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Drinks Innovation Theatre

The Drinks Innovation Theatre presents the latest thinking and insight into the wide world of drinks through talks and interactive seminars from some incredible guest speakers whose expertise lie in craft beer, spirits, mixed drinks, and wine.

29th February Timetable

Time Session Speaker
12.30

G&T Fever 
Craig Harper Global brand ambassador for Fever Tree Tonics will be presenting and showcasing the history of tonic andfever tree soft drinks inline with the liquid academy to showcase the diversity of G&T perfect serves with their great rangeof bottles products. With the category and popularity of gin exploding.

Craig Harper and Fever Tree Mixers
14.00

Cream of the hop
Pete Brown will be taking us on an adventure with some epic craft beers that have tickled his fancy over the past 12 months. Join us for his insight to this flourishing category and taste what is trending in 2016.

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Pete Brown

15.30

First Impression Session 
Scott Gemmell founder of the Liquid Academy and LA Group based in Scotland will be bringing his A Game to the theatreto showcase how hospitality can be a vehicle for training life skills critical to the progression of young adults looking toprogress in life.First Impression Sessions with Scott Gemmell from Liquid Academy

Scott Gemmell, LA Group

1st March Timetable

Time Session Speaker
11.00 Cannie Scots in Ceylon Tea with Dananjaya
14.00 G&T Fever
Craig Harper Global brand ambassador for Fever Tree Tonics will be presenting and showcasing the history of tonicand fever tree soft drinks inline with the liquid academy to showcase the diversity of G&T perfect serves with theirgreat range of bottles products. With the category and popularity of gin exploding.
Craig Harper and Ben Williams, Fever Tree Mixers
15.30

You heard it through Grape Vine
Tv Personality & wild man of Wine - Joe Wadsack will be taking to the stage again this year to highlight some epic musthave wines for 2016. Working in harmony with Bibendum Wines, he will be cherry picking from their incredible range andtaking us through a progressive tasting that will help us deconstruct the wonders within the Bibendum Wine portfolio.

Joe Wadsack & Bibendum Wines

2nd March Timetable

Time Session Speaker
11.00

Cannie Scots in Ceylon

Tea with Dananjaya

12.30

Whisky Broth with Glengoyne Whisky
Master chef Tom Lewis will be cooking up a storm for us blending some exceptional Whisky’s in harmony with some wonderful dishes live on stage.  Tom Lewis is from the award winning Monychle Mhor Hotel / Farm in Perthshire and a top celebrity chef in the UK. Having recently starred on the Great British Menu he will bring his local insights and knowledge of the fine produce to the forum of the theatre this year. 

 

Tom Lewis

14.00

Simply Ginspirational
Drinks Writer Extraordinaire Mark Ridgewell from Taste and Flavour will be taking the category of Gin to awhole new level with his historical insights to the category. Mark will be hand picking 6 of his favourite gins too.

Mark Ridgewell

 

15.30

Tiki Insights 
An era that is often misunderstood is the History of Tiki – Ian Burrell will be using all his wisdom with the support of theLiquid Academy to open the treasure chest of fun that is involved in this amazing genre. With the support of our friendsfrom Real Ingredients and Coco-real - we will be showcasing Tiki styled drinks with their authentic range of infusedsyrups.

Ian Burrell & Coco Real

3rd March Timetable

Time Session Speaker
12.00 Cannie Scots in Ceylon
Tea with Dananjaya 
13.30

Drinks Industry Question Time. 

 

15.00

Sipping Tequila
Carlos Londono is at the ebb and flow of the tequila trade working alongside Tomas Estes and his team at Pacifico formany years - Tom’s right hand man will be showcasing the wonder that is Mexico’s greatest export and be sippingsome fine must have tequilas for 2016. 

Carlos Londono


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