Sherry and Montilla Moriles Tasting Experience - Recording

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Thanks to the support of the producers involved and Extenda, we were delighted to bring you an opportunity to taste a range of Andalusian wines in a live virtual tasting with Sarah Jane Evans MW on 23rd July. The recording is now available to watch. Listen to Sarah Jane explore food pairings, introduces the people behind the wines and taste the wines themselves.

Becky Sue Epstein - Strong, Sweet & Dry

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Becky Sue Epstein has written an excellent book – Strong, Sweet & Dry: A guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira and Marsala. Becky Sue had intended to make the book available for perusal and purchase at the bft this year. Sadly, that was not able to happen but you can still order a copy with the 'show' discount.

Quevedo Virtual Masterclass

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With the cancellation of this years’ Big Fortified Tasting leaving a gap in the calendar for fortified wine producers to showcase their products to the trade and ultimately consumers, we are delighted to be supporting one of our regular exhibitors, Quevedo, in hosting a ‘virtual masterclass’ on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th.

2020 BFT Show Date Announced

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Following another successful event that featured more wines than ever before, the Big Fortified Tasting is back on 23rd April 2020, a date selected to avoid Easter school holidays and to avoid any clash for exhibitors and visitors also planning to attend the Jerez Fair too. We very much hope to see an even stronger representation from the Andalusian producers in 2020!

Sarah Ahmed

A review of the B.F.T. 2019

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The show in 2019 had more exhibitors than ever before. Many friends of the show returned to London and were joined by a number of producers attending for the first time.

BFT Masterclasses 2019

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We are delighted to be bringing another packed programme of tutored tastings to the Big Fortified Tasting this year. Hosted by some of the most renowned individuals in their respective fields, we are dleighted to have 4 masterclasses that span a broad range of fortified wine styles. Places at each of these masterclasses are limited and will be offered by ballot. You can request a place at any or all of these events by placing your name on the application list. We will be running a waiting list in the event of any cancellations, so please do keep an eye on your email as the show approaches and on the day itself, even if you have not secured a place in the first wave of allocations.

Sarah Ahmed

Sarah Ahmed on the bft 2018

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We were delighted to be joined by Sarah Ahmed at #thebft2018. Here's what she had to say about the day and why the big fortified tasting is so important for the fortified wine sector.