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Wine Gang Christmas Fair

Vinopolis, London, Saturday November 6th

The Wine Gang is myself, Tim Atkin, Anthony Rose, Joanna Simon and Olly Smith. Our monthly reports at provides the UK's biggest and most comprehensive coverage of wines available in the UK. It is completely independent and pulls no punches.

Last year we held our inaugural Christmas Fair which was a blast and this year we are back, bigger and better! The mood of the event will be lively and fun, giving you the opportunity to sample distinctive, quality wines, especially those we've rated as Gold, Silver or Bronze. Over 600 wines will be on show from the cream of high street retailers like Waitrose, Oddbins and Majestic, plus dozens of the UK's brightest independent merchants and a fascinating array of specialists from Wine of Lebanon, to the Wines of Oregon and Washington. The five Gang members will lead free 'Wine Walks' to taste some of our personal favourite wines.

New for 2010 is a series of masterclasses by some of the world's greatest winemakers:

1) Understanding Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc with Dr Damian Martin of Ara, New Zealand
2) The Sélections Parcellaires of Maison M. Chapoutier with Michel Chapoutier, France
3) Languedoc, the Rubik's cube of wine with Jean Claude Mas of Domaines Paul Mas, France
4) Champions of Chenin Blanc with Ken Forrester, South Africa

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There are two sessions on the 6th, one running from 12:00pm - 3:00pm and containing masterclasses 1 & 2 above, and one running from 4:00pm - 7:00pm and containing masterclasses 3 & 4 above. Tickets for each event are priced at £20 and adding any masterclass costs just £10 more. See below for discounts!

Early birds and Wine Gang members

Members of the Wine Gang can book up to four tickets for just £15 each as part of our commitment to our membership. New members joining the Gang (from just £11.99) can also enjoy these discounted prices. What better time to join the Gang at

Everyone can use the code EARLYBIRD to buy tickets for £17.50. The code is valid until mid October.

Adding any masterclass to the basic event ticket costs an additional £10, but please note the masterclasses have a limited capacity and are already selling well - be quick if you want to attend a specific masterclass!

Gang members discuss our 2009 event:

How to book tickets

Booking is open now. Gang members should use their own special code in the 'Discount Code' box on the TicketSOUP or Vinopolis web sites to buy up to four tickets at £15.00 each. Anyone can use the code EARLYBIRD to buy tickets at £17.50 each until October 15th (or while stocks last). Quote these codes if booking by phone.


Book at or on 0844 481 8898 (open 9am-9pm seven days a week). Tickets are also on sale via the Vinopolis web site.

   Tim, Anthony, Joanna, Olly and myself look forward to meeting you at Vinopolis in November. Please do spread the word on our behalf!

Wine Gang Members will see instructions on how to claim their discount when they log in to their Wine Gang account. We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at what promises to be the UK's best and brightest wine event. Please do spread the word to friends and family too, and be aware that the masterclass tickets will sell out quite quickly. We'll see you there!

Wine Gang Christmas Wine Fair

Vinopolis, London
Saturday November 6th 2010
12:00pm - 2:00pm and 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tickets £20 (discount for Early birds and Wine Gang members)