Most of Imbibe Live’s education sessions and competitions work on a first come, first served basis. However, we do have a few extra-special wine events which require pre-registration and this year we think our line-up might just be the best yet…
So senior wine pourers and somms, don’t forget to book your place, as the crème de la crème of the wine industry will be on hand to impart their knowledge and truly help further your career on 2 and 3 July.
Day 1: 2 July
12pm, The Winemakers Cellar – Raj Parr: King of Pinot
Ex somm Raj Parr is the poster boy for cool-climate Californian Pinot and Chardonnay. Join the man himself as he explains his Domaine de la Côte wines and his winemaking philosophy in an unmissable session. **Reserve your place**.
2.30pm, The Winemakers Cellar – Comtes de Champagne Masterclass
Since 1952, Comtes de Champagne has been one of the most exclusive deluxe champagne cuvées. Join Family Taittinger’s UK director Kevin McKee for a tasting of the newly released 2007 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, alongside the 2005 and 2006 vintages, plus the very rare 2005 and 2006 Comtes de Champagne Rosé. **Reserve your place**.
2pm, Wine Sessions – Henschke 1868-2018: 150 Years of Family Winemaking in Australia
The Henschke family has helped shape the style and direction of Australian wine since 1868. Join sixth-generation winemaker Johann Henschke for a tasting of some of his family’s best bottles from Eden Valley, Barossa and the Adelaide Hills. **Reserve your place**.
Day 2: 3 July
12pm, The Winemakers Cellar – Château Margaux Masterclass
Join Château Margaux’s global ambassador Thibault Pontallier for an exclusive tutored tasting, exploring the estate’s terroir and the finesse, elegance and complexity of its first and second wines, as well as its white wine. **Reserve your place**.
2pm, The Winemakers Cellar – Ornellaia Masterclass
50 years after the first Supertuscan, Ornellaia’s Matteo Zanardello takes us on a unique tutored tasting of one of Italy’s most iconic estates. **Reserve your place**.
You must be registered to attend Imbibe Live before signing up for any of these masterclasses, so if you haven’t already, register here.