Spotlight On showcases a wine speciality to watch. Look out for this logo in the brochure and on bottle neck tags at the tastings.
SITT Autumn 2018's Spotlight was On: Christmas, highlighting bottles that exhibitors believed would help independent businesses edge ahead when it came to delivering special wines perfect for Christmas.
The SITT Preview supplement features in Harpers Wine & Spirit and Drinks Retailing News. It includes a focus on the Spotlight On feature and recommends wines that you can find and taste at SITT.
Masterclasses & Workshops
The SITT masterclasses and workshops aim to provide education and insight into a particular region, style or wine-making process. Take a look at the masterclasses held at the most recent SITT tasting:
NEW YORK STATE WINES: EXPLORING THE FINGER LAKES AND LONG ISLAND
MASTERCLASS HOST: DR JAMIE GOODE
Dr Jamie Goode presents a range of eight wines from New York State, particularly focusing on the unique climatic conditions of the Finger Lakes and Long Island, through a selection of wines made with European sensibility to best allow fruit and terroir to shine. Riesling and Cabernet Franc, the heroes of the region, will be examined closely, with insight into the diversity of the region through its capacity to produce wines of an international standard.
FRENCH OAK, AMERICAN OAK...WAIT! HUNGARIAN OAK?!
MASTERCLASS HOST: ANDRAS KALYDY, KÁDÁR HUNGARY Ltd
Discover the new old world and go behind the scenes.
Kádár Hungary exports around 80% of their production and simply can’t make enough sound quality Hungarian oak barrels. Find out all the details through this fascinating masterclass from Andras Kalydy, Managing Director of Kádár Hungary:
- How unique are Hungarian oak barrels in the wine-world?
- How does the terroir and the other main factors of the barrel and its production determine the wine-character?
This masterclass will aim to highlight the differences in oak influence via a fascinating tasting which will review oak samples from across the Globe.