William Grant & Sons UK’s Highland Festival is back, this year at Haggerston Park for an afternoon of games, cocktails, food courtesy of Burger & Lobster and general festival vibe. Register your attendance now.
Location: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront,,Liverpool,L3 4AQUnited Kingdom+ Google Map
The Tequila & Mezcal Fest heads north for the first time to dispense agave knowledge and tasters to the people of Liverpool. Brand ambassadors, owners and agave experts will host masterclasses and talks looking into the category. There will also be street food and food pairing sessions.
Location: Olympia Grand Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre ,London, W14 8UX+ Google Map
The Great British Beer Festival is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and offers visitors the chance to explore over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers. The trade day is reserved for members of the on-trade and includes masterclasses and workshops, plus the announcement of the Champion Beer of Britain, as long as access to all the brewers’ stands.
Location: Crypt on the Green, St James Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close,London,EC1R 0EUnited Kingdom+ Google Map
‘Out the Box’ is a free trade wine tasting that aims to bring together like-minded importers who are dedicated to bringing new, quality driven and exciting wines to the UK market. This year the focus will be on young, new importers with a line-up currently made up of The Knotted Vine, Maltby & Greek, Passione Vino, Wines of Momentary Destination and Newcomer Wines. There will be over 200 wines on show plus nibbles from Bonnie Gull. Register online for free.
Location: Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate,Glasgow,G4 0UTUnited Kingdom+ Google Map
Craft Beer Rising returns to Glasgow for a second year to showcase some of the UK’s finest craft beers. Members of the on-trade will have the show to themselves on the Friday from 12 noon to 5pm, and will be able to taste from breweries including Harviestoun, Belhaven, Innis & Gunn, Oakham Ales, Meantime Brewing Company and Thornbridge among others.
Location: Old Spitalfields Market, London E16EWUnited Kingdom
Saturday 4 July sees South America’s two most exciting wine nations go head-to-head in the Copa America final. Why not keep the party going with some Carmenère and Malbec for a wine match of your own. But this is just the warm up – the real read to head, of course, comes on 9 and 10 September when Mercado Andino rolls into London. You’ll be able to meet winemakers and taste from over 140 producers from Chile and Argentina. Details about…
Location: Westbury Hotel, Bond Street,London,W1S 2YFUnited Kingdom+ Google Map
The fifth annual Great Sherry Tasting will once again feature sherries of all styles and ages, from a wide range of bodegas represented in the UK. There will be masterclasses on the day, the programme of which will be announced closer to the date. Contact the Sherry Institute for further information or register your attendance now.
Location: Australia House, Strand,London,WC2B 4LAUnited Kingdom+ Google Map
The new season of Wine Australia opens in September, returning to Australia House to welcome sommeliers, educators, wine students and press to taste up to 20 Australian wines blind, flighted by region. Participants can also answer a list of questions identifying some of the wines’ features; with the season’s most successful taster winning a trip to Australia. Regional Director Laura Jewell MW said the Tasting Blind Club provides a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to share the Australian wine message in an informal…
Trade session 1pm – 4pm. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Maris Otter barley variety and grain merchant H Banham and The Norfolk Brewhouse are putting on a beer festival at this occasion. Fifty new cask Maris otter beers brewed by brewers large and small will be available for tasting, selected to represent the country’s variety of beers. Contact Frances via the email above to register for the trade session. Click through to find out more about the…