Programme

Glasgow programme
Our Glasgow Festival 2017 in June completely sold out within one month of going on sale. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about 2018’s date going on sale. In the meantime, the 2017 programme, list of exhibitors and other information below will give you a flavour of what to expect in 2018.

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12:00pm to 5:00pm – THE GLASGOW FESTIVAL OF WINE. TICKETS £25
Over 250 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 blind tasting competition. Many exhibitors will be offering exclusive discounts on the day, and remember – your 2017 festival admission ticket includes all of the above.

12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm – TUTORED MASTERCLASSES. ALL TICKETS £9.50.
12:30pm – Exploring the Crus of Beaujolais with Henry Fessy.
In the last decade Beaujolais has become something of a wine lovers’ inside secret. Forget about ‘Beaujolais Nouveau’, this is the finest expressions of the Gamay grape from the 10 highest quality areas known as the Beaujolais Crus. These serious wines have more in common with their neighbours in Burgundy. Read more

2:00pm – Cool climate wines from Iona Estate, South Africa.
Sub-titled “The relevance of non interventionist winemaking,” Iona’s winemaker joins us from one of the Cape’s top estates, situated on a misty mountain-top overlooking the ocean. We’ll journey through their award-winning white wines to discover together the importance of cool climate and a ‘hands-off’ approach to winemaking. Read more

3:30pm – An exploration of Pinot Noir with Riverby Vineyards, New Zealand.
New Zealand is widely regarded as one of the world’s few true Pinot Noir hot spots, the grape variety finding wonderful expression in Marlborough, from where winemaker Kevin Courtney joins us to present nine vintages of his outstanding Pinot Noir and Reserve Pinot Noir wines, a ‘vertical’ tasting stretching back for a decade. Read more