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Wine faults workshop at LIWF


The Portuguese Cork Association will host a Wine Faults Workshop at this year’s London International Wine Fair. The two 1½ hour sessions, on Wednesday 18 May at 11am or 12.30pm, will focus on the importance of oxygen for wine development – both immediate and long term – and how cork, plastic and aluminium closures provide varying levels of ingression. The three main faults – cork taint, reduction and oxidation - will also be examined in the glass, in terms of recognition and cause.

Dr Paulo Lopes, Faculty of Oenology, Bordeaux University and Amorim R&D, will present the team’s latest published research on how oxygen reaches sealed wine, and the effect it has on wine development – even in excess or absence – over time.  This will be followed by a demonstration of wine faults in the glass by Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn, director of wines and spirits for the Hotel du Vin group, with samples for practical audience participation
Free to attend but tickets are on a first-come, first served, basis E: T: +44 (0)20 7025 7593 / 7500.

1 March 2011 - Felicity Murray