World Bulk Wine Exhibition

8th July, 2019

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition brings together bulk wine producers and purchasers, wineries, distilleries, importers, distributors, retailers, international chains, traders, media, etc. in Amsterdam.

For the entire international bulk wine industry, the WBWE is an event of strategic importance not only thanks to the dates or the place where it is held, but for its 360-degree global vision on what the bulk wine industry has to offer.

Canterbury Wine Festival

11th June, 2019
The inaugural Canterbury Wine Festival™ – celebrating Kent’s award-winning wines at Westgate Hall. Sponsors: Burgess Hodgson and Girlings.

About this Event

The Westgate Community Trust and Clive Barlow, Master of Wine, are hosting the first Canterbury Wine Festival™ to celebrate and promote Kent’s award-winning wines.

Included in your ticket:

  • Programme with details of the producers and tasting notes (and a free pen!)
  • Festival glass
  • Festival tote bag
  • Voucher for a plate of cheese and crackers to soak it all up…
  • Up to 20 tastings of your choice of premium wines

Early bird tickets are limited and only available until the end of May, so book yours now!

Clive will be running two bespoke master classes per session. Admission is only £5, but numbers are limited so be sure to book your place (at the bottom of the checkout page) when you buy your Festival ticket. (Sorry, the 3pm & 5.30pm master classes have already sold out…)

When it all gets too much, relax in our comfortable break-out area and buy a glass of the wine you most enjoyed directly from the producer.

Following last year’s bumper grape harvest, now is the perfect time to mark the success of the Kent wine industry, which is growing fast and becoming a UK leader.

This event is unique, bringing together vineyards from all over Kent. The Wine Garden of England members and many other producers will be with us.

Why Canterbury? A World Heritage Site and a major tourist destination in Kent, with vineyards on its doorstep and less than an hour from London by train

Why Westgate Hall? Canterbury’s great award-winning century-old former drill hall is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of both stations

Why Clive Barlow? One of only 384 Masters of Wine in the world, Clive is an international wine judge and educator and has a long connection with the English wine industry. He has experience of both the Kent wine industry and the wider wine community, as well as running significant wine events.

Clive has worked as a consultant for a number of companies such as Waitrose, Sotheby’s, Whitbread and the Institute of Masters of Wine, among others. Clive’s Press Wine Services is Canterbury’s longest-running independent wine merchant, based at the award-winning Goods Shed.

Sponsors: Burgess Hodgson Accountants, Girlings Solicitors and Canterbury BID.

Barullo Sessions: Summer Solstice

31st May, 2019

Following their first foray into summer wines in 2018, Wines of Argentina are once again hosting their Summer Solstice tasting as part of this year’s Barullo Sessions.

The event, which will shine a light on Argentina’s white, rosé and sparkling wines, will take place on June 18th at Fora – Borough in London.

“Argentina’s recent focus on discovering its own terroirs and their diversity, together with the formation of new IGs, has given the country renewed focus in refining its white wine offering.”— Phil Crozier.

With a ‘less is more’ philosophy holding court, especially with Argentina’s new, young breed of winemakers – and an increasing movement towards new, cooler climes, such as the Atlantic Ocean and Patagonia – there is new confidence in making distinctive, quality white wines.

This summer themed wine tasting is sure to produce some surprises.

Fruit Focus 2019

31st May, 2019

Fruit Focus, the leading technical event for the fruit industry, is returning to NIAB’s East Malling Research in 2019. The event will take place in Kent on the 17th of July, one week earlier than in previous years. Tickets are now available on the event website.

Fruit Focus attracts an increasing number of visitors year on year, bringing together more than 2000 growers and industry professionals. Over 130 leading suppliers exhibit at Fruit Focus. It is a unique opportunity for the UK fruit and viticulture industries to learn about the latest industry news, network with fellow professionals and gain access to the best industry resources.

Features at Fruit Focus 2019 include Innovation &Tech Theatre, Concept Pear Orchard, Raspberry WET Centre, Research Vineyard & Viticulture Programme.

NFU Fruit Forum, Strawberry WET Centre and Working Demonstrations will return to Fruit Focus 2019 following last year’s success.

Join growers, farmers, buyers, retailers and other industry professionals that are expected to arrive as visitors to the largest UK fruit exhibition of 2019.

To register, please visit https://www.eventdata.co.uk/Forms/Form.aspx?FormRef=Fru79Visitor or to find out more about the event, please visit http://www.fruitfocus.co.uk/welcome

 

Chablis Masterclass

31st May, 2019

Wine expert Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW will be travelling the UK this year to share the truly one of kind wines Chablis has to offer.

A bespoke masterclass will be taking place in Canterbury on Monday 17th June.

Participants will be guided through a top selection of Chablis from all four appellations of these prestigious wines: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru.

Michelle will offer an insightful guide to the unique wines of Chablis which are renowned worldwide for their unique quality and authenticity. Made from one single varietal, Chardonnay, and known for their purity, minerality and sophistication, Chablis wines are often imitated but never matched. They are one of a kind!

For the opportunity to attend the masterclass and discover more about Chablis wines, please register your interest below. Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

To receive the latest news on Chablis, go to the Chablis website and follow the Twitter account @purechablis and Instagram @vinsdechablis.

Beaujolais Wines Trade Tasting & Masterclass

28th May, 2019

Join Beaujolais Wines for a unique exploration of the region’s wines across the years and appellations at the 2019 Beaujolais Trade & Press Tasting, to be held on Monday 10th June (11AM – 6PM) at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Discover the versatility of the Gamay grape, which reaches its peak expression in the terroirs of Beaujolais, and explore the region’s whites and rosés at the 2019 Beaujolais Trade & Press Tasting.

Nestled between Burgundy to the North and The Rhône to the South, Beaujolais is home to 12 appellations. Go back in time and travel through the region with wines from all appellations and outstanding vintages, from 2015 to 2018.

Around 200 wines will be presented, many of which are already imported to the UK and others that are seeking representation.

Join the two masterclasses hosted by leading experts:

  • 1-2pm: Exploring the diversity of wine styles and winemaking techniques in Beaujolais, with Natasha Hughes MW
  • 3-4pm: Decoding the terroirs of Beaujolais, with Joe Wadsack

Wines of Rueda Masterclasses

28th May, 2019

A fresh, aromatic, young style of white wine from north-west Spain, Rueda’s Verdejo is fast becoming the nation’s favourite in Spain – and now in the UK as sales continue to grow with a 45% increase in 2017 alone.

The wines from the 600-700m high plains are grown in sandy soil that’s disease resistant and provide very healthy vines due to extreme temperatures in winter and summer. The indigenous Verdejo grape produces wines with freshness, great fruitiness and with a characteristic touch of bitterness.

Mâcon Masterclass 2019

28th May, 2019

L’Union des Producteurs de Vins Mâcon (UPVM) and the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) are inviting Edinburgh’s wine trade members to discover a different side to Mâcon wines at a unique masterclass on Monday 10 June 2019.

Find opportunities for your business and develop a competitive response to today’s consumer who wants good wines at value-for-money prices. You’ll be amazed by the sheer diversity of the range. Come and find out about these wines and spread the word using #BourgognePassItOn

Guided by Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW, learn how the wines are crafted, about the men and women who make them and meet 2 of them, Sébastien Lacharme, winegrower at La Roche-Vineuse and Isabelle Meunier, winegrower at Ozenay.

Register your interest to attend the event now, places are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis.

To receive the latest news on Mâcon wines, visit www.vins-macon.com and follow Vins Mâcon on Facebook. The Bourgogne Wine Board also invites you to visit www.bourgogne-wines.com and follow @BourgogneWines on twitter, @vinsdebourgogne on Instagram and join the conversation with #BourgognePassItOn.

Bourgogne wines: More than meets the eye

5th April, 2019

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) will this year be inviting the UK wine trade to a unique workshop, where they can discover a different side to Bourgogne wines. The masterclasses will take place in Bath on Monday 1 April 2019 and Newcastle upon Tyne on Tuesday 28 May 2019.

Learn to look at Bourgogne Wines with fresh eyes. Find new opportunities for your business, and develop a competitive response to today’s consumer who wants good wines at value-for-money prices. You’ll be amazed by the sheer diversity of our range. Come and find out about these wines and spread the word using #BourgognePassItOn

Guided by Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW, taste your way through several of our most terroir-expressive appellations; learn how our wines are crafted, and about the men and women who make them. All wines are specially chosen from the Bourgogne Wines Cave de Prestige.

Register your interest to attend the event now, places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

To receive the latest news on Bourgogne wines, visit to the Bourgogne website and follow the Twitter account @BourgogneWines and Instagram @vinsdebourgogne.

Exclusive Masterclass: Chablis on Tour

5th April, 2019

Wine expert Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW will be travelling the UK this year to share the truly one of kind wines Chablis has to offer.

Bespoke masterclasses will be taking place in London and Canterbury where participants will be guided through a top selection of Chablis from all four appellations of these prestigious wines; Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru.

Michelle will offer an insightful guide to the unique wines of Chablis which are renowned worldwide for their unique quality and authenticity. Made from one single varietal, Chardonnay, and known for their purity, minerality and sophistication, Chablis wines are often imitated but never matched. They are One of a Kind!

For the opportunity to attend the masterclass and discover more about Chablis wines register your interest in the event below. Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

To receive the latest news on Chablis, go to the Chablis website and follow the Twitter account @purechablis and Instagram @vinsdechablis.