French Independent Winegrowers tasting in London at the Royal Horticultural Halls 6th February 2014


The French Independent Winegrowers trade fair showcasing wines from 80 producers from across France is taking place on Thursday 6 February 2014 at the Royal Horticultural Halls, in central London.


This comprehensive trade event for French wines will host a range of the country’s best quality wines made by independent growers, each winemaker coming with his or her unique individual story and history. Stories like the Belgium Château owner who fell in love with Bordeaux whilst running the Medoc marathon, and the Domaine which was run single handedly by the wife of the grower while he was held captive by the Germans during WW2 will charm and interest visitors to the tasting and remind them of the human side of the wine industry which makes the world of wine so rich and appealing.


All French wine regions, in their unique and exciting diversity, are represented — Alsace, Provence and Corsica, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Beaujolais, Champagne, Cognac, Savoie, Languedoc-Roussillon, the South West, the Loire Valley, and the Rhône Valley. Despite the extensive nature of the show, it will still have a very personal feel because all of the exhibitors bring with them an intimate knowledge of their region of production and its unique characteristics.


Independent winegrowers are driven by their passion for making wines that reflect their own personalities. The winegrowers are involved in every stage of the winemaking process. Made with passion, these wines are produced in tune with nature, work ethics and tradition, yet with a modern, innovative touch. Being so hands on, the growers can adapt and respond quickly to market demands and trends.


Lysanne Desroches, Senior Trade Adviser from The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London comments, “We are very happy to be working in partnership with the French Association of Independent Winegrowers once more to showcase wines from every French wine region, many of which are new to the UK market, and all of which have guaranteed traceability and are made by passionate, and dedicated individuals.” She continues, “These wines are exactly in tune with current UK consumer trends and respond perfectly to what the market is looking for.”


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