About the Glasgow Wine Festival

Glasgow 2 June 2018

Glasgow Programme | List of Exhibitors

Please note: the 2018 Glasgow Festival is now completely sold out. Why not consider joining us in Edinburgh in November, or sign-up for our waiting list to receive first news of any ticket releases and 2019’s events.

Tom Cannavan Wine FestivalGlasgow’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.

The 2016 and 2017 Festivals completely sold-out, 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’ve plenty of new names and new wines in 2018, and another stunning line-up of very affordable masterclasses.

The Festival is a day-long celebration of wine. Your entry ticket includes unlimited tasting samples from 250 high quality wines being poured by winemakers and some of the UK’s top wine retailers and importers, and there’s a fun competition to win a bottle of Champagne. The Festival is open from noon until 5pm, with re-entry via the Festival wristband.

Why attend?

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!

  • 250 very high quality wines available to sample
  • Newly air-conditioned venue with extra space!
  • Superb value masterclasses featuring the world’s greatest wines
  • Discounts on wines to purchase or order on the day
  • Summer in the city: enjoy the land of the (almost) midnight sun
  • No booking fees on tickets
  • A chance to win a bottle of Champagne!
Tickets & more information

The Glasgow Festival is now completely sold out. Please join our mailing list for news of 2019’s date.

Take a look at the festival programme.

Want to exhibit? Request our information pack.

What previous visitors say about our events:

“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


Glasgow Festival of Wine venueThe 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
G1 1UH

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More about Tom Cannavan

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. Among his 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.