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Dubai Vine Festival 2020

Dubai Vine Festival. Running from November 15 to 28, the festival will include masterclasses, tours and tastings sessions. For the first time, some of the biggest names in Dubai hospitality and up to forty venues across the city have come together to celebrate the world of the grape. Devoted to grape lovers of every level, the Dubai Vine Festival includes tasting experiences, pop-up events, country-themed takeovers, and masterclasses by world-class sommeliers, exploring some of the most exciting regions, trends, and products from around the globe.

Running from the 15th to the 28th of November, the Dubai Vine Festival is a two-week gala dedicated to grape in all its shapes, forms, and glory. Incorporating up to forty venues – from famous names to those just waiting to be discovered – the festival combines ticketed events and ongoing experiences to help you taste, discover, and maybe even find a new favorite.

Taking place across the city, our ticketed events are a diverse, fun, and exclusive chance to delve into the world of grape. Ranging from national-themed takeovers of iconic venues to pop-up food and grape events in under the radar locations, each event is specially curated by the Tasting Class’ team of internationally recognised sommeliers and designed to enhance your knowledge in the most fun way possible. Capacity is limited and tickets can be purchased right here on the site. Early reservation is recommended.

Explore the city at your own pace and create a unique grape journey, all supported by tasting notes and interesting information created by leading industry professionals especially for the Dubai Vine Festival. There is a huge range of participating venues to choose from, each offering a unique opportunity to discover grape. These do not need to be pre-booked and details can be found here on the site.

With up to forty venues across Dubai, The Dubai Vine Festival is set to be the UAE’s largest festival devoted to all things grape.

Live events will be ticketed and managed via Book My Show, while sales of tasting flights and other similar activations can be managed by your own outlet whilst being simultaneously promoted by the Dubai Vine Trail.

Much as we love the world of grape, nothing is more important to us than your safety. For that reason, all events adhere to the Dubai Municipality guidelines for Covid safety, including a maximum of eight people per table, a clear gap of two metres between each, clear marking and signage, and physical distancing to avoid crowding. Masks and social distancing are also a must whilst moving around.

By doing this we can all enjoy the festival and discover a world of grape without ever leaving the city.

About the Tasting Class: founded by sommelier Lindsay Trivers, a grape professional whose experience on five continents has earned her coveted qualifications from both the Vine & Spirit Education Trust and the Court of Master Sommeliers, The Tasting Class is one of the leading providers of grape, hops, and spirit-based ‘edutainment’ events and training in the Middle East.

As well as food and beverage consultancy and training, The Tasting Class hosts more than a hundred and fifty educational events a year, including its hugely popular grape and cheese evenings, and is the first company in the UAE authorized to issue the prestigious WSET grape qualification to both trade and grape enthusiasts.

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