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Our monthly listing of events, seminars and tastings which we consider of interest to discerning drinkers. Those events which are drinks industry specific or have days/periods that are industry specific are marked accordingly. Enjoy!
What: Taste drinks from twenty-five of London's leading bars in pop-up all under one roof. A sell out event in 2017, entry tickets are £20 and include your first cocktail and complimentary cocktail booklet. Subsequent cocktails are £7.50.
When: 5th - 7th April 2018
Where: One Marylebone, London, NW1 4AQ, England
More info: CocktailsInTheCity.com
Drinks industry only
What: The Drinks Industry Charity invites fellow members of the drinks industry participants to form teams of 6 to enter the Quiz Night and show off their quizzing skills. Participants will be treated to delicious sharing platters and superb wines generously sponsored by Farr Vintners. If you want to book an individual ticket, then please let the Benevolent know and they will find a team for you to join. Tickets are priced at £35 per participant.
When: 6:30pm Thursday 12th April 2018
Where: Bottlescrue, St.Paul's, London, England
More info: To book tickets email this text becomes the link or call +44 (0)20 7089 3889.
Drinks industry only
What: Sign up before April 10th to network with brand representatives, attend training seminars, taste a wide variety of rums and mingle with industry colleagues. Tickets $35, $60, $70 & $110.
When: Saturday 14th April 2018
Where: Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
More info: ChicagoRumFest.com
What: Aimed at food and drink professionals, five shows (Food & Drink Expo, Foodex, The Ingredients Show, National Convenience Show and Farm Shop & Deli Show) run alongside each other covering the complete supply chain.
When: 16th -18th April 2018
Where: National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT, England
More info: FoodAndDrinkExpo.co.uk
What: A week of pop-up bars, workshops, dinners, classes, conversations and parties.
When: Sunday 22nd - Sunday 29th April 2018
Where: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
More info: BaltimoreCocktailWeek.com
What: The inaugural Cognac Show offers masterclasses and more than 150 cognacs to taste presented by their producers.
When: Noon-4pm (trade & press only) & 5:30pm-9:45pm Friday 27th, 12:30pm-6:30pm Saturday 28th April 2018
Where: Bloomsbury House, 2-3 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2RL, England
More info: https://cognacshow.com
What: 18 breweries takeover 15 pubs, bringing their beer, their brewers and entertainment - DJs, live music, tastings, talks. Three days of immersing yourself in beer in the best pubs in Brighton. The wristband gives you 4 half pints of beer from Tap Takeover brewers, plus your own filled can to take away, worth £15, plus £1 off each Tap Takeover pint or 50p off each half pint over the weekend.
When: Friday 27th April - Sunday 29th April 2018
Where: Brighton, England
More info: TapTakeover.com