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

The Big Fortified Tasting is now over for another year. Thank you to every who attended and helped make it such a success.  Please visit the website again soon for details of the next tasting dedicated to fortified wines.

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 one of our many visitors from overseas.

The 2018 Show Brochure is available on the website and includes details of the following producers whose wines were on show in 2018.

Barbeito, D'Oliveira, Henriques & Henriques, HM Borges, Justinos and the Madeira Wine Company.

Barão de Vilar, Barros, Burmester, Cálem, Dalva, Kopke, Krohn, Messias, Niepoort, Offley, Quevedo, Quinta das Lamelas, Quinta das Tecedeiras, Quinta do Mourão, Quinta do Noval, Sandeman, Symington Family Estates (Cockburn, Dow, Graham, Quinta do Vesuvio, Warre), The Fladgate Partnership (Croft, Fonseca, Taylor).

Barbadillo, Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana, Bodegas Tradicion, Delgado Zuleta, Emilio Lustau, Fernando de Castilla, Williams & Humbert, Viniberia, Xeco Wines.

Bacalhâo, Chambers Rosewood, Coume del Mas, D'Arenberg, De Bortoli, Morris of Rutherglen, Pedrino, Pfeiffer WInes, Reynolds Wine Growers, SIVIPA, Talijanich.

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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