The building blocks
of the wine trade

20th - 22nd May 2019

Olympia London

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SEE YOU IN MAY 2019!

London Wine Fair 2018 welcomed over 14,000 of the wine trade to its 38th edition.

Featuring over 14,000 wines from 40 countries, innovative tastings, critical masterclasses and a host of outstanding features, the show is an unmissable destination for anyone in the industry. Registration will open in January 2019 for the next edition.

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Education Zone

London Wine Fair have teamed up with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust to launch the very first Education Zone.

 

With the aim of making sure your knowledge is top-notch, the area will feature the country's best training and education providers, plus a masterclass theatre packed with unmissable sessions covering every sector of the industry, from wine faults to bar training.

In very exciting news, the WSET will be exclusively offering visitors the chance to take the WSET School London’s level 3 entrance test on site at the fair, completely free of charge. The test is suitable for candidates who have not completed the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, yet feel they have necessary prerequisite knowledge to embark on Level 3, or who have taken the Level 2 some time ago and wish to reaffirm their knowledge levels.

Successful completion of the test will allow you to enrol on Level 3 Wine courses with the WSET School London. And you’ll also receive a £25 voucher towards the course.

To sit the test, simply register first for London Wine Fair, then fill in your details here and pick your slot.

 

The full schedule is below, all sessions are first-come, first-seated:

 

Monday 21 May 2018
Time Name
11:00

Taste and Flavour: WSET's Guide to Food & Wine Pairing

 

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust's practical approach to food and wine pairing can be applied to any menu and any wine list. In this session, you’ll examine how the main flavours in food – acidity, saltiness and sweetness – affect how a wine is perceived.

 

12:15

Level Up Your Tasting: Defining Quality, Southern Rhone

 

Using a selection of examples from the Southern Rhone, WSET School London's Principal Jim Gore will demonstrate how to identify quality as you taste your way up WSET qualifications from Level 1 to Level 4.

 

13:45

Level Up Your Tasting: Introducing WSET's NEW Level 3 Award in Spirits

 

Join WSET Educator Liam Scandrett for this practical whisky masterclass showing you how to improve your tasting skills through WSET qualifications, and giving you a sneak preview of WSET’s NEW Level 3 Award in Spirits.

15:00 

Level Up Your Tasting: Vinification, Sparkling Wine

 

Learn about sparkling wine production methods from traditional to tank in this WSET tasting demonstrating the knowledge you gain by working your way from Level 1 Award in Wines right up to Level 4 Diploma.

16:30

Pinot Noir: From North to South California

 

James Hocking, Director of Wine for the Vineyard Group presents a session on how Pinot Noir changes as it moves from North to South California.

 

 

Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time Name
11:00

Level Up Your Tasting: Mastering Maturation, Rioja

 

With a key focus on viticulture and techniques used in the winery to improve flavour and intensity, the principal of WSET School London will demonstrate how to build on your maturation knowledge in line with WSET qualification

12:15

Alternative Alsace

 

A NEW perspective of Alsatian wines - Presented by Local Wine School with Jimmy Smith of West London Wine School

13:45 

Creating a Winning Wine List

 

Combine your WSET education with expert tips from  award-winning wine list creator Nicolas Clerc MS DipWSET to learn how to use the diversity of the wine world to maximise your offering for you and your customer

15:00

Simplifying Sake: Starting your professional journey

 

With the success of WSET's new Sake qualification, join Honomi Matsumoto to sample the valuable knowledge that students receive on this course to help demystify this complex product

16:30

Develop your Sensory Skills

 

Presented by the Aroma Academy

 

Wednesday 23 May 2018
Time Name
10:30

Consumer Wine Education: Should the Wine Trade Care?

 

Tim Jackson MW DipWSET will be presenting the latest Alumni Market Report on the effect of consumer wine education on the UK wine trade

11:45

Level Up Your Tasting: Exploring Climate, Napa Valley

As a flavour of our course content, WSET educator Lydia Harrison will reveal the impact of climatic influences on wines while tasting a range of wines from the region. Wines kindly donated by Napa Valley Vintners.

13:15

So you want to be a Brand Ambassador…?

 

We are bringing our popular WSET School London careers-focused events to London Wine Fair to bring you a great opportunity to better understand different roles in the wines and spirits industry, and the key skills you will need to succeed. Join Lucy Warren of Moet Hennessey & Rob Buckhaven of Rathfinny Estates discuss their roles as Brand Ambassadors. 

14:45

Finding Faults

 

A hands on off-note session with FlavorActiV

16:00

Develop your Sensory Skills

 

Presented by the Aroma Academy