IWSC Unveils Exciting Events Lineup for London Wine Fair 2024

by Kaia

In anticipation of the esteemed London Wine Fair 2024, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) is thrilled to announce a captivating series of panel discussions and tastings set to take place at the UK’s premier trade event.


Spanning a diverse range of topics and led by industry luminaries, the IWSC’s lineup promises to captivate attendees with insightful discussions and immersive tasting experiences.


Monday 20 May

10.15 – 11.15 am, Centre Stage: Drinking Differently with Claire Warner


Renowned IWSC Judging Committee Member, Claire Warner, will lead a compelling discussion on the evolution of the Low & No alcohol category. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest trends in this dynamic sector and gain insights into how producers are innovating to craft premium, alcohol-free beverages. Warner will be joined by Imme Ermgassen from Botivo, the recipient of IWSC’s gold medal-winning 0% aperitivo. Additional speakers to be announced.


Tuesday 21 May

4:30 – 5:30 pm, Walk-Up Tasting: Whisky – “now and the future” with IWSC’s 2024 Industry Champion Sukhinder Singh

Sukhinder Singh, Managing Director of Elixir Distillers and founder of Whisky Exchange, will guide attendees through a captivating tasting session showcasing IWSC award-winning whiskies. Delve into the intriguing narratives behind each bottle as Singh explores the influence of distillers’ choices on flavor profiles and examines the evolving landscape of whisky production. Don’t miss this unmissable opportunity to gain insights into the past, present, and future of whisky.

Wednesday 22 May

10 am – 5 pm, Pop-Up Area: IWSC 2024 medal-winning wines from Georgia with Sarah Abbott MW

Embark on a sensory journey through the illustrious wines of Georgia, hailed as ‘the cradle of winemaking’. Discover over 100 award-winning wines, including traditional qvevri wines, curated by esteemed Master of Wine, Sarah Abbott. Delight your palate with an array of indigenous grape varieties, from the robust Saperavi to the aromatic Kisi. Join Abbott for educational speed tastings or explore at your own pace with the tasting booklet.

12.00 – 12.45 am, Education Zone: Exploring Atacama Pisco with ProChile & IWSC

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Chilean pisco with an educational masterclass presented in collaboration with ProChile. IWSC judge Ivan Dixon, accompanied by Nicolás Poblete from ProChile, will illuminate the unique characteristics of pisco from the Atacama region. Sample six exceptional piscos and savor expertly crafted cocktails that showcase the versatility and flavor profile of this revered spirit.

Don’t miss your chance to participate in these captivating events, offering unparalleled insights and sensory experiences at the London Wine Fair 2024. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot.



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