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…
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Calvet, the UK’s favourite French wine brand is opening the Calvet Kitchen for food and wine lovers everywhere to learn about the wine regions of France and the richness of French gastronomic heritage.
Please join us for the Calvet Kitchen Experience!
Hosted by Pierre-Jean Sauvion, a specialist regional Calvet winemaker.
- Learn about Calvet – the UK’s favourite French wine.
- Taste 6 Calvet wines from France’s main wine producing regions.
- Enjoy cooking demos by top French chefs matching their cuisine to Calvet wines.
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
Have you ever tasted wine wondering why you can’t get the lychee, rose hips, minerality or cat’s pee?! Well, in that case, winefulness could be for you!
The event will combine a tasting of vegan wines from Vintage Roots and artisanal vegan cheeses from I AM NUT OK with a series of fun mindfulness practices. We will guide you out of your over-thinking head, into your own unique sensory experience.
Hosted by mindfulness trainer, Andy Hix from Wellbeing Capital Partners and Emma Roberts, Director of Eviva Communications, this fun and informative Winefulness event will help you learn to:
- Taste wine like the professionals and become more wine confident!
- Apply the principles of mindfulness to your daily life and really savour what you eat and drink
- Be in control of your wine consumption rather than it controlling you!
The event is open to all, no matter what your previous mindfulness or wine tasting experience.
You will never drink wine the same way again!