Events Calendar for Discerning Drinkers

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March events


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 on the tour is Leeds with Productivity. Explore the science, the psychology and how to beat your procrastinating slump. Find out more about the sessions here.
When: 3 March 2020
Where: Leeds, UK
More info: Save your place.


USA - Vinexpo New York

Trade-only
What: This year, the show has expanded, with a space almost double in size from 2018's. Guests will have the opportunity to network, visit 'Wow! World of Organic Wines exhibit' a tasting area dedicated to organic wine, and attend masterclasses and conferences focused on current trends and issues of the industry.
When: 2-3 March 2020
Where: Manhattan, NY, USA
More info: VinexpoNewYork.com


UK - Whisky as told by Women

What: As Women's International Day approaches, Mama's March Tuesday Talk titled Whisky as told by Women will be held between 6.30pm to 8pm. Guests will join leading women in the drinks industry discussing their favourite whisky drams and the stories behind them with tastings, followed by a Q&A.
When: 3 March 2020
Where: Mama Shelter, London, UK
More info: Get your free ticket at EventBrite.com


UK - The Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Show

Trade-only
What: One of the UK's largest trade events for the hospitality and foodservice industry looks to welcome over 650 exhibitors and 21,000 visitors this year. The event will be split into four shows: The Foodservice Show, The Professional Kitchen Show, Interiors and Tabletop Show and Hospitality Tech Show - bringing the latest trends and innovations in the industry. For the first time, guests will have the opportunity to meet local suppliers and discover ways to use raw ingredients in their menus, while the Vision Stage returns presenting key topics for discussion including recruitment, restaurant design and sustainability.
When: 3-5 March 2020
Where: ExCel London, UK
More info: HRC.co.uk


International - Absinthe Day

What: A whole day dedicated to the spirit. Its deserving of celebrations after long lasting bans, including in the USA and the UK.
When: 5 March 2020
Where: Global!
More info: Absinthe Day


UK - RAW WINE London

What: The fair returns for its 9th event in London during Raw Wine Week which falls between 4-11 March, showcasing over 120 producers. Guests can explore the range of wines which will be "natural, low intervention, farmed organically or biodynamically, harvested by hand and made without excessive use of processing and additives". Among the exhibitors will be a natural wine producer from Finland, an organic producer from the Netherlands that have eliminated copper and sulphur usage, and a Danish distillery that crafts seasonal spirits. The event will be held from 10am until 5pm both days, while tickets include unlimited tastings.
When: 8-9 March 2020
Where: The Store, London, UK
More info: Learn more at RawWine.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 Belfast with Hospitality. Gain insight into the flawless guest journey and how to develop empathy and professionalism. Find out more about the JBG sessions.
When: 10 March 2020
Where: Belfast, UK
More info: Save your place here.


UK - Northern Restaurant & Bar 2020

Trade-only
What: The NR&B show returns, showcasing specialist areas such as the VIP Bar, a cocktail competition, the Craft Beer Quarter and the NRB Hub. Renowned names will be in attendance, including kitchen talent, drinks industry experts and tastings from a number of leading brands plus food samples by artisan makers. Register for your free ticket to the NR&B 2020.
When: 17-18 March 2020
Where: Manchester Central, UK
More info: Learn more at NorthernRestaurantandBar.co.uk


UK - The Ingredients Show

Trade-only
What: Five shows in one, The Ingredients Show will run alongside Food & Drink Expo, Farm Shop & Deli Show, Foodex, and National Convenience Show, and will focus on four themes - Health & Nutrition, Consumer Insight, Technology and Sustainability. Visitors can explore the exhibiting zone which expects to welcome 1,500 exhibitors this year. The three-day show also aims to showcase 250 speakers, 100 live events and host 30,000 visitors. Registration is now open.
When: 30 March - 1 April 2020
Where: NEC Birmingham, UK
More info: Learn more at TheIngredientsShow.co.uk


Singapore - ProWine Asia

Trade-only
What: One of the largest trade shows in the region, ProWine Asia returns for its 3rd edition. Showcasing 300 exhibitors from around the world, visitors can explore seminars, masterclasses, workshops and tasting sessions. The four-day programme features discussions on industry trends, including the culture of private and bespoke labelling, marketing to millennials and regulations in the region. The Champagne Lounge also returns presenting winemakers and champagne houses while professionals and an oenologist will be on hand to offer recommendations. Registrations are now open for ProWine Asia.
When: 31 March - 3 April 2020
Where: Singapore Expo, Hall 4, Singapore
More info: Singapore.ProWineAsia.com



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