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Glasgow’s very own Wine Festival is brought to you by Tom Cannavan, award-winning wine writer, broadcaster, and proud citizen of the city. Tom’s pioneering wine-pages.com is one of the world’s most popular wine sites, though you may know him best from his long-running slot on STV’s ‘The Hour’, or his broadcasts on BBC Radio.
The 2016, 2017 and 2018 Festivals completely sold-out, with every ticket gone months before the doors opened. The feedback from our exhibitors on the quality of the Glasgow audience was amazing – and the feedback from the audience on the quality of our exhibitors was equally enthusiastic! We’ll have plenty of new names and new wines in 2019, and another stunning line-up of affordable masterclasses. The 2018 Exhibtor and Programme links above will give a flavour of what to expect, and we’ll update with 2019’s information as soon as possible.
The Festival is a day-long celebration of wine. Your entry ticket includes unlimited tasting samples from 250 high quality wines being poured by winemakers and some of the UK’s top wine retailers and importers, and there’s a fun competition to win a bottle of Champagne. The Festival is open from 12:30pm until 5pm, with re-entry via the Festival wristband.
We love great wine, and we want to share the love with you. You’ll discover superb new wines as you hone your own palate, whilst our exhibitors will pour and discuss their wines with you – with Tom on hand all day to share his knowledge too. The historic and beautiful Trades Hall in the city centre is the perfect venue to add to the sense of occasion!
The Festival takes place in the magnificent, historic setting of the Glasgow Trades Hall, surrounded by shopping, hotels and restaurants. See our Glasgow Guide for visitors.
The Trades Hall
85 Glassford Street
Tom’s expertise is widely acknowledged, as is his passion and enthusiasm. Tom has written or contributed to 10 wine books and for titles including The Financial Times and Decanter magazine, and he has judged wine competitions on four continents. Currently holding the title of International Wine Communicator of the Year, among his other awards are Louis Roederer Wine Writer of the Year and the Portuguese wine industry’s Wine Journalist of the Year. Tom is also well known as a public speaker and broadcaster – watch this video taster of Tom on TV.