Food and Drinks

France, partner country for ProWein’s 25th anniversary

Catherine Ryall - 12-mars-2019 13:34:03

France will be ProWein’s partner country for the show’s 25th anniversary. For the occasion, Business France and dedicated partners will feature close to 900 exhibitors in 4 halls and organise a 100-bottle showroom showcasing the best-of French wine. For its 25th anniversary, ProWein will welcome 1,600 French exhibitors, including almost 900 in the French Pavilions powered by  Business France located in halls 7, 11, 12 & 13. ‘Same but Different’ areas: craft and organic This year will be the first time the French Pavilion will have themed areas dedicated to organic wines (hall 13) and craft spirits and beers (hall 7) with a dozen exhibitors each (see floor map). #BonjourProWein Showroom – Hall 11, booth #A159 For the 3rd year running, the #BonjourProWein Showroom will showcase a selection of the 100 most notable French wines and spirits chosen through an earlier tasting by a European jury jointly recruited by  Weinwirtschaft and Business France .  The opportunity for professionals to discover " a representative selection of the latest vintages - French savoir-faire will shine for ProWein’s 25th anniversary! " said Benjamin Roffet, Best Sommelier of France 2010 / Best Craftsman of France Sommellerie 2011, and member of the jury.  Peter Pröbstl, Buying Director for Wines at Edeka and member of the jury found some “ full-bodied, well-structured genuine wonders ” and commented that the tasting “ reflected the diversity of wines and grape varieties from France ”. After 25 years, it still feels like the first day! Business France and its partners (French Region & inter-professions) have invested in a large-scale promotional campaign to highlight the diversity of the expertise and terroirs of the country. It celebrates the unique relationship that has, for the last 25 years, united French exporters on a mission to conquer international markets, and trade professionals who have been visiting the show in ever-increasing numbers. After 25 years, it still feels like the first day! Visitors of the French Pavilion are invited to use the hashtag #BonjourProWein . For further information on the French wines and spirits at the show, please visit the #BonjourProWein website . Find Business France in Hall 11, booth #A160 for any information on any of the French exhibitors at the show. Press Contact: Catherine Ryall, Business France UK catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  / +44(0)20 7024 3613 About Business France Business France is the national agency serving the international development of the French economy. It is responsible for the international development of businesses and their exports, as well as for client prospection and encouraging overseas investment in France. It promotes the economic attractiveness and image of France, its companies and its regions. It manages and develops the VIE international internship program. Business France has 1,500 employees located in France and in 70 countries. It is backed by a network of public and private partners. www.businessfrance.fr About Our Partners This pavilion was made possible by the joint efforts of the 14 following partners, French regions and inter-professions altogether: - Alsace (Interprofessional Council of Wines of Alsace), Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burgundy Franche-Comté); - Bordeaux, South-West France, Cognac and Armagnac (Agence de l’Alimentation Nouvelle-Aquitaine - AANA) and the Loire Valley (Dev’up& Food’Loire); - The Rhône Valley (InterBeaujolais, Inter Rhône & Comité Vins Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes), Occitanie (Inter OC & Ad’Occ), Provence (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence) and Corsica (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Corse); - National Interprofessional Association of Wines of France (Anivin) & France Vin Bio bring together numerous French regions. - The Association Brasseurs de France, which brings together 4 brewers in the ‘Same but Different’ area.


New French Cidre 330mls win Gold, Silver & Bronze at ICC Awards 2018

Catherine Ryall - 08-août-2018 19:51:50

-   6Somewhere 330ml Semi-Dry cidre “Coup de Foudre” has won 3 stars at the Great Taste Awards in the cider category - It was one of only 2 French brands to receive 3 stars out of all the 180 sub-categories, and the only French cider. - In addition, 6Somewhere 330ml Sweet cidre “Afternoon Delight” won 2 stars - Making 6Somewhere the only cidre producer to win both 3 and 2 stars - There were 12, 634 entries in this years event, which is recognised as the "epicurean equivalent of the Man Booker prize" - The awards, run annually by the Guild of Fine Food’s, are recognised worldwide due to the robustness of the judging process. In that all the products were tasted blind, ensuring branding and packaging do not influence the result. The judges include food writers, food critics, journalists, social media influencers, as well as chefs, restaurateurs, and producers. - The judges said it was “an extremely creditable cider, at 4% a remarkably complex aroma and body fullness with good acidity balancing sweetness with sharpness, all supported by the carbonation. Brings a lot to the cider party for a 4% bottle”. - Owner of 6Somewhere, Rik Roberts, said “We are immensely proud, not only of the fact that our Semi-Dry cidre has won 3 stars at the Great Taste Awards 2018. We have worked really hard with our French partners to produce what we thought was an outstanding cidre, and it’s extremely rewarding to be recognised by others. Our Cidre is made from 100% apples, with no added sugar, and is gluten free, whilst they are now available in a 330ml bottle meaning they are more accessible from a price perspective too!” - The brand is aimed at anyone who wants a great-tasting, natural apple cider – it’s always 6 Somewhere, don’t forget! Nothing but apples and craft 6Somewhere Ltd are working with the Huet and the Dupont families from Normandie. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created four delicious gluten-free cidres for the UK market, made from 100% apples. Why not pair meals with cider? The sweet cidre is a perfect aperitif, and at 2.5% ABV, an attractive alternative to fizzy wines for those who want to reduce their alcohol intake. The semi-dry cidre, at 4.0%, goes fantastically with pork (sausages, ribs and chops) and also chicken, and due to its premium packaging would be a great alternative to wine when going to some friends for dinner. COMPANY BIO 6Somewhere was founded by Rik Roberts who worked at PepsiCo and Red Bull looking after several consumer channels and supermarket customers.   FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RIK@6SOMEWHERE.COM  / +44 7890 275420 /  www.6somewhere.com               


Cereclean, a 100% ’Clean Label’ preservative for bakery products

Catherine Ryall - 02-août-2018 15:54:01

Keenly aware of consumer expectations in terms of natural and ’Clean Label’ ingredients, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) is proud to present the newest addition to its range,  CERECLEAN . CERECLEAN  is a ’Clean Label’ preservative (fermented wheat flour) that provides the same results as a chemical preservative such as calcium propionate (additive E282), potassium sorbate (additive E202) or alcohol. Over time, breads, buns and pastries are susceptible to mould as well as to loss of flavour and texture. Bakery product preservatives slow this process down. In the past, for bread to keep, it was left to ferment for a long time ahead of baking. This process led to organic acids occurring naturally in the dough, which ensured a longer shelf life. Today, LCI revisits these old methods with CERECLEAN! CERECLEAN  is a fermented wheat flour with a controlled fermentation process, which provides a targeted production of naturally occurring organic acids to keep bakery products fresher for longer. Simple to use and with the reassurance that ’fermented wheat flour’ can be listed in the end-product ingredient list,  CERECLEAN  ensures the long shelf-life of breads, buns and pastries, without any loss of flavour or texture. Pauline Arramy, Bakery Market Manager at LCI, explains: " CERECLEAN   again demonstrates our expertise in functional flours and bread-making:   CERECLEAN   has the advantage of being more effective than the preservatives commonly used on the market today, for long shelf life, whilst being 100% ’Clean Label ’". More information? Pauline ARRAMY, Bakery Market Manager pauline.arramy@ limagrain.com  / +33 4 73 67 17 00 Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) is a subsidiary of LIMAGRAIN, an agricultural cooperative group, creator and producer of plant varieties. Limagrain sell field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.This understanding of the functionalities of each ingredient and each raw material, along with their interactions in the various processes used, enables LCI to develop authentic and functional cereal ingredients as solutions to improve clients’ products. Based on 100% traced chain managed by farmers who are members of the cooperative, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI), creator of functional cereal ingredients for the food industry, has a turnover of more than 100 Million Euros, of which 40% is exported and transforms every year more than 200,000 tonnes of cereals for the markets: bakery, snacks, breakfast cereals, ready meals, dairy products and nutrition. The company has more than 260 employees over 6 production sites. The vocation of LCI is: "To be at the heart of a sustainable supply chain, to offer the best of cereals for a life enhanced by natural foods" www.lci.limagrain.com


New French Cidre 330mls win Gold, Silver & Bronze at ICC Awards 2018

Letizia Zitoli - 15-mai-2018 15:39:10

• Recently launched 6Somewhere 330ml Dry cidre “La Douleur Exquise” won Gold at the International Challenge Cider Awards announced this Monday (14th May) in the Naturally Sparkling category • No other producer won Gold, Silver and Bronze in their category. • 6Somewhere’s two other flavours (Sweet – Silver winner; and Semi-Dry – Bronze winner) • Run by Drinks Retailing News magazine, the competition is now in its ninth year and judges praised the consistent quality of the 249 entries this time around • Only two golds, and two silvers were awarded in Naturally sparkling category • Chairman of the tasting judges and ciderologist, Gabe Cook, said “We had a record number of entries this year, which makes it one of the largest cider competitions in the world in terms of the number of producers entered.   • Owner of 6Somewhere, Rik Roberts, said “Our Cidre is made from 100% apples, with no added sugar, and is gluten free. These prestigious awards should give consumers the confidence to try our cidres, and the fact they are now available in a 330ml bottle means that they are more accessible from a price perspective too!” • The brand is aimed at anyone who wants a great-tasting, natural apple cider – it’s always 6 Somewhere, don’t forget! • Koppaberg (£146M) and Rekorderlig (£39.6M) retail sales in 2017. Assume £2.00 Average RRP. Assume sugar analysis for 2 sample sku’s reflective across the brands (i.e. 43g and 39.5g). This equals 2,920 TONNES of sugar per annum in the grocery channel just on these two brands! Nothing but apples and craft 6Somewhere Ltd are working with the Huet and the Dupont families from Normandie. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created four delicious gluten-free cidres for the UK market, made from 100% apples. There’s an awful lot of chat going on at the moment about ‘craft’ especially in beer. However, no-one’s really doing anything different in cider. So, if you think that using only the finest quality produce, utilising years of experience and expertise and then calling your mate who has a bottling plant on the back of his lorry to bottle your product is ‘craft’ - then you’d love our Premier Cru from the Dupont family! Why not pair meals with cider? The sweet cidre is a perfect aperitif, and at 2.5% ABV, an attractive alternative to fizzy wines for those who want to reduce their alcohol intake. The semi-dry cidre, at 4.0%, goes fantastically with pork (sausages, ribs and chops) and also chicken, and due to its premium packaging would be a great alternative to wine when going to some friends for dinner. 51% of consumers surveyed by Lightspeed/Mintel stated that apple was their favourite flavour of cider – so what a pity so few of them currently contain much of it! According to a recent survey conducted by Canvas 8 for Heineken ’Taste (41%) and quality (32%) are the priorities when choosing an alcoholic drink’. COMPANY BIO 6Somewhere was founded by Rik Roberts who worked at PepsiCo and Red Bull looking after several consumer channels and supermarket customers. RIK@6SOMEWHERE.COM       +44 7890 275420            www.6somewhere.com          Notes to editors: 1. 6 Somewhere founded in July 2016 by Rik Roberts 2. Their cidres have won the Royal 3 Counties Show in 2017, been a finalist at the Grocer Drinks awards 2017, as well as winning two Diplomas at the British Bottling Institute Drinks Competition 2017. 3. Mission Statement: Bringing French, premium quality, 100% natural, cidre to the UK 4. Company founded because: - UK law states that to be classed as cider, the liquid must contain only 35% apple or pear juice or concentrate. In France it is 100%. - As a result, many merely legally compliant ciders are, in effect, this generations’ alcopops – filled with added sugar, flavourings and colourings. - Our Cidre contains nothing but apples – crazy, we know! - Almost impossible to buy French Cidre in the UK currently (1 product in M&S; 1 in JS) 5. The product is available in 330ml bottles with a crown cap, and in 750ml bottles with a champagne cork


860 reasons to visit the French Pavilion at Prowein 2018

Letizia Zitoli - 06-mars-2018 13:38:43

For the second year running, Business France is organising the French Pavilion at ProWein where 860 French wine-makers and traders will be exhibiting in halls 11 & 12. Designed to introduce the exhibitors and allow professionals to set up meetings, Business France has launched a French Pavilion at Prowein website . New to 2018: The ‘#BonjourProWein Showroom’ showcases a selection of 100 French wines and spirits picked by European professionals during 3 tasting sessions prior to the show. It’s a great opportunity to discover new products and producers (Hall 11, Stand A159). Sharing the slogan under ‘Made In France, Made With Love’, the 860 French wine merchants and producers will exhibit across total area of 70 000 sq. ft. across Halls 11 & 12, representing all French wine regions. Business France AgroFoods Department Director, Christophe Monnier, commented : “France is back, led by a generation of young wine-growers, women, and start-up entrepreneurs. France’s offer is more in tune than ever with societal expectations, with emphasis on traceability, naturalness and the direct link between producers and consumers.” Among the 860 exhibitors: 54 producers offering organic or biodynamic wines; 18 exhibitors showcasing spirits from Armagnac and cognac to pear liqueur with gold flakes; Over 800 exhibitors representing the 10 main French wine regions #BonjourProWein on social media On social media, the  #BonjourProWein hashtag is being used by Business France worldwide for conversations about the French Pavilion at Prowein. In 2017, it attracted 1.5 million views. For further information, visit our dedicated website . Find Business France in Hall 11, Stand A160 Press Contact:  Catherine Ryall, Business France UK catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr   / +44(0)20 7024 3613 Contact: Pandora Mistry, Business France UK pandora.mistry@businessfrance.fr / +44(0)20 7024 3661 About Business France: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the V.I.E international internship program. For further information, please visit: businessfrance.fr About our Partners: The French Pavilion is supported by regional players (interprofessional councils and regional bodies) to bring the winemakers together at ProWein: Alsace (Interprofessional Council of Wines of Alsace), Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burgundy Franche-Comté); Bordeaux Country, Southwest (Nouvelle-Aquitaine Food Agency - AANA) and Loire Valley (Dev’up & Food’Loire); Rhône Valley (InterBeaujolais, Inter Rhône & Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes Wines Committee), Occitanie (Inter OC & Sud de France Développement), Provence (Interprofessional Council of Wines of Provence) and Corsica (Interprofessional Council of Wines of Corsica); National Interprofessional Association of Wines of France (Anivin) & France Vin Bio represent multiple wine-producing regions.  


Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients launches 2 new ingredients

Manon Cabrol - 30-oct.-2017 16:36:45

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients  (LCI) have developed 2 new functional ingredients for professionals in the baking industry: BRICKS and NUTRICORN. Easy to incorporate into product formulations with the option of adapting them as per the needs of clients, LCI aim to help professionals innovate and make their ingredient lists even clearer and more transparent. Meet them at  Food Matters Live on booth 267 from 21st - 23rd November 2017 to discover their solutions first-hand.   Build improvers BRICK by BRICK Conceived in-house following a thorough analysis of client requirements and extensive testing by their R&D team, BRICKS is a new range of bread improvers. This new range is now available everywhere in Europe. Suitable for baking businesses of all sizes and capacities, BRICKS has been developed especially for use in sliced bread and viennoiserie.  LCI provide the BRICKS , that is, the ‘base ingredients’ for bread improvers. BRICK by BRICK , benefitting from LCI’s advice and technical expertise, clients can build their own improver(s) fully adapted to their bread products. Aimed to be as flexible as possible to meet the various needs within the bread-making industry, the range includes several options: Ready-to use ‘bricks’ for specific requirements such as improved product softness Companies can also mix and match with a selection of ‘bricks’ as required Bespoke blend options whereby baking businesses can develop ‘bricks’ as desired. As an international agricultural cooperative group, LCI can develop formulations internally, meaning clients retain control of formulations and end-product recipes can remain confidential.    NUTRICORN: a combination of taste and health to bake better products NUTRICORN , is toasted corn germ which can be used to enhance the taste and nutritional value of bakery products.  The germ is the most nutritional part of maize grain, naturally rich in fibre (20%), protein (20%) and minerals (including magnesium, potassium and phosphorus). Nutricorn can enhance the nutritional profile of the end product. LCI toast NUTRICORN to improve product taste , which is similar to hazelnut. The toasting process is natural and ensures the nutritional value of the germ is preserved. From fully traceable maize grains grown by Limagrain farmers, the ingredient brings a crunch, a lightly toasted taste and an appealing bright colour to bakery products. Benefits of NUTRICORN: Offers the natural benefits of corn germ (fibre, protein, magnesium) while improving the taste and/or texture of bakery products Multipurpose: can be used in different bakery products, such as bread, pastries, cakes cereal bars, tortilla chips, biscuits and more Versatile: NUTRICORN can be used as a topping or baked in the product Allergen-free: does not contain any of the 14 main allergens (including gluten or nuts) NUTRICORN is rich in magnesium: only 7g of Nutricorn is all that’s needed in a final product for it to qualify as a ‘source of magnesium’, that is 57mg of magnesium per 100g! Lower costs: Nuts, and particularly hazelnuts and almonds, are expensive products and prices can fluctuate significantly. NUTRICORN is an ideal replacement for nuts in numerous products. The ingredient can lower recipe costs used as both a total and/or partial substitution.  LCI will be exhibiting at  Food Matters Live booth 267 at ExCel London from 21st - 23rd November 2017, don’t miss this opportunity to find out more about their new ingredients.   About Limagrain CEREALES INGREDIENTS A unique position, from seed to consumer Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) is a subsidiary of Limagrain, an international French cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. LCI creates functional ingredients for professionals in the baking industry. Headquartered in Auvergne, with an international outlook, LCI’s clients benefit from the knowledge and the passion of its team, providing quality ingredients adapted to the British bakery market expectations and their specific industrial needs.   For more information, please contact: Pauline Arramy, Marketing Executive, +33 (0)4 73 67 17 82,  info.lci@limagrain.com Or, LCI UK Office: Louise Hopper, UK & Ireland sales manager, +44 (0)7774 929 749, louise.hopper@limagrain.com   For more information on this press release, contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer,  catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr Website:   www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/  


French products take centre stage at the Anuga Food Fair

Catherine Ryall - 16-août-2017 15:54:03

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The Food and Drinks Department (Pôle Agrotech) facilitates trade between France and the UK by enabling French food and drink companies to develop their export strategy in relation to the British market, and British companies to identify French business partners or source specific French products. In an effort to capitalise on international trade opportunities, the Department provides clients with key information on the British market, tailored consultancy advice, and assistance in canvassing British distributors and potential business partners. The Department regularly organises themed B2B events, which represent unique networking opportunities and an ideal platform for French companies to exhibit their products to interested buyers. Besides this, a range of individual partnering services is also available. The activity of the department is divided into three sub-groups to cover the food, drink and farming machinery sectors. Food and Drinks Department Olivi

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