The Big Fortified Tasting (BFT) is the world’s largest wine fair that is solely dedicated to fortified wines. Held annually in London, this trade tasting showcases fortified wines from across the world.
Wine Australia exhibited at the BFT on 16 April 2019, pouring a selection of fortified wines from different regions across Australia.
Fortified wines are among Australia’s most unique and interesting wines, and until the 1960s this category accounted for 80% of the Australian wine industry. Nowadays it’s a small but really compelling part of the Australian wine offering.
The BFT is your chance to try Australia’s incredible range of Muscat, Topaque and Tawny wines and discover their intensity, complexity and ageing ability.
At the BFT 2019, we showcased wines from the following producers:
More than 400 trade guests attended the BFT 2019. 41% of the registered visitors were from the off-trade: retailers included Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Berry Bros. & Rudd, The Wine Society, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer. 28% of the visitors were from the on-trade, including representatives from Café Royal, Pollen Street Social, Barceloneta, Davy’s Wine Bars, Camino and The Fat Duck. The attendee list also included wine journalists, educators and bloggers.
For details about future BFT events, please see the BFT website.