London wine fair & wine week
The London Wine Fair 2015 was hailed a great success again this year, having once again returned to London's Kensington Olympia. Visitor numbers increased by 4% on last year with a total of 670 exhibitors packing the hall. Pol Roger returned to the fair after a 10 year absence. The trade had been quite disparaging of the event when it had tried to appeal to a wider international audience at Excel, with a feeling it had lost it's focus. But On-Trade visitors were out in full force this year with a an increase of 16% in these types of attendees. The focus this year was on independent merchants and the on-trade. It seems concentrating on being the must-attend event for the UK trade has started to pay off.