18 - 20 May 2020

Olympia London

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The ultimate show for the wine trade

Thank you for coming!

The 39th edition of London Wine Fair was a huge success, featuring over 14,000 wines from 32 countries, innovative tastings, critical masterclasses and a host of outstanding features.

Planning is underway for our 40th edition, taking place from 18-20 May 2020.

See you there!

Education Zone

Develop your drinks knowledge

London Wine Fair teamed up with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust to deliver one of the most popular parts of the show, the Education Zone.
An area dedicated to making sure your drinks knowledge is top-notch, and to helping you do your job even better, no matter where you are in your career path.
The Education Zone offered sessions on everything from wine faults to bar training, alongside a collection of the industry's best education and training providers. PLUS, take the WSET School London’s Level 3 Award in Wines entrance test completely free-of-charge (usually £25), the perfect way to test your wine knowledge.

Registration for our 40th edition opens in January 2020.

 

Education Zone timetable

All sessions are first-come, first-seated.

 

Monday 20 May 2019
Time Name Presenter
10:30 Getting to grips with Bacchus, the UK favourite aromatic grape
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The UK's most popular still wine, Bacchus is highly successful due to its unique varietal character. In this masterclass we will examine the aromas and flavours of Bacchus, so we can see what makes it special and why is championed by so many Wine GB growers? Tony will present an insightful scientific presentation into Bacchus wine quality as well as sharing a tasting of Plumpton College’s Bacchus fermentation trials!

Tony Milanowski, Plumpton College

12:00 The key principles of Food and Wine Pairing
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Learn how to pair food and wine to perfection with WSET’s practical guide examining how the main flavours in food – acid, salt, and sweetness – impact the perception of different types of wine.

Lauren Denyer, WSET Educator|WSET School London

13:30 Simplifying Sake: Starting your professional journey
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With sake's increasing popularity and presence on wines lists, we bring you the opportunity to join Honomi Matsumoto to sample the valuable knowledge that students receive on WSET's Level 1 Award in Sake qualification to help demystify this complex product

Honomi Matsumoto, WSET Educator|House of Sake
15:00 Mastering Maturation; Rioja
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With a key focus on viticulture and techniques used in the winery to improve flavour and intensity, WSET Educator Lauren Denyer from WSET School London will demonstrate how to build on your maturation knowledge in line with WSET qualification

Lauren Denyer, WSET Educator|WSET School London

 

Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time Name Presenter
10:00 Plumpton College: the UK’s centre of excellence in wine education, training and research
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Find out what Plumpton College, Sussex, has to offer to you and your business. Provision includes WSET levels 2 – 4, Degrees in Wine Business and Production, an MSc in Viticulture & Oenology, the WineSkills industry training scheme, and the ADVICLIM research project, plus we make great wine!

Chris Foss, Plumpton College
11:30 Creating a Winning Wine List
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Combine your WSET education with expert tips from Agustin Trapero DipWSET, Head Sommelier at D&D London, to learn how to use the diversity of the wine world to maximise your offering for you and your customer.

Agustin Trapero, Head Sommelier| D&D London
13:00 Taste Like A Pro - Spirits
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A blind cross category spirit tasting to understand the scales, techniques and descriptors of the WSET Systematic Approach – a great chance to strengthen your nosing and tasting skills, and learn how professional tasters look beyond the label and use their senses to understand the spirit in the glass.

Liam Scandrett, Business Development Manager|Spirits
14:30 The new WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines
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Join us for a first look at the new Diploma in Wines launching in August 2019. This information session is exclusively for candidates looking to hear about what’s new and how they can benefit.

Russell Dent, WSET Educator|WSET School London
16:30 Why should cider be considered like wine?
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Cider Is Wine, the not-for-profit trade alliance, is hosting 8 different producers from around the world to showcase cider’s credentials. In a first show of its kind, the participating producers all craft their ciders from 100% apple or pear juice to create natural products which have more in common with wines than they do to conventional, mass-market cider or beer production.

Alistair Morrell, Cider Is Wine

 

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time Name Presenter
11:30 Exploring Climate; Sauvignon Blanc
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Looking at three Sauvignon Blancs coming from different regions and made using different techniques, we will use WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting to identify similarities and differences throughout.

Christine Marsiglio, WSET Educator|WSET School London
13:00 Introduction to WSET’s NEW Level 3 Award in Spirits
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A special rum category tasting, previewing the upcoming WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits. Use your senses to discover how distillery production choices affect style, aroma, flavour and quality and get a sneak-peek of the most advanced multi-category spirit qualification in the world.

Liam Scandrett, Business Development Manager|Spirits
14:30 Assessing quality
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When assessing quality, what makes a wine Outstanding versus just Acceptable? This session explains how to use WSET's Systematic Approach to Tasting to make objective conclusions about wine quality.

Christine Marsiglio, WSET Educator|WSET School London
16:00 Six wines, six trends in Argentina
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Phil Crozier, European Ambassador for Wines of Argentina, will take you through whats new in Argentina, and what to look out for in the future.
Prepare for some surprises

Phil Crozier, European Ambassador,Wines of Argentina