Sample innovative new drinks at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2023

As anticipation builds for the 24th edition of Speciality & Fine Food Fair, Event Manager Nicola Woods, offers a tantalising glimpse into the exciting world of artisanal food and drink that awaits attendees at this year’s event. For more information visit:

Speciality & Fine Food Fair, a beacon of innovation and culinary excellence in the world of artisan food and drink, showcases both established and emerging brands while also featuring insightful industry speakers and invaluable networking opportunities.

The Start-Up Village will be a busy core of this year’s event, teeming with passionate entrepreneurs eager to introduce their innovative products and sustainable practices to industry buyers. From vegan jelly cocktails to artisan nuts and decadent bar snacks, this vibrant hub fosters collaboration among like-minded visionaries who are pushing the boundaries of taste and sustainability.

Among the emerging brands featured is CHO26, a venture showcasing its vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO jelly cocktails with delicious flavours including negroni and passion fruit martini. LIQUEURIOUS, another spotlighted brand, boasts a unique range of tea and coffee liqueurs that promise excitement and theatricality with every sip. Also in the Start-Up Village, the Modern Art Distillery dazzles with artist-adorned labels for its premium craft distilled spirits.

The international flair of the event is evident as suppliers from over 40 countries converge. Diviners Distillery from Australia will be bringing a Down Under twist to gin, while Spanish family winery Bodegas Sinforiano will be showcasing premium red wines and highly expressive varietal whites.

The Trends Theatre serves as a hub for staying informed about the latest food and drink trends. Experts share insights on retail success, future trends in the food, drink and hospitality sectors, social media strategies, and more. Culinary consultant Steve Walpole orchestrates an exploration of global cuisine trends using Fair products to craft delectable dishes.

The Drinks Cabinet at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair is a captivating alcove of liquid craftsmanship. It’s a treasure trove of libations, housing an enchanting array of gins, rums, wines, beers, cocktails, moonshine, mead, and much more.

Each bottle tells a story of dedication and innovation, showcasing the mastery of distillers and brewers. From a modernised take on the ancient allure of mead to the innovation of a new generation of RTD cocktails, this section is a symphony of flavours and experiences. The Drinks Cabinet invites drinks enthusiasts at the Fair to explore, savour, and appreciate the world of exceptional beverages. It’s a must-attend for every pub and bar professional.

In the centre of The Drinks Cabinet is the Inspiration Bar, where Mixology School will be taking deep dives into topics including no and low, the daiquiri, the Bloody Mary, the Espresso Martini, the spritz and more while sharing top tips for hospitality professionals and retailers to elevate their drinks offering.

Another noteworthy addition to this year’s event is the B Corp Guide in partnership with specialty wholesaler Cotswold Fayre — featuring companies that are setting an example when it comes to sustainability and ESG efforts. Expect to see suppliers including Tracklements, English Tea Shop, Bemuse and Golden Hooves showcasing their commitment to ethical and sustainable practices.

Speciality & Fine Food Fair, taking place on September 11-12 at Olympia London, remains a must-attend for those immersed in the world of food and drink. Visit for your complimentary trade ticket and join the industry in celebrating all things speciality. Visit: