London Wine Fair invests in top masterclasses


The London Wine Fair will introduce its most varied selection of masterclasses and seminars in its 35 year history at the 2015 exhibition, due to kick off in just two weeks time.

The sessions will be targeted towards all sectors of the wine industry, with more than 100 presentations including those from the International Wine & Spirits Record; Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; Cape Vintner Classification; The Wine & Spirit Education Trust; and Wine Intelligence.

Especially relevant for owners and managers of boutique hotels will be a session chaired by Tim Atkin on successful consumer engagement, held on Monday 18th May.

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The more informal Speakers’ Corner will also be beneficial as it hosts an exciting set of sessions.

These include; Srdja Mastilovic of Neal’s Yard Dairy, explaining the revolution in New British Cheese; Ben Ireson and Jameel Lalani from single-batch tea specialists, Lalani Tea will explore “Tea, Terroir and Seasonality” and explain how parallels can be drawn between the two worlds of tea and wine, and how to get ahead of the curve in this promising market.

Another highlights will see Joe Wadsack (wine judge, winemaker and broadcaster who currently co-presents BBC Food & Drink), will host a daily “Joe’s Nose” session, in which he will select his top Grüner Veltliners and Syrahs – as part of the 2015 celebration of these two varieties – each day and present them between 14.30 and 15.00.

The London Wine Fair 2015 takes place between Monday 18th May and Wednesday 20th May at Kensington Olympia in London.