France is the most heavily represented country, making up 25% of the wines on show, according to wine list company Tasting Buddy, which has teamed up with fair organiser Brintex to provide an online catalogue for the event.
There will be wines made from 136 grape
varieties, with Sauvignon Blanc the most popular for varietal wines, followed by Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
Eighty-five per cent of the
event is worth looking at for off-trade visitors as only 15% of wines are on-trade exclusives.
Independents are the busiest sector for the take-home market, with more than 8,000 boutique and independent label wines on taste.
Organiser Brintex has given spirits a separate fair
- Distil - for the first time.
OLN's full coverage of the LIWF and Distil
starts on page 21