London Wine Fair: a place of opportunities and connections
The London Wine Fair is widely considered as one of the world’s most important wine trade events that takes place annualy in London. This event gathers producers, exporters and distributors together with buyers from the grocery, on and off trade and import sectors. With a focus on the ability to taste from a vast collection of wines in a professional forum from practically every major wine producing country in the world, the Fair sees around 25,000 bottles opened over the course of the three day event.
The London Wine Fair’s adaptability during the pandemic enabled to create an unmatched digital event for the industry to meet and trade within, whilst Covid-19 restrictions were in place. They are giving you the best opportunity to join over 14,500 drinks industry professionals at the UK’s biggest digital and live wine trade reunion. Once again acting with flexibility and in the interests of our industry creates more opportunities for the trade at such a critical time of recovery for many.
Exhibitors are largely split into two types; those taking part within national pavilions and independent companies representing a variety of wines often from several countries. The largest groups of exhibitors take part under the national pavilion banner, with France, Spain and Italy being the best represented. Among the independent exhibitors are many of the leading names in wine and spirit distribution across the UK.
The 40th edition of the London Wine Fair took place in June 2022 with both a live and digital event, providing visitors with a unique all-encompassing London Wine Fair experience. The fair was was overflowing with tremendous tastings of wines from around the world, an abundance of networking opportunities, meetings with winemakers and importers, over 400 top exhibitors and much more.
Over 9,000 members of the drinks trade joined the reunion either at Olympia London or on their digital platform, for an event which brought the industry back together after a period of incredible uncertainty. The London Wine Fair will be returning to Olympia on 15-17 May 2023. The command is looking forward to see you there!