Events Calendar for Discerning Drinkers

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February events


Belgium - Bruges Beer Festival

What: Taste over 300 beers from more than 70 breweries whilst joining around 15,000 people at the festival celebrating beer!
When: 31 January - 5 February 2020
Where: Bruges, Belgium
More info: BrugsBierFestival.be


Italy - Riva Pianeta Mixology by Expo Riva Hotel

What: In its 44th edition, the Expo Riva Hotel will hold this year's fair at the Riva del Garda Exhibition Center. Once again, they'll be hosting their mixology programme Riva Pianeta Mixology, which returns in its 5th year, an exhibition showcasing leading industry experts and stalls presenting the industry's latest products.
When: 2 - 5 February 2020
Where: Lake Garda, Northern Italy
More info: Find out more about Riva Pianeta Mixology.


UK - Bar fundraiser for Australia's Bush Fire Crisis

What: The Covent Garden Social Club in London are hosting a charity fundraiser for the bush fire crisis in Australia. Bartenders are working free for the night with all proceeds raised at the bar going to Fire & Rescue, and the Animal Rescue Charities in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. There's even an exciting live auction and raffle taking place, hosted by JJ Goodman. Guests can bid on exclusive tickets and vouchers, including an London Cocktail Club masterclass for two and a year's membership for TRADE, as well as take part in the raffle to win some of the booze up for grabs.
When: From 5pm, 3 February 2020
Where: The Covent Garden Social Club, London, UK
More info: Get your ticket to the fundraiser.


Spain - Barcelona Cocktail Art

What: The Spanish spirits fair Barcelona Cocktail Art returns and will feature 'the future is green' as their central theme in 2020. Guests can explore the three key areas: sustainability and territory, trends and new paths, as well as the future is green. Topics will include alcohol-free alternatives, ethical options, innovations and discussions around local products. More than 600 exhibitors are expected to attend, from renowned names to emerging brands. During the fair, BCA Sustainability Spirits Awards will also take place, recognising leading brands committed to sustainable developments.
When: 3 - 5 February 2020
Where: Fira de Barcelona's Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain


UK - Winchester Cocktail Week

What: Have a taste of the Winchester cocktail scene with the exciting programme of events planned for 2020's week long celebration.
When: 3 - 9 February 2020
Where: Winchester, UK
More info: Buy your tickets now.


UK - PUB20

Trade-only
What: This is the UK's only dedicated trade show for the pub industry with over 200 exhibitors and 5000 pub owners attending. Plus, visitors have the opportunity to network and sit in on over 20 seminars.
When: 4 - 5 February 2020
Where: Olympia London
More info: Register now.


France - Wine Paris

Trade-only
What: For their second year, two leading wine trade shows come together in Paris under one banner, Wine Paris, with upwards of 25,000 visitors expected and 2,000 exhibitors. It will offer tastings, masterclasses and exclusive events across the city for attendees.
When: 10 - 12 February 2020
Where: Paris, France
More info: WineParis.com


UK - The Whisky Show: Old & Rare

What: This year, the show moves to London. Celebrating those older whisky styles, Old & Rare will welcome collectors, specialists, bar owners and independent bottlers. The event will host masterclasses exploring distilleries, specific bottlers and extinct styles of whisky, and guests will also have the opportunity to sample unique drams, including fine, rare and antique malts and spirits. Book your tickets for The Whisky Show: Old & Rare.
When: 29 February - 1 March 2020
Where: One Great George Street, London, UK
More info: WhiskyShow.com

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