Wines, Spirits, Beverages

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               


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.  


UK Cider only has to have 35% apples in it?

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 16-mai-2017 12:46:40

100% apple, new premium French cidre brand  6Somewhere launches in almost 500 Tesco stores • No added sugar, flavourings or colourings, gluten-free and made from 100% apples • The brand is aimed at all those who are interested in health and what they put in their body, whilst focusing on quality and sharing good times – it’s always 6 Somewhere , don’t forget! • French cidre brand  6Somewhere plans to raise awareness of alcopops masquerading as cider Nothing but apples and craft We are working with the Huet family and the Dupont family. These two cideries have been crafting their cidre for more than 125 years and have created three delicious gluten-free cidres for the UK market, made from 100% apples and nothing else. There’s an awful lot of chat about ‘craft’ going on at the moment, 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 on a hot summer’s day, and an attractive alternative to fizzy wines for those who want to reduce their alcohol intake. The semi-dry cidre goes really well with pork (sausages, ribs and chops) and also chicken, so is a well-matched accompaniment to a BBQ with family or friends. 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’.    “These new lines give customers a taste of a traditional Normandie Cidre at a great price” said Rosie Goodson, Tesco Buying Manager, “The two different cidres means that customers can try a variation of styles within the growing cider range, giving them an opportunity to explore and discover new flavours”. Both the semi-dry and sweet 6Somewhere variations (75cl bottles) will be on promotion at Tesco for £5.00 (normal RRP £7.00) from Tuesday 16th May for 3 weeks.    COMPANY BIO 6Somewhere was founded by Tony Watson who was at Carlsberg for over 20 years ending up as the Vice President National Accounts and Rik Roberts who worked at PepsiCo and Red Bull looking after a number of channels and accounts  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: rik@6somewhere.com +44 7890 275420 www.6somewhere.com  


ProWein 2017: 840 exhibitors on the French Pavilion

Catherine Ryall - 14-févr.-2017 10:44:40

840+ French exhibitors will be on the French Pavilion in Halls 11 and 12 in Dusseldorf, for the 24th edition of Prowein from 19th - 21st March . Organised this year for the first time by  Business France - the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy - the French Pavilion expects some 55,000 international visitors over the 3 days of the world renowned trade show. Since 1st January 2017, following the consolidation and simplification of the French Export Programme which supports French businesses in their international sales efforts, all French Pavilions at international trade shows in the agrifood and wine sectors are managed by Business France. Made In France, Made With Love The 840 French producers and traders on the French Pavilion (Stand 11A160) at ProWein in Halls 11 and 12 all share the slogan ’Made In France, Made With Love’. The French Pavilion has worked hand in hand with the regional promotional bodies to rally together their individual players: - Alsace (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace), Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Chambre de Commerce et Industrie Bourgogne Franche-Comté) - Bordeaux and South-Western France (Agence de l’Alimentation Nouvelle-Aquitaine (AANA) and the Loire Valley (Dev’up & Food’Loire) - The Rhône Valley (InterBeaujolais, Inter Rhône & Comité Auvergne - Rhône-Alpes Gourmand), Occitanie (Inter OC & Sud de France Développement), Provence (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence) and Corsica (Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Corse) - L’Association Nationale Interprofessionnelle des Vins de France (Anivin) and France Vin Bio which represent multiple wine-producing regions. Over the 3 days of ProWein 2017, 12 masterclass sessions are planned. Each region has a 45-minute slot to offer visitors the chance to discover their wines with a wine expert. A fresh look at French wines The Business France office in Düsseldorf has launched a competition amongst German professionals to make a winning video about France’s presence at Prowein: (M)ein neuer Blick auf Frankreich (my fresh look at France). Before the fair, a jury of professionals will select the most creative videos which will be projected on the information desk of the French Pavilion ( stand 11A160 ). The French Pavilion at ProWein goes social On social media, a dedicated hashtag #BonjourProWein has been launched by Business France officesworldwide to talk about the French Pavilion at Prowein. v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Don’t hesitate to contact us for an exhibitors’ catalogue, a programme of events or to enroll for a masterclass! Laure Monrozier Trade Adviser Wine & Spirits Tel : +44(0) 207 024 3656 Laure.monrozier@businessfrance.fr Pandora Mistry Trade Adviser Wine & Spirits Tel : +44(0) 207 024 3661 Pandora.mistry@businessfrance.fr


Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux: 2016 En Primeur wine tasting event

Alice Faure - 04-avr.-2016 15:52:52

On Wednesday 23 rd March , Business France and the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux – an organisation that improves the quality and ethical practices of 183 chateaus in the Bordeaux region of France – were delighted to showcase nearly 50 crus at an En Primeur press and trade event in London. For the past few years the wine department at Business France has been working with the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux to organise special wine tasting events at elegant London locations, to which it has been inviting influential represetnatives of both trade and press. This year, the event was held at the famous Méridien Hotel in Piccadilly and over 140 members of the press and trade attended. Marie-Laure Lurton of Château La Tour de Bessan  described this evening as “a rendez-vous that we couldn’t miss.”  She adds, “I have been attending this event for four years now and it’s always a good opportunity to test the waters.”    Regular attendee Jean-François Quenin, President of the Wine Council of St. Emilion, Chateau de Pressac , Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé , has been a loyal attendee for the last five years and reiterated   his desire to develop his business in England.   Despite finding that the English market has recently become more distant towards French wine, he believes that this kind of wine tasting is always a very good opportunity for advertising. “Every year, this En Primeur brings together a growing number of new winemakers interested in the English market and I have found many loyal clients thanks to this event. C HATEAU DE PRESSAC:  A OC Saint Emilion grand cru – This historic estate (it was at the Château de Pressac that the battle of Castillon took place bringing an end to the 100-Year War) was bought in 1997 by Jean-François et Dominique Quenin. In fact, this kind of En Primeur event can be very specific and as Philipe Aubertin (Château Saint-Robert and Château Bastor Lamontagne) explains, “it’s usually an opportunity to meet up with clever and agile restaurateurs, distributors and wine shops, and a chance to taste all the young wines in one place and therefore to create their wine offer for the coming season.” The point is to assess the potential of wines and to buy them at a much lower price than what they will cost at the moment they hit the market. Such moves are considered as an investment, because of a potential increase in price of a wine bottle over the years. “ En Primeur  wine tasting events are a good way to do fundraising or networking while finding your favourite wine. We are very positive and thankful to be a part of this event for the first time,” says Thierry Perdigon of Château de Carles. “A classy and professional event” Attendees were enthusiastic about the range of wines and enjoyed the beautiful Terrace Grill & Bar overlooking Piccadilly. Daniel Loh, who recently took over management of The Strafford Arms was amazed by the quality of the event: “The different wines we’ve been tasting are of a high quality and all the conditions are perfect for a truly nice evening. It is a relaxed yet professional atmosphere here, everybody is curious and really wants to taste the wine seriously; it’s a classy and professional venue.” If you missed this event, don’t worry! Business France is organising a free sparkling wine tasting event on Thursday 21 st April at its offices in London. Around 40 types of crémant hailing from six regions will be showcased by 15 different French producers at this press and trade event. To register, click  here About the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux, a new association, came into existence thanks to Alain Raynaud, its president and founder. Mr Raynaud has brought together the wines of the Right and Left Banks under one entity. The Cercle Rive Droite, established in July 2002, has represented a selection of 138 wines for the past ten years. The Cercle Rive Gauche was founded in April 2013. A parallel association to the Cercle Rive Droite, it currently groups together 50 wine estates carefully selected for the quality of their wine. The concept is to take advantage of the drive and efficiency of the Cercle Rive Droite, to promote the fine wines of the Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Barsac. With almost 200 wines, the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux showcases a selection of Bordeaux wines selected for their high quality during its trips abroad. Its vocation is to prove that there are superb, top-of-the-range, reasonably priced varieties of wine from Bordeaux! 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 the companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness of France as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship programme . Founded on 1 st January 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff both in France and across 70 countries around the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, visit: www.businessfrance.fr  


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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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