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.  


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 – / 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 :, ©  

SIMA – International Farm Machinery Trade Show

Aymar de Colnet - 23-févr.-2015 13:43:36
  The SIMA show takes place in Paris from F ebruary, 22nd to 26th in margin of the Paris International Agricultural Show. The SIMA  is a world trade show for agricultural and farming suppliers. SIMA offers a comprehensive range of products to meet all the needs of a farm operation. SIMA has become an unmissable event for professionals who want to reach Europe’s leading agricultural market, boost international presence, be alongside world leaders, introduce innovative products, meet investors and take orders. Some key figures about the 2013 edition : 17 000 exhibitors from 42 countries on over 27 hectares, and 248 800 professionals visitors from 145 countries . Agricultural machinery in France is a growing sector and the outlook for this innovative industry is very bright with thousands of jobs available. Innovation leads this industry in France : t he French National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) is currently working on automated machines . For example , INRA is developing a small robot equipped with a spraying kit and a camera that will localize the weeds and drive the machine in the plots for a precise action.   Farmers, traders, importers, agents, and cooperatives you are really welcome to attend the show! If you would like further information, please have a look at SIMA’s w ebsite:

Big success for the French Wine Trade Show

Isabelle Toulouze - 10-févr.-2015 10:42:30
    On Tuesday 20th January 2015, the Aviva Stadium was home to the 8th edition of the French Wine Trade Show, a unique professional event dedicated to French Wines and which has, over the past number of years, become a show of reference for wine professionals in Ireland.    This year the event gathered 20 French companies: 19 wine companies representing all French wine regions (Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Alsace, Rhône, South-West, Languedoc, Loire, Provence, Beaujolais) and one spirit company specialised in Calvados and Armagnac.    With over 100 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, 91 importers from 60 Irish importing companies, 9 journalists and the French Ambassador to Ireland 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.   Business France’s agribusiness team in Ireland looks forward to seeing you next year, for the 9th edition of the French Wine Trade Show!    For more information, please contact Myriam Kajji – / 01 411 2118      

The French Corner at The Hardware/DIY Home Garden Trade Show was a real success!

Consumer Goods and Life Sciences - 19-févr.-2013 18:38:02
The Hardware/DIY Home Garden Show took place this week end, on the 17th and 18th of February, in Citywest. Over two days, 6 French companies exhibited at the French Corner a variety of products which attracted numerous distributors and retailers. The different stakeholders of the hardware and gardening market in Ireland which visited the show demonstrated a great interest towards the French products: -Amphora’s heat recuperator and clothes dryer displayed on stand P5 definitely caught the eye and convinced a few visitors! -Soparco, on stand P6, brought the sunny weather from outside inside the show with its range of colorful pots.   -Bobby’s cute pet accessories range, on stand P7, certainly added a French chic with its glittering collars. -Treesco, on the corner stand P8, captured a few co-op’s and hunting fans! -Foxi & Graph innovative underlays on stand P9 stuck a few importers. -Silvadec composite wood decking, with its Irish importer on stand P10, gave an Irish touch to the French Corner. The 2 days were quite different and equally interesting. Sunday the 17th was extremely busy with visitors from all over the country. Many business owners, families and couples stopped by the French Corner to discover the latest offer from the continent. After the show, UBIFRANCE’s team brought the French exhibitors to the Quays in Temple’s bar for a traditional Irish meal. Monday the 18th saw a constant flow of buyers exploring everything the French Corner had to offer. Overall, the French companies received a positive response to their offers and products which will hopefully lead to fruitful partnerships between French and Irish companies within this sector. This combined with the high number of visitors allows us to conclude that the show was a real success. For more information please contact Vimla HUNT (vimla.hunt at – 01 411 21 13), Christel ROCHE (christel.roche at – 01 411 21 10) and Marine VICENZOTTI ( at – 01 411 21 22)
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