London Wine Fair is back with a bang for 2018, with a brand-new team promising a packed show of inspiring features, innovative tastings, critical masterclasses and over 14,000 wines from 40 countries, making it an unmissable event for independent merchants.

Registration is now open and is free to anyone in the wine trade. Visit to sign-up and stay on top of the latest news coming from the show.

“We’re making this year the best and buzziest yet,” says show director Hannah Tovey. “This is the time of year that the whole wine industry comes together to do business and network, and we’re planning to make sure everyone leaves the fair inspired with new connections, new wines and new ideas for the next 12 months.”

New features for 2018 include:

  • A brand-new Innovation Zone designed to inspire, with future tech and trends from the wine trade and beyond, from AI to blockchain, logistics innovations and wine apps.
  • Drinks Britannia – Discover English sparkling wine, craft gin, beer and more.
  • Champagne Live – A celebration of the finest producers, featuring three tasting trails and live streaming from vineyards in Champagne.
  • Boost your knowledge in the Education Zone from WSET, including the chance to take your level 3 entrance exam free of charge.

Esoterica returns

As well as the exciting new areas, London Wine Fair is bringing back one of the most popular parts of the show, Esoterica, a dedicated area for small, quality importers.

Esoterica is the perfect opportunity to discover rare and niche wines that aren’t available from anyone else.

With a casual table-top set-up, this is your chance to get up close and personal with the best small-scale importers and uncover some of the world’s most exciting wines.

Introducing the London Wine Fair app

For the first time, the show is going mobile. Download the official London Wine Fair app and access interactive floorplans, a searchable exhibitor list and a personalised schedule, as well as a meeting booking system, allowing you to pre-book on-stand meetings direct with exhibitors, making sure you are seeing exactly who you need to see.

A packed schedule of premium masterclasses and tastings

Across the three days we’re taking a whistle-stop tour of Rothschild Champagne, the Loire Valley, Tuscany and Rioja, before hopping across the pond to take in Napa, Uruguay and Lafite’s vineyards in Chile. Not forgetting the very best of South Africa, Croatia, Romania and plenty more, all presented by winemakers, MWs, educators and industry experts.