The Root of it All – Bancroft Wines Annual Tasting

8th February, 2019

Our annual Portfolio Tasting, called The Root of it All, will feature 37 Producer tables (including 11 new producers), from 11 different countries. A bigger and better free pour section, with a shortlist of spot on BTG choices and some Independents Essentials-

-Among the new producers we are proud to be featuring Franco Conterno (Piedmont), Edi Simčič (Slovenia), Schwarztrauber (Pfalz, Germany), Glaetzer (Barossa), Chateau de Berne (Provence), and Sedelscombe (Kent), and more…

-A Burgundy Table to highlight out exceptional Burgundy portfolio, featuring current vintage as well as a selection of 2017 En Primeur

-Free Pour table with a selection of ‘By the Glass Stars’ and ‘Independents’ Essentials’ for those short on time

-2 ‘Soil Sesseions’: informal conversations and tastings covering fascinating topics, featuring 3 winemakers with very diverse perspectives:

 

Soil Session 1 @ 11am is called ‘Living Soil: Style, Sustainability, and the Legacy for Future Generations’. We will be discussing how soils and soil management affect wine style, as well as the importance of biodiversity and planning for long-term sustainability. Featuring:

Danny Lucchesi of Delicato Family Vineyards, Northern California, USA

Quentin Paillard of Champagne Pierre Paillard, Champagne, France

Carl Schultz of Hartenberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

Soil Session 2 @ 3pm is all about ‘Making sense of sulphites’ and we will be examining issues related to terroir, style and quality, as well as discussing the market for low or non-sulphite wines. A key point will be a discussion of how the addition of sulphites affects vintage and vineyard expression, in addition to wine longevity. Featuring:

Francesca Coppola of Pizzolato, Veneto, Italy

Daniele Conterno of Franco Conterno, Piedmont, Italy

Aleks Simčič of Edi Simčič, Goriška Brda, Slovenia

The International Food and Drink Event 2019

5th February, 2019

The International Food & Drink Event (IFE) is a celebration of 1,350 innovative, global and cutting-edge food and drink manufacturers.

IFE inspires food and drink buyers to discover emerging trends by meeting thousands of future focused producers face-to-face at the UK’s leading and largest food and drink industry event.

Journey through the senses as you see, taste, smell and touch revolutionary products, plus broaden your network by meeting your peers, and witnessing thought-provoking content in a way that simply cannot be done over the phone, online or in print.

Taking place at ExCeL on 17-20 March in London, the home of food & drink innovation, and co-located with Pro2Pac, the UK’s only food & drink processing & packaging event, the joint festival is a must attend event for all future focused companies.

Please note, the event is trade only. Students and children are not allowed entry.

Roberson Wine – New Acts of the Year

1st February, 2019

NEW ACTS OF THE YEAR 2019  sponsored by Roberson Wine

Are you having a laugh? If not you should be.

Cliff Roberson of Roberson Wine is once again sponsoring the New Acts of the Year (NATYs) being held at Hackney Empire on Saturday 2 February 2019 at 8pm.

It’s always a brilliant event showcasing a dozen or so comic acts selected from 100 hopefuls in regional heats up and down the country.

At a ticket price of £15 it’s a great night out in a fantastic building.

Quote from The Stage “… most important show of the year for new comedy and variety talent.”

Online bookings via Hackney Empire or call the booking line 020 8985 2424
https://www.hackneyempire.co.uk/whats-on/new-act-of-the-year-2019/

Wines from Spain Annual Tasting 2019

28th January, 2019

The 30th Annual Wines from Spain Tasting 2019 will feature over 1,000 wines from around 300 wineries. Come and taste the latest releases and vintages from 59 leading importers and exporters of Spanish wine.

The tasting is open to members of the trade and press between 10am-1pm (morning session) and 2pm-5pm (afternoon session). Pre-registration is essential as places are limited.

Special features will include self-pour tastings, tasting trails for the on and off-trade and expert-led tutorials.

For full details, regular updates and our weekly blog. Please visit www.winesfromspainfair.london

Follow us and join the conversation@spanishwinefair #wfs2019

The 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.