december, 2018

sat01dec12:00 pm5:00 pmWine Fair with The ASDW, Supporting Facial Palsy UKCrowne Plaza Felbridge12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details

The Association of Small Direct Wine-Merchants (ASDW) was formed in 2004 and is a group of British independent small wine merchants selling niche wines online and at wine fairs. We offer usually exclusive wines directly imported from the wineries.

Campania Wines which is an online wine & produce retailer located in Dormansland and member of EGBA and the ASDW, saw an opportunity to bring the successful ASDW fair to the Felbridge Crowne Plaza on Saturday 1st December. Tickets can be obtained in advance by contacting Luigi Di Caprio on 01342 349 450. Email:

Doors open at midday. Entry is £5 and all the proceeds are going to Facial Palsy UK.

Together with Unique Wine Safaris, ( 01293 734664) specialists in wine tours, it’s hoped that the Felbridge Crowne Plaza Wine Fair will be an annual event showcasing international wines in East Grinstead.

The wine merchants attending the first Crowne Plaza Wine Fair are:

Bordeaux and Beyond Ltd-Wines from the Bordeaux & Loire regions of France

Campania Wines Ltd-Regional wine from the Campania region of Southern Italy

Carte du Vin-France, Spain, South Africa & New Zealand wines

Character Wines-Austrian, Indian & Portuguese Wines

Cressis-Wines from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Italy and Portugal

Hyde Park Wines-Wines for spicy foods & Sweet wines

Green Cellar Wines- Talijancich Winery in the Swan Valley in Western Australia

The ASDW are passionate about wine!

Warren Edwardes of Hyde Park Wines says about the ASDW: “It’s personal. Our members know the winemakers and have in nearly all cases visited the winery. I seldom buy wine from winemakers that speak English so fly under the radar to find gems.”

What can you expect from ASDW at the Felbridge Crowne Plaza?

Customers can expect a relaxed, unbiased and professional opinion and the convenience of discussing their requirements face to face with the wine merchants.  For £5, customers are given a loan glass and able to taste the wines on show and if they like what they taste, customers are able to buy direct. There’s no need to buy by the case, which means that during their visit, customers can build up a bespoke selection of wines from ones that they have personally tasted & enjoyed.

The ASDW niche ranges of wine are specially selected from all over the world and the virtues of quality, taste and flavour always take precedence over brands and mass production.

The wines on offer are often from small growers and family run wineries where tradition and quality really matter. In nearly all cases we have personally visited the wineries before importing so have a good relationship with the producers. Many of our members have a portfolio of business interests ranging from a former Marketing Director of a global soft drinks based firm, models, investment bankers, lawyers, e-commerce consultants, physicists and a former RAF pilot and active airline pilot.


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Crowne Plaza Felbridge

London Rd, East Grinstead RH19 2BH

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