wine trade fair week 2008 in pictures
May sees the London International Wine Fair at Excell, in London's
Docklands. It's a huge event that brings together wine people from
around the world, and spawns spin-off events outside the official
program. Here are some pictures taken during the week of the 2008
event, with short captions giving context.
The 2008 London International Wine Fair: the show floor
Marcelo Papa, winemaker with Chile's largest wine company, Concha y
Toro - nicely framed by the Andes.
Patrick Baudoin, who makes some amazing sweet Chenins from the Loire
appellation of Coteaux du Layon (as with many of these pictures, this
was taken at an unofficial satellite event).
Aussie winemaker Mac Forbes, who is making some of the Yarra Valley's
most exciting Pinot Noir.
US author George Taber, in the middle of a presentation about corks
and alternative closures at the Amorim Faults Clinic - he's written a
book on 'To Cork or Not to Cork'.
John Casella of YellowTail wines. The YellowTail story is a remarkable
one - amazing growth into one of the top four Australian brands in
just a few years.
Franck Peillot, natural mountain winemaker: Altesse and Bugey from the
Eric Texier, famous for his Brezeme (small Rhone appellation) wines,
and also a range of negociant Rhone wines. He used to be a nuclear
physicist in a previous life.
Carlos de Jesus and Pascal Chatonnet at the Amorim Faults
Jean Paul Brun, maker of natural Beaujolais.
Marc Olivier. Natural Muscadets are his thing.
Linda Domas, winemaker from Australia's McLaren Vale.
these wines with wine-searcher.com
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