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About the Festival | List of Exhibitors (2019)

12:30pm to 5:00pm – THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF WINE 2019. TICKETS £28. BUY NOW
Hundreds of 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 festival admission ticket includes all of the above. Masterclass tickets sold separately.

The 2020 Masterclasses will be announced, but meanwhile here’s a flavour of what we enjoyed in 2019

12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:15pm and 3:45pm – TUTORED MASTERCLASSES
12:45pm to 1:30pm – The World of Champagne Gosset. Tickets £20
The story of Gosset, Champagne’s oldest house, began over four centuries ago in the village of Aÿ. Today the wines of Gosset are renowned, made without malolactic fermentation so fruitiness and freshness are to the fore. Gosset’s wines spend a minimum of four years on the lees, with fruit sourced only from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards, and this masterclass will include a vertical tasting of Gosset Vintage.
Wine Options game1:45pm to 2:05pm – The Wine Options Game with Le Cordon Bleu. Tickets £2.50
A light-hearted and casual 20-minute quiz that’s as educational as it is fun. Master Sommelier Matthieu Longuere will pour everyone the same wine and ask a series of either/or questions about it. Those who choose the right answer stay in the game until we find our winner. At the end Matthieu will talk us through the clues we should have spotted, though luck can be almost as important as skill!  Tickets just £2.50.
2:15pm to 3:00pm – California’s Great Wines, Old and New. Tickets £15
Think you know California? Wine Treasury imports some of the State’s greatest names, from established estates of Sonoma and Napa, to cutting-edge producers exploring new grapes and new regions like the high altitude El Dorada, or the cool coastal Monterey. Concentrating on some of the state’s best and most exciting producers of fresh, vibrant wines, we’ll demolish preconceptions of Californian wine!
3:45pm to 4:30pm – Lebanon’s Chateau Ksara, with Michael Karam. Tickets £15
Michael is the renowned expert who has, literally, written the book on wines of Lebanon. He will present a guided tasting of Lebanon’s oldest estate, Chateau Ksara. Founded in 1857, Ksara farms high altitude vineyards in the Bekaa Valley, rising to over 1,000 metres, with no use of pesticides or herbicides. Sub-titled ‘Tradition and Modernity’, learn about this beautiful country and its superb wines.