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About the Festival | List of Exhibitors (2019)

12:30pm to 5:00pm – THE GLASGOW FESTIVAL OF WINE 2020. TICKETS £26. BUY NOW
Summer in the city will see our exhibitors pouring samples of over 200 superb, quality wines from you to chose from. Some of the country’s top retailers and the world’s best producers will be there, and the range of wines will emphasise quality and diversity. Many exhibitors will be offering exclusive discounts on the day, and remember – your Festival admission ticket includes all tasting samples. Optional Masterclass tickets will be sold separately.

The 2020 Masterclasses will be announced, but meanwhile here’s a flavour of what we enjoyed in 2019

12:45pm, 2:15pm and 3:45pm – TUTORED MASTERCLASSES (2019).
Devaux masterclass12:45pm to 1:30pm – Champagne Devaux with Michel Parisot. Tickets £20
Winemaker Michel Parisot joins us to explore this magical terroir, the ‘hidden gem’ that is the Côte des Bar, renowned for the quality of its Pinot Noir. You will taste not only the ‘D’ series, aged for a minimum of five years on the lees, but the fabulous 2008 vintage and as a-special treat, the ‘Collector 2005’ vintage from Magnum.
Ken Forrester masterclass2:15pm to 3:00pm – Two decades of Chenin Blanc, with Ken Forrester. Tickets £15
Though Chenin originated in the Loire Valley, today almost two-thirds of the world’s Chenin is in South Africa. Ken Forrester is the most respected auhority on the grape in South Africa. Always entertaining, masterclass attendees in Edinburgh two years ago loved his entertaining style, so we are delighted to welcome him in Glasgow.
Chateau Ksara masterclass3:45pm to 4:30pm – Lebanon’s Chateau Ksara, with Michael Karam. Tickets £15
Michael is the renowned expert who has, literally, written the book on wines of Lebanon. He will present a guided tasting of Lebanon’s oldest estate, Chateau Ksara, founded in 1857 with its high altitude vineyards in the Bekaa Valley. Sub-titled ‘Tradition and Modernity’, learn about this beautiful country and its superb wines.