February 12, 2020

The “ginaissance” is continuing – but rum could face new competition

The much-heralded “ginaissance” is fast becoming reality, with worldwide sales of gin having increased 8.2% in 2018 compared to the year before, according to figures from IWSR. In the United Kingdom, the growth was even faster, with gin having enjoyed a 32.5% rise in sales…
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February 12, 2020

The sun never sets for Vinexpo Paris and Wine Paris

  New partnership aims to become the world’s best wine and spirits show Following the first edition of simultaneous wine shows in Paris, Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of Vinexpo, and Pascale Ferranti, Director of Wine Paris, look back and share their goals for the future. Here,…
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February 12, 2020

Vinexpo Paris is a workplace

For Céline Saint-Marc Calbrix, Buyer and Wine Product Manager with Système U, Vinexpo offers the chance to develop business with suppliers at a time when consumer demands are changing. We asked her to tell us a little about her responsibility within Système U’s wine operation.…
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February 12, 2020

Sustainability is key for the wine industry

Jacopo Mazzeo, News Editor for Imbibe,  has a long-held passion for beer and wine. Here, he discusses environmental concerns and describes how changing consumer behaviour is affecting the UK’s drinks industry. I am the News Editor of Imbibe magazine UK, whose focus is the UK…
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February 12, 2020

Celebrated Italian grappa producer branches out into gin and amaro

Distilleria Bertagnolli is renewing its range to mark 150 years of history in Trentino. The renowned Italian grappa producer Distilleria Bertagnolli is launching a range of gins and amaros as it revamps its collection to mark 150 years of history. Gin 1870 and Amaro 1870…
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February 12, 2020

Mixology fuels thirst for exotic gin flavours

Unique flavoured gins with ingredients ranging from Himalayan pepper to fennel and gorse flowers are on offer from distributor UCVF for the  rst time this year. The Drunken Horse Gin from Belgium is made with Timut pepper from the slopes of the Himalayas that combines citrus flavours with a peppery note. Moletto Gin…
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February 12, 2020

Erika Spirit

A unique spirits company formed by three friends from south-west France is taking part in Vinexpo Paris. Erika Spirit, founded in 2018, offers a unique range of gins and vodkas influenced by honey and pollen. The company will be present in this year’s BE SPIRITS…
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February 12, 2020

A vodka to lose your head for

A revolutionary French spirits company will be showcasing the world’s first caviar-flavoured vodka at Vinexpo’s inaugural Be Spirits section in a bid to prove it is #ACutAboveLeRest. Launched in Paris just three years ago by Bastille Day chairman Paul Berkmann, Guillotine Vodka combines the best grape…
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February 12, 2020

Decades of family history behind revamped range being launched at Vinexpo Paris

With four decades of wine production behind them, the Bellanger family have revamped their range of Château Domi-Cours wines for 2020. The family has a strong commitment to caring for the natural environment at their vineyards, which are certified as being of High Environmental Value…
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February 12, 2020

Château de Chantegrive’s new cuvees to help conservation

A new range of “eco-responsible” wines has been launched by the prestigious Château de Chantegrive,  a pioneer of environmentally certified wines in the Gironde region. The château in the Graves appellation, which is named after the song-thrush, has already secured the highest level of environmental…
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