Saturday 5th November 2016
Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
LOVE WINE 2016
At LOVE WINE we have a fun, relaxed and informal approach to wine; we know our stuff but are totally unstuffy. We love wine just as you do.
Organised and run by BYWine, LOVE WINE 2016 is a one day wine event for lovers of wine; an opportunity to taste, learn and buy!
Between 30 - 40 exhibitors, mostly wine, with selected artisan food producers and retailers of fun, unique and useful wine-related products, it really is all you need to LOVE WINE under one roof.
Saturday 5th November 2016
Session 1: 12pm - 3pm - TBC
Session 2: 4pm - 7pm - TBC
© Matt Crockett
Helen will be indulging her love of wine by taking visitors on fun, witty and absolutely fabulous wine walks.
Helen will be joining Richard (Our very own Master of Wine) as a wine walk guide, they have quite a path to follow with over 200 wines to taste from our exhibitors (see full listing below) but we are confident they are up for the challenge. Question is, are you?
Fancy learning a bit more about the wonderful wonders of wine?
Please join us in the Diamond Room for some not-so serious LOVE-IN
30 people per session, seated on a first come basis, please collect your free voucher in advance from registration
Spy our hearts in your booklet, they are the wines we Love and hope you will too… please give them a try!
Richard & Laura (Master & Queen)
We are delighted to announce The Good Housekeeping Institute at Love Wine
Champagne Joseph Perrier
Joseph Perrier is one of the smallest Grande Marque Houses, family owned and run as it has been since it was founded in 1825. The cellars in Chalons en Champagne used for ageing run for over 3kms while the vineyards are based on the south facing slopes overlooking Epernay.
At Edgmond Wines we proudly specialise in ultra premium wines from South Africa. We believe this is the most exciting wine country on the planet with a dynamic range of wines. The wines we showcase come from family wineries and we look forward to sharing them with you.
Frazier’s Wine Merchants
Local, independent, family run, wine merchants in Solihull, Frazier’s have been in the trade for five generations, stocking wines from independent, family wineries from around the world. With a great cellar of classics to a broad selection of value wines. Knowledgeable, dependable and affordable. That’s Frazier’s.
Hard To Find Wines
Established in 2002, shippers and merchants of quality wines from around the world. Our wines offer value for money and are available for next day delivery throughout the UK.
Biddenden Vineyards grows 11 grape varieties on 23 acres of gentle south facing slopes. All Biddenden's award winning White, Red, Rosé and Sparkling English wines are pressed, fermented and bottled on the estate. Visitors are welcome throughout the year. 01580 291726
LOVE WINE Accessories
It might be a bit early for Christmas shopping, but if you are looking for the perfect stocking filler for the wine lover on your Christmas list, don’t forget to visit the LOVE WINE Accessories stand. You’ll find all sorts of essential wine accessories from only £2, things you’ll wonder how you ever managed without. From Cellar books to the gardeners wine mate, to some of the most exquisite glasses on the market.
Bordeaux Wine Council
Discover your Bordeaux! From powerful and intense reds, fresh and full rosés to crisp and fruity whites, there’s a Bordeaux style waiting for you. The Bordeaux Wine Council is delighted to be a sponsor for LOVE WINE. Come and taste a selection of wines from the 2016 Everyday Bordeaux selection. Attend a LOVE-IN with Bordeaux Ambassador, Laura Clay and discover a lot more about this prestigious region and wines.
Connolly’s Fine Wine & Spirit Merchants
Shipping directly from the world’s greatest vineyards into our cellars in the heart of Birmingham for 40 years.
Go Brazil Wines is the only UK company specialising exclusively in Brazilian wines.
At Love Wine we will presenting a selection of unusual, high quality wines sourced from across Brazil, all of which will make the perfect gift for the enthusiast – or connoisseur – in your life.
Halewood Wines and Spirits
Halewood Wines and Spirits have had a long presence making wine in Romania. We own over 300 Ha of vines across different locations and climates allowing our superb winemaker Lorena to produce a fantastic range of wines from entry level through to super premium.
Champagne Ayala is one of the longest-established Champagne Houses, based in Aÿ, the heart of the great Champagne vineyards, since it was founded in 1860. Still independent and family-owned, it is the archetype of a great, historic House, producing top quality wines enjoyed throughout the world for their freshness and elegance.
Anderson & Hill
A traditional delicatessen selling fine continental foods and the best in British and continental cheese.
Lidl takes pride in providing quality products at fantastic prices. The supermarket champions British producers and enables customers to sample authentic produce from other countries through its world food themes. In recent years Lidl’s seasonal wine collection has been embraced by the British public, enabling households up and down the country to buy premium wines at incredible value.
We offer a prestige wine tasting service, for clients to enjoy in their own home.
With an experienced wine consultant to educate and entertain for a minimum 90 minutes, clients will taste at least 10 quality wines in their own surroundings with up to three guests.
Myliko Wines is a privately owned company which was established in 1991. Initially, the company specialised in wines from Hungary but has since diversified into many other countries and now ships and imports wines from nine countries, including: Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain.
Off-Piste Wines presents:
Most Wanted – your fast track on a journey through some of the world’s Most Wanted Wines.
Makers and Co. – Premium Infused Wine Cocktails. Lightly Sparkling, 4% alcohol, all natural flavours and delicious.
The Duke – Big Red Wine. Juicy silky and opulent with a seriously smooth finish.
Chase Distillery is the first and only single estate distillery in the UK. On our Herefordshire farm, we produce the finest vodkas and gins in our copper pot still using the very potatoes and apples that we grow in the surrounding fields and orchards. A truly unique field to bottle approach!
Original & Distinctive
Original & Distinctive Limited source and sell original & distinctive beverages™ - quality, niche premium artisan drink products from small producers in France, Italy, Spain and the UK, including Fine Wine, Grower Champagne, Premium Sparkling Wine, Original Still Wine, Craft Beer, Traditional Cider & Perry and Distinguished Spirits.
The Good Housekeeping Institute
Good Housekeeping has been teaching the nation how to cook since the magazine launched in 1922. The Institute opened in 1924, shortly followed by the publication of the first illustrated Good Housekeeping cookery books, cementing Good Housekeeping as a trusted household name.
Drawing on nearly a century of cooking expertise, we have now opened the Good Housekeeping Institute Cookery School, based in our state-of-the-art kitchens at the heart of the Good Housekeeping Institute in Central London.
For the last 92 years the Good Housekeeping Institute has been Britain’s consumer champion, testing products and services the way they are used in the home. The Good Housekeeping Institute tasting panel 'blind' tastes hundreds of foods and drinks every year - from store cupboard staples to special occasion treats - to find the best tasting product.
Visit our stand at Love Wine to learn more about how we test wine and see if you’ve got what it takes.
Soul Tree Wines
Western-world citizens are often transformed by their ‘India experience’. Some find spirituality. Some find yoga. Some find the Karma Sutra. Hundreds of thousands have now discovered Indian wine: Soul Tree – the UK’s leading Indian wine, has been embraced by hundreds of thousands of wine lovers across Europe and North America.
The Wine Society
Multi-award-winning co-operative offering 1500 wines from 27 countries starting at £5.25. Free UK delivery, tastings and events, cellar plans, wine advice, wine storage. “Probably the best wine move you’ll ever make,” says Jane MacQuitty in The Times. “Madness not to join,” says Victoria Moore in The Daily Telegraph.
Three Choirs Vineyard
Three Choirs Vineyards set in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside produces 250,000 bottles of White, Rose, Red and Sparkling wines each year from its 75 acre Estate Vineyard.
Three Choirs has achieved many accolades for its wines both nationally and internationally.
Open to the public with daily tours, restaurant and accommodation.
Loki Wine is the most awarded wine merchant in Birmingham since being founded four years ago. Loki has a unique fusion of wine bar and wine merchant where you can choose from over 600 wines to drink in or take home, or choose from 40 wines to drink by-the-glass.
Good Wine Tours Ltd
Our aim is to offer you interesting and eclectic trips to wine regions with a high element of personal service. On any one of our tours you can expect Good Wine, Good Food, Good Company and Good Fun. You can expect to sample some of the best wines the region has to offer, eat in some lovely restaurants and enjoy the company of likeminded people that can lead to lasting friendships. There will be plenty of time to take in the surroundings and some non-wine related activities too.
Santa Rita Estates
Santa Rita Estates comprises Santa Rita and Carmen wineries from Chile along with Doña Paula from Argentina. The team of winemakers and viticulturalists working for Santa Rita Estates are dedicated to producing the best quality wines Chile and Argentina can offer from a diverse range of terroirs. Each of the brands has their own unique identity and wine style. Sustainability is top of the agenda in every part of the wine making process, from the vineyards to the final distribution and Santa Rita Estates have a fully integrated environmental and commercial sustainability programme in place.
The Drinks Emporium
The Drinks Emporium is a specialist drinks merchant with wall-to-wall spirits, a mouth-watering choice of fine and eclectic wines, boutique and craft beers from around the world and one of largest champagne gift collections in the UK. Located less than half a mile from Birmingham City Centre, with both shop front and road side parking, the 1600sq ft retail space including a climate controlled 'Fine & Rare' room makes The Drinks Emporium Birmingham one of the UK's premier drinks destinations.
Top Note Design
Original gifts created from designs inspired by our favourite wines alongside a carefully chosen selection of the latest wine accessories. Wonderful Christmas presents for anyone with an interest in wine.
Conceived on a camping holiday in the beautiful Northern Hills of NSW Australia, Winerests intuitive stemware holder for outdoor chairs is a perfect accessory for wine lovers everywhere. Compatible with a wide range of camping/garden chairs spilling your wine is no more.
Your Wine Questions Answered
The 25 things wine drinkers most want to know answers the questions drinkers ask themselves when thinking about wine. Written in an easy conversational style with colour illustrations, this is the wine book for people who don't usually buy wine books.
Jerry Lockspeiser will be signing his book in person at Love Wine. All profits from the sale of his book fund schools in Africa.
Vilarnau made its first aged cavas in the town of Sant Sadurni d'Anoia in 1949. Sixty years later, the wines are now made in a state of the art winery, whose sleek minimalist design couldn't be further removed from the fortified Romanesque house from which the company takes its name. The estate lies at approximately 250 metres above sea level, and specialises in long-aged cavas, stored in temperature controlled cellars to ensure consistency of style and quality year after year.
For thirty years Raisin Social has worked in partnership with some of the best wine producers in South Africa and around the World to deliver the best value and quality to the UK wine consumer. We are proud to present wines that fully express our guiding principles of authenticity and ethical integrity.
Seven Springs is situated near the picturesque seaside town of Hermanus in the Overberg region of South Africa, producing elegant wines from Chardonnay (oaked and unoaked), Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The origins of Seven Springs are firmly rooted in the English Midlands as husband and wife owners, Tim & Vaughan Pearson, live near Stratford upon Avon.
WSET provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professional and enthusiasts. We currently offer nine qualifications covering wines, spirits and sake. From one-day beginner courses to a specialist diploma, there’s a course for everyone.
Domaine Jones based in the remote southern French village of Tuchan, produces hand crafted, small production wines from traditional grape varieties.
Vin en Vacances
Vin en Vacances offers vineyard tours in Languedoc-Roussillon. The tours are run by passionate and knowledgeable wine guides and are the perfect way to learn about the history of the wines, meet the wine makers and taste their unique and diverse wines with a wine expert by your side.
Eat Spain, Drink Spain
‘Eat Spain, Drink Spain’ is an initiative of Foods and Wines from Spain, a promotional organisation forming part of the Spanish Commercial arm of the Spanish Embassy here in the UK.
The aim of the campaign is to bring these two great assets of Spain together – our diverse and exciting wine offerings and our provenance-led authentic foods and to allow food and wine lovers alike to explore for themselves the sheer wealth of vinous and culinary opportunities that Spain offers.
FromVineyardsDirect.com was set-up in 2006 by publisher, David Campbell, inventor of the French wine bible, the Guide Hachette des Vins and holder of France’s highest honour, the Légion d’Honneur and Esme Johnstone, former owner of Château de Sours and co-founder of Majestic Wine. Its aim is to offer a small range of quality drinking-wines, not often seen on the high street and imported directly from the growers.
Founded over 200 years ago, Laurent-Perrier is one of the most distinguished, family-owned Champagne Houses. Based right in the heart of the Champagne region, Laurent-Perrier has a pedigree for innovation, handcrafting elegant champagnes using traditional, time-honoured methods.
There are seven champagnes in the award-winning Laurent-Perrier range, from the iconic Cuvée Rosé to the luxurious Grand Siècle by Laurent-Perrier. These champagnes make great apéritifs and are also a superb accompaniment to food.
As a recognition of quality and environmental responsibility, Laurent-Perrier was awarded the Royal Warrant of HRH The Prince of Wales in 1998 and has proudly carried it ever since. Laurent-Perrier is the only champagne house to bear his Warrant.
The Chocolate Quarter
We are a Birmingham based independent chocolatier specialising in unique and intensely flavored luxury chocolate gifts – Made to impress. An alternative to the mediocre, mass produced and tasteless chocolates available in supermarkets and high streets. We provide entertaining Chocolate Experiences in our working Chocolaterie in the Jewellery Quarter.
The Champagne Bureau
The Champagne Bureau UK is the educational and promotional arm of the Comité Champagne, the trade organisation representing the 15,000 growers and 300 Houses of Champagne.
We will start by tantalising your tastebuds with your first glass of fizz accompanied by some tasty canapés. This will be followed by a delicious three course meal, each course paired with two carefully matched Champagnes.
Hosting you through the evening will be world-renowned Master of Wine, Richard Bampfield, partnered by Laura Clay, both of whom are UK Champagne Ambassadors. If we ask him nicely Richard might even show us his best Sabrage!
Price: £85 per person
Group Price (6 people or more): £80 per person
Availability: Places are limited, we advise booking early to avoid disappointment
LOVE WINE will have two sessions to purchase tickets for:
Session 1 – 12pm – 3pm
Session 2 – 4pm – 7pm
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AT DIFFERENT VENUES FOR THE DINNER & FESTIVAL
LOVE WINE 2016 is an over 18 only event. The organisers cannot admit entry to persons under 18 years of age even with a valid ticket. All Tickets are non refundable. Please see our T&Cs for more details.