Success of the V Spanish Wine & Gourmet Food Show in Moscow and St. Petersburg

November 4th, 2009

The V Wine & Gourmet Show organized by the Commercial Office of Spain in Moscow and the Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX) in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce Toledo took place on the 27th and 29th of October in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

As in previous editions, the organizers’ goal of promoting Spanish wine and food increasing the knowledge of Spanish products as well as distribution of Spanish wines and gourmet products in the Russian market has been met.

58 Spanish wine and food companies and importers of Spanish wines from Russia presented their products to Russian professional public.

A large number of importers and distributors of food products and wine from Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian regions attended this event (with over 1000 attendees in total). Also visited the Hall a large number of representatives of the Horeca channel, distribution chains, sommeliers, students from major schools of sommeliers in both cities, and press.

Two tasting-seminars for professionals (Sweets from Spain (Rapporteur Geronimo Jimenez Serrano Doña Jimena Company) and Introduction to the Conservation (rapporteur Nelly Gonzalez Concheiro Canned Company Ramon) were also held with a large number of people.

Amsterdam will welcome the World Bulk Wine Exhibition, the first worldwide meeting dedicated to bulk wine buyers and sellers

November 3rd, 2009

The event, promoted by Spanish entrepreneurs, will be held on 9 and 10 November at the RAI Elicium Conference and Convention Centre

Spanish entrepreneurs have committed to the creation of a new business space for wine at one of the most important sites of world trade, the Dutch city of Amsterdam, on 9 and 10 November 2009 at the RAI Elicium, the most important conference and exhibition centre in Holland.

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition, which is the ‘First World Encounter of Bulk Wine Buyers’, arose from the need to provide a meeting point for the most important bulk wine buyers in the world, until now non-existent, which will let them learn about and maximise supply needs, at an especially important time for the sector in the present day.

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition is starting up with a vision of continuity and the plan is for it to be held every year. The first trade fair will take place in November 2009 in Amsterdam, a European city selected for its strategic importance in trade and ideal for an encounter that is called to change the system of the bulk wine business in the future.

The objective of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition is to become an international reference for professionals in the high-quality bulk wine business. Due to this, it is particularly oriented towards the participation of the largest bulk wine producers in the world, including: Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Morocco, China, India, Russia, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Africa, etc. (to name but a few). To this end, there is a specialised department in charge of locating and attracting practically all of the large operators in this trade, including those responsible for buying in emerging countries such as China, India and Russia, as well as traditional buyers hailing from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and the Czech Republic.

A necessary meeting

Since the outset, the 1st World Encounter of Bulk Wine Buyers has had the support of the principal authorities and experts in this area, as shown by the words of Rafael del Rey, general director of the Spanish Observatory on the Wine Market, for who ‘it is now, at a time of so many difficulties that we are experiencing in the present day, when it is even more essential to have initiatives like the World Bulk Wine Exhibition, aimed at strengthening and improving a sector with so many possibilities such as the bulk wine sector’. In turn, José Luis Murcia, a member of the International Federation of Wine Journalists and Writers, was also very clear in this respect: “If the World Bulk Wine Exhibition did not exist, we would have to invent it’.

An extensive and meaningful professional trade fair

The exhibition is planned in order to offer the maximum convenience and benefits to the participating cellars and to bulk wine buyers arriving from around the world. Each exhibitor will have a pre-defined space available that they can personalise through specific advertising materials. For the correct presentation and tasting of wines in this space, all necessary materials will be on hand.

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition will also offer a tasting room, the Silent Tasting Room, where potential buyers can taste, at will and without interference, the bulk wines presented by each of the participating cellars. The trade fair will also provide a business point, available to buyers and sellers that thus require it.

Another of the great attractions of this trade fair is the holding of the cycle ‘Bulk Wine and its Market: a Commitment to the Future’ with which some of the most renowned experts will be brought together who have the most to say about bulk wine within the overall wine sector.

Source: World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Wines From Castilla La Mancha had a great success at the Miami Wine Fair 2009

October 1st, 2009

Miami Wine Fair Castilla La Mancha

The Counselor of Agriculture and Rural Development of Castilla La Mancha and the director of the Institute of Foreign Promotion of Castilla La Mancha (IPEX) have participated in the opening of the Miami Wine Fair 2009. The Wines from Castilla La Mancha has had a great success among US consumers, hoping that, at the end of the event at the Miami Beach Convention center, wineries from Castilla La Mancha will obtained 30% more business.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Jose Luis Martinez Guijarro, has visited the stands of each of the 19 wineries from the region involved in this event and has emphasized that “the objective of the regional government is to help each of the Exhibitors that participate in the fair in its commercial contacts”. The quality and value for money of our wines made a critical contribution to the success of our wineries in the first day of the fair, according to Guijarro

Professionals and prescribers have recognized that our wineries produce excellent value for money wines, which in the current economic situation provides an opportunity to introduce our wines in the North American market.

A large number of importers have participated and have established contacts with the exhibitors present in this fair, which has been attended by more than 3,500 people, with 30% increase over the previous edition. In that regard, the Counselor has established commercial contacts with wine importers and wine merchants to develop the campaign for the promotion of the wines of the Spain of Don Quixote in the United States.

The wine consumption in the United States has steadily increased in the past 10 years at a rate of 3% annual and, in this regard, wine exports from Castilla La Mancha to the United States reached more than 7 million euros, which represent an increase of 700% in less than 10 years. As the counsellor explained to the media, These figures makes Castilla-La Mancha ranks 8th in the list of top ten wine exporting regions.

Martinez Guijarro has also attended the series of tastings featuring an exciting line up of Wines from Castilla La Mancha hosted by Charlie Arturaola, Florida´s sommelier and carried out throughout the day at the fair. A total of 20 wines from different designations of origin have taken the lead role of the tasting, attended by more than 60 professionals from the industry. /

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September 10th, 2009