Emerging Regions Tasting at the SITT Autumn 2016

ERT 2016

Make sure you’re part of our dedicated Emerging Regions (ERT) Zone at the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) Autumn 2016…

SITT provides the UK independent on and off trade buyers with a unique tasting showcasing portfolios exclusively destined for specialist wine lists.

Join us in our new ERT Zone at SITT, that offers a dedicated area for specialist importers and producers from emerging regions around the world, to present their wines to this high quality audience.

Manchester 19th September 10.30am – 5pm and London 21st September 10.30am – 6pm

Why exhibit…

– Showcase your wines at one of the strongest buying times of the year to both the North and South UK trade.

– Raise awareness to the UK buying community about new quality wine producing regions.

– Be part of a well-established event on the wine tasting calendar.

Plus as part of your package you’ll also receive the following exclusive benefits:

– A complimentary ERT branded table pop-up banner featuring your logo

– The opportunity to select a bottle of wine (1 per table) for inclusion on the ERT free pour table

– Your free pour table wine to be presented during a series of ERT Zone Wine Walks at both locations, by a wine expert chosen by the International Wine Challenge.

(All wines exhibited in the ERT Zone must already have UK distribution.)

To book your table please contact: Lisa Bullen – Account Manager – mail: lisa.bullen@wrbm.com

Booking Deadline – 1st July 2016

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Cathay Pacific 2016

Welcome to the brand new look of the Cathay Pacific HKIWSC!

Asia’s premier wine and spirit competition is excited to bring you a fresh new look for 2016.

Make sure to take a look at the 2016 brochure for all the information on this year’s competition. Don’t forget the entry deadline this year is September 2nd – enter online now

For shipping information, please visit our website here in order to get your products to our dedicated cellars in time for judging in October.

Read on for a special Q&A with whisky expert and judge Eddie Nara, as well as insights into the Hong Kong market from competition director Debra Meiburg MW.


  • 2nd SeptemberEntry Deadline
  • 5th – 28th September –  Delivery to Crown Wine Cellars
  • 3rd – 7th OctoberJudging
  • 4th – 6th October – Test Your Palate Consumer Wine Tasting Event
  • 10th-12th NovemberResults at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 

    DEBRAUnderstanding Asia,by Debra Meiburg

    Local Drinkers: Closing the Gap in Hong Kong

    Debra Meiburg gives her insights into the Hong Kong market, the first of a number of articles written by our competition director.

    “As anyone with a basic understanding of Hong Kong demographics can tell you, trying to build a sustainable wine market on expats is like designing a children’s wear line that only fits one year-olds- there’s a built-in limit to the consumer base, and it’s an ever-changing one at that. “

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The Global Riesling Masters 2016


You can now enter your Riesling into The Drinks Business Global Masters competition. This tasting will identify the best examples of Riesling from all around the world in every style and price range.

Unlike other international competitions, The Global Masters series is judged by grape variety rather than country. Every wine will be measured on the taste of its grape and the skill of its winemaker.

All Global Masters are judged blind by the finest palates in the world – a panel of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers only. The best competing wines will be awarded medals from Bronze through to Gold, and ultimately “Master” for exceptional examples.

The calibre of the judges guarantees international recognition of all the medals awarded.

Download Entry Form

The administration fee is £140 per entry.

For more information please contact:
Chloé Beral on +44 207 803 2437, or by email on chloe@thedrinksbusiness.com

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VinAgora International Wine Competition 2016



As an event organizing company for two decades now, we have been working for the development of Hungarian wine culture, the strengthening of the domestic wine trade, and for increasing the international popularity of Hungarian wines. Since the foundation of Budapest Wine Festival – the first national wine festival in the country – in 1992, the range of our activities has been continuously widening with services provided both to winelovers and winemakers.

Our major event to date, Budapest Wine Festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the Buda Castle from all over the world, and it is a unique festival even by European standards. We believe that the combination of the world heritage setting, and the assortment of premium local wines can greatly contribute to the acknowledgment of Hungarian wines in the world market and to a more pronounced image of the country as a popular travel destination.
In the past few years, our other wine festival, Rosalia, has also emerged as one of the favorite events in the pre-summer season. Every year in early May, it is a close-to-complete line-up of rosé and sparkling wines that ensure an easy-going, graceful atmosphere under the trees of the Gesztenyés garden in Buda.
Besides our open-air festivals, we are proud of VinAgora International Wine Competition, the largest and the only international competition of Hungary, that we have been organizing for twenty years. The public tasting event of the competition is the VinAgora Wine Gala held late June, where around thousand wine conoisseurs can compare their own judgement with that of the official jury.
A popular service provided to Hungarian winemakers is our aid in managing the application and sample delivery processes to all major international wine competitions. Also, upon request, and based on assortment tasting we make suggestions about which competition to apply to with which wines.

Event Coordinator
Project Manager

Hungarian Viti- and Viniculture Nonprofit Ltd.
(Magyar Szőlő- és Borkultúra Nonprofit Kft.)
HU 1124 Budapest, Somorjai u. 21.
Mobile:  +36-20 424-6701
Phone:  +36-1 203-8507; Fax:  +36-1 700-1610
E-mail:  gabor.antal@winefestival.hu;  Skype:  borkultura.ag
Web:  www.borkulturakft.huwww.aborfesztival.hu

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April, 11th – May, 1st, 2016


International market leader of the officially recognized quality – awards
Every year over 1700 producers out of 40 countries benefit from the quality evaluation of awc vienna.

Global Advertising with EU – Approval
awc vienna is officially approved by the EU to organize wine competitions for the purpose of granting wine awards. Advertise with „awc vienna medals“ applied on your wine bottles!
11.611 Wines from 40 Countries (awc vienna 2015)
11.611 Wines from all five continents offer you a real challenge.

Absolute Blind Tasting
All wines will be tasted in single cabins and anonymously (blind tasting) by an international jury. This offers a fair chance for every wine!

Moderate Participation Fees
In the international comparison favorable participation fee of € 60.– (for participants in Austria and in the EU: +20% VAT) per wine sample and the awc vienna extra discount: If a wine producer submits 6 wine samples, 3 more wine samples are for free.

***Stars Winery – evaluation of awc vienna
For the ***stars evaluation of wineries, the points of the six highest rated wines of a winery will be added up.

Attractive Prize Money
awc vienna is the only wine competition that offers prize money in total value of € 8.000.–

Timetable AWC 2016
AWC Vienna 2016
Kontakt / Contact

Mr Michael Bauer

AWC Vienna 2016
Tel: + 43 / 1 / 88 90 692
Fax: + 43 / 1 / 88 60 181
E-Mail: office@awc-vienna.at
Online: www.awc-vienna.at

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Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2016

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Nowadays, your wines need to be known and renowned in order to be popular with customers. Consumers are busy and they do not spend time researching before buying a wine. They buy wines they are familiar with or wines which seem trustworthy.

As for wine, consumers are looking for a sticker, placed in full view on the bottle, which certifies that the wine was awarded a medal by international professional wine tasters. The increase in numbers of wine tasting competitions indicates that these represent a very efficient marketing method. This is why Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada offers you and your wines a high level of credibility and outreach.

This is what Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada (SMV Canada) offers you. SMV Canada increases the notoriety of your wines near million consumers, in particular in North America.

Important Deadlines

Opening of registration: January 11, 2016
Closing of registration: April 30, 2016
Deadline of sample reception: May 6, 2016
Results on line : June 8, 2016
Reception by email of your own results: June 27, 2016

Contact us:

Nancy Rossi
Directrice Générale
Ligne directe : +1 -450-904-1780

International Wine Championship
Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada
Tel: 1 418 263-0407
Fax: 1 418 683 2899
Email :

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BULLES EXPO. Le salon 100% effervescent. 20&21 Juin 2016. Parc Floral de PARIS 

Bulles Expo 2016

20 & 21 Juin 2016 – Parc Floral – PARIS
Bulles Expo a déjà séduit plus de 120 exposants !

Nous vous attendons pour cette grande première mondiale…

EXPOSANTS: 3 bonnes raisons de réserver votre stand

1) Rencontrer 5 à 6 000 acheteurs et prescripteurs venus du monde entier

2) Bénéficier de l’image, et de l’art de vivre de Paris,

3) Deux jours de salon prolongés par un an de présence sur le salon virtuel BULLES EXPO.


VISITEURS: 3 bonnes raisons de vous inscrire

1) Parcourir 10 000m² d’exposition, la plus grande vitrine de vins effervescents,

2) Participer aux conférences, aux dégustations commentées,

3) Décrypter, comprendre le développement du marché des vins effervescents.


Paris est toujours une fête !

 GFA Events / Bulles Expo – 8 cite Paradis – 75 493 Paris Cedex 10 – France
 Tel : +33 4 67 02 40 26 – contact@bulles-expo.com
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Lyon International Competition 2016


7th edition of the Lyon International Competition (2 April 2016):
The world of wine meets in Lyon to test cuvées from across the globe…
along with beers and spirits.
In 2016, something new and special for the 600 tasters participating in the event!

The 2016 edition of the Lyon International Competition is about to begin! The tasting will take place on 2 April of this year, at the Cité Internationale in Lyon.

In all, more than 4000 wines of all types (red, white, rosé, still and sparkling), and over 200 beers, apéritifs and spirits will be placed on the hundred or so white-clothed tables in the 3 rooms reserved for the competition. The samples from over 20 countries across the world (France, Spain, Italy, the United States, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovakia, South Africa, etc.) will be tasted and scored by more than 600 wine professionals and competent amateur wine-lovers (2015 figures).

In 2016, competition organisers will offer tasters a special programme to prepare them for
the very specific task of scoring products for a competition:

– before the competition, they will be offered training courses on ‘How to determine a score for a wine or spirit’.

– afterwards, a certificate declaring the bearer an ‘Experienced Lyon International Competition wine taster’ will be awarded to the most highly qualified tasters, on the basis of an evaluation and their participation in several editions of the event. The evaluation wi ll focus on expertise in scoring wines.

logo-concours-international-vins-lyonYear after year, the Lyon International Competition has continued on its successful path.
As the number of wines presented has grown—an increase of 20% each year—the competition has become the most important world-wide wine and spirits event in France. For a competition of this kind, the wines tasted and awarded are exceptional in terms of both diversity and origin.

In 2015, when the competition opened its doors to beers, spirits and apéritifs, it immediately became a key player in the world of alcoholic beverages. The trial run was a smashing success. White, blond, brown, amber and special beers, and spirits, were among the new products presented, and gold and silver medals were awarded to 56 beers.

Let’s not forget that the goal of the Lyon International Competition is to award medals to the best products.
In 2015, medals were bestowed on 1,383 wines. Leading them all was the Monbazillac 2011 from Château Montdoyen, which obtained a record score of 99/100 for its‘Ainsi Soit-il’ cuvée.
Lyon logo 2016Registration by internet: click here
Wine taster access: Sign in

For more information: http://www. concourslyon.com Twitter: @ConcoursdeLyon
Press contact: Anne Masson +33 (0)6 07 58 76 37 email: anne@oxygen-rp.com

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London Wine Fair 2016

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Two new cost effective solutions for producers
exhibiting at the London Wine Fair 2016

Looking for an importer?

Take part in the Wines Unearthed section, dedicated to producers who want to find the best partner in this, one of the largest import markets in the world.


• 3 sqm pod
• Counter with lockable cupboard
• Seating
• Shelf display
• Logo
• Glasses, water and ice
• Wine accessories
• Entries in catalogues (printed & online)
• Green version available for organic producers

Supporting your importer?

Take part in the Pod Village, a section designed for producers who are already represented in the UK, and who want to increase exposure to key buyers.


• 6 sqm pod
• Counter with lockable cupboard
• Meeting area with table & chairs
• Shelf display
• Logo
• Glasses, water and ice
• Wine accessories
• Entries in catalogues (printed & online)
• Green version available for organic producers

More than 12,000 trade visitors are expected to attend the next Fair. The London Wine Fair was described as the best ever in 2015 by our exhibitors and visitors. For more information or to book space, please contact me by phone on +44 (0)20 7973 4708 or email s.digesso@hgluk.com

Contact: Sophie di Gesso

International Sales Manager
London Wine Fair

Tel +44 (0)20 7973 4708

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