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With ideal climate conditions, the southern French region of Occitanie is considered as an El Dorado for organic viticulture, making it the first organic wine region in France.
Hence, with organic wines sales on the up, it’s natural to look at the ever-stronger offer from Languedoc-Roussillon, South West and Rhône vineyards.
DATE & TIME
Thursday 12th October
10.30 am-6.30 pm
- Maison Albert
- Les Domaines Auriol
- Domaine Manzone
- Clos des Vins d’Amour
- Château Rombeau
- Mas des Quernes
- Les Chemins de Bassac
- Maison des Terroirs Vivants
- Domaine Jean-Louis Vera
- Les Vignerons du Brulhois
Maison de la Région Occitanie
6 Cavendish Square London W1G 0PD
Sud de France is organising a Press Tasting showcasing wines from the recently extended region of Occitanie. This is a unique opportunity to taste an extensive range of wines across all price points, which reflect the diversity of this vast region. Expect traditional appellations such as Gaillac, Faugères or Cahors, trendy styles and grapes like Picpoul de Pinet, Malbecs and Cremant de Limoux, as well as unusual and innovative blends and styles which are so key to the success of this region.
100% distributed in the UK
Over 150 wines supplied by UK distributors including the supermarkets will be presented on a self-pour basis and will show off the endless diversity of styles, colours and price points.
All Occitanie under one roof
It is the only tasting where you can sample wines from the Languedoc, the Roussillon and the South
A clear and simple presentation
The wine will be laid out by price range and distribution channels.
Vina Santa Carolina – one of the oldest wineries in Chile and previous winner of The Wine Enthusiast’s New World Winery of the Year, will be hosting an exclusive vertical tasting of their icon wine Luis Pereira for top opinion leaders and writers on 5th September. The tasting will be co-hosted by Head Winemaker Andrés Caballero and Chilean Wines expert Peter Richards MW from 12-2pm followed by lunch at Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social.
After the devastating earthquake that hit Chile in 2010, old documents explaining the vinification techniques used by Santa Carolina in the 1950-60s were found scattered amidst the rubble of the winery’s collapsed buildings while a wine library of old bottles was discovered in a formerly hidden compartment of the underground cellar. These findings laid the foundation for a major rescue project to preserve this valuable heritage.
The event will focus on the two aspects of this exciting heritage project to celebrate 140 years of Santa Carolina’s wine making history:
- A vertical tasting of Santa Carolina’s historic icon wine, Luis Pereira, made from 70-year-old Cabernet vines, which will compare vintages from the 1950s and 60s with wines of the current era including the latest release which Andrés has crafted based on the recipe used in the mid-20th century.
- A presentation of the Bloque Herencia project to rescue the world’s sole unique DNA of pre-phylloxera old vine material that arrived in Chile between colonial times and the 19th century.
“From its early days down to the present, Santa Carolina has played a major role in Chile’s wine history. The heritage and tradition built up in nearly one and a half centuries are the foundation of our wines that convey our essence and origins. We’re proud to be presenting the first results of our Heritage project in the UK and we’re looking forward to receiving feedback from knowledgeable peers in one of the most mature wine markets.” – Santiago Larrain, Managing Director
Discover a range of multi-awarded, premium Champagnes now sold in 53 countries across the world, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Gremillet family who only created the brand in 1979. Based in the Côte des Bar, whilst also sourcing grapes from across Champagne to enhance their distinctive blends, Gremillet have become experts in Pinot Noir through working with a vine stock dominated by this variety.
Come and explore the Gremillet range with Champagne creator Jean-Christophe Gremillet who will share his expertise on Pinot Noir from the Aube and its impact on the Champagne blend, together with his thoughts on his Blanc de Noirs Champagne which was a triple gold medal winner in 2016. Award-winning Champagne writer Jane Parkinson will enlighten you on the latest facts and figures on Champagne and where Pinot Noir fits into this picture.
Champagne Gremillet is sold in premium restaurants and wine merchants across the UK and distributed by Boutinot and Christopher Piper Wines.
Champagne creator – Jean-Christophe Gremillet
Champagne specialist – Jane Parkinson
The tasting will be accompanied by some light bites.
Trade & press strictly by invitation only.
30 June in the Taste Zone @ Imbibe Live
Discover Bordeaux’s whites and explore their incredible diversity with food. Star wine presenter on Saturday Kitchen, Jane Parkinson teams up with one of Londons hottest street food chefs, Nicos Popupalot to present a mouth-watering masterclass matching Janes top Bordeaux Blanc picks with Nicoss freshly cooked street food.
Abbotts & Delaunay tastings by Laura Clay
Places are available on the day on a first come first served basis so get there early!
A selection of fine Italian wines from Sicily to Trentino all looking for UK representation or direct deals.
Tuesday 5th May 2015 at Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9LQ
Walk Around Tasting for Trade/Press/Educators: 10:00 am – 5.00 pm
Register Here: http://www.eviva.co.uk/Italy2015
For Exhibiting Producer List click here.
Italian Masterclass: ‘Piedmont & Tuscany – Past, Present and Future’ by Natasha Hughes MW 11am (To register for the Masterclass(es) email email@example.com)
Italian Masterclass: ‘Trentino Uncorked – Alpine Vines, Fragrant Wines’ by Peter McCombie MW 2pm (To register for the Masterclass(es) email firstname.lastname@example.org)
For directions to venue visit: http://www.chandoshouse.co.uk/how-to-find-us
Wednesday 29 October 2014 at The Terrace at Le Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH
10.00am – 4.30pm
To register: http://www.eviva.co.uk/Friuli2014
Friulian Pinot Grigio not just a one trick pony! a seminar by Peter McCombie MW 11am-12pm (To register please contact Eviva directly)
For the list of producers: click here
Friday 24 October & Saturday 25 October 2014 at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road Chelsea, London
24th:12.00pm – 3.00pm (trade)
3.00pm – 8.00pm (public)
25th: 12.00pm – 7.00pm (public)
To register: http://www.londonwinexperience.com/registration/
Monday 29 September 2014 at Hospitality House, East Finchley, London N2 8AB
Trade & Press only
12-1.30pm Tutored food & wine matching led by Jane Parkinson
To register please contact Eviva directly.