Wine & Spirits Show

8th January, 2019

After a sell-out first show in October 2018, attended by over 1500 people, we are thrilled to announce that The Wine & Spirits Show 2019 will be back at One Whitehall Place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th April!

Once again, the show will bring together the very best brands in the world of wine and spirits, offering free masterclass on exciting topics, including Champagne, and showcasing exceptional products from all over the globe.

What’s on? International and boutique wine producers, spirits brands from across the world, free masterclasses, a beer zone, a G&T bar, delicious food stands and more…

Exhibitors and Masterclasses to be announced soon.

Friday 12th April: 2pm to 9pm
Saturday 13th April: 1pm to 8pm

Climate Change Leadership – Solutions For The Wine Industry

8th January, 2019

Wine is one of the only branded agricultural activities that exists in the world. The industry strongly supports and sustains rural communities and landscapes. It is vulnerable to Climate Change.

Most conferences on the subject tell you the problem and don’t suggest practical steps of what to do. At the Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry Porto we aim to provide practical and proven solutions, both short and long term, to help the wine industry in mitigating the impacts of a changing climate, adapting and helping to solve our shared problems.

This summit will enable all elements of the wine industry to work in concert in developing a safe and sustainable future by reducing carbon emissions.
In working together to accomplish this in Porto, we seek to unite the industry by demonstrating our global leadership.

An outcome of the conference will be The Porto Protocol by which all conference participants will commit to promote the solutions provided amongst winery owners, scientists, business leasers, policy makers, winemakers, vineyard workers and farmers, students, importers and distributors.
Restraining our contributions towards and detailing our responses to climate change is the greatest challenge the wine industry faces.

Meeting these challenges are within our grasp; the CCLP conference and its Porto Protocol will be a tool to engage the entire wine industry.

Wine Paris

23rd November, 2018

For the first time ever, Paris becomes the global epicentre of the wine world by hosting WINE PARIS. This landmark event, born from the fusion of Vinisud and VinoVision Paris, marks a collective approach by our marketing boards to create the first major international event for the wine sector in 2019. Their single-minded ambition is to promote the uniqueness and

diversity of our wine regions and winegrowers; to welcome the wine regions of the world; to bring together the largest audience of producers and buyers; and to encourage business by choosing a strategic and inspiring location for all industry members gathered in the heart of the French capital.

From February 11 to 13, 2019, Paris’ pulse will beat to the rhythm of WINE PARIS, an unprecedented and powerful opportunity to move the wine world forward together!

Exploring Beaujolais Wines Across The Years & Appellations

16th October, 2018

Discover the versatility of the Gamay grape variety, which character is undeniably best expressed in the terroirs of Beaujolais.

Nestled between Burgundy to the North and Rhône to the South, Beaujolais is home to 12 appellations including Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages, and the 10 Crus. Go back in time and travel through the region with wines from several appellations and outstanding vintages, 2015, 2016, 2017.

These historical vintages delivered exceptional wines in Beaujolais. In 2017, volumes were smaller than usual but of fantastic quality: concentrated, structured, aromatic, with good balance and refreshing acidity. In 2016, a hot year in Beaujolais, wines were fruity, fresh, round, with supple and silky tannins. In 2015, they were generous, smooth, complex, rich yet perfectly balanced, with great ageing potential.

From the one grape Gamay is born a whole range of wines able to satisfy any consumer’s taste preference for all seasons and any occasion. The session is a must for anyone willing to rediscover Beaujolais beyond its clichés, and interested in offering premium wines from France, as friendly as they are accessible.

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

2nd October, 2018

We’re very excited to invite you to a new trade masterclass, our first outside London.

After years hosting events in the capital, we felt it was time to haul some crates north – so we’re bound for Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh… Hosted by Paz Levinson, the tour will at last bring Argentine wines to the trade outside the M25.

We’ll showcase around 16 wines from top wineries; different varieties and regions, highlighting contrasts, new products and new trends, together with old school traditions. It’s a chance to enhance perceptions of Argentina as a progressive and modern country, in terms of the wine trade, among you thought leaders (and drinkers).

A whole new generation of wine producers are reshaping Argentina’s national identity in winemaking. Through the study of terroirs, local producers are really breaking new ground, combining traditional practices with cutting-edge tech.

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

2nd October, 2018

We’re very excited to invite you to a new trade masterclass, our first outside London.

After years hosting events in the capital, we felt it was time to haul some crates north – so we’re bound for Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh… Hosted by Paz Levinson, the tour will at last bring Argentine wines to the trade outside the M25.

We’ll showcase around 16 wines from top wineries; different varieties and regions, highlighting contrasts, new products and new trends, together with old school traditions. It’s a chance to enhance perceptions of Argentina as a progressive and modern country, in terms of the wine trade, among you thought leaders (and drinkers).

A whole new generation of wine producers are reshaping Argentina’s national identity in winemaking. Through the study of terroirs, local producers are really breaking new ground, combining traditional practices with cutting-edge tech.

Argentina Breaking New Ground Masterclass Series

2nd October, 2018

We’re very excited to invite you to a new trade masterclass, our first outside London.

After years hosting events in the capital, we felt it was time to haul some crates north – so we’re bound for Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh… Hosted by Paz Levinson, the tour will at last bring Argentine wines to the trade outside the M25.

We’ll showcase around 16 wines from top wineries; different varieties and regions, highlighting contrasts, new products and new trends, together with old school traditions. It’s a chance to enhance perceptions of Argentina as a progressive and modern country, in terms of the wine trade, among you thought leaders (and drinkers).

A whole new generation of wine producers are reshaping Argentina’s national identity in winemaking. Through the study of terroirs, local producers are really breaking new ground, combining traditional practices with cutting-edge tech.

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 https://en.xing-events.com/unsigned_talent.html 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:  jo@bellevillemarketing.com or louise@phillips-hill.co.uk 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.