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Visitors to next month’s SITT tasting in London on February 29 can look forward to a masterclass on Long Island wine and a seminar offering a “Blueprint for Success” for independent on and off-trade businesses as well as the chance to meet an international line up of independent wine producers.
Wine critic and broadcaster, Charles Metcalfe will, between 12pm and 1pm, go through a masterclass, Fine Wines of Long Island, with five wineries from the New York state. These include: Paumanok, The Lenz Winery, Channing Daughters, Wölffer Estate and McCall Wines all imported by Long Island and New York specialist Wine Equals Friends Ltd.
Later that day at 2pm a panel of on and off-trade experts will give their tips for success in the independent sector. The line-up includes Chris Piper of Christopher Piper Wines, Stephen Finch, Vagabond Wines, Miles MacInnes, Jascots Wine Merchants, Tim Wildman of Winetec and Neil Bruce of Studio Alto.
The SITT tastings take place at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on February 27, 10.30am-4pm and on February 29 at the Honourable Artillery Company, London 10.30am-6pm. Register online at www.sittastings.com.
Story by Richard Siddle
Courtesy of Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review