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Emerging Regions Tasting to showcase wines from over 20 different countries

Published:  01 September, 2014

This week's Emerging Regions Tasting will offer attendees the opportunity to try wines from 21 countries and a chance to attend two specialist masterclasses focused on Lebanese and Brazilian wines.

The Emerging Regions Tasting will be held this Wednesday September 3 at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London.

The day will feature wines and wineries, alongside their UK distributors, from countries including Slovenia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Israel, Uruguay, India, Japan, Cyprus, Greece, England, Romania and China.

The newest exhibitors to join the tasting include Santa Rita Estates and Pacta Connect. 

Although Santa Rita Estates is well known name, the wines that will be shown will be out of a newer wine region in Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley. Pacta Connect will showcasing some wines alongside the Yakata Group, which was featured in last month's magazine, with wines from Bulgaria and as well as other producers from Croatia.

Two masterclasses hosted by Wines of Lebanon and Wines of Brasil will held at the tasting.

Michael Karam, a Lebanese wine writer, will look back at the developments that have taken place within Lebanese wine over the last 20 years in a session entitled: Modern Lebanon: why Lebanon is no longer a one-trick pony.

Karam will take visitors through a tutored tasting of wines from six wineries from the Bekaa Valley, Batroun and Mount Lebanon. Participating wineries include: Chateau Florentine, Chateau Ka, Chateau Kefraya, Chateau Ksara, Domaine des Tourelles and IXSIR. The tasting takes place between 12.15pm and 1pm.

Wines of Brasil will also be hosting a masterclass, 'Wake Up The Brazilian In You' taking place between 3.30pm and 4.15pm. Judy Kendrick and Ana Sofia de Oliveira, brand ambassadors for Wines of Brasil in the UK, will look at how the Brazilian wine category has come on leaps and bounds in recent years with exports of Brazilian wines to the UK already up 300% this year, making it the number one export market - buoyed by the interest in Brazil for this year's World Cup and hoping to maximise the upcoming Olympics which will be hosted in 2016.

The masterclass will demonstrate how Brazilian meet the demands of today's wine drinking trends with a good variety of sparkling wines, food friendly reds and lower alcohol wines compared to other South American countries.

Companies taking part include Yakata, Romanian Winegrowers, Stobi Winery, Bibendum, Hallgarten Druitt and Novum Wines, Croatian Fine Wines, Soul Tree Wines, Kedem Europe, Kayra, The Chinese Wine Company,  

To register for the event go to