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Michel Rolland and Tesco's Laura Jewell sign up for Wine Vision

Published:  05 November, 2014

World leading wine consultant, Michel Rollland, and Tesco's Laura Jewell MW are the two latest big names to sign up to the Wine Vision event taking place in London later this month.

They will join a line-up of leading speakers from around the world for the three day event which takes place at London's Hurlingham Club between November 17-19.

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Michel Rolland will join a winemakers' debate which also includes Stephen Cronk, owner of Mirabeau en Provence and Javier Ruiz de Galarreta, president and director general of Araex Rioja Alavesa and Spanish Fine Wine. They will discuss the "Lessons and challenges from the world's wine regions".

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Jewell, Tesco's wine category product development manager, has signed up for Wine Vision to replace Dan Jago who is currently suspended from Tesco following the enquiry in to overstatement of profits. She will join the retailers' panel that also includes Sara Norell of Swedish monopoly retailer, Systembolaget, and Anne Thysell, Spar Austria to discuss "Buyers' market:  The retailer's role in shaping the wine industry."

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Other key speakers from the global wine trade that will be speaking at Wine Vision include: Denis O'Flynn, Pernod Ricard UK, Troy Christensen, Enotria, Simon McMurtrie, Direct Wines, Jean-Guillaume Prats, Moett Hennessy,  Mike Ratcliffe Warwick Wine Estate,  Robin Copestick, Copestick Murray, Kevin Shaw,  Stranger & Stranger, Stephen Cronk,  Mirabeau en Provence,  Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, Charles Banks, Terroir Specialists, Tyler Balliett, Wine Riot,  Adrian Bridge, The Fladgate Partnership,  Jaime Araujo,  Terravina, Ian Harris, WSET, Carlos de Jesus, Amorim,  Sara Norell, Systembolaget and Anne Thysell, Spar Austria.

Non wine speakers include Sandra Taylor, president of Sustainable Business International and former Starbucks' head of sustainability, social media expert, John Morter,  Jonny Forsyth, Mintel, Barry Clark, Future Foundation, Dominique Persoone of Chocolate Line, Matthew Protti, Black Square and Channel 4 Secret Millionaire, Mike Greene,

Professor Charles Spence of the Oxford University and Professor Barry Smith of  London University will lead an examination of sensory research and the possible implications for the wine trade

There will be full coverage of Wine Vision throughout the event on and via Twitter @HarpersWine.

The event costs £1,695 +VAT with a 20% discount for all Harpers subscribers. To book go to