Edinburgh Wine Festival Guide 2018

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Edinburgh wine festival guide

The Edinburgh Festival of Wine 2018 is almost upon us and you can see all the wines being poured by our exhibitors, but here’s my run-through just some of the things that have caught my eye (table numbers in brackets). The table layout should also help you plan for the day: The producers We welcome […]

London Festival Guide 2018

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London Festival of Wine 2018 Guide

With just two weeks to go until the London Festival 2018, and all of our exhibitors having declared what wines they will be pouring, a brief run-through of just some of the wines that have caught my eye (table numbers in brackets). The table layout should also help you plan for the day: The producers […]

Pop-up tasting game for London

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Wine Options Game

We’re delghted to announce a new ‘pop-up’ masterclass session in London for 2018. This informal 20-minute session takes place just downstairs from the main tasting hall and will run from 1:00pm – 1:20 approximately. Tickets cost just £2, and the session is limited to 40 people. Tickets on sale now. Master Sommelier from London’s Le […]

Thank you Glasgow

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Glasgow Festival of Wine

Another memorable event in Glasgow in early June saw 350 keen wine lovers sample wines from 26 key exhibitors, including wine estates who’d joined us from New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, as well as from France, Italy, Portugal, Croatia and Lebanon.  Once again Glasgow turned on the heat with temperatures in the mid-70s, so […]

Glasgow 2018 catalogue

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2018 Glasgow Festival of Wine Catalogue

Every customer will receive a full-colour printed catalogue, but here’s the online version for you to view or download. All of our exhibitors and the wines they will be pouring are listed, so you can plan your tasting in advance.

The Festival Café, Glasgow

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Billingtons food

We’re just delighted to have teamed up with multi award-winning delicatessen, Billington’s, to introduce our very own Festival Café at the Glasgow Festival of Wine on June 2nd. Scottish Food Awards ‘Neighbourhood deli of the year 2017’, Billington’s in Lenzie has also won the Scottish Regional title as Farm Shop & Deli of the year […]

Five tips to get the most from the day

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5 essential wine tasting tips

We’ve just put together a one-minute video, with our five essential tips for getting the most from the day at one of our festivals. There are literally hundreds of wines available for tasting, and a room full of fellow enthusiasts, so a few guidelines never goes amiss!

Wine Communicator of the Year

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Tom Cannavan Wine Communicator of the Year

We’re so pleased to announce that Festival of Wine founder Tom Cannavan has been awarded the biggest prize in global wine communication: Wine Communicator of the Year, awarded by the International Wine & Spirits Competition and Vinitaly. This is the 25th year of this award, the first winner being Jancis Robinson, followed by Hugh Johnson […]

Masterclass update, London & Edinburgh

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Edinburgh wine tasting

This year’s Glasgow Festival of Wine in June is now completely sold out, but there’s still time to book your tickets and secure one of the few remaining masterclasses places in London in October and Edinburgh in November.  With international winemakers and experts joining us to present the world’s best, rarest and most expensive wines, […]

Exhibitors & Masterclasses

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Wine masterclasses

We are thrilled to be able to publish our line-up of exhibitors confirmed at the three festivals so far: Glasgow Exhibitor List London Exhibitor List Edinburgh Exhibitor List As you will see we have a phenomenal line-up again this year spanning high street favourite retailers, the best regional and online merchants, some of the UK’s […]