WEDNESDAY 14th JUNE 2023
67 PALL MALL, LONDON, SW1Y 5ES
11.00 - 16.00
The Old Vine Conference wine trade & media tasting
ONE OF THE LARGEST TASTINGS OF OLD VINE WINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Old vines are a beacon for talent, innovation and connection. The best old vines yield uniquely transcendent wines, incomparably rich in savour, symbolism, and heritage. The genetic material of ancient varieties, often retrieved from forgotten old vineyards, is proving vital in adapting to climate change. Old vines have their valiant and inspirational champions in pockets around the world. But the global wine market does not structurally value old vines, or treat old vine wine as a premium category of rich and enduring worth. As a result, healthy old vineyards of cultural resonance and unique qualitative potential are lost because they can’t be made to pay.
The Old Vine Conference is changing the path for old vines and their wines and in its first 2 years has contributed exponentially to the awareness, understanding and support of the global old vine movement. The tasting on the 14th June is expected to be one of the largest selections of old vine wines from around the world; with 120 wines open to taste from Argentina to Armenia, Italy to Turkey, Spain to South Africa and many more.
Members of the wine trade and media can leisurely taste their way through this vast collection of old vine wines, meet the co-founders of The Old Vine Conference and producers of some of the wines in the room. You will also have the chance to meet Elizabeth Hecker, author of ‘Ethos Priorat’, a book dedicated to this remote pocket of Spain’s viticultural heritage.