Coming up at this year's London International Wine & Spirits Fair…

Provence Wines (stand I30/2) has invited CIVP president Jean-Jacques Bréban along to the fair with director François Millo to showcase a portfolio of producers from across the three AOC's represented by the generic organisation - Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux Varois en Provence. Also presented will be  the new 2007 vintage, and a range of organic offerings from producers such as Domaine de la Sauveuse, Château Sainte Marguerite and Domaine de la Grande Pallière.

Whitley Neill Gin (D50) will be taking part in the Gin Seminar at Distil and Whitley Neill will be launching an international bartender competition - the "Whitley Neill Top of the Tree Challenge" - to raise money for Tree Aid - a UK based development charity which provides funding, training and support to local organisations in The Sahel.  Details of the competition, which will run over the summer months, can be found at the stand.

Champagne House Philipponnat (stand I13) will be launching its Cuvée 1522, 2000 vintage at this years' LIWF. It will be presented by Charles Philipponnat, the 16th generation of the family, who runs the House today. Also showing will be the NV Brut Reserve, the NV Brut Reserve Rosé, the 1999 Brut Reserve, the 1999 Grand Blanc and the 1999 vintage of its flagship Champagne, Clos des Goisses.