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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

12 July

South Africa Final Deadline

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13 July

Central & South America (except Mexico & Argentina) Group Shipping

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27 July

Mexico Final Deadline

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27 July

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Upcoming Events

18 June
19 Jun

Bulles-Expo 2018

Paris, France

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24 July

IWSC Spirits Tasting 2018

Vintners' Hall

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12 September
14 Sep

CapeWine 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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08 November
10 Nov

HKTDC Wines & Spirits Fair 2018

Hong Kong

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