In 2002 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. In 2017 he took the festivals to London and Edinburgh too, with phenomenal success: all events sold 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 wine retailers, importers and winemakers. There’s also a full programme of masterclasses at each event.
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 three Festivals take place in stunning city centre venues, and are open from noon until 5pm – with re-entry via the Festival wristband. There’s even the chance to win a bottle of Champagne. Above all, you’ll have fun!
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“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.
The Trades Hall
84 Glassford St
The Balmoral Hotel
1 Princes St
One Great George St
1 Great George St
Tom has published wine-pages.com since 1995 – one of the world’s first dedicated wine web sites, and now one of its most popular too with over 400,000 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 four continents. Among his awards are Louis Roederer Wine Writer of the Year and the Portuguese wine industry’s Wine Journalist of the Year. Tom is also well known as a public speaker and broadcaster – watch this video taster of Tom on TV.