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12:30pm to 5:00pm – THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL OF WINE 2019. TICKETS £25.50. BUY NOW
Over 300 superb quality wines from you to chose from, being poured by some of the country’s top retailers and the world’s best producers. The range of wines will emphasise quality and diversity, and we’ll also have some fun elements like a competition to win a bottle of Champagne. Many exhibitors will be offering exclusive discounts on the day, and remember – your 2018 festival admission ticket includes all of the above.

The 2019 Masterclass programme will be announced in due course. Festival ticket holders will have priority booking. Meanwhile, the 2018 programme below will give you a flavour of the quality of sessions to expect.

12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm – TUTORED MASTERCLASSES (2018)
12:30pm – Champagne PIPER-HEIDSIECK ‘Meet the Maison’, SOLD OUT
We are thrilled that PIPER-HEIDSIECK’s UK Abassador, the hugely knowledgeable and entertaining Simon Stockton will present this in-depth introduction covering the history and style of this Grand Marque house. With Simon we will taste through a range of wines covering the Brut NV, Essentiel Extra Brut, Vintage 2008, Rosé Sauvage, Cuvée Sublime Demi Sec and the fabulous ‘Rare’ 2002.  A serious fizz-lovers treat.

2:00pm – The Liquid Tuscan Tour, SOLD OUT
Arguments rage over whether the historic wines of Chianti Classico, or the new wave super-Tuscans of the coastal areas like Maremma and Bolgheri, are the greatest wines of Tuscany. This intriguing masterclass is road trip around Tuscany’s multitude of terroirs tutored by the Alessandro Gallo, Chief Wine Maker of Castello d’Albola in Chianti, and sister winery, Rocca di Montemassi in the Maremma area.

3:30pm – The Extraordinary Ports of Quinta do Noval, SOLD OUT
Of all the Douro’s great names, Quinta do Noval is the most iconic, due to the overall quality of their wines without doubt, but especially because of one wine: the legendary Naçional Vintage Port. A tiny, 1.7ha single vineyard of ancient ungrafted vines produces this wine in only very special years, with only around 200 cases produced in total. That’s part of the reason it sells for £500 per bottle and more.