The Decanter Fine wine encounters are brilliant events - they're probably the best consumer tastings around. This May the focus will be on France, and for those who haven't yet booked their tickets the details are below (text is by Decanter). I'll be going!
Jamie Goode


The Great French Decanter Fine Wine Encounter

The Landmark Hotel, London NW1

Saturday 15th May 2004

The Great French Decanter Fine Wine Encounter
The event will bring together over 75 of the hottest wine producers from across France for a unique celebration of French fine wine. Visitors can explore the amazing diversity of French fine wine in just one day, tasting from hundreds of wines in the beautiful setting of the five-star Landmark Hotel.

A unique consumer tasting offering visitors the opportunity to taste their way around the vineyards of France from top Bordeaux Châteaux like Figeac and Angélus to the great star of the Rhône, Château Beaucastel. As always it is the presence of the producers pouring their wines in person which makes Decanter tastings so special. See for a full list of producers taking part.

Decanter is proud to announce our all star line-up of Masterclasses at The Great French Decanter Fine Wine Encounter. Decanter Masterclasses allow wine lovers to learn from the experts at a tutored tasting suitable for novice and expert alike.

10.00am:         1990 Vintage Champagne    - Serena Sutcliffe MW

12.45pm:        St Emilion Premiers Grands Crus Classés - Producer Panel

 3.30pm:           The New France - Andrew Jefford


Date                            Saturday 15th May 2004 
Time                           10am – 4.30pm 

Venue             The Landmark Hotel, London NW1 

Tickets:                      Grand Tasting Single   £35   (double £65)     

 Grand Tasting Group (12 tickets for the price of 10)              £350

 Masterclasses (per person, per Masterclass)                       £45

 Ticket Hotline:          0044 (0) 20 7471 2000


Among the producers attending will be:


Domaine Seppi Landmann



Château Masburel



Château Climens

Château Corbin Michotte

Château Coutet

Château Dassault

Château Faugères

Château Tour de Mirambeau

Château Figeac

Château Grand Mayne

Château Giscours

Château Beauregard

Château Haut-Bailly

Château La Lagune

Château Léoville Poyferré

Château Lynch Bages

Château Olivier

Château Pape Clément

Château Grand Corbin Despagne

Château Angélus

Château Beauséjour-Bécot

Château Suduiraut



Château de Fuissé

Domaine Jean-Jaques Confuron

Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard

Jean-Claude Boisset

Domaine de la Folie

Domaine Alex Gambal

Maison Louis Jadot

Pierre André



Champagne Ayala

Champagne Boizel

Champagne H Blin

Champagne Jacquesson

Champagne De Venoge





Domaine de l'Ameillaud

Château La Baume

Domaine Brusset

Domaine de Cassan

Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux

Maison Chapoutier

Domaine de la Citadelle

Caves du Père Anselme

Cave des Vignerons de Rasteau

Château Domaine Fone de Michelle

Château de Beaucastel

Domaine La Millière

Domaine de Mourchon

Domaine de la Mordorée

Domaine Paul Autard

Domaine Rostaing

Domaine de la Royère

Domaine Santa Duc


Languedoc Roussillon

Domaine des Aires Hautes

Château Aigues Vives

Château Capion

Domaine La Croix Belle

Jacques et Francois Lurton

Château Haut-Gléon

Domaine de Nizas

Domaine Sainte Rose

Primo Palatum

Domaine Ségala



Charles Joguet


Domaine Baumard

Domaine des Champsvignons

Domaine du Closel

Domaine Fouassier Père et Fils

Domaine Jean Maurice Raffault

Château de Sancerre

Vignobles Germain