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Summer Festival - London 2018

Saturday, 30th June 2018 12:30 pm

Location

HAC London
City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ
United Kingdom
GB

Each year The Wine Gang’s Summer Festival in London is a great hit with Londoners. This superb event is held in the perfect summer setting of the HAC, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Old Street and the heart of The City.

 

Click above to browse the event's tasting brochure. A comprehensive view of the exhibitors and products on show. 

Benefits: 

Join us this year and discover an amazing selection of 300+ wines to sample, along with Pop-Up Presentations and Wine Walks all fronted by The Wine Gang. And all this included in the ticket price!

We’ll give you a glossy Tasting Brochure when you arrive packed with information and tasting notes for all the wines, to help you navigate your way around the exhibitors. You can even gen up in advance using the online exhibitor list.

There will also be exclusive offers available on the day so that you can stock up your wine fridge for summer, while making great savings. What’s not to love? And if you don't already know The Wine Gang please stop and have a chat with them on the day. Jo Simon, Ant Rose, Sam Caporn and David Williams are four of the UKs best-known and best-loved wine critics. They'll happily point you in the direction of their favourite wines, answer questions, or pose for a selfie with you! #winegang18

 

Our event is proudly sponsored by:

  Premium Partner & Official Glassware

  Premium Partner & Garden Sponsor

 

           

Masterclasses: 

- 1pm - The Wines of Castilla y León with Junta de Castilla y León

In this Masterclass you will be introduced to the appellations and varieties of Castilla y León.

Join us for a guided tasting of wines from some of the region’s most iconic producers: Bodegas Féliz Callejo, Compañia Vinícola Solterra, Bodegas Hns. Páramo Arroyo and Bodegas Vitulia, (D.O. Ribera del Duero); La Lonja Pinciana and Bigardo (D.O Vino de La Tierra de Castilla y León); Bodegas Félix Lorenzo Cachazo and Bodegas Mocén (D.O. Rueda). 

You’ll leave wanting to learn (and taste!) more about this sometimes overlooked Spanish province. 

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- 2pm - What is in this bottle? Decoding wine labels with Le Cordon Bleu

Ever felt a bit bewildered in the wine aisle of the supermarket? Do you wish you had a better understanding of wine to help you make more informed decisions? In this extremely useful masterclass  we will be tasting different styles of wine (sparkling, white, rosé, red and slightly sweet) to demonstrate how using the information on the label (grape variety, region, vintage etc) can help guide you as to what to expect simply by looking at the bottle on the shelf.

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Exhibitors: 

Jacob's Creek

In 1847 Johann Gramp planted his first vineyard at Jacob's Creek. To this day we live and breathe his vision to create great tasting wines that reflect the true character of the grapes and the land.

Wine: 
Jacob's Creek, Le Petit Rose, Australia, Rose
Jacob's Creek, Double Barrel Matured Shiraz, Australia, Red
Jacob's Creek, Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz, Australia, Red
Jacob's Creek, Aperitivo Spritz, Australia, Sparkling

Campo Viejo

Campo Viejo is from the heart of Rioja, making wine that is full of life with a modern approach to traditional techniques. Join us in celebrating the colour & vibrancy of Spain, one glass at a time.

Wine: 
Gran Campo Viejo, Cava Brut Reserva, Spain, Sparkling
Campo Viejo, Dominio Campo Viejo, Spain, Red
Campo Viejo, Reserva, Spain, Red
Campo Viejo, Gran Reserva, Spain, Red
Campo Viejo, Tempranillo, Spain, Red
Campo Viejo, Viura-Tempranillo Blanco, Spain, White

Alivini Company Ltd

The leading Italian produce specialist in the UK. We pride ourselves in supplying only quality produce for a true representation of what the product should taste like.

Wine: 
Mattia Vezzola Costaripa, Brut Rosé Metodo Classico, Italy, Sparkling
Astoria Vini, "Miná" Colli Di Conegliano D.O.C.G., Italy, White
Colonnara, Cuprese Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi D.O.C. Classico Superiore, Italy, White
Bersano, Gavi D.O.C.G., Italy, White
Sella & Mosca, Monteoro Vermentino Di Gallura D.O.C.G. Superiore, Italy, White
Decugnano Dei Barbi, Villa Barbi Bianco D.O.C., Italy, White
Casa Vinicola Nera, Sforzato Di Valtellina D.O.C.G., Italy, Red
Azienda Agricola Pelissero, Vanotu Barbaresco D.O.C.G., Italy, Red
Jorche, Primitivo Di Manduria D.O.P. Riserva, Italy, Red
Sella & Mosca, Tanca Farrà  Alghero D.O.C., Italy, Red
Podere Guado Al Melo, Jassarte Toscana I.G.T., Italy, Red

Yapp Brothers

Yapp Brothers is widely recognised as the UKs leading importer of French regional wines. The company is rated as one of the 'Top Ten Online Wine Merchants in the UK' by The Independent.

Wine: 
Jean-Jacques Teille, Menetou Salon Blanc, France, White
Reh Kendermann, Grauer Burgunder vom Kalkstein, Germany, White
Domaine Les Filles de Septembre (Hugues & Roland Géraud), Côtes de Thongue: Domaine Les Filles de Septembre Rosé, France, Rose
Fredrik Filliatreau, Saumur Champigny: Domaine Filliatreau, France, Red
Domaine Saint Gayan (Jean-Pierre Meffre), Gigondas: Domaine Saint Gayan 'Origine' , France, Red
Domaine Gardrat, Pineau des Charentes Réserve, France, Spirits & Other Drinks

Junta de Castilla y León

Wine: 
Bogedas Mocén S.A., Mocén Verdejo Selección Especial, Spain, White
Bodegas Castelo de Medina S.A., Castelo de Medina Sauvignon Blanc, Spain, White
Bodegas Felix Lorenzo Cachazo S.L., Carrasviñas Rueda Verdejo Barrel Fermented, Spain, White
Copaboca, S.L., Juan Galindo Verdejo Lías, Spain, White
La Lonja Pinciana S.L., Lar de Maía 8º Rosado, Spain, Rose
Bodegas Felix Callejo, Flores de Callejo, Spain, Red
Compañia Vinícola Solterra, Alto de los Zorros (AZ), Spain, Red
GV Marqués de Vargas, Conde de San Cristóbal, Spain, Red
Noboss Export S.L., Malcaracter Crianza, Spain, Red
Bodegas Hnos. Páramo Arroyo, Ser Vivo y Natural, Spain, Red
Bodegas Vitulia, Vitulia Crianza, Spain, Red
Kiko Calvo, Bigardo - Vino tinto experimental., Spain, Red

Waitrose

Waitrose is home to over 1200 interesting and exclusive wines. We have fantastic regional guides and tasting videos on our dedicated drinks website WaitroseCellar.com

Wine: 
Mirabeau, La Folie, France, Sparkling
Chapel Down, Bacchus, England, White
Sylvette Morin, La Dilecta Sauvignon Blanc, France, White
Rustenberg, John X Merriman, South Africa, Red
Terre di Faiano, Organic Primitivo, Italy, Red
Cave de Tain, Grande Classique, France, Red
Domaine de Pouderoux, Maury Grande Reserve, France, Sweet

The Wine Society

The Wine Society has been voted Decanter magazine's 'Outstanding Retailer of the Year' for 6 of the last 7 years. Joining is "probably the best wine move you'll ever make" (Jane MacQuitty, The Times).

Wine: 
Antech, Blanquette de Limoux Réserve , France, Sparkling
Navajas , Blanco Crianza, Spain, White
Alovini, Rosato Le Ralle, Italy, Rose
Domaine de Villargeau , Coteaux du Giennois, France, White
Concha y Toro, The Society's Chilean Chardonnay, Chile, White
Thymiopoulos , Atma White, Greece, White
d'Arenberg, The Hermit Crab, Australia, White
Maison Nicolas Perrin, The Society's French Syrah, France, Red
Château de Pitray, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, France, Red
Bodega Rodríguez Sanzo, Tras La Yesca, Spain, Red
Le Fraghe, Bardolino, Italy, Red
Frog's Leap, The Society's Exhibition Napa Valley Zinfandel, United States, Red

Alsace Wines

Alsace wines are elegant, fragrant, rounded and fabulously food friendly - from powerful Rieslings and spicy Gewurztraminers to delicately scented Muscats and pretty Pinots (Blanc, Gris and Noir).

Wine: 
Domaine Paul Blanck, AOC Alsace Pinot Noir 2015, France, Red
Cave de Turckheim , Crémant d'Alsace NV Brut Mayerling, France, Sparkling
Dopff & Irion, Crémant d'Alsace NV Brut Rosé, France, Sparkling
Cave de Cleebourg, AOC Alsace Pinot Blanc/Auxerrois 2016, France, White
Cave de Beblenheim, AOC Alsace Riesling 2016 'Kleinfels', France, White
Allimant-Laugner, AOC Alsace Grand Cru Praelatenberg Riesling 2015, France, White
Henri Ehrhart, AOC Alsace Grand Cru Kaefferkopf Riesling 2014, France, White
Kuentz Bas, AOC Alsace Muscat 2015 'Collection', France, White
WM Morrison, AOC Alsace Pinot Gris 2013, France, White
Domaines Schlumberger, Alsace, France, White
Cave de Hunawihr, AOC Alsace Gewurztraminer 2016 'Kuhlmann Platz', France, White
Domaine Zinck, AOC Alsace Grand Cru Goldert Gewurztraminer 2012, France, White

Buckingham Schenk

Buckingham Schenk is one of the UK's best wine importers, working with every part of the UK market. We're pleased to show wines from Viñalba (Argentina) and sparkling wines from Menestrello (Italy).

Wine: 
Menestrello, Prosecco Spumante DOC, Italy, Sparkling
Menestrello, Spumante Bianco, Italy, Sparkling
Menestrello, Pinot Spumante Rosé, Italy, Sparkling
Viñalba, Selección Torrontés, Argentina, White
Viñalba, Malbec Rosé de la Familia, Argentina, Rose
Viñalba, Reserve Malbec, Argentina, Red
Viñalba, Reserve Malbec/Touriga Nacional, Argentina, Red
Viñalba, Patagonia Reserve Malbec, Argentina, Red
Viñalba, Cuvée 'Diane' , Argentina, Red

Majestic Wine

Majestic offers a range of 800+ wines and Champagnes, friendly expert staff, free delivery, free daily tastings and monthly wine events.

Wine: 
Bouvet , Saumur Rosé Brut, France, Sparkling
Definition , Prosecco DOC, Italy, White
Surani, Pietrariccia Fiano, Italy, White
Definition , Albariño DOCG, Spain, White
Foley Family, Devil's Creek Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, White
Vidigal , Porta 6 Rosé, Portugal, White
Christophe Mongeot, Winemaker Series Rosé, France, Rose
Definition , Marlborough Pinot Noir, New Zealand, Red
Vidigal, Porta 6 Magnum, Portugal, Red
Definition , Zinfandel , United States, Red

Le Cordon Bleu London

With over 120 years of teaching experience, Le Cordon Bleu is well established as the global leader in culinary arts, wine and management education.

Sud de France Languedoc Roussillon South West Top 100

The Sud de France Languedoc Top 100 is a selection of some of the finest 100 wines from Occitanie in the south of France, selected by a panel of UK wine industry experts via a rigorous blind tasting.

Wine: 
Château Puech-Haut, Tête de Bélier , France, White
Château Canet, Blanc, France, White
Château Lauriga, Soleil Blanc, France, White
Paul Mas, Estate Marsanne, France, White
Laurent Miquel, Vendanges Noctures Viognier, France, White
Henri de Richemer, Marselan, France, Rose
Paul Mas, Réserve, France, Red
Bergerie du Capucin, Dame Jeanne, France, Red
Cave de Roquebrun, Terrasses de Mayline, France, Red
Château Haut-Gléon, Red, France, Red
Domaine Ciry Cattaneo, Sang Neuf, France, Red
Domaine Rotier, Renaissance, France, Sweet

Penfolds

Penfolds has a history & heritage that profoundly reflects Australia's journey from colonial settlement to the modern Era. Established in 1844, just eight years after the foundation of South Australia

Wine: 
Penfolds Wines, 2017 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay , Australia, White
Penfolds Wines, 2017 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling, Australia, White
Penfolds Wines, 2017 Penfolds Bin 51 Riesling, Australia, White
Penfolds Wines, 2016 Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay, Australia, White
Penfolds Wines, 2016 Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay , Australia, White
Penfolds Wines, 2015 Penfolds Yattarna , Australia, White

Schott Zwiesel - Official Glassware Partner of The Wine Gang

The Wine Gang is delighted to have Schott Zwiesel as their official glassware partner. Schott Zwiesel produce the best crystal glass available. Tritan crystal is more durable, brilliant and transparen

Liberty Wines

Liberty Wines is an importer of premium wines from across the globe. Passionate about wines with a sense of place, we seek out producers who share our commitment to quality, sustainability & value.

Wine: 
Casa Ferreirinha, Planalto Douro Branco, Portugal, White
Casa Ferreirinha, 'Papa Figos' Douro Branco, Portugal, White
Casa Ferreirinha, Vinha Grande Douro Branco, Portugal, White
Casa Ferreirinha, Esteva Douro Tinto, Portugal, Red
Casa Ferreirinha, Papa Figos Douro Tinto, Portugal, Red
Casa Ferreirinha, Vinha Grande Douro Tinto, Portugal, Red
Sandeman, White Port, Portugal, Fortified
Sandeman, Tawny Port, Portugal, Fortified
Sandeman, Imperial Tawny Port, Portugal, Fortified
Sandeman, 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Portugal, Fortified
Sandeman, Ruby Port, Portugal, Fortified
Sandeman, Founders Reserve Ruby Port, Portugal, Fortified

Wines of Hungary

The Wines of Hungary project brings great value wines into the UK with an emphasis on quality. Based permanently in London, we work closely with Hungarian wineries, aiming to show you the very best.

Wine: 
St Andrea, Napbor, Hungary, White
St Andrea, Aldas, Hungary, Red
Koch, Cserszegi Fuszeres, Hungary, White
Kovacs Nimrod, Furmint, Hungary, White
Kovacs Nimrod, Kekfrankos, Hungary, Red
Majoros Laszlo, Furmint, Hungary, White

Anna de Codorníu

Anna de Codorníu’s origins take us back to the XVI century and her history is that of a family of winegrowers headed by Jaume Codorníu. In 1659 Anna, the sole heiress of the Codorníu dynasty, was wedded to Miquel Raventós. A marriage ceremony that was to unite two sagas of wine­growers forever. Anna, a strong and decisi­ve woman, along with her husband laid the foundations of the present Codorníu winery. Anna de Codorníu was born in 1983 and was the first cava to incorporate the Chardonnay varietal. Today it is un­doubtedly Codorníu’s most iconic cava. With its delicateness, elegance and un­mistakeable freshness it constitutes a great tribute to the values represented by the last person in the family to bear the Codorníu surname.

Wine: 
Codorníu, Anna de Codorníu Cava Reserva Blanc de Blancs, Spain, Sparkling
Codorníu, Anna de Codorníu Cava Rosé, Spain, Sparkling
Codorníu, Anna de Codorníu Dulce, Spain, Sparkling

Nyetimber

For over 25 years Nyetimber has had a single aim: to make the finest English sparkling wine. A true pioneer, Nyetimber is committed to producing wines of exceptional quality.

Wine: 
Nyetimber, Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage, England, Sparkling
Nyetimber, Rose Multi-Vintage, England, Sparkling
Nyetimber, Demi-Sec Multi-Vintage, England, Sparkling

PIPER-HEIDSIECK Champagne

Since 1785,PIPER-HEIDSIECK has been committed to excellence, leading to the maison being 'Most Awarded Champagne House of the Century'. PIPER-HEIDSIECK champagnes are generous, bright and structured.

Wine: 
PIPER-HEIDSIECK, Cuvée Brut , France, Sparkling
PIPER-HEIDSIECK, Rosé Sauvage , France, Sparkling
PIPER-HEIDSIECK, Vintage 2008, France, Sparkling
PIPER-HEIDSIECK, 'Rare', France, Sparkling
PIPER-HEIDSIECK, Cuvée Sublime, France, Sparkling

The Modern Pantry

Located in St John's Square, Clerkenwell, The Modern Pantry is the brainchild of New Zealand Head Chef Anna Hansen, with an aim to fuse everyday cooking with modern and unusual ingredients.

The Vino Beano

The Vino Beano goes off the beaten track to find hidden gems from smaller, independent, family run estates across the globe, and brings them exclusively to the UK market.

Wine: 
Il Serraglio , Lambrusco di Sorbara, Italy, Sparkling
Re-Born, Prosecco, Italy, Sparkling
Agnes Corbon, Absolument Brut, France, Sparkling
Weingut am Kaiserbaum, Gewurztraminer & Riesling Fruchtig, Germany, White
Ottaviano Lambruschi, "Costa Marina" Vermentino, Italy, White
O Do Avo Marcelo, Albarino, Spain, White
Il Palagione, Hydra Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Italy, White
Domaine de Robert, Fleurie, France, Red
Carus Vini, Gaudio Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy, Red
Authentique, Keeler Estate Pinot Noir, United States, Red
Familia Blanco, Mairena Malbec, Argentina, Red
The People's Wine Revolution, Secret Vineyard Syrah St Helena Napa Valley, United States, Red

Raw Cheese Power

Raw Cheese Power works with small passionate cheese producers to bring you the most exciting cheese in Europe without the pretentiousness, fuss or snobbery.

South Downs Water

Premium Natural Mineral Water from England's beautiful South Downs. Naturally chalk filtered for an exceptional taste and bottled at source.

Most Wanted Wines

We source the finest, most lip-smackingly delicious Most Wanted Wines. When we find them, we make them easy to get and easy to love.

Wine: 
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Pinot Grigio Lightly Sparkling Cans, Hungary, White
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Pinot Grigio Pink Lightly Sparkling Cans, Hungary, Sparkling
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, White
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Albarino, Spain, White
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Chardonnay, Australia, White
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Pinot Noir, New Zealand, Red
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Zinfandel, United States, Red
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Shiraz, Australia, Red
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Malbec, South Africa, Red
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Mini Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, White
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Mini Malbec, South Africa, Red
Off-Piste Wines, Most Wanted Sauvignon Blanc Bag in Box 2.25l, New Zealand, White

Corkscrew

Corkscrew is a free wine app that helps you pick the perfect bottle every time — think of it as a sommelier in your pocket!

Liberty Wines

Liberty Wines is an importer of premium wines from across the globe. Passionate about wines with a sense of place, we seek out producers who share our commitment to quality, sustainability & value.

Wine: 
Oisly et Thésée, `Vallée des Reines` Touraine Sauvignon, France, White
Baron de Badassière, Viognier IGP Pays d`Oc, France, White
Three Lions, Great Southern Chardonnay, Australia, White
Innocent Bystander, Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, Australia, Red
Izadi, Rioja Reserva, Spain, Red
Montes Alpha, Colchagua Carmenère, Chile, Red

The Whisky Exchange

Founded in 1999, The Whisky Exchange is the leading global retailer of whiskies and fine spirits, with an award-winning online shop and a flagship store in Covent Garden.

Wine: 
Nikka, Nikka Coffey Gin, Japan, Spirits & Other Drinks
Chazalettes , Chazalettes Bianco Della Regina Vermouth, Italy, Spirits & Other Drinks
Vallein-Tercinier, Vallein-Tercinier VSOP Premium Selection Cognac, France, Spirits & Other Drinks
The Duppy Share, The Duppy Share Rum, Argentina, Spirits & Other Drinks
Elements of Islay, Peat, Argentina, Spirits & Other Drinks
Edinburgh GIn, Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur, Argentina, Spirits & Other Drinks
Hepple, Hepple Gin, England, Spirits & Other Drinks
Berto, Aperitivo Berto, Italy, Spirits & Other Drinks

Two Thirsty Bulldogs

We have 4 simple rules here at Two Thirsty Bulldogs and this is all you need to remember; 1. Does it have a story behind it? 2. Does is look good? 3. Does it taste good? 4. Is it good value for money?

Wine: 
Villa Oppi, Amarone Della Valpolicella, Italy, Red
Villa Oppi, Zibebbo Secco, Italy, White
Villa Oppi, Pinot Nero-Chard, Italy, Sparkling
Villa Oppi, Pallido, Italy, Red
Villa Oppi, Nero d'Avola, Italy, Red
Villa Oppi, Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, Italy, White
Villa Oppi, Fraglino, Italy, Sparkling
Villa Oppi, Fiordirosa Dessert Wine, Italy, Sweet

Oddbins

At Oddbins, we believe that wine, beer and spirits are not just commodities, but an experience that is unique to every customer. We welcome you to taste a selection of our favourite summer wines.

Wine: 
Lyme Bay , Lyme Bay Bacchus, England, White
Txomin Extaniz, Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli, Spain, White
Masseria Borgo dei Trulli, Trulli Vermentino, Italy, White
Adam Mason, Marvelous Yellow, South Africa, White
La Bise, La Bise 'The Kiss' Chardonnay, Australia, White
Santolin Vineyards, Cosa Nostra Pinot Gris, Australia, White
Famille Perrin, Famill Perrin Ventoux, France, Red
Masseria Borgo dei Trulli, Trulli Negroamaro, Italy, Red
Domaine of the Bee, Grenaschista Côtes Catalanes, France, Red
Santolin Vineyards, Cosa Nostra Pinot Noir, Australia, Red
Longview, Longview Vista Shiraz Barbera, Australia, Red
Drappier, Drappier Brut Reserve, France, Sparkling

Aldi

Aldi's award-winning drinks range is expertly curated by our talented UK buying team, who search the globe to find the best quality drinks to bring to our shoppers, at great value prices.

Wine: 
Philizot & Fils, Veuve Monsigny Brut, France, Sparkling
Aldi, Exquisite Collection Crémant du Jura 2015 , France, Sparkling
Aldi, Exquisite Collection South Australian Shiraz 2016 , Australia, Red
Planeta, Organic Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie, Italy, White
Aldi, Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling , Australia, White
Aldi, Exquisite Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 , New Zealand, White
Aldi, Exquisite Collection Argentinian Malbec 2017 , Argentina, Red
Vincente Faria, Animus Douro DOC 2016 , Portugal, Red
Aldi, Exquisite Collection Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2017 , Australia, White
Topaz Blue, Premium Gin, England, Spirits & Other Drinks
Oliver Cromwell , London Dry Gin , England, Spirits & Other Drinks
Aldi, Highland Black Scotch Whisky , Scotland, Spirits & Other Drinks

Two Birds Spirits

Producers of multi-award winning, handcrafted gins, vodkas and spiced rum.

Wine: 
Two Birds Spirits, Old Tom Gin, England, Spirits & Other Drinks
Two Birds Spirits, Rhubarb Gin, England, Spirits & Other Drinks
Two Birds Spirits, Passion Fruit & English Vodka, England, Spirits & Other Drinks
Two Birds Spirits, Spiced Rum, England, Spirits & Other Drinks