Mondial Wine Annual Trade and Press Portfolio Tasting 2020

27th January, 2020

Mondial Wine is glad to invite you to our exclusive annual wine tasting hosted at the prestigious The Lansdowne Club.

A unique opportunity to taste more than 500 wines from all the 20 regions of Italy and a selection of spirits, liqueurs and sake.

Venue: The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London W1J 5JD
Monday 24th February 2020 11am – 6pm
Dress code: business casual, no jeans, no trainers.
Nearest tube station: Green park

Wines of Portugal Annual Tasting 2020

21st January, 2020

Even if you think you know Portugal, this year’s Annual Tasting on Thursday 27th February offers you exciting insights into new styles of wine, up-and-coming young
producers, and lesser-known regions where quality is rising exponentially. Of course, you’ll still find your old favourites, and the regions you know well, but if you really want to delve into the new Portugal discover the wines on the four free-pour tables (Master of Blends, Organic Wines, Atlantic Influence, Whites to Excite) and take part in the masterclasses with Sarah Ahmed and Piotr Pietras MS.

Sarah is the primary international journalist specialising in Portugal and it’s such an opportunity for us and for our visitors that she is willing to share her knowledge at her masterclass Taking Portugal’s Pulse", says Sónia Vieira, Wines of Portugal Marketing Director.

We know that many of the world’s top sommeliers come to the UK to further their education and taste wines from every corner of the globe. Piotr Pietras MS won the
best young sommelier of the world in 2017, and he too came to London to gain knowledge and experience. In the process fell in love with Portuguese wines and how they continuously excite him. “I always thought most Portuguese wines were full-bodied and fruit-driven, but now I’m blown away with the lighter, refreshing, well-
balanced, versatile and totally delicious wines that pair so well with food”.

For the first time, the trade and press tasting will be followed by the Three Wine Men inviting consumers to Discover a World of Difference and meet the producers on the day. This new format is exciting and will bring new Portuguese wine lovers to the tasting at the end of the day.

The 2020 Programme for Portuguese Wines in the UK 2020 brings exciting changes in the UK for Wines of Portugal with a new dynamic new approach regarding the marketing plan for this market. “With the UK now being Portugal’s 3 rd most valuable market, it’s as important as ever that the UK programme helps producers, importers and their customers and this is what we will do in the market this year”, adds Sónia Vieira.

With a bursary programme to bring independent retailers to the Annual Tasting, a Sommelier event in June with three tastings taking place on the same day, a strong
social media presence specifically built for the UK market, and many more actions throughout the year, the brand Wines of Portugal wants to strengthen its position in this key market. It will start 2020 by gathering together Portuguese wine importers in London to present the programme and brainstorm with them.

Come and see for yourself how Portugal keeps on surprising the world of wine and how it is more exciting than ever Register here to join us on Thursday, 27 th February.

Details of Annual Tasting:

Timings of the event:
11am-5pm: Trade and press tasting
10.30am: Taking Portugal’s pulse by Sarah Ahmed (by registration only)
2pm: The refreshing modernity of Portuguese wines by Piotr Pietras MS (by registration only)
5.30-8.30pm: Consumer tasting with The Three Wine Men

To register for the masterclasses: WinesofPortugalUK@thewineagency.pt

Link to register to the tasting: https://mailchi.mp/aea34b2b3407/wines-of-portugal-anual-tasting-london-2020-registration-thedrinkbusiness

Berkmann Annual Portfolio Tasting 2020

20th January, 2020

The Berkmann Team would like to invite members from the trade to attend the London and Leeds 2020 Portfolio Tasting with some 400 wines from 20 countries.

There will be new wines from Greece, Georgia and Calabria and new producers from McLaren Vale, Burgundy and Turkey.

 

Berkmann Annual Portfolio Tasting 2020

20th January, 2020

The Berkmann Team would like to invite members from the trade to attend the London and Leeds 2020 Portfolio Tasting with some 400 wines from 20 countries.
There will be new wines from Greece, Georgia and Calabria and new producers from McLaren Vale, Burgundy and Turkey.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Millésime Bio 2020

29th November, 2019

Since its launch in 1993, Millésime Bio has firmly established itself as the world’s leading organic wine and other alcoholic beverages trade fair.

As the global demand for organic drinks intensifies, the fair’s organisers have unveiled a refreshed exhibition space and opened a fifth hall to allow more exhibitors to join in.

The 2020 fair promises to be the most vibrant and exciting yet, with over 1,300 exhibitors set to present their organic wines, beers, ciders, aperitifs and spirits over the course of the three days. A programme of masterclasses hosted by leading figures of the organic world will also take place daily and enable visitors to learn more about the sector’s latest trends.

KEY FACTS

  • MillésimeBio gathers producers from 20 countries each year, including 40% of France’s organic wine producers.
  • Over 6,200 trade visitors from 52 countries attended the fair in 2019
  • The Annual Challenge MillésimeBio, the largest international organic wine competition, will take place on 15 January 2020. 1,600 wines from 15 countries will be tasted by a panel of experts led by Jean-Luc Rabanel, Chef of the Two-Michelin starred restaurant l’Atelier in Arles and founder of the ‘Greenstronomie’ movement.

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting

29th November, 2019

Maisons Marques et Domaines will hold its annual tasting on 29th January 2020, showcasing over 150 wines from its portfolio.

The event will be held at Atmosphere Venues on the 28th floor of Millbank tower with stunning views of the London skyline.

Exploring the bond between red wines and terroir in Centre-Loire

7th October, 2019

Discover the red wines of the Centre-Loire, made with Pinot Noir and Gamay, which display their terroir’s purest expression. Join Patrick Schmitt MW and Rupert Millar for a dynamic exploration of these under-the-radar wines on Monday 11th November 2019 at 3PM.

Wine professionals looking for terroir expression, authenticity and outstanding wine quality should explore the vineyards of the Centre-Loire. The region includes eight appellations: alongside the iconic Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé are Menetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, Coteaux du Giennois, Châteaumeillant and Pouilly-sur-Loire.

All denominations have their own personality and terroir typicity, and with its chalk, clay, limestone, Kimmeridgian marl and flint soils, the region offers extensive diversity. However, not all appellations produce red wines. Accounting for 13% of the vineyard surface, red wines are terroir-specific, mostly single varietal Pinot Noir, and sometimes blended, while some are made with Gamay. High quality and offering incredibly good value for money, Centre-Loire reds are must-have on a (or restaurants’) restaurant’s by-the-glass wine lists.

The seminar will be co-hosted by Patrick Schmitt MW, editor-in-chief of the drinks business and leading UK wine personality, and Rupert Millar, fine wine editor of the drinks business. The seminar will be built on their extensive knowledge of French and Centre-Loire wines and anecdotes from trips to the region.

Join the conversation and follow Centre-Loire on Twitter: @VinsCentreLoire – #centreloirereds

 

Wines of Argentina – Edinburgh

30th September, 2019

We invite you to the Wines of Argentina UK winery tour, taking in both London and Edinburgh throughout October. in 2019?

Argentina is on tour, breaking new ground!

With over 400 years of winemaking history and a culture of family owned wineries, growers and artisans, Argentina continues to show incredible diversity in a spirit that strides both tradition and innovation. There has never been a better time to discover what Argentina has to offer.

We kick off in London, Tuesday 22 October and finish in Edinburgh, Thursday 24 October, with a group of over 30 wineries, showcasing both new and more established wines from every major region in Argentina.

There will be something for everyone, with masterclasses hosted by David Bonomi (Bodega Norton, Per Se) and Phil Crozier (Brand Ambassador, WofA), along with a number of wineries seeking representation. The tasting will also feature themed, self-pour tables that focus on unique Argentine trends.

Winery representatives will be on hand to guide you through the wines and provide an in-depth view of their portfolios.

Wines of Argentina – London

30th September, 2019

We invite you to the Wines of Argentina UK winery tour, taking in both London and Edinburgh throughout October. in 2019?

Argentina is on tour, breaking new ground!

With over 400 years of winemaking history and a culture of family owned wineries, growers and artisans, Argentina continues to show incredible diversity in a spirit that strides both tradition and innovation. There has never been a better time to discover what Argentina has to offer.

We kick off in London, Tuesday 22 October and finish in Edinburgh, Thursday 24 October, with a group of over 30 wineries, showcasing both new and more established wines from every major region in Argentina.

There will be something for everyone, with masterclasses hosted by David Bonomi (Bodega Norton, Per Se) and Phil Crozier (Brand Ambassador, WofA), along with a number of wineries seeking representation. The tasting will also feature themed, self-pour tables that focus on unique Argentine trends.

Winery representatives will be on hand to guide you through the wines and provide an in-depth view of their portfolios.

WSTA Brexit Preparedness Seminar

27th September, 2019

Understanding how to import and export alcohol post-Brexit
Friday 18 October 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Followed by a WSTA sponsored drinks reception until 6pm

About the Event
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is hosting a FREE seminar offering the most up to date information to help businesses understand how to import and export alcohol post-Brexit. You do not need to be a WSTA member to attend – non-members are encouraged!

Sign up for your FREE ticket here: http://bit.ly/DrinksBrexitSeminarOct19

Who should attend?
The event is recommended to all businesses importing or exporting alcohol to and from the EU
post-Brexit. We think it would be particularly valuable to SMEs but all companies are welcome.

Why attend?
We are offering a one-stop-shop to ensure drinks businesses can understand the complex
implications of the changes resulting from a No Deal EU Exit, with a focus on:

  • Moving from CHIEF to CDS
  • Import and Export processes (EMCS, CTC, tariffs, commodity codes, excise and non-excise goods)
  • Holding and Movements (excise vs customs warehousing, IPR, guarantees)

Agenda:
9.30 – Arrival (tea, coffee and pastries)
10.00 – Welcome and introduction
10.20 – Morning session: the operating environment
13.00 – Lunch
14.00 – Afternoon session: beyond stockpiling
16.30 – Networking session
17.00 – WSTA sponsored drinks reception
18.00 – End

Speakers will be announced in due course.
Please get in touch with any dietary requirements.