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52 wines, 13 exciting producers and 6 regions
From the rogue to the refined, the old to the new, the cool climate to maritime, taste through the wine regions of NSW. Regional masterclasses on the Hunter Valley, the Orange region and ‘The Path Less Trodden’ – producers experimenting with new varieties & styles.
Producers already in market and others seeking distribution. Strictly trade and press.
For the first time, GCF will be showcasing the best bits from its entire portfolio in London, as well as launching its on-trade Signature Range of 22 top properties selected for wine making excellence.
Other highlights will include; new international award-winning properties in Chile, Spain, Germany and Hungary, the Calvet range – the UK’s best-selling pan-appellation French brand, Crémant from every French producing region, a range of zero % wines and spirits including the UK’s no 1 alcohol-free sparkling wine brand Nozeco, orange wines, plus GCF’s regional wine makers who will be shining a light on their respective regions of France and much, much more…
If you thought you knew GCF, think again, a lot has changed and it’s time to take a new look…
Strictly trade and press only.
Known as the birthplace of Australian wine, New South Wales Wine is bringing 17 exciting producers (five with UK distribution and the rest looking for importers) to Australia House in London on 21 September to host their first ever tasting for the UK trade and press as a stand-alone Australian wine region.
68 wines will be on show from seven New South Wales wine regions including well-known, long- established names such as the Hunter Valley (Australia’s oldest wine region), Orange and Mudgee, as well as new emerging fine wine regions like the Canberra district, the Central Ranges and Hilltops.
Throughout the day, as well as the tasting, there will be a series of four informative regional masterclasses led by experts in wines from New South Wales which visitors are invited to sign up to in advance as places are limited.
Orange – a chance to learn more about this region’s elegant cool climate wines
The New Wave – visitors can discover the latest exciting emerging regions of New South Wales
Hunter Valley Semillon and Chardonnay followed by Hunter Valley Shiraz – one of Australia’s best-known wine regions, where soil dates back 280 million years, famed for its long-lived Semillons and some of the oldest Shiraz vines on the planet!
To register and guarantee your place at the tasting and the masterclasses please visit: NSW UK Trade Tasting: ‘Birthplace of Australian Wine’
A tasting to celebrate the launch of the first Picpoul de Pinet icon wine and discover the secrets behind the ageing potential of this emblematic Languedoc variety.
Hosts Iain Munson MW, Head Winemaker for JeanJean and Cyril Payon, Director of Ormarine the leading producer of Picpoul de Pinet, would like you to come with them on a virtual trip to the Languedoc for a tasting to demonstrate the evolution of Ormarine’s Picpoul de Pinet wines. They will also share with you the secret of making this exciting new cuvee and what sets it apart from other Picpouls.
Hailed as one of the best and most atypical Burgundian estates in its heyday in the 70s & 80s, Edouard Delaunay had to be sold after falling on hard times in the 90s, but was bought back in 2017 by Edouard Delaunay’s Great Grandson, Laurent. Join Laurent Delaunay as he shares some of his new Edouard Delaunay wines.
An exclusive tasting of wines from Edouard Delaunay in Burgundy’s Hautes Côtes de Nuits, from old vintages to the latest trophy winners and Premiers Crus, hosted by owner and oeonologue, Laurent Delaunay. The tasting will be followed by lunch paired with some of the wines created by chef Ollie Dabbous at the Michelin starred Hide restaurant.
We believe wine is an art, and in 2018 a challenge was issued in Switzerland to – graphic designers, painters, photographers, students and amateur artists – to devise concepts for wine bottle labels. The winning 8 designs will be launched on the evening, with both artists and winemakers present. The goal for the artists was to represent the grape varieties of the Valais in artistic terms. The IVV Art Challenge blurs the lines between art and wine, something we feel there is great potential for in the future. It is no longer just about how wine tastes, but about how it makes you feel!
Private art exhibition and wine tasting followed by a DJ Set by Apexape – internationally recognised DJ and production duo from London, who are the Ambassadors for the Art Challenge