Day Two

08:00 to 09:00

Power Breakfasts


09:00 to 09:45

Keynote Speech: Living Wine

09:45 to 11:00

Microbes under the Microscope


Julia Harding MW

11:00 to 11:30 Break


11:30 to 13:00

Discovering New Terroirs Throughout the World

Tasting and Panel Discussion

Great wine terroir is not limited to the historic, favoured regions of Europe. Recent decades have seen the development of magical sites around the world which are becoming synonymous with compelling new interpretations of specific grape varieties. So where next? What styles? Which grapes? Our panel explores some emerging modern classics from wildly different locations.


Jasper Morris MW


13:00 to 14:30 Lunch


14:30 to 15:45

Climate Challenges: How are we surviving around the world?

Panel Discussion

We have seen an increasing body of scientific and demonstrated evidence that not only is the world undergoing climate change but also that alternative and traditional approaches to agriculture can be highly effective and have merit. This eclectic panel of experts in their fields discuss the dynamics of change and how wine can lead as an environmental exemplar in an uncertain age. Discussion will range from organic and biodynamic practices, through alternative varieties for a changing climate, to the steps required for full Life Cycle Assessment and achieving Carbon Neutrality in wine.


Neil Hadley MW



15:45 to 16:15 Break


16:15 to 17:30

Fraud and Fiction: Battling counterfeit and traceability

Panel Discussion

Just how much fake fine wine is circulating the market? What impact does counterfeiting have on the trade? And how can producers protect against fraud? As the prices for the wine world’s most collectable brands continues to rise, our panel considers the extent of wine fraud, the threat to the trade, and the range of solutions for every part of the supply chain, from the bottler to the retailer and collector. Featuring secondary market trading guru James Miles, and fearless fine wine authentication expert Maureen Downey, this session will bring fresh insights and hard facts to the murky world of faking wine, while revealing the latest techniques to tackle counterfeiting. With an estimated $3 billion worth of counterfeit fine wine circulating the market, wine fraud is far from a niche problem for the careless collector, but a pressing issue for one of the most valuable and profitable parts of the drinks business.


Maureen Downey
James Miles


Patrick Schmitt MW


19:30 to 23:00