After a 6 month respite from studying, I've decided to ramp up with the intention of starting the MW course next year, in 2019. I have a financial plan in place and I'm messaging various people I know in the wine industry (including one or two generous souls from this parish) and a few that I don't, in an attempt to figure out the best way to approach the studying element. Due to the limited nature of structured, international tastings in Barcelona, I suspect the next few years will involve a lot of travel to the UK (London specifically) and other parts of Europe. Some of this will be visiting producers/distributors and so on, but I foresee the most cost effective way of tasting a large number of international wines is probably at some of the larger events in London. So - my question is this: Which events in and around London/other major cities would you recommend for someone in my position? There's only so often I can come across after all, and so I'm looking to maximise my time spent there. They could include Masterclasses or just be walk-around events. Ideally, I'd be able to spend 6-8 hours a day at the events and in a perfect world, there'd be some time and space to chat to the producers as well. My thanks as always for allowing me to brainstorm this sort of information from the forum - the collected wisdom is invaluable.