WineGB Trade & Press tasting
Date: Wednesday 4th September
10:30am - 5pm
RHS Lindley Hall, London, SW1p 2QW
The Wines of Great Britain annual trade & press tasting is the key event for the English and Welsh wine industry, bringing together producers from across the country.
Features at the Trade Tasting include:
- Individual exhibitor stands, including some producers exhibiting for the first time
- Stands representing regional vineyard associations, featuring smaller commercial producers and regional tourism initiatives
- Free pour tables, with wines set out in style order
- Focus tasting table featuring the Trophy winners in the WineGB Awards 2019
- Industry briefing, updates on industry figures and projections
- Trade seminars: wine tourism and UK wines in the trade
This is as the key event for English and Welsh wines on the trade calendar
The trade tasting booklet 2019 is now available to DOWNLOAD
We would like to thank Radnor Hills water for supplying water to the event
During the Tasting there will be some interesting seminar/discussions, taking place in the North Annexe (to the side of the main hall).
Each session will last only approximately 30 minutes and provide some useful insight into different aspects of the UK wine industry.
SESSION 1 11:00
WineGB in 2019: An Industry Coming of Age
Chairman of WineGB, Simon Robinson together with WineGB Director David Parkinson present the results of the industry survey based on the 2018 growth and production figures. Following the industry’s first ‘Looking to the Future’ paper produced last year, these results show just how successful 2018 was for the industry, and how it is meeting our long-term growth projections.
SESSION 2 13:00
Unveiling of Harpers England Wine Stars 2019 and trade-focused panel discussion on opportunities for UK wines
Trade panel discussion chaired by Helen McGinn (Knackered Mother’s Wine Club), 2019 Chairperson of Harpers Wine Stars. Other panelists will include trade buyers who have also judged in Harpers Wine Stars.
The 2019 England Wine Stars will be unveiled during this seminar, which will also be accompanied by a tasting of some of main winners.
The Panel Discussion will be centred around the three key categories upon which the Wine Stars are Judged: Taste; Value; Design.
SESSION 3 14:00
Wine Tourism: Vineyard visits and making the most of Wine Tourism in the UK
Panel discussion around the burgeoning wine tourism industry in the UK. The panel will include three contributors each with a unique insight in to tourism and its growing significance in the UK today and in the future:
Diana Isac Founder of the popular online wine and food tourism platform Winerist
Harry Cragoe Owner of The Gallivant, a leading hotel based in Kent
Nick Wenman Owner of Albury Vineyard in Surrey and Chairman of WineGB South East, the UK’s biggest wine region. WineGB South East is launching a brand-new tourism booklet for the region: Wine Visitors Guide, London, Surrey, Sussex & Kent