We’re delighted to announce that in response to market demand Expowest Cornwall will be bringing you even more drinks producers in 2017! There will also be a new drinks feature area, sponsored by LWC Drinks, Bar Equipment Direct, and Cornwall College Business.
There will be a greater range of local, national and international drinks exhibitors at the show than ever before, covering hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Alongside regular well-known exhibitors such as Burdett Wines, Voyager Coffee, Camel Valley Wine, Just Water, Keltek Brewery, Folkingtons and Skinners Brewing Company, you’ll meet many first timers like the Wooden Hand Brewery, Polar Krush & Pernod Ricard. In addition to drinks producers you’ll also find all the ancilliary equipment and services that your on-sales business needs from exhibitors such as Westcountry Drinks, Clearbrew, Bar Equipment Direct, Abbotts (S.W.), Cornwall Training and Payroll South West.
The new drinks feature area will have a bar, supplied by Beaumont, where you can watch professionals’ cocktail competitions, learn how to make mocktails & cocktails and enjoy wine & champagne talks & tastings. You can also see how to use the correct equipment & skills to enhance your drinks serving and maximise profitability with Flair masterclasses from the World Flair Association.
There will be two cocktail competitions at the show for professionals. On Tuesday 7th March they will be challenged to create a Signature Cocktail with set ingredients. On Wednesday 8th March they will face the Market Challenge, when their creations will feature Old J Rum and ingredients collected from exhibitors. LWC Drinks are providing prizes – a hamper of spirits & cases of beer on the first day, and an all expenses paid day trip, including a brewery visit, on the second, so competition should be fierce! If you’re interested in entering, entries will be accepted from January, so follow @Expowest_UK on Twitter to see details nearer the time.
With the show now only a few months away, and the exhibitor list filling up fast, are there any other drinks producers you’d like to see at the show? Tell us who in the comments and we’ll see what the team can do!