20 - 22 May 2019

Olympia London

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The ultimate show for the wine trade

The 39th edition of London Wine Fair is coming to Olympia on 20-22 May 2019.

Featuring over 14,000 wines from 32 countries, innovative tastings, critical masterclasses and a host of outstanding features, the show is an unmissable destination for anyone in the industry. Registration is open now.

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Walk-up Tastings

Guided expert tastings

The Walk-up Tastings feature a packed programme of experts, delivering a wide-range of sessions on everything from old-world big hitters to acclaimed new-world wines, emerging territories and much more.
Walk-up Tastings are first-come first-served.
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Monday 20 May 2019
Time Name Presenter Location
12:30 Prosecco DOC: Between tradition and innovation
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A case history of a territory in constant growth and evolution between innovation and tradition

Neil Phillips Walk-Up Tasting
14:30 Single varietal wines in the Rhône Valley
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The Rhône Valley is known for red wines from Syrah in the North and Grenache based blends in the South. But what do wines made solely from Mourvèdre or Grenache actually taste like? This is a rare chance to taste unique samples and compare them to matured wines. An opportunity to see how the work of the winemakers succeeds in taking the best advantage of the different varietals.

Heather Dougherty is an experienced wine communicator, writer and judge with a special interest in the Rhône.

Heather Dougherty Walk-Up Tasting
16:30 The Thrill of the New Chile
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Tim Atkin MW visited Chile in December 2018, during this time he tasted over 1290 wines from over 300 wineries. Tim will discuss the innovations, how the boundaries of Chile’s regions have evolved and take you through a tasting of ten of his top scoring wines.

For further information email info@winesofchile.org.uk

Tim Atkin MW Walk-Up Tasting


Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time Name Presenter Location
10:00 Romania - More than Pinot
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Romania is often closely linked to Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio in the UK market, but it has so much more to offer. This walk-up session will look at some of Romania's indigenous grape varieties through the eyes of Caroline Gilby MW, author of "The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova"

Caroline Gilby MW Walk-Up Tasting
12:00 New Zealand Wines
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Full details to be announced.

Rebecca Gibb MW Walk-Up Tasting
16:00 ITALY: Wines from extreme lands: the courage of being unique
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A selection of unique wines coming from steep slopes, high altitude, terraces and small islands.

Sommelier AIS, Dip. WSET Alessandra Dinato Walk-Up Tasting


Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time Name Presenter Location
10:00 Greek wines: The terroir challenge
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The tasting will introduce you to the fascinating range of Greek terroirs. A journey including Mantinia, Cephalonia, Drama, Santorini, Nemea and Goumenissa.

1. Zoinos Epiloges Debina
2. Tselepos Mantinia
3. Miliarakis Malvazia di Candia
4. Douloufakis Dafnios Vidiano
5. Nerantzis Asprouda Serron
6. Avantis Dolphins Santorini

1. Rapti Nemea
2. Glinavos Vlahiko
3. Terra Petra Rapsani
4. Muses Mouchtaro

Gary Jordan (Jordan Wines Estate) and Johann Krige (Kanonkop Wine Estate) Walk-Up Tasting
12:00 Romania - Quality and Class
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Caroline Gilby MW ("The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova") shows some of her personal favourites from Romania's star winemakers to demonstrate that Romania has much more depth than just cheap and cheerful.

Caroline Gilby MW Walk-Up Tasting
14:00 Sherry & Vermouth Revival - by Morgenrot
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Owen Morgan will be presenting Sherry from Bodegas Baron, and Louise Jorgensen will be presenting Vermouth from Padro i Familia

Owen Morgan, Owner, Bar 44 Group, Sherry Council
Louise Jorgensen

Walk-Up Tasting