Jennifer Docherty's wine tent

Wine

A hand-picked list of sustainably produced wines at 

hospitable prices.

Guest Sommeliers

An epic line up of Sommeliers with their personal selections, tastings and stories.

Champagne Charles Heidsieck

Tasting table, tasting tricycle, masterclasses and gastronomic experiences.

JENNIFER DOCHERTY MW

Jennifer Docherty MW is a wine buyer for Liberty Wines, London. Originally from Canada, she has been working in the wine trade for the past 11 years, after giving up a career in fashion. Alongside wine buying, Jennifer also judges for the Decanter World Wine Awards and the IWC Sake competitions. 


'Producers livelihoods are increasingly being challenged by climate...what better way to pay homage to the grapes that made it into the bottle despite frost, hail, rain, fire, drought, and the producers' that farmed them sustainably than by consuming them for our revelry'.


Jennifer Docherty's Wine Tent will donate all profits to Hestia and Vauxhall Food Bank. 

JAN KONETZKI

Chatéau Latour, Artemis Domains Abassador and Director

of Wine at Four Seasons' Ten Trinity Square London. Jan will be inviting guest sommeliers to PX+ Restaurant, collaborating with exceptional, passionate, wine lovers to bring controversial pairings to the industry at this inaugural festival. 


Jan Konetzki sets the wine world to rights and hosts free talks in the wine tent.


Friday 24th August

Sommelier 2018 - The changing role of the sommelier


Sunday 26th August
Work ethics in wine trade - Wine trips, Trade tastings, Competitions and Exams. When are we at work?  


Spaces are free but limited, book here.

guest sommeliers

EMILY HARMAN

Emily is founder of VinaLupa, advising hospitality clients all around the world. She previously worked at River Cafe

28-50 with Xavier Rousset and The Zetter Group. She also spent several years at Attica in Melbourne.

ISA BAL MS

Isa studied hospitality in his native Turkey. He was Head Sommelier at The Fat Duck for over a decade. He is the only Turkish Master Sommelier CMS and was awarded the title of Best Sommelier Europe 2008. Isa now works on a freelance basis for the hospitality industry.

GARETH FERREIRA

Gareth, Head Sommelier at Core by Clare Smyth, was previously part of the opening team at 67 Pall Mall under the tutelage of Ronan Sayburn MS. He has held positions at some of the best hotels in the world including as Beverage Manager at Saxon Hotel in his home country of South Africa.

TERRY KANDYLIS

Terry was studying Physics in the University of Athens while working for some of the best restaurants in Greece. He became more involved in the hospitality industry after falling in love with wine. He went on to work at The Fat Duck, The Ledbury and is now Head Sommelier at 67 Pall Mall.

CAROLINE FRIDOLFSSON

Before taking on the position of Head Sommelier at Clarette, Caroline gained restaurant experience at Mexique, Chicago, before becoming a Sommelier at Oblix at The Shard. Continuing on a wine-focused path, Caroline then joined the opening team at  67 Pall Mall.

SVETOSLAV MANOLEV

Svetoslav studied Hospitality Management in Bulgaria and during his training spent 2 years in the US in F&B and Events Management. Svetoslav worked with the teams at Roka and COYA before taking his current position as Assistant Head Sommelier at 67 Pall Mall.

SAKE SOMMELIERS

HONAMI MATSUMOTO

Originally from Nagoya, Japan, Honami has been working with sake and wine for nearly 15 years and is a Kikisakeshi-qualified Sake Sommelier, WSET Educator and IWC Panel Judge. Honami runs House of Sake as a Sake Management Specialist. 

OLIVER HILTON-JOHNSON

Oliver Hilton-Johnson is a Sake Specialist and the Director of award-winning Tengu Sake, focusing exclusively on premium Japanese sake. Tengu Sake supplies some of the UK's finest restaurants. Oliver is a Sake Educator for the British Sake Association and leads talks, tastings and food pairings throughout the UK.

CHARLES HEIDSIECK CHAMPAGNE

CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE

Charles Heidsieck, also known as ‘Champagne Charlie’, was a maverick who swam against the tide and pushed for change, so as soon as we heard about this festival, we knew it was something we wanted to be a part of.” 

Willem Pinçon

Charles Heidsieck Champagne

Founded in Reims in 1851, Charles Heidsieck is one of the most admired Champagne houses in the world. Renowned for unrivalled and consistently high quality, this multi award-winning Grande Marque is famed for both vintage and non-vintage cuvées. Charles-Camille Heidsieck was the first Champagne merchant to market his Champagne in the USA in the mid 19th century and is credited with popularising it there, where he became known as Champagne Charlie.

CHAMPAGNE AT PX+

As well as the Charles Heidsieck area in the Wine tent, a pop-up tricycle will make its way round the festival, providing guests with the opportunity to sample this exceptional Champagne. A glass of the House’s newly launched blanc de blancs will also be offered to every guest in the restaurant in the evenings.


Does Size Matter?

During the festival, Willem Pinçon will be hosting a Champagne Masterclass - Does Size Matter? - where he will explore three different cuvées in both bottles and magnums to see what difference bottle size makes to the finished product. Limited tickets available for this special masterclass here.


And, finally, Charles Heidsieck will also feature in the festival’s gastronomic experiences.