Events Calendar for Discerning Drinkers

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May events

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, dates and details of events may change at short notice. Please be sure to check websites for the latest information.


UK - Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

What: Back for its 21st year, this festival invites enthusiasts and whisky novices to join celebrations taking place in Speyside across a number of venues, including distilleries, local bars and castles.
When: 28 April - 3 May 2020
Where: Speyside, Scotland
More info: SpiritofSpeyside.com


USA - Miami Rum Fest

What: Join rum enthusiasts, producers, distillers and more, at The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival which marks 12 years of rum events in South Florida. Guests can explore a range of premium rums from around the world and meet the distillers behind the brands. VIP tickets include early entry, a tasting glass plus a complimentary meal, while discounted tickets for the trade are also available.
When: 15-16 May 2020
Where: Coral Gables, Florida, USA
More info: Find out more about the Miami Rum Fest.


UK - London Wine Fair

Trade-only
What: In its 40th edition, one of the biggest wine and spirits exhibitions in the UK will welcome a range of exhibitors this year. Featuring wines from around the world, as well as tastings and masterclasses, this is a must event for those in the wine trade.
When: 18 May 2020
Where: Olympia, London, UK
More info: LondonWineFair.com


UK - Norwich's City of Ale 2020

What: In its 10th year, this city-wide festival encourages you to get adventurous while exploring the city's history, local pubs and locally brewed beers. Following another successful edition in 2019, with 40 pubs, 30 breweries and hundreds of locally brewed beers, plus a total of 11,000 pub visits made by ale trailers, this year is set to be just as great. Tutored tastings, sessions by brewers, cheese and beer pairings, beer festivals and music events, will be hosted across the 45 City of Ale pubs participating this year. They will also be part of one of seven ale trails, with a number taking part in a bonus Treasure Trail. Don't miss the launch party at The Waterfront which will bring together 50 award-winning craft ales and beers, or the limited edition trail badges, designed by Caz Jones.
When: 21-31 May 2020
Where: Norwich, UK
More info: CityofAle.org.uk


Hong Kong - Vinexpo Hong Kong

Trade-only
What: An international trade show bringing together innovative ideas and networking opportunities between sommeliers, importers and producers from around the globe.
When: 26-28 May 2020
Where: Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
More info: VinExpoHongKong.com



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