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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Unsigned Talent Tasting

18th September, 2018

Now in its fifteenth year, the 2018 DWWA crop produced a grand total of 16,972 entries from around the world – tasted by 275 expert, international palates and the following medals were awarded: 50 Best in Show, 149 Platinum, 439 Gold, 3,454 Silver, and 7,079 Bronze.

You have the chance to taste some of those top medal winning wines which don’t yet have UK representation.

Decanter is staging the first ‘Unsigned Talent Tasting’ of DWWA winners for a limited number of trade buyers at the OXO2 on September 20th.

This is a unique and unmissable opportunity to treasure hunt for dozens of wine gems from the following regions: Veneto, Rioja, Corbieres, Central Otago, Margaret River, Mendoza, the Rhone Valley and lots more….

So do join us at the OXO2 to taste these exceptional DWWA 2018 award-winners, all of whom are actively seeking representation in UK markets.

The tasting is open to all the UK trade, including merchants, sommeliers, wine buyers and importers. Due to limited spaces producers will not be able to attend.

TO REGISTER: Please visit and use the code: DRINKSB

Crus Bougeois du Medoc 2016 Official Selection Press & Trade Tasting

5th September, 2018

27th September

10am-5pm Free-pour Tasting. 10.30am Press Conference

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Click here to register, email your name, company & tel number to: or or call 01608 676 830

Technique and Terroir: Exploring the transformational changes taking place in Chile’s vineyards and wineries

29th August, 2018

Emily Faulconer is considered by many to be one of the rising stars on the Chilean winemaking scene.

She joined Santa Rita Estates as premium winemaker for the Carmen brand in Autumn 2017 with a focus on producing wines showing specific varietal and terroir identity. She is also responsible for the continuation and strengthening of the internationally acclaimed Carmen innovation projects.

Join this enthusiastic and engaging winemaker on a journey that looks at the regeneration and recovery of old grape varieties, explore new terroirs and new wine styles and revisit the classics with a selection of Cabernets from the world renowned Alto Maipo including 2018 Cabernet Sauvignons from the WiSe replanting scheme along with the iconic Carmen Gold.

The Greatest Italian Sparkling Wines Tasting

17th August, 2018
An unique opportunity for trade and businesses to discover the huge variety in style and production methods of sparkling Italian wines. Meet and sample our selection of 50+ sparkling wines and discuss your business with experts from Mondial Wine team. Register as a new customer to be eligible for offers unavailable after this event.

Almaviva Masterclass

8th August, 2018
Join Michel Friou and Almaviva, in association with The Drinks Business, will be presenting a masterclass to launch the 2016 vintage, which will also include some superb back vintages in a vertical tasting.
Almaviva represents a unique partnership between Baron Phillippe de Rothschild (of Chateau Mouton Rothschild) and Concha y Toro, which was formed in 1996, with the aim of creating an international equivalent to Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé. Almaviva is a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties grown amongst some of Chile’s finest terroir and produced with French knowledge and tradition.
The masterclass led by Chief Winemaker, Michel Friou will mark the launch of the 2016 vintage. There will also be an opportunity to taste a number of back vintages and Michel will discuss the subtle ways in which the vintages have changed, and demonstrate the favourable way in which the wine ages.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the main variety grown by at the Almaviva Estate, which is one the most prestigious parcels of land in Chile. The final blend also includes Carmenère, Cabernet Franc and Merlot in different quantities in each vintage.
Michel Friou originally from France has worked on the vineyard since 1988. He became head winemaker in 2007 having previously worked at Chateau Margaux, Cape Mentelle and Lapstolle with Michel Rolland. He will share his thoughts and understanding of the terroir and his approach towards selection and producing the cuvee to meet the exacting standards of the very best international fine wines.

Zonin1821 Masterclass

8th August, 2018
Global exports and awareness of Italian Sparkling Wines have enjoyed exuberant growth in recent years.

Though Prosecco has led the charge, Italy has a staggering diversity of sparkling wines. From a wide range of producers, regions, DOCGs and DOCs with a long tradition of sparkling wine production, to a raft of new sparkling wines, including sparkling versions of indigenous and international varieties, produced using both classic method (metodo classic) and Charmat production techniques.

The Zonin family own some of the finest estates, with some of the best terroirs in Italy, are one of the category leaders in the UK for both Italian sparkling wine and Italian wine in general. They also have an international winemaking footprint, including their new Chilean brand, Dos Almas.

Join Stefano Ferrante, the Chief Winemaker from Zonin1821, and The Drinks Business Editor-in-Chief and Champagne expert, Patrick Schmitt MW, for an engaging and fun exploration of sparkling wines from across Italy and beyond.

Champagne Brimoncourt Masterclass: The Making of a Boutique Maison

8th August, 2018

Join us for a Champagne Masterclass; learn about the range of Brimoncourt Champagne, through this masterclass presented by Champagne Brimoncourt and Patrick Schmitt MW, editor-in-chief at the drinks business.

“For three centuries, Champagne has been synonym of fine tables, subtlety and inspired savoir-vivre.

Brimoncourt is our tribute to these forever Champagne values: elegance, independence, sharing and lightness” – Alexandre Cornot


Bourgogne Masterclass

8th August, 2018
Presented by Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW
Celebrated around the world for its wines, Bourgogne is the birthplace of two of the most iconic and renowned grape varieties: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. It is in Bourgogne that they both develop their purest expression.
While Bourgogne is renowned for some of its exceptional treasures (such as Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Gevrey-Chambertin, Romanée Conti), it is also home to a host of other appellations, including its own sparkling wine, Crémant de Bourgogne. These AOCs offer the nuances and complexity that make Bourgogne’s still and sparkling wines so distinctive, but do you know all its secrets? With mainly two grape varieties, this range of Bourgogne’s red and white wines including the sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne, might surprise some!
Michelle will present a selection of Bourgogne sparkling wines, and show how they are must-haves for your customers. The session is a must for anyone interested to #UnlocktheSecrets of Bourgogne wines.
The Bourgogne wines masterclasses, in association with The Drinks Business, are an initiative from the BIVB (The Bourgogne Wines Board).

Love Wine, Love Chile

25th July, 2018

What’s On

Over 300 wines plus 3 Hot Topics on our free pour tables.

Don’t miss our Artisan producer area – discover new wines from Chile’s boutique producers.

The IWSC will have a table showcasing top Chilean winning wines and announcing the IWSC 2018 Chilean results.

Chile Champions



To avoid the queues, don’t forget to REGISTER HERE.
We will send you a pdf of your exhibitor badge. Please print it out and bring it with you on the day to avoid queues on entry.

We ask ALL visitors before 5.30pm to bring proof of their link to the trade – don’t be offended, but if we don’t know you already, we will ask for it! The tasting is opened to the public from 5.30pm onwards.


Cannabis Drinks Expo

2nd July, 2018

Cannabis Drinks Expo will give the worldwide drinks industry, and North America in particular, the chance to come together and look at ways it can address legalized cannabis and find ways to start the fight back against this enormous threat to the future of the overall industry. It will also be the first time that drinks producers, manufacturers, brand owners, distilleries and brewers can come together and collectively look at ways they can also benefit from legalized cannabis. Access, analyze and implement ways they can both individually and together take advantage of what is  effectively a new major consumer goods market. The legalized cannabis industry is not only alive and kicking; it is set to grow at great speed.

Cannabis Drinks Expo promises to be relevant for anyone involved in the development, production, distribution and retailing of all alcoholic drinks and cannabis and related products. It will also provide a vital networking opportunity for political analysts, medical experts and those involved in the
development and implementation of legalized cannabis into new markets.

Exhibitor’s Registration – $1800 – $3000

Our Contact Details:
Company:Beverage Trade Network
Office:501 Silverside Rd, Suite 77, Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone Number: +1 855 481 1112