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Wine Gang select top 30 sparkling wines

The 30th London International Wine Fair, which takes place from May 18 – 20, will once again feature the Top 100 wines selected by The Wine Gang - this year featuring 30 sparkling wines and 70 regional ambassadors, selected for their expression of variety and terroir.

The Top 100 is a perennial favourite among visitors to the Fair. Now in its sixth year, this free-pour tasting located next to the masterclass theatre at the east end of ExCeL hall, has featured many topical themes over the years, including rosé, and organic and biodynamic wines.

This is the second year The Wine Gang have worked with Brintex to select the Top 100 list, which represents wines at various price-points, representing both the Old and New World, all selected on the basis of overall quality, consistency and value for money. 

Established in 2008, The Wine Gang comprises five of the biggest names in wine writing: Tim Atkin MW, Tom Cannavan, Anthony Rose, Joanna Simon and Olly Smith.  Its unique service provides subscribers with access to a no-holds-barred assessment of over 200 wines per month for a small fee.  The LIWF Top 100 will be selected from wines given a score of 85% or more by The Wine Gang. 

Will Broadfoot, marketing director for the London International Wine Fair, commented: “We are delighted to have The Wine Gang on board once again. The Top 100 feature was a great success in 2009, with very positive feedback on the wines selected by The Wine Gang. This year will be particularly exciting, as this is the first time we have held a tasting dedicated entirely to sparkling wines, and we believe this is a great way to celebrate the Fair’s 30th anniversary.”


1 February 2010 - Felicity Murray