About the Festivals of Wine


Tom Cannavan Wine Festival

In 2002 wine expert Tom Cannavan created a popular annual wine festival in his native city of Glasgow, with superb wines on tasting and amazing masterclasses featuring the world’s most interesting wines. Since then, he has taken the Festivals to London and Edinburgh too, with phenomenal success: all events sell out months in advance.

Each Festival is a celebration of wine with a real sense of community. Tickets include unlimited tastings from hundreds of high quality wines being poured by top winemakers, retailers and importers. There’s also a full programme of masterclasses at each event.

What to expect

The Festivals are serious about wine, but never, ever stuffy. You’ll discover great new wines, learn the stories behind them, and hone your own palate through this amazing opportunity to compare and contrast so many quality wines. Our policy is to also keep our masterclass ticket prices very affordable: we want as many people as possible to enjoy these unmissable sessions – not only to taste some of the world’s greatest wines, but to learn from our expert tutors.

All Festivals take place in stunning city centre venues, and are open from 12:30pm until 5:00pm – with re-entry via the Festival wristband. Above all, you’ll have fun!

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Visit the dedicated GLASGOW, EDINBURGH and LONDON pages for full details and the programme.
Tickets & more information

Tickets for all three Festivals are on sale now priced at £28 each with no booking fee, and including all tasting samples. Please note: all festivals sold out months in advance last year. If not yet ready to buy tickets, why not sign up for our newsletter for first news of the full programme and ticket releases.

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What previous visitors say about our events:

“Still can’t stop smiling . Thanks to everyone – that was just a sublime event.” One of our attendees

“A brilliant event. It was wonderful – what a lovely venue, and the crowd was really great.” One of our exhibitors

“It’s been a blast! Thanks for putting the wine festival together.” One of our attendees

“What an amazing show over the weekend. It’s the best event of its type I’ve ever attended.” One of our exhibitors


The Festivals takes place in architecturally stunning, top quality venues in each city. Each is also centrally located with great transport links and is surrounded by shopping, hotels and restaurants.

Glasgow venueGlasgow
The Trades Hall
85 Glassford St
G1 1UH

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The BalmoralEdinburgh
The Balmoral Hotel
1 Princes St

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London VenueLondon
One Great George St
1 Great George St

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Visit the dedicated GLASGOW, EDINBURGH and LONDON pages for full details and the programme.

More about Tom Cannavan

Wine Communicator of the Year Tom CannavanTom has published wine-pages.com since 1995 – one of the world’s first wine web sites, and one of its most popular with over 300,000 visitors per month. Tom’s expertise is widely acknowledged, as is his passion and enthusiasm. He has written or contributed to 10 wine books and for titles including The Financial Times and Decanter magazine, and he has judged wine competitions on five continents. Tom is also a well-known public speaker and broadcaster. Among his many awards are Louis Roederer Wine Writer of the Year, the Portuguese wine industry’s Wine Journalist of the Year, and his most recent award, the ‘oscar’ of wine writing: International Wine Communicator of the Year.