december, 2019

01dec12:00 pm5:30 pm2nd East Grinstead Crowne Plaza Wine Fair With The ASDW, Supporting East Grinstead Lions

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 the ASDW, is bringing the successful ASDW fair to the East Grinstead Crowne Plaza on Sunday 1st December. Tickets can be obtained in advance by contacting Luigi Di Caprio on 01342 349 450. Email: or through EventBrite 

Doors open at midday. Entry is £5 and all the ticket sales will go to the East Grinstead Lions.

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 Second East Grinstead 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

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

Hyde Park Wines-Wines for spicy foods & Sweet wines

And Kingscote Estate-Local award winning winery

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 the ASDW at the East Grinstead 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.


(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Felbridge Crowne Plaza Hotel

London Road East Grinstead RH19 2BH