By buying a ticket to The Whisky Exchange Champagne Show, you agree to follow these guidelines designed to ensure the venue is a fun and safe environment for all guests, staff and exhibitors. Please also note that the legal drinking age in the UK is 18 and the show organisers may ask for proof of ID from guests at their discretion. No under 18s will be admitted, even if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Show etiquette

    1. Drink responsibly
      The Whisky Exchange promotes responsible drinking during the show. We have a duty of care to all visitors and as such exhibitors will not serve anyone they believe to have consumed an excessive amount of alcohol.

    2. Eat well and stay hydrated
      Visitors are strongly encouraged to eat before and during the show. Free drinking water will be available on all exhibitor stands and in easily-accessible locations throughout the venue. Please take regular breaks from tasting and drink plenty of water.

    3. Use the spittoons
      Spittoons will also be provided on all exhibitor stands and in visible locations on each floor to encourage responsible enjoyment of the show.

    4. Use the tasting glasses provided
      Exhibitors will only pour into the tasting glasses given to each guest on entering the show. All samples are to be consumed at the venue. It is not permitted to use bottles or other containers to take samples away from the show.

    5. Be respectful
      Safety stewards will be on duty for the duration of the show. The stewards will ask anyone who is inebriated, becomes disruptive or behaves in an offensive or threatening manner to leave the venue. No readmittance will be granted to anyone who has been removed from the show and no refunds will be given.

      Champagne Show is all about fine wines, education and fun, not excess. These guidelines are in place to promote the safety and enjoyment of everyone in attendance and the organisers ask that you follow them for the duration of your visit.

  • Sampling policy

    Following exhibitor feedback at previous events there is a strict sampling policy in place at The Champagne Show.

    All samples will be poured by exhibitors only into the sample glasses provided and must be consumed at the Show.  It is against Show policy for samples to be poured or transferred into sample bottles and taken away from the venue. We ask that all Show Visitors familiarise themselves with the following important sampling policy conditions:

    • Please do not bring empty sample bottles into the venue or transfer samples provided by the exhibitors into any vessel other than the Show tasting glass. Visitors bringing sample bottles to the Show venue will be asked to dispose of them before entry to the Show is permitted. During the event, any sample bottles or other vessels discovered by Show staff to contain alcohol will be confiscated.
    • Any visitor to the Show found in possession of sample bottles (empty or full) during the Show will be asked to leave the venue.
    • Please refrain from soliciting samples from exhibitors to be taken from the venue for consumption elsewhere. Exhibitors will be asked to report any instances of this activity, and Show staff will ask anyone found to be ignoring this rule to leave the venue.
    • There will be no refunds or re-entry for anyone asked to leave the Show as a result of breaching any of the above conditions.
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