Why you can’t miss The Vintage Festival 2019

It’s the best wine show in London. It’s the best in the U.K. According to many of the wine producers who come back year after year, it’s actually the best wine show in the world.

Mostly down to you, they say, the customers who show up. You are apparently easily the most enthusiastic people they meet anywhere. And they love that. You’re also the most pleasant and … I never understand this … the best behaved!

Guests enjoying wine samples at The Vintage Festival
Join in with the 40th Anniversary celebrations at The Vintage Festival 2019

I should add that no one, absolutely no one should feel they don’t know enough about wine in order to come. Have no fear. This is a show I dreamt up forty years ago precisely for you … our members and customers who said they knew nothing about wine but knew what they liked.  

A few hours with the growers and their delicious wines and you’ll know more than all your friends. Take the boat to The Tower or the Tube to The Bank … maybe book into the Premier Inn next door like us. It’s a great party. Well behaved party! I’ve never missed a single one. Never will.

How to get tickets for The Vintage Festival 2019

The Sunday Times Wine Club is celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Vintage Festival this year. As well as hundreds on wines served by the producers who make them, wine columnist Will Lyons will be hosting talks in The Times Traveller Expert Tasting Theatre, while London-based cheese experts from Paxton & Whitfield will be hosting demonstrations at the brand new Cheese and Wine Academy.

For £40 guests can get unlimited samples from a selection of more than 350 wonderful wines, a celebration tasting glass and exclusive festival offers including free delivery, great savings and free bottles.

Head to The Cheese and Wine Academy to find your perfect pairing
Join the experts from Paxton & Whitfield to find your perfect cheese and wine pairing

What’s more, we’ve launched the first ever Vintage Festival Wine Awards to give you a glimpse of the festival highlights, and there will be even more exclusive savings on Gold medal and Trophy winning cases.

Tickets for the sessions on Saturday 11th May are now sold out but you can still join us on Friday 10th May from 11.30am to 3pm or from 5.30pm to 9pm. Tickets are available online at www.laithwaites.co.uk.

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Laithwaite's began in 1969, when Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux... and fell in love with real wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share these delicious wines with friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that boutique wineries were soon queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from... including red, white and rosé, plus Champagne and sparkling, beer and cider.

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