (Q75)
Euromonitor will turn the spotlight on to the macro-economic picture and its effect on different European wine-producing regions.

2.30pm-3.30pm Wine Intelligence
Building brand loyalty in wine
South Gallery Room 7
Does brand loyalty still matter in the wine industry? asks Wine Intelligence. This seminar will consider what brand loyalty means and how it may be achieved. The session is targeted at brand owners, managers and communicators, and will contain the latest insights from the group's data as well as view from leading trade professionals.

12.15pm-1.15pm Insight with Passion
Getting customers at the heart of your business to become
your advocates
Briefings Theatre (Q75)
Insight with Passion will guide you through a journey of delivering a consistently high standard of customer service and continual relationship development. The panel will track the journey from a customer's perspective, highlight potential advantage points and
also possible pitfalls - in order to help your business win more customers.
For further information or
to reserve a place please contact

4pm-5pm Wine Intelligence
The future of wine
in 60 minutes
South Gallery Room 7
How is your business preparing to face a future that includes
the growing dominance of the multiple retailers; increased competition for brand dominance and a pessimistic global economy? asks Wine Intelligence. This debate will examine what separates the future winners and losers.

11.30am-12:30pm UK Sommelier of the Year Competition
On-trade Theatre (G70)
The finest Sommeliers in the country, all competing to become the UK Sommelier of the Year, will have only six minutes to pour a Magnum of Champagne into 16 glasses. Contact

2pm-3pm Maximilian Riedel, Riedel Crystal
On-trade Theatre (G70)
In the wine and glass comparative tasting with Maximilian Riedel, delegates can learn the effect that glass shape has on a variety of wine styles. Contact

3pm-3.45pm WSET new food and wine-pairing workshop
Masterclass Theatre (Y10)
This new workshop aims to equip staff with a basic understanding of the principles of food and wine pairing. Contact

4pm-5pm Buyer be Aware
On-trade Theatre (G70)
Frank Martell, director of Heritage Auction's fine wines department, will lead a discussion about what to look for to help ensure a wine's provenance and condition.