It's now less than 24 hours until the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2018 begins in London. Here are our insider tips on how to make the most of your wine tasting experience…

Final tickets still available for Sunday: How to book


How to get the most out of #DecanterFWE

  1. Plan your visit: The Decanter Fine Wine Encounter tasting catalogue is now available and ready to view. Plan your visit and which wines you would like to taste by browsing through this and creating your own tasting list.
  2. Arrive early: Some of the very best winemakers travel from all over the world to come to the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter – maximise your chances of getting time with them by arriving at the Landmark Hotel early.
  3. Front-row masterclass seats: Going to one of our superb Fine Wine Encounter masterclasses? A queue will begin to snake down the side of the Landmark lounge area from around 20 minutes before the start of the class. Tables fill up from the front first, so planning ahead will give you a better chance of a good seat.
  4. Social media: If you tweet or Instagram a picture with the #DecanterFWE hashtag then you could appear on our live coverage screen, also live on Decanter.com. Plus, you can see highlights of what other people are tasting.
  5. Notes: Retired Decanter columnist Michael Broadbent‘s mantra is that everyone should make a note on every wine you try. It doesn’t have to be Pulitzer prose, but why not jot down a few words on the wines you particularly like. Trust us, it makes it much easier when it comes to choosing dinner party wines further down the line.
  6. Discovery Theatres: We have a limited number of Discovery Theatre tickets still available. These are a series of informal tutored tastings and are all hosted by top wine producing names, experts and pioneers.

It’s a sell out event and is set to be our biggest and best Fine Wine Encounter yet. If you’ve already bought tickets we look forward to seeing you there.


Last few Sunday Grand Tasting tickets are available for purchase…

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