30 June 2019
The Wines of Great Britain annual tasting this year is taking place on Wednesday 4 September, moving from its traditional springtime slot of previous years.
The move marks a shift of focus to trade activity in the busy last quarter of the year, with the emphasis on planning for Christmas and early 2020 listings.
Comments Julia Trustram Eve of WineGB: “There is already a lot going on in the first half of the year for us – for example the ever-growing activity around English Wine Week – and we recognize that we should be doing more in the latter part of the year, just ahead of the busiest operating period for the trade. We want to see whether this shift proves beneficial for our trade tasting and importantly the trade buyers and press.”
The tasting has grown significantly over the years and last year moved to RHS Lindley Hall to accommodate the growing number of participants and visitors. Lindley Hall will remain the venue in 2019. The tasting will be open 10.30am – 5.00pm.
Trade seminars, focus tastings and free pour central tables will also feature, reinforcing the tasting as the key event for English and Welsh wines on the trade calendar.
The WineGB tasting is open to bona fide trade and press only. Invitations will be sent out shortly or you can register to attend by visiting https://www.winegb.co.uk/trade/trade-tasting/
For more information please contact WineGB on [email protected]