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 thank goodness for the newly installed air-conditioning in our venue.
This was the third Glasgow Festival, and third complete sell-out event, with every ticket gone by mid-February – as were all tickets for our masterclasses from Champagne Deutz, Cool-climate Chardonnays of Howard Park and the wines of Provic of Croatia.
An innovation for this year was the introduction of the Festival Café, run in conjunction with Billington’s Deli and Coffee House. Damned fine coffee I must say!
What our attendees said:
Thoroughly enjoy it. A good atmosphere, excellent range of wines, friendly people on both sides of the tables and a great venue at a great price.
We have attended all 3 festivals so far and look forward to number 4 next year, please!
Fantastic opportunity to chat about wine to the individual suppliers/winemakers, and to try so many wines.
Excellent afternoon. I learned a lot from chatting with the exhibitors.
What our exhibitors said:
Great venue, interesting exhibitors, manageable size, central location, engaged audience.
Organisation was brilliant. Quality of the visitors was good.
Great venue and quality of visitors and exhibitors – organised and friendly.
It was a very enjoyable event to do: interesting and appreciative people, some trade too.