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.

Exploring Beajoulais Wines Across the Years and Appellations

5th April, 2019

Discover the versatility of the Gamay grape, which reaches its peak expression in the terroirs of Beaujolais. Join Anne McHale MW for a masterclass on Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 3PM.

Nestled between Burgundy to the North and The 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, including 2015, 2016 and 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 and 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. This masterclass is a must for anyone willing to rediscover Beaujolais and interested in offering premium wines from France

The masterclass will be presented by Anne McHale MW who dedicated her Master of Wine dissertation to Beaujolais Wines: “Beaujolais in UK market: UK wine trade attitudes and future prospects”. Anne worked at Berry Bros. & Rudd for ten years before moving into consultancy and teaching WSET® courses as a Certified Educator. Sharing insider information, personal anecdotes and years of research, Anne will provide participants with a unique insight into the Beaujolais region. Don’t miss out!

 

London Wine Fair 2019

19th February, 2019

Bursting at the seams with outstanding content and exciting zones, London Wine Fair is the unmissable show for the whole drinks trade.

Why visit?

  • Taste and compare 14,000 wines from 32 countries
  • Learn more with an expanded programme of curated tastings
  • Enjoy tasting masterclasses and walk-ups
  • Get in the know on trade issues with our Industry Briefings
  • Network with the whole of the wine trade
  • Explore dedicated country and exhibitor type areas
  • Discover exciting zones from the Innovation Zone to Drinks Britannia

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

19th February, 2019

Be part of the biggest gathering of Bulk Wine, Bulk Spirits and Private Label professionals in the US.

No show offers buyers a greater opportunity to meet producers who offer private label wine, spirits, bulk wine, bulk spirits and contract manufacturing. IBWSS is the ONLY show in the US that will bring the world to you.  Over the course of two days leading figures from the global and US wine industry will share their advice, insights, and experiences on how bulk wine and spirits can help grow your private label and branded product business. The event will include a combination of conference sessions and workshop-style sessions.

Who Should Attend?

IBWSS buyers are other wineries and distilleries looking to meet up their demand, Importers, Retailers, and Distributors looking for private label programs, negotiants who are looking to meet the growers and producers. Get your visitor pass today and meet the leading bulk and private label suppliers from all over the world.

Show Times:

Conference Starts: 9 am

Expo Floor Opens: 11 am

Vinitaly 2019

13th February, 2019

Producers, importers, distributors, restaurateurs and journalists from all around the world travel to Verona to learn about market trends, discover innovations and create new business opportunities.

An important role in promoting contacts between sector professionals and producers is played by the numerous tastings scheduled over the four days of the Exhibition: guided and walk-around tastings, prestigious vertical tastings, seminars and informative events Img-newsletter2.jpg

DISCOVER THE NEXT EDITION OF VINITALY WITH THE BRAND NEW EXHIBITOR CATALOGUE
VINITALY DIRECTORY!

The new Exhibitor Catalogue has become a fully-functional, informative portal open 365 days a year to help you find precisely the wine you are looking for.

The catalogue facilitates searches for professionals attending the event: you can search by geographical area, type of wine and price range, as well as sales channel, export area and much more.

The new Vinitaly portal is the ideal meeting place for everyone buying and selling wine around the world.