The wellbeing of our customers is our highest priority. At this stage the Glasgow Festival of Wine is going ahead, but we continue to monitor the situation closely. The Government’s latest restrictions announced on 23rd March are for an initial period of three weeks, but of course this may be extended. We will assess the situation again in three weeks and make a decision on the event. With 275 admission tickets sold we have closed the event to new bookings, reducing numbers by 75. Our venue has also increased hygeine measures and installed hand-sanitising stations.
Thank you for your understanding. We will update this page in light of any further developments.
Glasgow’s very own Wine Festival is brought to you by Tom Cannavan, award-winning wine writer, broadcaster, and proud citizen of the city. Tom’s pioneering wine-pages.com is one of the world’s most popular wine sites, though you may know him best from his long-running slot on STV’s ‘The Hour’, or his broadcasts on BBC Radio Scotland.
The 2019 Festival sold-out completely, with every ticket gone months before the doors opened. The feedback from our exhibitors on the quality of the Glasgow audience was amazing – and the feedback from the audience on the quality of our exhibitors was equally enthusiastic!
We have plenty of new names joining us and loads of new wines to taste in 2020, and another stunning line-up of affordable masterclasses. The 2019 List of Exhibitors will give you an idea of what you can expect, and 2019 programme will let you see the quality of masterclasses we offered, with 2020’s line-up to be announced early in the year.
The Festival is a day-long celebration of wine. Your ticket includes unlimited tasting samples from over 200 high quality wines being poured by winemakers and some of the UK’s top wine retailers and importers, and there’s a our Festival Café, open throughout the show. The Festival is open from 12:30pm until 5pm, with re-entry via the Festival wristband.
We love great wine, and we want to share the love with you. You’ll discover superb new wines as you hone your own palate, whilst our exhibitors will pour and discuss their wines with you – with Tom on hand all day to share his knowledge too. The historic and beautiful Trades Hall in the city centre is the perfect venue to add to the sense of occasion!
- 200+ high quality wines available to sample included in ticket price
- Superb value masterclasses featuring the world’s greatest wines
- Discounts on wines to purchase or order on the day
- No booking fees on tickets
- The Festival Café, open throughout the show
- Summer in the city: enjoy the land of the (almost) midnight sun
Priced at £28 with no booking fee, tickets include all tasting samples and are on sale now. Each session in the optional masterclass programme is individually priced. See Glasgow Programme 2019 for an idea of what to expect.
Want to exhibit? Request our information pack.
“Still can’t stop smiling . Thanks to everyone – that was just a sublime event.” One of our attendees
“A brilliant event. It was wonderful – what a lovely venue, and the crowd was really great.” One of our exhibitors
“Bye bye Glasgie. It’s been a blast! Thanks for putting the wine festival together.” One of our attendees
“What an amazing show over the weekend. It’s the best event of its type I’ve ever attended.” One of our exhibitors
The Festival takes place in the magnificent, historic setting of the Glasgow Trades Hall, surrounded by shopping, hotels and restaurants. See our Glasgow Guide for visitors.
The Trades Hall
85 Glassford Street
Tom’s expertise is widely acknowledged, as is his passion and enthusiasm. Tom has written or contributed to 10 wine books and for titles including The Financial Times and Decanter magazine, and he has judged wine competitions on four continents. Currently holding the title of International Wine Communicator of the Year, among his other awards are Louis Roederer Wine Writer of the Year and the Portuguese wine industry’s Wine Journalist of the Year. Tom is also well known as a public speaker and broadcaster – watch this video taster of Tom on TV.