The London Wine Fair; Our Local Show!

The London Wine Fair is an annual event that brings together wine producers, distributors, and enthusiasts from around the world...
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The London Wine Fair is an annual event that brings together wine producers, distributors, and enthusiasts worldwide. Every year, the fair promises to be a unique experience for all attendees, showcasing the latest trends and innovations in the wine industry. This is why Great Wines Direct must be present every year!

Every year in May, we gather with more than 10,000 other professionals from the drinks sector at Olympia London for the largest drinks trade show in the UK.

This innovative fair offers a plethora of networking possibilities, exceptional wines from around the globe to sample, and motivating content.

What can attendees expect?

At the London Wine Fair, attendees can expect to sample wines from different regions, learn about new winemaking techniques, and network with industry professionals. With over 14,000 wines on display and more than 500 exhibitors, there is something for everyone to discover. The task of negotiating the show can be daunting, so it is usually a good idea to plan our visit, make appointments with key suppliers, meet some exciting new ones, and, of course, taste some new and exciting wines from around the World.

Key World in the wine industry

The fair highlights key trends shaping the wine industry, such as the rise of sustainable and organic winemaking practices. Attendees can learn about the environmental impact of wine production and how producers adapt to meet consumer demand for eco-friendly wines.

Another trend to watch out for is the growing popularity of natural wines made with minimal intervention and additives. Natural wines appeal to consumers looking for authentic, unadulterated flavours and a more transparent winemaking process.

"Wines Unearthed"

One of our favourite sections is the 'Wines Unearthed' section
In this area we can sample wines that are not currently available in the UK.
The theme of Wines Unearthed is exploration. Dedicated to winemakers preparing to enter the UK market, it's ideal for locating outstanding wines that aren't yet available on UK wine lists or stores. Expertly selected, it's an incredible chance to find amazing new wines. The whole section is an ideal platform for importers to connect with producers who are prepared to enter the UK market.

We are always on the look out for the following -

  • Companies seeking importers
  • Manufacturers from around the globe
  • New wines, Prosecco's and Champagnes

All these are on our list to find and can be found in this area!

Networking opportunities

One of the main benefits for us in attending the London Wine Fair is the networking opportunities it provides. The fair offers us a platform to meet like-minded individuals and build valuable relationships, all within one building, only 20 minutes from our main London office. Although we do enjoy touring other Countries in search of new wines for our portfolio, the fair is a quick and easy way to establish new relationships and discover some exciting new offerings, some from Countries we currently do not have wines from!

Industry experts and sommeliers are always on hand to share their insights and expertise, making it an excellent opportunity to learn from the best in the business. The London Wine Fair spans three days, offering something for seasoned connoisseurs and beginners looking to learn more about wine.

Overall, the London Wine Fair always delivers on being an exciting and informative event for all attendees. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and networking, it is the perfect opportunity to explore the latest trends in the wine industry and connect with industry professionals from around the World.

Some of the new find wines will soon appear on our website, so watch for this year's new arrivals in the coming months.

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