A review of the b.f.t. 2018

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This year, we had 637 people register to attend the show, with just over 400 actually turning up on the day. Please take a look at our photos from the day. You can also review the 2018 show guide.

Very approximately, the split of registrations was:

  • 45% off-trade – a mix of large wine merchants, smaller wine merchants and national retailers.
  • 27% on-trade – restaurants, bars, London clubs and university colleges.
  • 28% trade and general press (Sunday Times, Independent, Yorkshire Post, Decanter, Fine Wine Magazine), wine writers and bloggers (including Julia Harding from Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages, Richard Mayson, Alex Liddell and Neal Martin), educators from the WSET as well as independent wine educators, restaurant wine list consultants, PR companies and the leading London auction houses.

With the absence of the event from the calendar in 2017, re-establishing the Big Fortified Tasting as a regular event was a key priority and the feedback received from visitors and exhibitors has confirmed the appetite remains for the event.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2019. Watch this space for confirmation of the date.

View a list of 2018 b.f.t. attendees.

 2018 show guide Show Guide
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