April 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 - Cocktails In The City

What: Taste drinks from twenty of London's leading bars in pop-up all under one roof. A sell out event in 2018, entry tickets are £20 and include your first cocktail and complimentary cocktail booklet. Subsequent cocktails are £7.50.
When: 4th - 6th April 2019
Where: The Vaults, London
More info: CocktailsInTheCity.com

Italy - Vinitaly

What: The largest international wine and spirits trade-only show in Italy. Last year saw over 4,000 exhibitors and more than 400 events over the four-day show. This year marks the 53rd edition, and the exhibition offers more networking opportunities, tasting sessions and a full programme of events.
When: 7th - 10th April 2019
Where: Verona, Italy
More info: Vinitaly.com

UK - The Wine & Spirits Show

What: The show brings together some of the best wine and spirit brands and also offers masterclasses, a beer zone, delicious food stands and a G&T bar.
When: 12-13th April 2019
Where: London, UK
More info: WineAndSpiritsShow.com

UK - The Big Fortified Tasting

Trade only

What: The BFT is one of the largest wine show's in the world dedicated to fortified wines. In 2018, the show saw fifty producers showcasing almost 300 fortified wines over multiple styles and five masterclasses. Registration is now open. Doors open 10am - 5pm.
When: 16th April 2019
Where: London, UK
More info: TheBFT.co.uk

UK - Cognac Cocktail Weekend

What: This five day festival coincides with The Cognac Show, celebrate the spirit in London at some of the best bars. Get your digital pass now free of charge which gives you access to £6 cocktails throughout the festival. This is another event organised by DrinkUp.London in celebration of their 10th anniversary of London Cocktail Week this October.
When: 24th - 28th April 2019
Where: London, UK
More info: Get your digital pass here.

UK - The Cognac Show

What: The Cognac Show returns for a second year and offers masterclasses, demonstrations and more than 150 cognacs to sample.
When: 26th - 27th April 2019
Where: London, England
More info: CognacShow.com

USA - Chicago Rum Fest

What: Network with brand representatives, attend training seminars, taste a wide variety of rums and mingle with industry colleagues.
When: 27th April 2019
Where: Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
More info: ChicagoRumFest.com

USA - Baltimore Cocktail Week

What: In its 5th year, this event sees a week of pop-up bars, workshops, dinners, classes, conversations and parties.
When: TBC - April 2019
Where: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
More info: BaltimoreCocktailWeek.com

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