A round-up of upcoming trade events
WineGB Trade & Press Tasting
Battersea Arts Centre, London
This year’s tasting will highlight a variety of wines now made in the UK including still wines from the 2022 vintage, 2018 sparkling wines and Pet Nat wines. This event will also be the first held WineGB tasting held at this venue.
ABS 2023 Portfolio Tasting
The Stables, 25 Shelton Street, Covent Garden
The sixth annual ABS tasting will be held in a new venue with around 50 producers expected to be in attendance. 5 Cider Is Wine producers will also attend the event to discuss the category.
Rioja 100km of Diversity trade tasting
The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Manchester
The 100km of Diversity tasting will showcase both imported Rioja wines and those seeking representation in the UK. It will also host a seminar by Sarah Jane Evans MW.
Wines of Chile Annual Trade Tasting 2023
Lindley Hall, London
With around 250 wines available to taste, the annual trade event will feature two masterclasses by Alistair Cooper MW to provide an insight into the current Chilean wine scene.
Flint Wines USA Tasting 2023
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Rd, London
Showcasing Flint Wines’ USA porfolio, producers include Failla, Chanin, Cristom, Gramercy Cellars and Tyler Winery.
SITT Autumn – London
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, Clapham Junction
The annual Specialist Importers Trade Tasting, which is geared towards independent drinks retailers, will be held at a new venue in London. More exhibitors are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
SITT Autumn – Manchester
etc. venues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester
SITT London’s sister event, SITT Manchester, will host a range of up-and-coming producers from both classic and emerging regions. The exhibitor list will be announced soon.
Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés 2019-2022 Tasting
Church House, Westminster
The tasting will offer vistors the chance to try 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 vintages from the region, with 10 Château’s confirmed to attend.
London Cocktail Week
October 12 – 22
The 14th annual festival will see a series of events geared towards cocktail enthusiasts, as well as the return of its Curated Cocktail Tours across major London bars.
Dartington Georgian Wine Festival
October 13 – 15
Dartington Trust, Dartington
Celebrating the Georgian wine industry, the festival will include wine masterclasses led by Sarah Abbott and Justin Howard Sneyd. Visitors will also be able to sample Georgian food.
October 14 – 16
ILEC Conference Centre, Fulham, London
From Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 October, RumFest’s consumer show will welcome rum bars, brands, mixologists and master blenders, who will present a series of workshops, seminars, tastings, demonstrations and competitions over the two days. The RumFest Trade Show & Conference, in partnership with DR’s sister title Class magazine, takes place on Monday 16 October and will see new and boutique rum brands showcasing their products to industry professionals, buyers and decision makers from influential retailers.
Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Tasting
One Great George Street, London
Visitors will have the opportunity to taste the latests vintage release from a selection of member Château from across the Médoc appellations plus the 3 tier levels: Cru Bourgeois, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur and Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel. More details about the tasting are due to be shared in the coming months.
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