Welcome to the b.f.t.

The Tasting SalonThe Big Fortified Tasting website, Business Directory and Resource Centre

The Big Fortified Tasting (the b.f.t.) is the single largest wine fair in the world which is solely dedicated to fortified wines. It takes place annually in central London, and registration is open to bona fide members of the wine trade, whether from the UK, or our many visitors from overseas.

In 2013 the b.f.t. won the International Wine Challenge Award: Best Generic Marketing Campaign (the maiden 2010 was also shortlisted for the same). Take a look at our Testimonials page, to give an idea of what visitors and exhibitors think to it too. Our short b.f.t. movie is worth viewing below along with Tasting Salon video which you can find on the Tasting Salon page to see a concise snapshot of why it is worth visiting the next b.f.t. as an exhibitor or trade visitor.

Business Directory


We have online the most comprehensive directory to producers of the world's finest fortified wines, and details of their UK importers, as well as the Generic Bodies who oversee category marketing and promotion. 

Business Directory

Education Resource


If you're preparing to present a tutored tasting, or preparing for an exam, its good to know that we have a resource page where you can find comprehensive information on the fortified wine category.

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