Wines, Spirits, Beverages

French wine and spirit exports reach all-time high

Elisabeth Fosso - 12-févr.-2016 12:56:52

French wine and spirits exporters toasted a record value of overseas sales last year – thanks to a weaker euro, as well as booming demand for champagne and cognac. Total exports reached €11.7 billion in 2015 – an 8.7 per cent increase in value terms on 2014 and an all-time high after two consecutive years of declines, according to industry’s FEVS export federation. These latest figures have pushed wine and spirits into second place on the list of France’s most valuable export industries, above perfumes and cosmetics and behind aerospace. Data released yesterday showed sales to China climbed 23 per cent last year to about €830 million – returning to a level last seen in 2013. In a statement, FEVS said a 19 per cent rise in volumes to China “seems to signal the end of the destocking” Chinese importers and distributors began in 2013. That will come as relief to French producers such as Rémy Cointreau, Pernod Ricard and LVMH, which have suffered falls in high- end cognac sales in China.     © The Irish Times , The Financial Times  


French Wine Trade Show 2016

Elisabeth Fosso - 26-janv.-2016 18:58:15

  Snapshot of the the 9th edition of the French Wine Trade Show :   With about 70 professional visitors, the event was a true success and all parties present welcomed the return of this Irish wine specialists’ “must attend” event. Among the visitors, 61 importers from 47 Irish importing companies and 5 journalists were present. Several distributors have already placed orders for French Wines they tasted at the event and we expect that other ongoing negotiations will result in strong commercial partnerships very quickly.   Please find  here more pictures of the event.  


France’s new wine regions

Elisabeth Fosso - 11-janv.-2016 13:28:56

  For the first time in history, the French wine sector experiences a mini-liberalisation with the addition of 8,000 ha of new vineyards. It represents a 1% increase of the wine growing area. The new regulation – approved by the European Commission, enables winemakers to produce a new wine "appellation" or label to be called VSIG (Vins sans Indication Géographique: Wines without Geographic Indication).   Many in the wine business criticize the new regulation and consider that it can taint the reputation of the business as a whole and the traditional notion of "terroir" as the set of special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place, interacting with plant genetics, express in agricultural products. Indeed, terroir is the principle that justifies the protection of large parts of French agriculture. On the other hand, merchants and wine-producing companies believe that it will bring in new ideas and foster the development of new brands for the international market.   Eight years of tough negotiations in Brussels led to this and as of January 1 st , the rules on planting new vines in the EU have changed.       Sources: lemonde.fr , bbc.com   © Getty images  


French Trade Wine Show

Elisabeth Fosso - 11-déc.-2015 10:31:23

  The French Trade Wine Show is a unique opportunity to discover and taste some of the renowned wines of France. This year, Business France presents 21 wine companies coming from all over the country. This is a real Tour de France under one roof! Please find below the full list of participants of the French Wine Trade Show.  


FRENCH WINE TRADE SHOW 2016

Elisabeth Fosso - 07-déc.-2015 10:43:35

 For the 9th edition of the French Wine Trade Show , Business France organises a trade tasting gathering 21 wine companies from all French wine regions. They will introduce more than 250 wines to the Irish trade, covering a wide range of appellations. Irish wine importers and journalists will have a unique opportunity to discover and taste some of the renowned wines of France at the Aviva Stadium, on Tuesday 19th January 2016 , from 1pm to 6:30pm.  Over the years, many partnerships between French wineries and Irish importers were built from the informal introductions made at this event. Organised as a walk-in tasting, this is a full Tour de France (Provence, Bordeaux, South-West, Rhône, Alsace, Loire and many more regions) under one roof!  SUD DE FRANCE is associated to the event this year, bringing nine exclusive companies from the Languedoc-Roussillon region. SUD DE FRANCE is the umbrella structure for Languedoc-Roussillon wines, highlighting the origin, the savoir-faire and the exceptional Mediterranean terroir of the area.  As the only French wine trade event in Ireland, this is an unmissable stop for importers who are looking for new lines for their portfolio. For more information, please contact Myriam Kajji – myriam.kajji@businessfrance.fr / 012 77 5086  


France is no longer the world’s largest wine producer

Elisabeth Fosso - 04-déc.-2015 12:40:22

While the French harvest outnumbered the 2014 production by 1%, it is not enough to maintain France as the world’s largest wine producer. According to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), Italy is now the leading wine producer with a sharp 10% increase of its production to 48,8M hl whereas France produced 47,3M hl this year. Spain ranks third as its production fell by 4% to 36,6M hl. These three countries account for 48% of the world’s production and underline the European domination. Still, France remains the largest producer for rosé with a third of the global production (7,6M hl) followed by Spain (5,5M hl) and the United States (3,5M hl). Italy comes in fourth place with 2,5M hl. In order to promote French wines in Ireland, Business France organises a trade event gathering 21 wine producers from all French wine regions. Taking place on Tuesday 19 th January at the Aviva Stadium, this professional event aims at gathering wine importers and journalists and giving them the opportunity to discover some of the renowned wines of France.         Source : lemonde.fr, © anova-plus.com  


A good year for French wine despite drop in production

Myriam Kajji - 14-sept.-2015 15:13:02

The French grape harvest was slightly lower in 2015 compared to last year due to a lack of rain, but industry professionals are still expecting an exceptional vintage. The French ministry of agriculture’s figures are always eagerly awaited by wine lovers the world over, particularly since France reclaimed its status as the world’s top wine producer last year after a two-year slump due to heavy rains and low temperatures. France is on track to produce 46.5 hectolitres of wine in 2015, a decrease of 1 percent compared to 2014. France has just made its way through the third-hottest July since 1900 with less than half the rain than usual, according to French meteorologists, which impacts the size of the grapes. The ministry’s statistics department said the year’s harvest should nevertheless still be higher than the annual average for the past five years, or 45.6 million hectolitres of wine. The agriculture ministry added that recent improved meteorological conditions could even push the figures higher in the coming weeks. A very good year Despite the slight decline in volume in France, winegrowers are promising an exceptional 2015 vintage. “It’s turning into a rather good year, thanks to full ripeness, with very promising flavours and fermentation,” Jérôme Despey, president of the FranceAgriMer trade group, told AFP. While many French agricultural sectors struggled through the heat wave and ensuing drought this summer, Despey said those conditions were good for vineyards.


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The Agribusiness Department Our objective is to develop markets for French suppliers from the agriculture and food industry and to bring the taste of French food to more Irish tables. We have an extensive knowledge of the French agribusiness industry, which we are happy to share. We can also act as a bridge, putting you in touch with companies appropriate to your areas of interest. In order to enable Irish companies to meet with French suppliers, we organise Trade Meetings all year round in Dublin’s most popular venues. Our events in 2015 - January 20th, French Wine Trade Show 2015, Dublin - Wine Our passed events 2014 - January 16th, French Wine Trade Show 2014, Dublin - Wine - November 25th, Fruit & Vegetable Trade Day, Dublin - Fruit & Vegetable 2013 - January 22nd, French Wine Trade Show 2013, Dublin - Wine - June 13th, Taste of France, London - Gourmet Food - September, Mass distribution, Dublin - Retail - Octobe

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