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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Premium Masterclasses

A packed schedule of tastings from around the world

Premium masterclasses

Taking place in the Pillar Hall across all three days of the show, pre-booking for these sessions is essential.
 Please register for London Wine Fair here before booking a session.
Monday 21 May 2018
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10:30

Uruguay: discovering South America's best kept secret

 

Presented by Peter Richards MW

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12:30

Badel 1862: Discover the Diversity of Croatian Wine

 

Dennis Drazan Sunjic, Dip WSET, presents wines from:
1. Daruvar winery – Slavonia region; Grasevina (Traditional Croatian varietal)
2. Benkovac winery, Dalmatinska Zagora region; Cuvee Benkovac and Syrah
3. Svirce Hvar winery, South Dalmatia region; Plavac Mali (indigenous Croatian varietal) Mediterano, Ivan Dolac

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15:00 

The Loire Lab

 

Discovering the diversity of Loire Valley Wines, presented by Jim Budd

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17:00

South Africa Uncovered

 

With cool winds, plenty of sunshine, the influence of two oceans and soaring mountain ranges, this tasting offers an exploration of South Africa’s varied terroir, myriad of grape varieties and winemaking possibilities.

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Tuesday 22 May 2018
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10:30

Discovering Castilla y León Wines: Duero Valley & Friends

 

Presented by Kimberley Davenport of Davenport Drinks Consulting 

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12:30

Enter the Prosecco DOC dreamland and discover your unique flavour

 

Discover the Prosecco DOC flavor: unique and inimitable for its freshness, fragrance and lightness. Prosecco DOC will be accompanied by finger food by the head Chef of the Italian Embassy Danilo Cortellini.


Speakers: Neil Phillips and Danilo Cortellini

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15:00 

Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) From Around the World

 

A masterclass on the wines of Lafite from outside of Bordeaux; an exciting journey through Corbières, Chile and Argentina.

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17:00

Discover Lugana, 50 Years of the Aristocratic Garda White Wine

 

A first ever UK masterclass.
Presented by President Luca Formentini and Director Carlo Veronese of the Consorzio Tutela Lugana, with tastings from the Lugana DOC of sparkling, basic, riserva and vendemmia tardiva.

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Wednesday 23 May 2018
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10:00

The Influence and Importance of Altitude.
Alto Adige: a case study for the changing wine world

 

Join Nancy Gilchrist MW to find out about the importance of altitude in a changing wine climate and to taste carefully selected Alto Adige wines, which illustrate the quality and diversity produced as a result of altitude.

2016 Pinot Bianco Aristos, Cantina Valle Isarco
2016 Pinot Bianco Sirmian, Cantina Nals Margreid
2016 Pinot Bianco Vial – Cantina Kaltern
2015 Pinot Bianco Sanct Valentin, Cantina San Michele-Appiano

2015 Pinot Noir Castel Juval, Unterortl in Val Venosta
2015 Pinot Noir Riserva Trattmann, Cantina Girlan
2014 Pinot Noir Krafuss, Alois Lageder
2013 Pinot Noir Mason di Mason, Manincor

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12:00

Undiscovered Rioja: aged white wines for the long term

Presented by Pedro Ballesteros MW

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14:00

Castel Frères: Bordeaux is Back

 

Three key estates unite with an inspiring new approach to their wines; bringing Bordeaux into the 21st century and bringing an end to Bordeaux bashing

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