Emerging Regions Tasting 2015

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It is no secret that the UK trade has been looking further afield in an attempt to expand their wine portfolios in order to offer the consumer interesting, diverse, high quality and great value wines.

Now in its third year, the Emerging Regions Tasting is a targeted event providing specialist importers and producers from lesser-known regions around the world a great opportunity to present their wines to a high quality audience of independent and multiple on- and off-trade buyers.

This exciting event offers a unique proposition as the only tasting that showcases wine regions of the globe yet to be discovered and still relatively new to the UK market. Taking place under one roof, in the course of one day, it offers a definitive and time efficient one stop shop to buyers looking to add new and interesting wines to their portfolios.

Some regions exhibiting have a presence here already, however the UK market will still be a junior proposition for them and as such they can offer exciting wines for buyers seeking something new and different. The Emerging Regions Tasting will also be open to producers of wines from new regions of established wine producing countries, an example being the Bierzo region of Spain.

Taking place in a fantastic brand new location, Floor 42 at The Leadenhall Building, the event will tower above the City of London, offering a truly unique tasting experience in line with the theme of the day.
If you’d like to find out more about exhibiting at the event click here to view our sales brochure.

If you’re an independent or multiple on- or off-trade professional with wine purchasing responsibility and would like to find out more about attending the event, click here.

N.B. No on the day registrations will be accepted, you must register online in advance to gain entry.

Lisa Bullen – mail: lisa.bullen@wrbm.com – Tel.: – 01293 610355

ERT Master date & venue

William Reed Business Media Ltd and William Reed Business Media SAS are members of the William Reed Group, the leading information source for the food and drink industry.
For more information go to http://www.william-reed.com

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Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition’s 2015

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About The Competition Entry Deadline – 11th September 2015  

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is a unique event and the first of its kind. Run in partnership with the London-based International Wine & Spirit Competition, which has been running for 45 years and is the world’s premier platform for recognising quality in the industry, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is created specifically for the Asian market by those who know and are intimately involved in the region.
It is the first truly Asian wine competition in the world, supported by key factors such as: Asian food and wine pairing awards; an award for Best Wine produced in China; and judging conducted by Asia’s most esteemed wine judges from China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India – including the competition’s Director and Master of Wine, Hong Kong-based Debra Meiburg MW and Chinese food and wine expert Simon Tam.
The competition results will offer the Asian wine consumer the ultimate guide to purchasing wine that is sensitive to the Asian palate and cultural consumption patterns.
Being recognised by the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition provides winemakers with instant prestige in the market. With the competition being the first truly Asian wine and spirit competition, the vast population of wine and spirit consumers in Asia, will be eagerly anticipating the results. Find out how the Competition works

 Hong Kong presents a unique marketplace for winemakers. With a zero tax environment recently created for the wine market and a range of positive initiatives being implemented by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the market is evolving into a world hub for wine.

The growth is so much so that China is predicted to become the second largest wine consumer globally in the next five years. Currently, the US is the largest with 3.7 billion bottles per year, whereas China including Hong Kong consumes 1.9 billion; however this is forecasted to increase by a further billion by 2015.* With the industry growing from strength to strength, a medal from the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition is a great way to help you stand out from the crowd.

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition

20th Floor, Central Tower, 28 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Please contact Bev Steer on info@iwscgroup.com

Registered in England & Wales. Building 17, Dunsfold Park,
Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU6 8TBU
For any marketing enquiries, please email Adam Partridge : hkmarketing@iwscgroup.com

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International Organic Wine Award 2015

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6th international organic wine award 2015

For the sixth time, the international wine competition has been taken place under the guidance of sensory experts and PAR system developer Martin Darting.

The transparent and easily comprehensible wine evaluation method according to the PAR-system takes the overall sensorial effect in consideration and therewith distinguishes the organic wines and wines of fungal disease resistant grape variety (PIWI).
The international award for organic wines has become one of the most important tastings in the wine sector. In the year 2014 184 wineries and distributors out of 19 countries with 729 organic wines have taken part – a record attendance.

A highly professional taster jury and the incorruptible PAR-system enable an objective and therefore generally accepted and recognized evaluation procedure. The results serve the wine makers as well as the consumers as an orientation basis.

Especially the wine makers appreciate this unique chance to compare one’s own performance standard internationally and to upgrade the own production by eventually receiving a prestigious evaluation result.

Gisela Wüstinger
WINE System AG
Martin Darting
Sensorik International
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Decanter Asia Wine Awards Hong Kong 2015


Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) Hong Kong is open for entries until the 10th July 2015

The DAWA is Asia’s leading and most trusted wine competition: judged by Asia’s top wine experts, this is the ideal platform to enter or grow your brand in the Asian markets. The DAWA winners will be provided as well with the opportunity to work with Decanter’s partners across Asia and to participate to tasting events and trade fairs with us.


10 July 2015  Last date for entries and payment 

3 August 2015  Last date for Decanter warehouse to receive bottle samples

Online Entry (per wine):  £148 + VAT (20%)
*VAT will be exempted for submitting companies from the non-EU countries

Enter online today at http://www.decanterawards.com/dawa

Please send your wine samples (4 bottles per entry) to JAS Forwarding H.K.
between 2 July – 3 August 2015 to the following address:

Decanter Asia Wine Awards
c/o JAS Forwarding (H.K.) Ltd
Block D (Whole Building)
Tien Chu Industrial Centre, 52-62 Tsing Yi Road
Tsing Yi – New Territories- Hong Kong

Looking forward to seeing your wines in the DAWA 2015!

Marta Ferrero
Brand Executive | Decanter
Tel:  +44 (0) 20 3148 4505
mail: marta_ferrero@decanter.com

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Festival international de films sur la vigne et le vin Oenovidéo® 2015

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Vin & Cinéma à Cluny, Bourgogne Sud

La ville de Cluny accueille la plus forte concentration internationale de films & de photographies
sur la vigne et du vin du 11 au 14 juin 2015

Le plus ancien festival dédié à la valorisation de la vigne et du vin à travers des films documentaires, des fictions et des photographies aura lieu du jeudi  11 au dimanche 14  juin  2015, à Cluny, cité-abbaye historique de renommée mondiale en Bourgogne Sud.

En 2014, en compétition plus de 100 films de 16 pays et 10 chaînes de TV représentées. 30 films nominés. 12 films primés. Plus de 1500 photographies en compétition, parmi elles, 100 photographies d’exception sont sélectionnées, agrandies et exposées et 2 Grands Prix des meilleures photo amateur et professionnel décernés.

Un Grand Jury composé de professionnels du vin, du cinéma et de la culture, dernièrement présidé par Michel Leeb, Marc Rivière, Edouard Molinaro, Christophe Barratier, Bibo Bergeron…

En 20 ans, les nombreux festivaliers ont pu découvrir plus de 1200 films en compétition et 200 films primés. Depuis 2006, plus de 700 photographies d’exception, sélectionnées parmi plus de 7 000 travaux en compétition, on été agrandies et exposées.

Le Festival Oenovidéo et l’exposition Terroirs d’Images sont devenus, année après année, un rendez-vous incontournable pour tous les professionnels du cinéma (producteurs, réalisateurs, scénaristes…), de la photographie, du vin (viticulteurs, responsables marketing, enseignants…) et pour tous les amateurs avertis qui souhaitent découvrir les images les plus récentes sur la vigne et le vin.

Maison des Vignerons du Château de Chaintré
71570 Chaintré – France
Tél. : 33 (0) 3 85 37 43 21; Fax : 33 (0) 3 85 37 19 83
www.oenovideo.com; mail:infos@oenovideo.com

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INDY International Wine Competition 2015 USA

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The 24th annual Indy International Wine Competition July 29-31, 2015

Over 2,000 entries from 14 countries and 40 US states will be evaluated by our distinguished judges at the 2015 INDY International Wine Competition. Wine writers and winemakers, winegrowers and enologists, chefs and sommeliers, wine distributors, retailers and consumers meet every year in the heart of America, a truly central place for your wines to be seen and recognized.

Why enter the Indy International?

  • Awards medals that are highly regarded in the eyes of consumers and wine writers
  • Offers exceptional value and maximum exposure to national and international media
  • Provides professional feedback from leading wine experts
  • Increases your wine’s retail value
  • Supports wine research


The 24th Indy International Wine Competition takes place July 29-31, 2015 in the Memorial Union Ballrooms at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Entry forms, wines and fees must be received by July 15, 2015.


The INDY is the largest independent and scientifically organized wine championship in America. Panels of wine experts from around the world will conduct a blind judging. The INDY is worldrenowned for the quality and diversity of its thousands of wine entries from around the globe, for the skill and reputation of our judges, and for the professional operation of the entire event.


$60 USD per entry. Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or check payable to Purdue University. Purdue University is not responsible for costs incurred due to wines not received by deadline.

Indy International Wine Competition

Jill Blume
Department of Food Science
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2009 USA

Phone: 1-765-494-3614
Fax: 1-765-494-7953

mail: indyinternational@purdue.edu

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Wine Exhibition Wine & Gourmet Taipei 2015


Taiwan’s Largest Professional Wine Exhibition 26-28 June 2015
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Wine & Gourmet Taipei is the only professional exhibition in Taiwan that integrates the entire supply chain of the wine industry, covering international wineries and local wine agents, distributors, high-quality accessories and gourmet food. The exhibition is a combined B2B and B2C event: The first day is open for professional trade visitors only while the second and third day is open to the consumers and wine lovers.

Extensive side program

Wine & Gourmet Taipei features extensive side activities during the show period:

  • Master Classes: International and local wine experts present their wines and wine regions in daily master classes. Master classes are a great way to promote your wines and your culture. They entertain and educate the wine lovers of Taiwan.
  • Club Lounge: The Club Lounge allows visitors to taste wines in a unique and relaxed atmosphere. Vintage & Premium Wines will be displayed and introduced to invited VIP guests – the ideal platform to get together with potential customers.
  • WGT – Annual Selection: The trademarked annual selection is conducted in cooperation with the prestigious Taiwan Sommelier Association. The WGT Annual Selection is a trusted indicator for quality. The wines that enter the Annual Selection receive broad coverage by the Taiwanese media.

Integrated marketing

  • Media: Wine & Gourmet Taipei cooperates with renowned media outlets of the wine, lifestyle and fashion sectors. The exhibition is heavily covered in the major magazines, newspapers, websites, blogs and television.
  • Promotion: The exhibition is promoted in major wine stores, restaurants and hotels. Large billboards and posters in key locations attract wine lovers from all around.
  • Online Cellar: The official online cellar of Wine & Gourmet Taipei is a popular wine database that shows the exhibitors products of every participating company 24/7 throughout the whole year.

Impressions Video: Wine & Gourmet Taipei 

Show Wine & Gourmet Taipei 2015
Date 26 (Fri.) – 28 (Sun.) June, 2015
Time June 26    11am-7pmJune 27-28 11am-7pm
Venue Exhibition Hall 3, Taipei World Trade Center
No. 6, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan

Organizer: Kaigo Co., Ltd.
Tel:+886-2-2595-4212 Fax:+886-2-2595-5726
Add:8F-3, No. 9 Dehuei Street Taipei, Taiwan

Contact Persons:
Ms. Vivi Wang ext. 721
Ms. Sherry Chen ext. 917

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Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015


The sixth Concours Mondial du Sauvignon took place on May 22 and 23 2015 in Friuli Venezia Giulia, a major producer of Sauvignon wines. The contest aims to promote wines made from the varietal by increasing awareness of the comprehensive range of Sauvignon blanc wines worldwide and providing a cue for consumers at point of sale.
The organisers of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon have set up a steering committee comprising seven members of the wine industry whose aim is to build up an information database providing dedicated literature for the industry and consumers. Despite its international ubiquity, Sauvignon blanc undoubtedly has yet to reveal many of its qualities and idiosyncrasies.

Concours Mondial du Sauvignon
60 Rue de Mérode | 1060-Brussels | Belgium
Tel : +32 2 533 27 67
Fax : +32 2 533 27 61
e-mail : sauvignon@vinopres.com

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workshops to discover Bordeaux wine every day, non-stop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For the first time ever, at the Bordeaux Wine Council booth, there’ll be practical workshops to discover Bordeaux wines in partnership with the Bordeaux Wine School.
Several topics will be covered (in French, English and Mandarin): the basics, the different Bordeaux wine families, wine-food pairings, the art of blending, etc


2 press conferences MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. 12 DE COEUR, nationwide fund raising by wine industry for the Restos du Coeur CIVB HALL 1 PORTE 22 STAND AB 224

Exclusive launch of the first nationwide charitable event by the wine industry
in the presence of Bernard FARGES, CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) President, Pierre Henry GAGEY, President of 12 de Coeur , Audrey BOUROLLEAU, executive officer of 12 de Coeur , Marc MEDEVILLE, regional sponsor of 12 de Coeur .

TUESDAY JUNE 16, 2015 at 11 a.m.  – BORDEAUX FÊTE LE VIN International presence
New in 2015-2016 at the upcoming wine festivals in Bordeaux and abroad
in the presence of Stephan DELAUX, Bordeaux Deputy Mayor, President of Bordeaux Grands Événements, Bernard FARGES, CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council)

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“Wine & Food” Festival Varna 2015

Welcome to the National Exhibition “Wine & FoodFestival”– Varna 2015, which continues the traditions of wine tasting and food promotion since 30s of last century in the city of Varna.

Dates: from 12 to 14 June 2015

Place: the atrium of Varna History Museum

What you will find:

1. You can taste and buy wines from over 50 wineries and organic food regional producers recommended by the Bulgarian Sommeliers and Wine Connoiseurs Association

2. You can enjoy a 3-course gourmet menu, prepared by the best chefs of the Bulgarian Association for Culinary Culture during concomitant Gourmet Festival “Varna 2015”

3. You can examine the rich collectionof the History museum and see the The Oldest Gold in the World as well as one of the largest exhibitions of original Orthodox icons.

The event is supported by all NGO’s in tourism, hospitality and restaurant business. Major foreign touroperators enlisted the event in their tourist programs for the period.

For reservations contact us at info@winefoodfestival.eu

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