Day one - 14 June 2018

RiojaForum in Logroño, Calle San Millán, 23-25, 26004


1100 to 1500 Arrival and registration

Gonzaless Byass

Welcome reception, with wines and tapas
Hosted by Gonzàlez Byass  


1500 Introduction 

Opening remarks


1530 Panel discussion

Somms like it hot 

What the moderator says:
Sommeliers are on the coal 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!

Franck Moreau MS (Group Sommelier, Merivale, Sydney, Australia)
Arvid Rosengren (Wine Director, Charlie Bird, New York, USA, Best Sommelier in the World 2016)
Michael Sager (Owner, Sager & Wilde Group, London, UK)

Dawn Davies MW
and Markus del Monego MW


1700 Break

1730 Walkaround tasting

Masters of winemaking

An extraordinary rare showcase of wines made by Masters of Wine from around the globe. In this walkaround tasting, MWs will pour their wines and talk about the philosophy and principles behind them. A great networking opportunity to meet international MWs and taste a rich variety of wines.
View the MW winemakers here



Depart for opening dinner



Opening dinner, with drinks reception

2300 End of day one