The Wines of Great Britain annual tasting is moving to September in a move that marks a shift of focus to the busy last quarter of the year.

The event, which will place an emphasis on planning for Christmas and early 2020 listings, will be held on September 4 this year, in the RHS Lindley Hall, London, from 10.30am to 5pm.

There will also be trade seminars, focus tastings and free pour central tastings to reinforce the tasting as “the key event” for English and Welsh wines on the trade calendar.

Julia Trustram Eve of WineGB said: “There is already a lot going on in the first half of the year for us – for example for ever-growing activity around English Wine Week – and we recognise that we should be doing more in the latter part of the year, just ahead of the busiest operating period for the trade. We want to see whether this shift proves beneficial for our trade tasting and importantly the trade buyers and press.”

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