Decanter have very kindly offered a ticket to their annual Fine Wine Encounter to one lucky CellarFella reader of my choosing. The ticket, for Sunday November 20th, will go to whoever
offers me the most money gets my fabulous quiz question correct. But first, let me tell you a little bit about the event. It’s a contractual obligation.
You’ll have all day, or at least the part of it that falls between 11.30am and 4.30pm, to taste at your leisure over 600 wines crafted by the likes of Bordeaux big-hitters Cos d’Estournel, New Zealand-based logo-thieves Craggy Range (for legal reasons I should probably make clear that it was I who stole and defaced theirs), American legends Ridge, obscure Italian outfit who I visited once Ampeleia and Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata, all of them poured by the very people who crafted them. There are also ticketed wine tastings and masterclasses, though they cost extra and are filling up fast (and some of them have filled up already), book signings and much much more. It’s basically Disneyland for wine geeks.
It’s on Saturday 19 November and Sunday 20th, at London’s Landmark Hotel. Tickets, if you’re not lucky enough to get one free from me, start from £40 and shoot upwards in a way I find a bit confusing if I’m honest. Find out more about the event here.
There’ll be a whole room at the Fine Wine Encounter dedicated to the winners of this year’s Decanter awards. But where, according to Decanter’s judges, is the world’s best Bordeaux-style wine (costing over £10) grown?
Send your answer to me here. You’ve got a week, until 11.59pm GMT on Monday October 31. Good luck!