There’s been some pretty notable London International Wine Fair (LIWF) bashing going on over the last few months, some we agree with - it’s a real slog to get to Excel! - and some we don’t (like the Fair having lost its purpose). We travelled to Düsseldorf this year and loved exploring the floors of the LIWF’s main rival, the gigantic Prowein, but at a time when interest, wineries and budgets appear to be dwindling in our domestic market we feel it's never been more important to get fully behind the LIWF.
This year we’re welcoming more winemakers than ever before who will have travelled a combined distance of 33,500 miles to share their wines with the trade in London from the 22nd – 24th May. You don’t rack up a carbon foot print that big without having a great reason to do so! The focus for us this year is decidedly New World so if you’re looking to add eclectic wines to your Australian, Argentine or California portfolio then don’t miss the chance to meet some of our nomadic explorers.
Peter Logan, winemaker and owner of Logan Wines will be on stand N32 with his cool climate range from Orange, NSW. Robert Bowen, winemaker for Domaines & Vineyards in Western Australia whose wines are as notorious as he is will be standless but not without wine, call Charles, Belinda or Keith to track him down! Daniel Spigatin from the family run winery Domados in the Uco Valley of Mendoza will be showing wines from some of his ancient vines and Andrew Nobel from the trendsetting, award winning Bonarda producer Valle de la Puerta will both be on stand N60, O60. Last but not least are our long standing favourites and friends from California producer Hahn Family Wines who will also be present on stand P15 showing latest release labels and vintages from their new Lodi winery as well as some of their classic Hahn Winery wines.
Check back on our blog over the next couple of weeks as we introduce you to each of our travelling winemakers and highlight what they will have on show this year.