Just-drinks LIWSF 2007 – Diary – 3 May

By | 3 May 2007

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

The Washington Wine Commission (stand F50) is returning to this year's LIWSF after an absence of what it has called "several" years. The wine body is teaming up with the Oregon Wine Board at an an 80m² stand in the hall.

Wineries confirmed to attend are, for Washington: Powers, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Gordon Brothers Cellars, L'Ecole No 41, Hedges Family Estate, Matthews Cellars, Precept International Brands, Zefina, Woodward Canyon, Desert Wind, Duck Pond Cellars, Badger Mountain.

For Oregon: A to Z Wineworks, Amity Vineyards, Atticus Wine, Elk Cove Vineyards, Erath, Firesteed Cellars, King Estate, Lachini Vineyards, Sokol Blosser Winery, Torii Mor, WillaKenzie Estate and Willamette Valley Vineyards.

OVS (stand Q30) will be available to discuss its plans for the launch of the Chamarré 'Grande Reserve' range in the UK later this year. The new line will comprise blends of single grape varieties from different regions across France, and will include Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Viognier.

Visitors to stand Q30 (Thierry's) will have an opportunity to meet with members of the OVS team and to find out about the plans for Chamarré this year.

At Fast-Track to France (stand H70/2), a selection of some of the best French AOC wines will be available for tasting. This initiative undertaken by Sopexa, acting on behalf of France's Ministry of Agriculture, has been created in an attempt to help visitors navigate their way through the extensive French offering.

The shortlist of 25 wines was selected by a panel of judges in March, and will be on offer at the stand throughout the fair.

As well as being present on the floor at the fair, The Moldova Wine Guild (stand A45) will be running a seminar looking at 'Making, Marketing and Selling Molodovan Wine in Modern Markets' at a seminar. The event, which will run in the LIWSF Seminar Theatre on the Tuesday between 1715 and 1800, is hosted by Robert Joseph, Angela Muir MW and Wine Intelligence.

The seminar is open to all interested trade and press, by emailing Barbara@eviva.co.uk, or by calling Barbara Scalera on (00 44) (0)207 089 3852.

To appear in the just-drinks LIWSF 2007 diary, email details to editor@just-drinks.com.

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