LOVE WINE 2017
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 2017 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 11th November 2017
Session 1: 12pm - 3pm
Session 2: 4pm - 7pm
Hotel du Vin, 7pm.
The CHAMPAGNE DINNER is £85 with £5 from each ticket going to our charity partner, St Mary’s Hospice.
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!
Official LOVE WINE Headline Sponsor
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.
Go Brazil is delighted to be back at the Love Wine Festival where we will be showcasing the best of Brazilian wines and spirits. Look out for the stunning fizz and still wines from Don Guerino, the latest addition to our portfolio.
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.
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.
Please join us on our wine stand where you can try a sample of our flagship red wine whilst we tell you about our Home Wine Tasting Experience Certificates which are fun at any time of the year for yourselves or friends and family.
GK Wine House
Fine wines from Austria and Germany.
We offer more than 50 different wines from all of the major wine regions in Austria and germany. All our wines are already stored in the UK and can be delivered in 1-2 days.
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 2017 Everyday Bordeaux selection.
To taste California Wines is to discover California. From the diversity of over 100 wine regions – the well known areas of Napa and Sonoma through to the lesser known regions such Monterey, Lodi and Paso Robles. To the diversity of wine varieties – Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay - any grape you can imagine.
For generations, winemakers have made California their home because of this diversity. Chefs too - because California wines pair so well with cuisines from around the world. And that’s not all. California is a world leader in sustainable winemaking practices – from grape to glass.
St. Mary’s Hospice
Love Wine is delighted to be supporting local charity, St Mary’s Hospice.
Marqués de Cáceres
Upon its foundation in 1970, Marqués de Cáceres defined the modern era of Rioja wines. This ground-breaking innovation continues to this day under the watchful eye of Cristina Forner, daughter of the Bodega's founder Enrique. The mission of Marqués de Cáceres has always been to produce fantastic, high quality Rioja that reflect a true balance of heritage and modernity.
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.
Joie de Vin
Discover wines the French usually keep for themselves
The best wines are made by small growers who craft the best possible wine from each plot of vines. Our mission is to seek out these winemakers. Barrel-fermented whites, oak aged reds, old bush vines…All made with great respect for the environment.
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.
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.
Domaine Jones based in the remote southern French village of Tuchan, produces hand crafted, small production wines from traditional grape varieties.
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.
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.
Broaden your vinous horizons with Rude Wines - an independent online wine retailer bringing you fun and inspiration with every sip. Enjoy free delivery on orders of 12 bottles or more.
Pol Roger proudly represents a carefully selected, predominantly family-owned, brands from around the world, with an emphasis on high quality wines and spirits.
Ridgeview is a family company established in 1995 in the South Downs of Sussex in England. Founded by the late Mike Roberts MBE and his wife Chris, for 20 years the Roberts family has been dedicated to the production of the highest quality sparking wine from traditional grape varieties and methods.
The Real Wine Gum
Be among the first in the UK to taste these wine gums with a difference. A premium and vegetarian product and winners of the European Columbus Trophy and Most Original Gift, these make perfect gifts for a wine or sweet lover. Or yourself.
Somerset Charcuterie believes in embracing traditional Italian and Spanish methods combined with some of the fantastic flavours and rich food culture of the West Country. Mixing the old with the new, and continental with British, their salami, chorizo & cured meat delivers bold, robust flavours that will excite and intrigue.
Nickolls & Perks
The Gardener family are now into the fourth generation in charge of one of the UK's oldest wine Merchants. Nickolls & Perks have traded in the ancient Stourbridge High Street premises since the late 18th century, where you will find an amazing range of fine and rare wines and spirits from all over the world.
Laura Clay has hand-picked 4 wines to show you why California's Napa Valley deserves its reputation as one of the world's top wine producing regions.
KWV is one of the leading wine producers in South Africa with a long heritage and commitment to quality and improving wine industry standards in South Africa. Their grapes are sourced from the most sought-after viticultural regions and grown from the world’s oldest earth. Their enviable portfolio includes brands such as The Mentors, Laborie and Cathedral Cellars.
Hard To Find Wines
Established in 2002 we specialise in wines from smaller artisan wine producers throughout the world. We import direct from the vineyards and offer a next day delivery service.
The Champagne Collection
We offer a superb range of Artisan Champagnes selected from some of the best small Houses, alongside leading Grand Marque Champagnes. Our Champagne Club offers members an opportunity to taste new cuvées and enjoy many exclusive benefits. Order through our online store and we deliver next day.
Set in beautiful North Cotswolds countryside, the Cotswolds Distillery began production in September 2014. Using local ingredients and traditional equipment, they have set about creating a range of Outstanding Natural Spirits – from their award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin to their flagship Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, due to be released in October 2017.
ODC brings together a heady mix of flair, exuberance, inspiration, and emotion into a monochromatic world of commodity fruit ciders. Our inspired range of ciders is as much about the experience as it is about the liquid in the bottle....or, as one enthusiast puts it: “ODC takes the world of cider by the horns and injects it with a heroic dose of mojo. If you prefer the unimaginative, conventional, or boring, look elsewhere!”
Palmers Gin is produced by the Birmingham based Langley Distillery, a 200 year old family-owned gin distillery. Palmers is a classic London dry gin, perfectly crafted with a blend of traditional botanicals complimented by a hint of crisp grapefruit. Our gin is smooth, creamy and fresh on the palate – a modern classic with heritage.
Wines from Penfolds have an outstanding reputation for provenance and cellaring potential. Discover the wines of this iconic new world producer, lauded by wine lovers the world over.
Paso Primero is a boutique, family run wine company based in Somontano; a small region in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees. Winemakers Thomas and Emma Holt create balanced, fruit-driven wines by focusing on minimal intervention throughout production. The result is a range of soft, approachable wines rich in flavour with natural complexities.
Georgian Wine Club
Georgian Wine Club specializes in importing fine Georgian wines. The Georgian wine story began over 8000 years ago as the first civilisation to farm and produce wine. We love Georgian wine and we're dedicated to making sure others do, too. Come and experience 8000years of wine making history.
Tanners - International Wine Challenge Large Independent Merchant of the Year 2017! Family-owned, family-run, resolutely independent and celebrating their 175th anniversary this year!
101 Wine FAQs
Wine Consultant, Writer, Publisher and Speaker Simon Woods has won awards for his writing, his website and his can-can dancing. His latest book “101 Wine FAQs” was described by Amelia Singer of ITV’s The Wine Show as “seriously useful and interesting”. His other books include the award-winning “I Don’t Know Much About Wine But I Know What I Like” and “The World’s Shortest Wine Book” which the Independent called “just about the best introduction to wine available”. When he’s not visiting vineyards or hosting one of the dozens of tastings he conducts each year, he can be found at home in Saddleworth in the north of England with his wife & two children.
We are a young, fast growing company specialising in supplying only excellent wines from Romania. We hand pick only wines that meet our high standards and approved by our wine experts. The wines are from small and medium wineries across different regions of Romania expressing the characteristics of local terroir. Wineries are using Romanian indigenous grape varieties and the best of international sorts of grapes. We aim to expand the range of wines we offer by continually searching for talented wine makers and visit wineries across Romania.
We have discovered the amazing potential of Romania to produce truly world class wines, our intention is to bring excellent Romanian wines to the World. You can explore and experience the various wines at our Romanian themed wine tasting events, request samples (for trade customers) or order on-line in our online wine shop.
Official LOVE WINE Sponsor
Official LOVE WINE Charity
LOVE WINE will have two sessions to purchase tickets for:
Session 1 – 12pm – 3pm
Session 2 – 4pm – 7pm
LOVE WINE 2017 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.
When - Saturday 24th March 2018
Where - Guildhall, Guildford
Session times - 1-4pm and 5-8pm
Saturday 11th November 2017
Burlington Hotel, Birmingham