About Us

New AlexBen Campbell-JohnstonThe b.f.t makes a welcome return to the wine industry trade calendar under the guiding hand of Alex Bridgeman (left) who has taken over from Ben Campbell-Johnson (right). We would like to pay tribute to Ben and to the impact he had on the lives of many people in the fortified wine industry.  We continue to miss him.

The b.f.t was created by Danny Cameron with the first show being held in Glazier's Hall in 2010. Ben Campbell-Johnston took over the running of the event in 2014 and moved to the larger location of Church House in Westminster to where we return under Alex's administration.

The Big Fortified Tasting would like to thank the Madeira Institute (IVBAM),The Sherry Institute of Spain, Extenda of Andalucia and The Port Wine Institute (IVDP) for their continued support for the event.  Without their help it would have been far more difficult to organise a revival of the b.f.t this year.

BFT ExhibitorsMasterclassChurch House 2015