The Champagne Summit 2012

Launched in 2010 by the UK drinks industry must read title Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review, The Champagne Summit is an informative and targetted annual one day conference designed to educate and showcase the best in Champagne to the crème-de-la-crème of the UK’s wine trade.

This interactive forum comprising keynote presentations, panel debates, bespoke training sessions and expert led masterclasses from leading figures in the Champagne sector, provides key players and buyers in the UK Champagne market with a rare opportunity to openly debate and discuss the key issues affecting the champagne category, whilst also looking at opportunities to maximise sales and profits from champagne through the year.


The Champagne Summit 2012 Agenda

10:00 – 10:30 State of the Nation Champagne Update with Alex Marting – CGA Strategy & Wine Intelligence

10.30 – 11.30 How to put the fizz, glamour and sexiness back into Champagne with Essi Avellan – Fine Champagne magazine, Alex Martin – CGA Strategy, Richard Brierley – Vanquish, Jayne Powell AKA Champagne Jayne and Liv-ex – fine wine brokers.

12:15 – 13:15 Panel debate: How can Champagne help the trade through the tough times? With Brendan Stegmann – Kettners,  Dee Blackstock MW – Waitrose, Michelle Cartwright- Searcy’s and Lucy Clements – Sainsbury’s. Chris Hambleton – Champagne Tuesdays, Matt O’Connor – Planet of the Grapes, Joan Torrents – Mitchells & Butlers

15:00 – 16:00 How do I make Champagne Fizz in my business? Kevin McCabe – Zuma, Matt O’Connor – Planet of the Grapes and Ted Sandbach – The Oxford Wine Company

 Masterclass Sessions

11:00 – 11:45 Understanding the styles and sub-categories of Champagne and how using this knowledge can increase sales, with Richard Bampfield

13:15 – 14:00 Considering your Champagne range and assessing footfall drivers, with Richard Bampfield

14:15 – 15:00 Behind the Bubbles – A Sparkling Social Media Masterclass, with Champagne Jayne

More about Champagne Jayne’s Masterclass Tweet Chat Tasting Menu here

16:00 – 16:45 Champagne cocktails/mixology 

17:00 – 18:00 Harpers Champagne Awards 2012

Where: Chiswell Dining Rooms, 56 Chiswell Street London EC1Y 4SA

When: 28-Feb-2012,  10am – 5pm

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  1. Great agenda… and Champagne ! ;)


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