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The Great Italian Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2008

17 May, Landmark Hotel, London NW1, 11.00am - 5.00pm Download catalogue Buy tickets List of producers Masterclasses Heights of Chianti Classico - Steven Spurrier Spurrier famously predicted in Decanter that 'Chianti Classico will be replacing Medoc in many a wine lover's cellar.' This masterclass sets out to prove the point Antinori - Allegra Antinori The new generation of Italy's most famous producer: Allegra Antinori, daughter of former Decanter Man of the Year Marchese Piero Antinori, presents a top selection of wines Delights of Piedmont - Michael Garner Author of 'Barolo - Tar & Roses', Garner presents his pick of Piedmont's boutique winery production Key exhibitors Silvia Allegrini Lucio Mastroberardino Franco Conterno Michele Chiarlo Chiara Lungarotti Chiara Giannotti Marchese Ferdinando Frescobaldi Francesco Ricasoli Over 80 top winemakers from across Italy will congregate in London this weekend to pour their wines for guests at Decanter's second Fine Wine Encounter of 2008. Producers attending include Castello Banfi, Aldo Conterno, Isole e Olena, and Planeta. Over 300 wines will be available to guests to taste.

Alongside the Grand Tasting, we will also be hosting three masterclasses. Decanter’s Consultant Editor Steven Spurrier will introduce some of his favourite Chianti wines, Allegra Antinori will present wines from her family’s stable, including a host of vintages of Tignanello and Cervaro, and Barolo expert Michael Garner rounds the day off with a star-studded tasting of Piedmont’s finest.

decanter.com will publish a comprehensive round-up of the tasting following the event.

If you haven’t booked and wish to attend, tickets to the Fine Wine Encounter are still available here.

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