Coming up at this years LIWF

Coming up at this year's LIWF

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

Nomacorc will participate in the O2inWines association’s Oxygen and Wine Quality panel discussion at the LIWF, on the Tuesday (18 May), from 1600 to 1730 at the South Hall.

Dr. Stéphane Vidal, global director of enology for Nomacorc, will join other industry professionals to discuss oxygen management as a strategic practice in vinification and bottling procedures to better maintain wine quality.

The discussion will also highlight the latest industry tools and technical solutions for fighting against wine defaults caused by oxygen and include recent studies and results from universities and research centres.

Nomacorc will broadcast the discussion live on and A total of 200 seats will be available – contact Katie Myers at for further details.
Representatives from Nomacorc will also be demonstrating the 'NomaSense' equipment during the fair at the Erben Ltd. stand (M71).

Chilean wine producer Carolina Wine Brands (Wines of Chile section P55 Stands 7 & 8) will present its Santa Carolina and Vina Casablanca wines at the trade show.

Highlights include the launch of new ranges of entry-level single varietal wines, new vintages for all the company's wines, as well as a new specialities range from Santa Carolina including Limarí Chardonnay, San Antonio Sauvignon Blanc and Cauquenes Carignan.

On the Wednesday, from 1400 to 1530, Wines from Navarra will host 'Rose Revolution: The secrets of success'. The seminar follows on from last year's 'The Future of Rose in the UK' discussion last year. The seminar will look at how the whole Rosé category has performed in the UK in the last five years, and will consider what has driven consumers to drink more rose and what the trends are going forward.

Guest speakers include:
James Griswood, Wine Buyer at Tesco
Liz Ashdown, Marketing Manager, Blossom Hill
Ana Laguna, Vinos de Navarra
Stewart Blunt, Market Analyst, Nielsen

Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. To book your place, contact

Russian wine will be exhibiting at the LIWF for the first time this year: Abrau-Durso, one of the oldest wineries from Russia and the former Soviet Union, will showcase its portfolio of sparkling wines at stand Q10.

Abrau-Durso will show 'Imperial Cuvee L’?rt Nouveau Brut' Cuvée 2007, 'Imperial Collection Vintage Brut' Cuvée 2001, Abrau-Durso Premium Gold 2006, Abrau-Durso Premium Rosé 2008, Abrau-Durso Premium Demi-sec 2006, Abrau-Durso Premium Rouge Semi-sweet 2007 and a selection of young Charmat sparkling wines.

On the Wednesday afternoon, a class on Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine will be held between 1345 and 1445.

Alison Sokol Blosser, co-president of Sokol Blosser Winery and Eric McLaughlin, national sales director at Willamette Valley Vineyards, will present wines and wineries that have achieved Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine (OCSW) certification.

Eighteen Oregon wineries have achieved OCSW certification to date, with wineries relevant to the UK market including Amity Vineyards, Bethel Heights Vineyard, Sokol Blosser Winery and Willamette Valley Vineyards.

For further information or to reserve a space, contact Kate Sweet at

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