September events for discerning drinkers

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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!


UK - Northwest Agave Fest

What: Northwest Agave Fest is a celebration of all things tequila and mezcal. This is the largest tasting event of its kind, bringing folk together who are passionate about agave.
When: September 2019
Where: TBC
More info: NWTequilaFest.com


International - Wine Education Week

What: As part of Wine & Spirit Education Trust's 50th anniversary campaign, the Wine Education Week celebrates the growing population of wine consumers around the world. The week kicks-off with a 24-hour global food and wine tasting session across 24 countries, starting in Auckland and ending in California. In the UK, the launch event attempts to break the Guinness World Records title for the largest ever recorded sommelier lesson. You can purchase your tickets here. WSET will also host launch events in Hong Kong, NY, LA and Vancouver. Find the full programme of over 450 events worldwide here.
When: 9-15 September 2019
Where: Global events
More info: WineEducationWeek.com


USA - Kentucky Bourbon Festival

What: This week-long festival invites bourbon enthusiasts from across the globe to celebrate its history and production. Join the great bourbon tasting and gala event, celebrate a night of jazz and bourbon, plus enjoy events centred on the craft of barrel making and bottling bourbon.
When: 16-22 September 2019
Where: Kentucky, USA
More info: KyBourbonFestival.com


UK - Jigger Beaker Glass tour

Trade-only
What: The Jigger Beaker Glass tour returns with a fresh line-up of events, speakers and themes! Next stop is Bristol with Productivity. Explore its history, science and psychology and how to beat your procrastinating slump. Find out more about the sessions here.
When: 17 September 2019
Where: Bristol, UK
More info: Save your place here.


Germany - Oktoberfest

What: This infamous beer festival is arguably one of the best in the world. It's undoubtedly one of the world's largest - in 2017, the festival saw over 7.2 million visitors. So, if you like beer, you'll like this.
When: 21 September - 6 October 2019
Where: Munich, Germany
More info: Find out more on Oktoberfest


Italy - Roma Bar Show

Trade-only
What: An exclusive bar show for the hospitality trade welcoming expert speakers from across the globe to present seminars and masterclasses. Guests can also explore tastings on offer and cheer on those competing in cocktail competitions during the two-day event.
When: 23 September 2019
Where: Rome, Italy
More info: Find out more.



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