Wines from Spain is postponing its annual tasting.

The event, which was due to take place at Sky Garden on March 31, will be moved to a later date.

Fernando Muñoz, Director at Wines from Spain, explained: “We have been monitoring very closely the evolution of the Coronavirus outbreak here in the UK and in Spain.

“Whilst following government advice, we spent the last couple of weeks speaking with partners to assess the impact the outbreak would have on our event and what measures we could put in place in order to mitigate risks and deliver a safe, successful event for all.

“Over the past few days, the situation in Spain, the new restrictions on travel, and individual companies’ guidelines to staff, have led us to the conclusion that it would be impossible for us to do so.”

He continued: “While it is the current position of the UK government to allow public gatherings, we have made the decision to postpone the Wines from Spain Annual Tasting on March 31st.

“Our priority is to act responsibly and put the safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff first. We also want to deliver a successful event for all. We will be working with venues and all partners to find suitable, alternative dates for the event.”