Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Monday, 24 February 2014

RAW – The Artisan Wine Fair: London 18th-19th May

 Scene from the 2013 RAW

Tickets for RAW – the artisan wine fair 18th-19th May@F BLOCK, The Old Truman Brewery, 83 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL – are now on sale. 

Ticket Information  

Ticket prices:  
Sunday 18 May (10 am to 6 pm)                                             
Trade: free
Public: advance tickets - £25 (on the door - £30) 

Monday 19 May (10 am to 8 pm)                                       
Trade: free

Monday 19 May (5 pm to 8 pm) 
Public (limited spaces): advance tickets - £25 (On the door - £30) 

Full Access for both days 
Sunday 18 May (10 am to 6 pm) & Monday 19 May (5 pm to 8 pm.
Public (limited spaces): advance tickets - £40 (discounted price only available as advanced ticket option)

Last year some of the wine arrived by boat



Luc Charlier said...

Do I read correctly? Several 10 pounds notes as admission fee to a wine fair? Is this customary in UK nowadays? And I supose the wine-makers don't get paid for the bottles they show the public.

Jim's Loire said...

Bonjour Luc. Yes it is customary for the public to pay to attend a wine fair in the UK. This has been the case for many years – I believe the organisers of the Bristol Wine Fairs used to charge. As far as I know the sole exceptions may be fairs run by supermarkets like Tesco. In France it is increasingly common to pay to go to off-events like la Dive Bouteille. Santé Jim

Luc Charlier said...

Jim, my surpise did not originate in the payment, but in the magnitude of the sum asked. Once again, I question the money given to organizers, rather than producers.

Jim's Loire said...

Luc Apologies for the misunderstanding. The Real Wine Fair in April is cheaper. However, hiring large venues in central London cannot be cheap.

luc charlier said...

I attended the "Salon du Chocolat" in Paris (Porte de versailles), on behalf of our "interprofession". Admission fee for a family of 4 would reach 60 € (kids not charged full fare). If you add some goodies eaten on the spot (nothing offered for free, apart from the lovely Vins Doux Naturels a bunch of my colleagues and myself were exhibiting), this ends up a very expensive Sunday afternoon! But visitors gained an extra load of triglycerides and some cholesterol as well !