Let's Have A Drink With Ania Smelskaya, Sun 2.30pm

Let's Have A Drink With Ania Smelskaya, Sun 2.30pm


Let’s Have A Drink With…

Ania Smelskaya, Head Sommelier, Silo and Ben Walgate, Owner and Winemaker, Tillingham Wines

‘Biodynamic, organic, natural and low intervention ’- terms regularly used for wines supplied to the on-trade - are becoming increasingly more popular with diners.

We’ll discuss these winemaking practices, progressive wine lists and forward thinking zero-waste restaurants with these two natural wine heavyweights who are leading the charge in the UK wine scene.

Not to be missed!

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Clara Rubin and Sula Richardson have worked hard to deliver, new for 2019, the 'Let's have a drink with...' speakers corner where they will host a series of thought-provoking discussions under the PX+ themes of CELEBRATE, COLLABORATE and CHANGE.

Clara is a celebrated 'wine-slinger' with ten years experience working in hospitality and education. Her dedication to the industry was recognised last year when she was announced as the 2018 winner of the prestigious Julian Brind Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry from the IWSC. As Head of Engagement for Red Squirrel Wine, Clara brings a wealth of wine knowledge and true passion for the industry to this year's festival. She is also an IWSC judge and a certified WSET Educator. 

Sula is drinks industry through and through. As a wine and spirits communications guru with her ear to the ground and a creative eye, she has produced inspiring content and engaging events across the globe. In addition to her role at the multi-award winning food and drink PR agency, Phipps Relations, she also co-founded Women in Wine LDN - an ever-growing professional networking group that actively champions women in the wine industry.