Just-drinks LIWSF 2006 Diary - 3 May
Coming up at this year's London International Wine & Spirit Fair…
Wines of Roussillon is to host an on-trade seminar on matching French wines with traditional English food. Mike North, formerly of The Goose in Oxford and one of the youngest Britons ever to receive a 1* Michelin star, will be joining forces with Vladimir Algin, export director of Roussillon wine producer Cave de l'Abbé Rous - on behalf of the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon (stand H30-70/130-60).
North and Algin will guide seminar participants through a tasting of six Roussillon wines matched with a selection of English delicacies.
The seminar takes place on the Tuesday (16 May) at 1400 at LIWSF's dedicated on-trade forum. To reserve a complimentary place at this seminar, please email Natalie Jeune at email@example.com or call on +44 (0) 20 7432 9432.
Buckingham Vintners (stand T42) will host the relaunch of San Pedro's 35° South at the fair. The company will also be showcasing the new look for San Pedro's premium brand, Castillo de Molina.
Buckingham Vintners will announce the launch of a range of new varietals for its Buckingham Estate franchise at this year's fair. A marketing and PR campaign is in place to support and develop the brand in 2006. The company will also be launching two umbrella brands from Italy and Australia at the fair, while the full range of Bodegas Murviedro Spanish wines will be on show.
Cellar Door by Constellation Wines (stand F40) will be relaunching Australian wine Tintara at the fair. Fiona Boundy, marketing manager, Cellar Door, and Tintara winemaker Paul Carpenter will be available to detail the recent blend and packaging changes that have been made to the portfolio.
Following last year's launch of the new Robert Mondavi Woodbridge wines - a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz - a new Rosé wine has been added to the range, which now also includes a Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. All wines, including the new Rosé, will be available at the stand.
Six winemakers from Cellar Door's estates in Australia, California and Chile will be on hand to talk about and taste their wines with visitors.
The following winemakers will be attending the show:
From Australia, Paul Carpenter, winemaker, Tintara; Simon Osicka, winemaker, Leasingham; Stuart Bourne, senior winemaker, Barossa Valley Estate.
From California, Jennifer Beloz, associate winemaker, Ravenswood; Mark De Vere MW, senior winemaker, Robert Mondavi Winery.
From Chile, Rafael Tirado, senior winemaker, Veramonte.
Don't forget, just-drinks will be at the fair with its own stand (G10) - so come along and say hello, check your emails and let us know what you think of the new-look site.
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