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Keynote speakers confirmed for the International Cool Climate Symposium 2016

Published:  09 May, 2014

The ninth International Cool Climate Symposium 2016, which is being held in the UK for the first time between May 26-28, has confirmed its keynote speakers, including Jancis Robinson MW, Professor Dr Huiquin Ma, Dr. Mike Trought, Dr Kees Van Leeuwen, Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, Essi Avellan MW, Dr Steve Charters MW and Professor Charles Spence.

The ICCWS, which began in the 1980s, is held every four years attracting global delegates and speakers, focusing on current issues and trends related to fine wine production in cool climate regions. The UK conference is to be held in Brighton. 

Representatives of English wine producers proposed at the last symposium to have England be the host country and the timing could not have been better as English wine producers are now being recognised worldwide for the premium quality of the sparkling wines being produced.

The programme will include seminars, masterclasses, workshops and tastings involving cool climate viticulture, oenology, including climate variability, sparkling and still wine production, production technologies available to assists cool climate wine production and marketing to new markets and consumers.

Delegate tickets cost £600 for the three days and will go on sale shortly with an 'early bird' discount for those that buy before December 31, 2014. The timing will coincide around the London Wine Fair as well as overlap will the inaugural Sussex International Food & Drink Festival.

To register for a newsletter, find out when tickets go on sale and more information about the seminars, speakers and workshops visit the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016 website.