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 […]

2018 wine festivals looking good

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wine tasting 2018

Well, it’s been a cracking start to the year, not just in terms of ticket sales, but with the superb array of exhibitors who have signed up so far. It’s wonderful to be welcoming back some of the 2017’s stars including The Wine Society, When in Rome, Ken Forrester Wines, Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck, Charles Heidsieck and […]

Festivals of Wine 2018 on sale

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2018 Festival of Wine

Glasgow  2 June 2018 London  13 October 2018 Edinburgh  3 November 2018 The UK’s best, best value and friendliest wine tasting events are back in 2018, and we’ve already signed up some brilliant exhibitors at all three festivals. We just couldn’t accommodate all the great exhibitors who wanted to join us last year, so I’m […]

Edinburgh Preview

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2017-edinburgh-highlights

With less than a week to go until the Edinburgh Festival of Wine, 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: The Quirky and Off-piste If you’re always on the search for new grape varieties, new […]

Video highlights: London 2017

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London Festival of Wine

What a glorious day it was in the capital, with temperatures in the 20s and 600 wine lovers packing into our beautiful central London venue to enjoy an amazing day of fabulous wines. With 400 wines being poured by our incredibly diverse range of exhibitors and three packed masterclasses, there really was something for everyone. […]

London catalogue now online

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London Festival of Wine Catalogue

Everyone will receive a full-colour, glossy souvenir catalogue when the enter the festival, with room to take notes and all the information on our exhibitors and their wines. But we have also just added a browseable online version for those wishing to do a bit of forward planning. Enjoy!