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June 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!

International - World Gin Day

What: World Gin Day is celebrated in London this year for a five-day festival. A selected number of top bars in the capital will be offering £6 cocktails to those with a digital pass which can be acquired on the website free of charge.
When: 5-9 June 2019
Where: London, UK
More info: Get your tickets here.

UK - Wine Walk at the South of England Show 2019

What: This year's South of England Show has partnered with WineGB to host their first Wine Walk. Regional vineyards, including Bluebell, Sedlescombe, and Plumpton Estate, will exhibit a selection of English wines during the show. Guests will have the opportunity to taste these wines directly from local vineyards. Tickets to the South of England show 2019 can be purchased online here.
When: 6-8 June 2019
Where: Ardingly, UK
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UK - The Islay Festival 2019 Tasting Series

What: The Islay Festival of Whisky and Music took place in May during which a number of distilleries launch a special festival bottling made available to festival guests only. Yet, this year, a number of these bottles will be showcased at the The Islay Festival 2019 Tasting Series for you to sample! Take a look at the dates and locations below.
When: Five venues across the UK. You can purchase your tickets at the below links.
5 June - York
7 June - Newcastle
12 June - London
19 June - Leeds
20 June - Manchester
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UK - Ginposium

What: Hosted for the gin industry, Ginposium's sixth annual seminar sessions will be held at the RSA House in London. Leading personalities and experts from the drinks trade come together for lively debates and discussions on all things gin, plus tastings of new releases.
When: 7 June 2019
Where: London, UK
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Mexico - Barra Mexico 2019

What: Barra Mexico bar show is one of the largest premium spirits and bar events in Latin America, and in 2019, celebrates its 5th edition. The bar show invites bar professionals across the globe to join them in this two-day event which hosts over 135 spirits, wine, and craft beer exhibitors.
When: 9-10 June 2019
Where: Mexico City, Mexico
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USA - Bar Convent Brooklyn

What: Europe's largest bar trade fair comes to the USA, and indeed anywhere outside of Germany for the first time.
When: Tuesday 11- 12 June 2019
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA
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France - The Bordeaux Wine Festival

What: Taking place every two years, the festival is just an hour from the coast of France. Every evening, there is a multimedia light show and fireworks. Visitors can get passes to vineyards and a digital tasting pass as well.
When: 14-18 June 2019
Where: Bordeaux, France
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UK - The Edinburgh Whisky Festival

What: Edinburgh Whisky Festival invites whisky enthusiasts and experts alike to sample great home-grown whiskies from Scotland as well as meet distillers from around the world including from India, Taiwan, Japan and USA. Plus, experience 'under the counter' drams and signup for masterclasses. Buy your tickets at the website below.
When: 15 June 2019
Where: Edinburgh, UK
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UK - Jigger Beaker Glass tour

What: The Jigger Beaker Glass tour returns with a fresh line-up of events, speakers and themes! First stop is Liverpool with Creativity. Explore how you can harness your own and kickstart your imagination. Find out more about the sessions here.
When: 18 June 2019
Where: Liverpool, UK
More info: Save your place here.

UK - The Aperol Spritz Big Birthday Social

What: Aperol turns 100! To celebrate, the Italian aperitif brings the party to Manchester. Join the celebrations in the Aperol 100 Piazza at The Oast House. Guests will find an Aperol carousel bar where the Italian brand ambassadors will be on hand to demonstrate how to make an excellent Aperol Spritz plus live DJs. We'll cheers to that. Entry is free with sociable special deals at the bar for Aperol Spritz cocktails.
When: 19 - 23 June 2019
Where: Manchester, UK
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UK - N100

What: To mark 100 years of the beloved Negroni, Campari hosts seven parties across the UK to celebrate! From 100 Negroni variations, to a Campari-bottle installation and a contemporary art gallery inspiring guests to create Negroni artwork, guests are welcome to get involved and raise a glass to the iconic classic.
When: 20-30 June 2019
Where: Across the UK
More info: Find out more here.

UK - Negroni Week

What: Negroni Week coincides with the Negroni's 100th birthday this year, so raise a glass or two and celebrate at an event near you! Toast the iconic Italian cocktail at parties and events across the UK, or perhaps participate in a competition and go along to a masterclass. Bars can find out how to sign up here. Or join the celebrations and see which events are happening near you.
When: 24-30 June 2019
Where: Across the UK
More info: Find out more here.

UK - P(our) Symposium

Trade only
What: This year's P(our) Symposium takes place at Village Underground. The event includes a series of curated talks and creative collaborations by leading figures in the industry. Speakers include expert on biodiversity Isabella Dalla Region, documentary producer Brigitte Sossou Perenyi and author Jeffrey Morgenthaler. Tickets are free - those interested in attending are asked to complete an application process. More details to come.
When: 24 June 2019
Where: London, UK

UK - Liverpool Craft Beer Expo

What: Over four-days, this festival offers a great selection of craft beers and spirits, as well as cider and spirits.
When: 27-30 June 2019
Where: Liverpool, UK
More info: Get your tickets here.

Spain - Wine Fight

What: Taking place in the famous Rioja region in Spain, this festival is simply an enormous food fight among wine enthusiasts. However, you have to make the 5km trek up the mountain before joining in on the fun.
When: 29-30 June 2019
Where: Haro, Spain
More info: Find out more here.

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