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!

On-stand Masterclasses

Outside of the London Wine Fair masterclass and tasting rooms, a number of exhibitors are running tasting sessions on stand. Here's just a small sample below.

Registration for our 40th edition opens in January 2020.

 

Enotria & Coe (C50)

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There are seats reserved for walk-ins, so if you haven't pre-booked your preferred session, please try on the day.

 

Monday 20 May 2019
Time Name Presenter
11:00 Trimbach Masterclass
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Explore the iconic Alsacien producer who needs no introduction. Master Sommelier Kathrine Larsen presents Trimbach’s legendary range of unparalleled Rieslings.

Kathrine Larsen MS
12:30 Alfred Gratien Masterclass
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Join the president of this family-owned Champagne house to taste through their enviable range, produced using ‘sous-bois’ oak vinification, with some additional extra-special treats for good measure.

Olivier Dupré, President

14:00 Natural Born Ferments
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Harriet Kininmonth, E&C’s Director of Buying, won’t be wearing sandals while howling at the moon, but she will be leading an exciting tasting with a selection of wines from E&C’s ever-expanding portfolio of natural wines, which are sure to inspire and engage.

Harriet Kininmonth
15:30 Cool climate Chardonnay & Pinot Noir versus Burgundy
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Burgundy is home to some of the best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs in the world, but other areas can certainly give them a run for their money. Emma Robinson explores the effects of cool climate on these varieties, versus those from Burgundy.

Emma Robinson

 

Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time Name Presenter
11:00 Premium Spain Unearthed
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From spicy Riojas to elegant aromatics and everything in between, Spain has something for everyone, and here we will discover the premium end of Spain’s incredible elegance, versatility and style.

Peter Wallbridge
12:30 Henschke Masterclass
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Iconic is an often-overused word, but not in this case. Jon Pepper MW explores a series of wines from South Australia’s legendary Henschke, whose story has more layers than a great vintage of Hill of Grace.

Jon Pepper MW
14:00 Iconic Italy, North to South
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Beloved Italian wine legend Sergio De Luca takes you on a journey from North to South Italy, illustrated perfectly via the medium of his dulcet tones and some of his favourite wines.

Sergio De Luca
15:30 Spiritual Enlightenment
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Join the spirit mavericks of the moment to explore the hottest trends of the moment. Mark (from Regal Rogue) will extol the virtues of all things vermouth, while Ian (from Audemus) will wax lyrical about their latest developments and new products.

Mark Ward (Regal Rogue) & Pip Johnson (Audemus)

 

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time Name Presenter
10:00 Summer Reds - Drinking Outside the Box!
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The coolest of cool reds, for the hottest of hot days. If you’re looking for a relaxing wine this summer, but want to steer clear of rosé and are bored of crisp whites, chilled reds are the answer, and Harriet Kininmonth is on hand to demonstrate the best of the best.

Harriet Kininmonth
11:30 Sémillon: The Unsung Hero
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Most famously producing Sauternes and Barsac, but also with secure roots in the Hunter Valley, Sémillon often misses out on the focus it deserves. Emma Robinson sings its praises with a range spanning hemispheres and continents. 

Emma Robinson
13:00 Planeta's Territories
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The Planeta name is synonymous with Sicily, and their vinous empire now spans the island from end to end. Alessio Planeta brings his unrivalled knowledge to talk through the unique nature of the five territories: Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna and Capo Milazzo.

Alessio Planeta
14:30 World-Class White Wines
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Kathrine Larsen MS presents a who’s who in the world of top-end wines, in the form of a white wine wish list, including examples from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Trimbach and Ken Forrester, to mention a few.

Kathrine Larsen MS

 

International Wine & Spirit Competition (K40)

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Seats are first-come, first-seated.

Monday 20 May 2019
Time Name
11:00 The Cradle of Wine: Reborn
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Take a journey deep into the Balkans and back through time as we head East on an oenological pilgrimage to the heartlands of wine to discover a new wave of producers from ancient lands.

13:30 Joel Harrison: Gin, What Now?
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Put down your glass of pink, rhubarb-flavoured gin for a moment and gaze into the great beyond with Joel Harrison as he explores what he believes is the next big thing in spirits.

15:30 Suzy Atkins: Best of British Bubbles
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All eyes are on the UK these days when it comes to fantastic fizz, especially from across the Channel. Find out from Suzy Atkins why British bubbles keep stealing the show!

 

Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time Name
11:00 Joe Wadsack: The Flavour Session
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Unlock the ultimate flavour combinations between food and wine with Joe Wadsack. With his palate primed, Joe will reveal his all-time favourite (and unconventional) pairings.

13:30 Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco: Making Glera Great Again
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Get your Prosecco mojo back with Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW’s guided tasting of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Proseccos and rediscover why this amazing fizz took the world by storm.

15:30 Discover Scotch Gems
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Join Club Oenologique and Highland Park's Global Brand Advocate Daryl Haldane for a spectacular Scotch tasting of old and expensive bottles. This is one masterclass not be missed.

 

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time Name
11:00 Sweet, Sticky and Sumptuous Dessert Wines
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Start your tasting with the best end to a meal: dessert wines. Never get stuck again deciding which sticky to pair with your dessert, as Clara Rubin takes you through this often overlooked category.

13:30 Born in the Med
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Pack your passport and suntan lotion because we’re off to the Med! Take in the Mediterranean’s hottest wine producers without even leaving central London in this fabulous wine session.

15:30 Discover Baiju with Jiangxiaobai
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Come and enjoy the final afternoon of London Wine Fair by sampling something a bit special. We will be spreading the word about Baiju, the Chinese grain liquor, from Jiangxiaobai from 3.30pm.

 

Louis Latour (D39)

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Monday 20 May 2019
Time Name
12:00 Beyond Estate Sauvignon Blanc with Leah Seresin
13:30 The Role of Grenache in Southern Rhône villages with Damien d’Ovidio

 

Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time Name
12:00 One Year On – 2016 Corton & Corton Charlemagne with Bruno Pepin
14:00 Shades of Chilean Malbec with Cristian Urzua

 

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time Name
12:00 10th Anniversary of La Lus Albarossa with Jgor Marini 
14:00 Wakefield’s Cabernet Sauvignon Journey with Adrian Atkinson

 

C&C Wines (D38)

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Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time Name Presenter
11:30 Nebbiolo Masterclass
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Nebbiolo and the impact of terroir, focussing on Barolo, Alba and Valtellina.

Sordo
Perno Barolo Riserva DOCG 2009
Rocche de Castiglione Barolo DOCG 2011
Monprivato Barolo DOCG 2013


Scarpa
Bric du Nota Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC 2015


Nino Negri
Sfursat 5 Stelle Sforzato di Valtellina
DOCG 2016
Vigneto Fracia Valtellina Superiore DOCG
2015

Elisa Rabino (Sordo), Andrea
Roccione (Scarpa) and Peter McCombie MW
13:00 Super Tuscan Masterclass
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A mini-vertical tasting of two of Tuscany’s outstanding Super Tuscan wines.

Orma
Orma IGT 2013
Orma IGT 2016
Passi di Orma Bolgheri DOC 2017

Tenuta Sette Ponti
Oreno IGT 2013
Oreno IGT 2016
Crognolo IGT 2016

“Sette Ponti has made serious wines for a while now, but over the last few years, proprietor Antonio Moretti and consulting oenologist Giuseppe Ca Viola have taken things to another level.” – Antonio Galloni

Stefano Maggini (Tenuta Sette Ponti) and Peter McCombie MW

14:30 Southern Italian Masterclass
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A considered look at two principal southern Italian wine areas, Puglia and Sicily.

Gulfi
Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG 2017
Nerobaronj IGT 2012
Nerobufaleffj IGT 2013

Felline
Sinfarosa Zinfandel DOP 2016
Primitivo di Manduria DOP 2017
Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva
Anniversario 2010

“Simply put, Gulfi is one of the best - if not the best - producers of Nero d’Avola wines in Sicily as well as
one of Italy’s top wine estates.” – Ian d’Agata

Gregory Perucci (Felline) and Matteo Catania (Gufli)
16:00 Hentley Farm Masterclass
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A look at how vineyard selection and micro-climates have made Hentley Farm one of Barossa Valley’s most revered producers.

The Beauty Shiraz 2014
The Beauty Shiraz 2016
Von Kasper Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Von Kasper Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Clos Otto Shiraz 2013
Clos Otto Shiraz 2016

“Hentley Farm has a singleminded focus on producing what is as close as you’re ever going fi nd in Australia to a Grand Cru Burgundy or a First Growth Bordeaux.” – James Halliday

Peter McCombie MW

 

Wines of Georgia (K60)

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Monday 20 May 2019
Time Name
11:00 Qveri masterclass with Sarah Abbott MW
14:00 Qveri masterclass with Sarah Abbott MW

 

Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time Name
11:00 Saperavi masterclass with Sarah Abbott MW
14:00 Saperavi masterclass with Sarah Abbott MW

 

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time Name
11:00 Contemporary Georgia masterclass with Sarah Abbott MW 
14:00 Contemporary Georgia masterclass with Sarah Abbott MW