Most of Imbibe Live’s education sessions and competitions work on a first come, first served basis. However, we do have a few extra-special wine events which require pre-registration, so don’t forget to book your place, as the crème de la crème of the wine industry will be on hand to impart their knowledge and truly help further your career.
Day 1: 3 July
11am, Wine Sessions – Tasting Etna
A tutored tasting exploring the wines from one of the most fascinating volcanic islands in the world: Etna. Patricia Toth, winemaker at Planeta in Sicily, and Alessio Planeta present an exciting line-up of wines produced on the island. Reserve your place.
12pm, The Winemakers Cellar – Pinot with Radio Coteau
California is making some of the best Pinots in the world at the moment, and Radio-Coteau – swiftly acquiring cult status – is right up there with the best. Winemaker Eric Sussman presents a selection of his cool-climate, coastal wines to explain how he captures a sense of place with vibrancy and balance. Reserve your place.
3pm, The Winemakers Cellar – Ageing Gracefully in association with Champagne Gosset
Imbibe Live’s Wine Ambassador, Xavier Rousset MS, teams up with Champagne Gosset's Bertrand Verduzier to explore the ageing potential of non-vintage Champagne. Join them for an exclusive comparative tasting of some of Champagne Gosset's top wines. Reserve your place.
Day 2: 4 July
12pm, The Winemakers Cellar – Pol Roger Vertical Tasting
Join Champagne Pol Roger brand ambassador, Axel Gillery, for a vertical tasting of some of Pol Roger's best vintages across the 1990s and 2000s. Reserve your place.
2pm, The Winemakers Cellar – Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Masterclass
Join Marchesi di Grésy's cellar master Jeffrey Chilcott for an exclusive tasting of some of Italy's finest Barbarescos. Taste a selection of Barbarescos from Martinenga, a cru monopole vineyard owned by the Grésy family since 1797. Reserve your place.
11am, Wine Sessions – Klein Constantia Vertical Tasting
Klein Constantia produces some of South Africa's top wines, including one of the world's best sweet wines, Vin de Constance. Hans Astrom presents an exclusive vertical tasting of some of the finest vintages of Vins de Constance of recent years. Reserve your place.