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Taber to examine closures at LIWF workshops
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American author George Taber will be the keynote speaker at the popular Wine Faults Workshops at this year’s London International Wine Fair (LIWF). Taber, of ‘Judgement of Paris’ fame, will address the burning question of how to select wine closures at the informative workshops, which have become a regular feature of the LIWF.
His latest work, ‘To Cork or Not To Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle’, which examines all sides of the closure debate, has received international acclaim.
Taber will discuss the key arguments for and against different types of closures with case history illustrations.
Independent Bordeaux scientist and winemaker Pascal Chatonnet will follow with a practical workshop on the subject of post-bottling reduction and excessive levels of sulphides — what causes it, how to spot it and how various closures perform. His talk will be accompanied by a fascinating indepth fault tasting and discussion session.
Sponsored by Amorim, the world’s leading cork producer, the 1.5 hour workshops are a must for anyone interested in the current issues on closures. They will be held on Wednesday 21 May in Waterfront Rooms 25 and 26 beginning at 11am and 3pm. Each will finish with a book signing by Taber. Featuring more than 1200 exhibitors, the LIWF is recognised as one of the most important events on the world wine calendar. In 2008, the exhibition will be held from 20–22 May.