SITT Autumn - our most exciting tasting yet!
This Autumn our Spotlight at SITT is all about creating your perfect Christmas Wine Wish List!
Now that SITT Autumn is in early September, it's the perfect time and location for you to finalise your Christmas buying decisions and to update your wine list. Creating the perfect ‘Christmas Wish List’ will be every exhibitors' focus – five bottles will be specifically highlighted on each table, with three on the free-pour tasting tables, in the 'Wine by The Glass' machines and on each exhibitor's page in this brochure.
Find the perfect bottles to match a Winter menu, superb celebratory bubbles or that extra special gift, perfect to brighten up your lists.
Piotr Pietras MS's highlights on a 20min walk-around tasting
Join our on trade Ambassador on his 20min walk-around tastings at 11am, 2:30pm and 4pm: Piotr Pietras MS will present wines that could be part of your Christmas Wish List. Go with him, check his suggestions out, and let him guide you through our Specialists' wines. Just be at the reception desk 5min before the tour starts.
Places are limited. Please register at reception when you arrive for the following masterclasses in London and Manchester.
Old Vine Project - Discover the mysteries of South Africa’s old vines by André Morgenthal
12:00 - 12:40
Discover how gnarly old vines (+35 years old), that have survived the savages of time and harsh conditions, are enhancing the South African wine scene by producing wines of quality and authenticity. The Certified Heritage Seal is a first of its kind and is shaping a new wine category with substantial structure and complexity. André Morgenthal, Project manager at the Old Vine Project, will explain how the collective movement is uniting and advancing the South African wine scene, its people and the environment. A selection of rare Old Vine wines will be tasted.
New classics from two Master Somms - Piotr Pietras and Isa Bal (London Only)
13:30 - 14:10
SITT on-trade Ambassador Piotr Pietras MS, Best Young Sommelier of the World 2017, and Wine Consultant, Isa Bal MS, Best Sommelier of Europe 2008, will meet at SITT Autumn in London to discuss their love of wine! Exclusive to SITT London only, on Monday 9th September at 1:30pm both Master Somms will present what they consider the ‘New Classics’; wines that were unknown not so long ago, but have quickly become a reference point. They will cover new and upcoming grapes and regions, giving us an insight into their favourite new trends for the on trade. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear from two true masters of the trade.
Deep Woods Verticals by Julian Langworthy
15:00 - 15:40
Margaret River accounts for only 3% of Australia’s total wine production (20% of Australia’s premium wine production), however, the region accounts for over 30% of all trophies and medals. Margaret River is acclaimed for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and this vertical tasting will show you why that is. Julian Langworthy, James Halliday’s 2019 Australian Winemaker of the Year, believes strongly that a winery’s heart is in its vineyard. His goal as Chief Winemaker is to continually refine and explore the Deep Woods wine style in a nuanced, modern manner, pushing boundaries along the way, whilst respecting the excellent fruit resource.