Update watch out for the forthcoming LIWSF in Docklands, 2013, held in May every year, where I will be once again in London bringing you all the wine news.
The wine world gathers every year in May in London, and so it wass that again in 2012 I found myself among the wine fairs, RAW and REAL and the biggie LIWSF at EXCEL in Docklands. The fair is the mecca of wine for the trade. Who attends? Everyone from the producers, winemakers, distributors, agents, cork, glass and winepouch manufacturers, press, wine-writers, and those who consult and do branding and social media for wineries like myself.
In 2011 We gathered to taste, to sniff out the new, to spot the grape trends,..... was it viognier was it pinot noir,was it arneis? We chattered we reconnected, we compared, we were delighted and surprised.
Yes we swilled, sipped, spat and sometimes tried not to say that's green, vegetal, vinigerary and disappointing, and to rather say mmm interesting ....and slowly drift away.
So what will this year bring youll have to check back here and see.
The fair which lasts three days is an opportunity for wine brands and newcomer single vineyards to do product development, to meet a prospective agent, a place to do new deals, to see your clients, to meet new clients, to savour a glass with old friends and to reconnect.
it was as usual great to meet up again with those WINEYACS from Italy, Portugal, Austria, Spain, France, South Africa, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Finland, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, here in UK
I will be uploading videos of my talks with the winemakers and wine writers on here and also on the facebook winesocialclub group, ask to join,, a unique place on the web where we talk with winemakers and they talk to each other, I also host Merlot MOndays there all about blend, so tweet me and I will add you to the group.
So see you again at #LIWSF