Day one

Arrival and registration from 1100 to 1500

Welcome reception, with wines and tapas

  

1500 Introduction 

Opening remarks

 

1530 Panel Discussion

Somms like it hot 

Sommelier’s 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!

Speakers 
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)

Moderators
Dawn Davies MW
and Markus del Monego MW

  

1700 Break


1730 Walkaround tasting

Masters of winemaking: featuring wines made by Masters of Wine throughout the world

 

1915

Depart for opening dinner

  

1930

Opening dinner, with drinks reception


2300 End of day one