Fine wine investment firm Oeno is to host its first portfolio tasting in February, featuring 25 wineries including Bordeaux’s Liber Pater and China’s Silver Heights.
The company is divided into two branches: the investment division, called OenoFuture, and the trade side, named OenoTrade. Its first trade show will take place in London on 26 February in the Leadenhall Building.
Supplying some of London’s leading restaurants, including City Social, The Cinnamon Club and Park Chinois, Oeno is looking to broaden its relationship with the trade and top sommeliers.
Its portfolio features wines from France, Italy, Lebanon and China, some of which are new to the UK market, as well as familiar classics. This includes wines from Graves-based estate Liber Pater, which famously released bottles of its 2015 vintage wines for €30,000 a bottle.
According to Oeno, it is the first UK distributor of Silver Heights, located in China’s Ningxia Province. Napa Valley’s Alpha Omega and Beaulieu Vineyards, Dominio de Es located in Ribera del Duero, Château Belle-Vue from Lebanon, Château de la Roulerie in Anjou, Domaine des Beaumont based in Burgundy, and Tuscany’s Fattorie dei Dolfi will also all appear at tasting.
Among those attending from the wineries will be Loic Pasquet from Liber Pater, Emma Gao from Silver Heights, Vincent Beaumont from Domaine des Beaumont, and Trevor Durling from Beaulieu Vineyards.
There will be four masterclasses held during the day. One will be presented by Loic Pasquet, who will discuss his take on “original pre-phylloxera Bordeaux”.
There will also be a masterclasses on “unsung heroes”, featuring wine from China and Lebanon. Finally each member of the company’s team has selected their favourite wine, which will go head-to-head in a tasting. The line-up includes Screaming Eagle 2016, Latour 1982, and Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera 2011.
Oeno will also be showcasing sustainable and biodynamic principles, which are “key themes” across its entire portfolio.
The February tasting is aimed at top London sommeliers, wine buyers and food and beverage directors as well as members of the press and Masters of Wine.
Date: 26 February
Time: 10:30am – 5pm.
Location: The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4AB
Registration: To register for the tasting and masterclasses, please click here.