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Edward Bates

Speciality Wines

Edward Bate’s interest in spirits stems from a school visit to Cognac at the age of 13. Since that first visit, a passing interest has turned into a life long passion in distilled products. His career has focused on spirits for the last 20 years. During this time, his acknowledged expertise has been utilised by a number of the UK’s leading wine and spirit merchants, including Berry Brothers & Rudd. Bates now runs Distilled London, a consultancy for a number of spirits brands; he also works as a writer and educator. In 2008, he became a Muskateer d’Armagnac, and in 2012 was selected by the B.N.I.C. to be one of the UK’s Cognac educators, and in 2013 became on an ambassador for Armagnac in the UK.

Edward Bates

Upcoming Deadlines

28 March

Spain Final Deadline

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03 April

Germany, Austria & Switzerland Final Deadline

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03 April

United Kingdom Final Deadline

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06 April

France Final Deadline

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Upcoming Events

15 April
18 Apr

Vinitaly 2018

Verona, Italy

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24 April
27 Apr

ProWine Singapore 2018


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21 May
23 May

London Wine Fair 2018

London, UK

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29 May
31 May

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018

Hong Kong

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