February 12, 2020

DAY 3 – Programme

DAY 3 Wednesday 12 February CONFERENCES PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE FEDERATION OF WINE & SPIRITS EXPORTERS > 10:30 am – 11:30 am Location: PAV 7.2 – ROOM 1 Press only WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LUXURY TODAY? > 10:30 am – 11:00 am Location: PAV…
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February 12, 2020

Call for action on climate change

Industry leaders should press governments to protect viticulture from extreme weather events by acting on climate change, says expert. Angel Hsu, who is Founder and Director of the Data-Driven EnviroPolicy Lab at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, is urging industry leaders to put pressure on governments…
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February 12, 2020

Modernity and history combine at the new Maison Delas Frères

The wine producer Maison Delas Frères has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Tain L’Hermitage commune after investing millions of euros. The spectacular stone, glass and steel building, which includes a new winery and cellars, has been crafted around an historical building. The new building…
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February 12, 2020

Fanny Fougerat’s cognacs reflect deep family tradition

The fourth-generation winemaker and distiller offers a growing range of signature cognacs, each with its own style. Fanny Fougerat has made quite an impact with her own range of cognacs since launching her brand several years ago – and there are new cognacs on the…
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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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