Brintex announces dates for London Wine Fair 2016

01 July, 2015

The organisers of the London Wine Fair have confirmed dates for next year’s show. The event will run from Tuesday 3 May to Thursday 5 May at London’s Olympia.  The new dates will be the earliest in the show’s history, and have been selected to tie-in better with buying schedules for UK and international visitors.

Show director, Ross Carter, said: “our exhibitors and visitors have been saying to us that an earlier date would dovetail more effectively with their buying timeframes, in particular putting together summer wine lists for both the on and off-trade. Shortly after the 2015 show, Olympia approached us with the option of taking an earlier tenancy and – after consultation with the trade – we felt that this would be a very positive move for the show.”




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