Day One

12:00 to 15:00

Arrival and Registration (accompanied by wine and tapas)

 
 

15:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks


 

15:30 to 17:00

Somms Like it Hot 

Panel Discussion

Sommelier’s are on the cold face of service in the wine industry and are in the unique position of being able to get instant feedback on their wine choices. This gives them a real insight into what the customer is actually interested in. We have drawn on expertise from three corners of the globe: London, New York and Sydney to investigate the ‘REAL’ current customer trends. Our three speakers will tackle topics from, consumer opinion on natural wine, the impact of the cocktail culture on the wine by the glass, the next hot grape variety and how can we get more people involved in wine. Three different speakers, from three different cities, with three different opinions…it's sure to be a hot debate!

Speakers 


Franck Moreau MS – Group Sommelier for Merivale, Sydney
Arvid Rosengren – The ‘Best Sommelier in the World’ 2016, Wine Director of Charlie Bird, New York
Michael Sager – Owner of Sager and Wilde Group, London 

Moderators


Dawn Davies MW
and Markus del Monego MW

 


17:00 to 17:30 Break


 

17:30 to 19:15

Masters of Winemaking: Featuring wines made by Masters of Wine throughout the world

Walkaround Tasting


 

19:30

Depart for Opening Dinner, including drinks reception

 
 

20:00

Opening Dinner