This is an over 18s event.
Saturday 3rd November 2012 - 12 noon - 6.00pm, Vinopolis, London
For the fourth year The Wine Gang (Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com, Joanna Simon of House & Garden, Anthony Rose of The Independent, Jane Parkinson of janeparkinson.com and David Williams of The Observer) bring their fabulous celebration of all things wine to London. Come along to taste from over 600 wines priced from £6 to £90 from the UK's top merchants and the world's best producers. You can also join in a wine walk with one of the Gang who will lead you round their favourite wines and there are competitions, giveaways and exclusive discounts from top wine merchants on the day. See below for our mouth-watering programme of masterclasses presented by some of the world's greatest winemakers - these are sit-down, tutored tastings. This is London's friendliest, best and best value wine day out.
Masterclass tickets are only valid with a main wine fair ticket.
12:45pm - 1:25pm The Champagnes of Louis Roederer with Mark Bingley MW
Cristal, one of the most famous Champagnes, will be the superstar focus of this masterclass conducted by Master of Wine Mark Bingley. But that's not all! As well as Cristal, Mark will go on a deliciously comprehensive tour of the many different styles of Champagne - including three different vintages - made by one of the most prominent Grand Marque houses, Louis Roederer. Tickets £30
2:00pm - 2:40pm The wines of Antinori, Italy, with Allegra Antinori
Marchesi Antinori has been a wine producer in Tuscany since the 12th century. As the 26th generation of the family, Piero Antinori's daughter Allegra is involved in all aspects of Marchesi Antinori and will present a fabulous vertical tasting of six vintages of their Bolgheri ‘super Tuscan' Gaudo al Tasso spanning 1998 to 2008. Tickets £20
3:15pm - 3:55pm The wine of Chateau Musar, Lebanon, with Gaston Hochar
There can be few more famous wines in the world than those of the iconic Lebanese estate, Chateau Musar. Gaston Hochar will present a fabulous array of modern and historic vintages, not only of the estate's red wine, but of its rare and unusual white wine made from indigenous Lebanese grapes. This is one not to miss, for some of the wine world's most intriguing fine wines. Tickets £20
4:30pm - 5:10pm The Sherries of Bodegas Hidalgo, with Javier Hidalgo
Javier will take the audience through the world of Manzanilla and the unique coastal climate of the Bodegas in Sanlucar de Barrameda. He will explain the Solera system, tasting special wine samples through different phases of the aging process, as well as the critically acclaimed En Rama. The tasting will move onto rare, aged Manzanilla wines. Tickets £20