Just-drinks LIWSF 2006 Diary - 12 May
Coming up at this year's London International Wine & Spirit Fair...
The winners of the 2006 Top 100 Vins de Pays (stand I40/1) will be announced at this year's LIWSF. Among the awards will be a new category of best rosé of show this year.
The timetable for the awards is:
Tuesday (16 May)
1100: Top reds - Anthony Rose, wine writer, Independent
1500: Top Trophy Presentation - Tim Atkin MW, wine editor-at large, OLN
1600: Top Trophy winning wines - Tim Atkin MW
Wednesday (17 May)
1100: Top insight on winemaking - Sam Harrop MW,
wine industry consultant
1530: Top on-trade prospects - Peter McCombie MW, wine consultant
Thursday (18 May)
1100: Top Whites & Rosés - Charles Metcalfe, wine writer and co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge.
Chateau Cadet Stand (stand H60/2) will be offering exclusive tastings of its wines from AOC Côtes de Castillon. Among the wines available will be Château Cadet 2003, Château Cadet 2004 - awarded a gold medal by the Vignerons Indépendants de France and at the Concours in Macon - and Fleurets de Cadet 2002.
These wines are currently seeking representation in the UK.
Peter Lehmann Wines (stand C60) will be out in force this year, with winemakers from Peter Lehmann Wines, Glen Carlou and Hess Collection in attendance.
Available to taste, meanwhile will be a new Wildcard Grenache Rosé from Peter Lehmann, the newly packaged Botrytis Semillon (2005) and new vintages across much of the range including 2002 Eight Songs, 2000 Stonewell and 1998 Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz.
Terra Andina, meanwhile, will use the fair to launch a new range for the multiples called Caminos de Terra Andina as well as introduce new vintages to the established Terra Andina range.
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The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has revamped its website....
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