London Programme

London programme (2018)

About the Festival | List of Exhibitors (2018)

12:30pm to 5:00pm – THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF WINE 2019. TICKETS £25.50. BUY NOW
Over 400 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.

The 2019 Masterclass programme will be announced in due course. Festival ticket holders will have priority booking. Meanwhile, the 2018 programme below will give you a flavour of the quality of sessions to expect.

12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm – TUTORED MASTERCLASSES (2018)
12:30pm – Champagne Deutz – the Pinot Noir Heritage.
Founded in the village of Aÿ in 1838, Deutz is one of the most illustrious Grand Marques, a significant proportion of their production comes from their own vineyards and the top crus of Champagne. The house style is all about finesse and precision, with wines of beautiful purity. We are particularly thrilled that Jean Marc Lalliere Deutz will join us to present the wines, and what a mouth-watering line-up it is. Read more

13:30pm – NEW! Pop-up wine tasting game – Wine Options.
Wine Options is a fun and light-hearted blind tasting game that anyone can join in, whatever their level of wine knowledge or experience. Master Sommelier, Matthieu Longuère, of London’s Le Cordon Bleu wine school, will host a fun session where everyone will be poured the same unidentified wine, and offered a series of two options as to what’s in the glass. Simply take a guess at each stage, and the last person standing wins the prize. Read more
2:00pm – Bodegas Roda of Rioja, Vertical Tasting of Roda I.
One of the superstars of modern-day Rioja, Roda celebrated their 30th anniversary last year with a series of spectacular tastings for the world’s top wine critics comparing pairs of vintages of their flagship wine, Roda I. We are thrilled that Roda has agreed to recreate the tasting for us. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste along with Victor Charcán of bodegas Roda, and understand the importance of vintage variation. Read more
3:30pm – Cheese and Wine Matching, Dos, Don’ts and Maybes.
For this tasting and nibbling session Tom Cannavan will select a diverse selection of wines from the superb portfolio of Rude Wines. Tom will also choose four different cheeses, and lead a tasting of each cheese, paired with two contrasting wines, including white, red, sparkling and sweet. In the session we will explore the ‘rules’ of cheese and wine matching – and how it can sometimes be worth breaking them. Read more