French Independent Winegrowers in London at Royal Horticultural Halls on 15 January

Joanna Routaboul - 07-janv.-2013 10:30:45
French Independent Winegrowers in London, a trade show presenting wines from 71 producers, will take place on 15 January 2013 at the Royal Horticultural Halls, in central London (UK). For the fourth consecutive year, the event will showcase wines from across France for members of the trade and the media. For the fourth consecutive year, independent French wine producers are coming to meet British professionals in London. There will be the opportunity to taste authentic wines from 71 winegrowers at French Independent Winegrowers in London at the Royal Horticultural Halls, on 15 January 2013. Previously known as Introducing the French Association of Independent Winegrowers, the trade show has now changed name and venue, but the concept has stayed the same. Members of the media and the trade will be able to explore a wide and diverse range of unique wines from France’s main wine-producing regions throughout the day. The event is unique since it will showcase such a diverse range of wines from such a large number of terroirs, while highlighting a second-to-none winegrowing savoir-faire. The trade event will host a range of quality French wines with various geographical indications, such as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), along with other French wines. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover what gives each wine such a distinctive character, including regional characteristics and history. France’s wine regions are joining forces in London for the enjoyment of professionals, importers, buyers, experts, journalists and wine writers. All French wine regions, in their exciting diversity and their unique range of terroirs, are represented — i.e. Alsace, Provence, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Beaujolais, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, the South West, the Loire Valley, and the Rhône Valley. The trade show will combine a wine selection that will be diverse and comprehensive with a very personal feel, if only because exhibitors bring with them an intimate knowledge of their region of production and its unique characteristics, as well as an unparalleled savoir-faire. The French Independent Winegrowers in London event will provide visitors with a general overview through a simple wine-tasting route that is tailored to British drinking habits. Each winegrower will offer a typical wine which will make up a wine-tasting route that is divided into four sections (or Moments). Relaxed Moments are times among family or friends; Passionate Moments often involve a sit-down meal; Rosé Moments are warm summery times; and, finally, Sparkling Moments are celebrations with bubbles. Independent winegrowers are driven by their passion for making wines that reflect their own personalities and express the unique characteristics of their terroirs. The winegrowers give their name to each wine they produce and are involved in every stage of the winemaking process, ensuring complete accountability and guaranteeing a high-quality process from the vineyard to the bottle. While made with passion, these wines are elaborated in a manner that respects nature, work ethics and tradition, yet with a modern, innovative touch. Indeed, the fact that independent winegrowers frequently form small companies is a commercial benefit for the wine trade, as the growers, drawing on their expertise, can adapt and respond quickly to market demands and trends. About French Independent Winegrowers in London There will be 71 winegrowers exhibiting at the French Independent Winegrowers in London event for the wine trade and media on 15 January 2013 at the Royal Horticultural Halls, in London (UK). This event is organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, in partnership with the French Association of Independent Winegrowers. For a list of exhibitors, please go to: For further information about French Independent Winegrowers in London, please go to:   For further information, please contact : Quote ref. : FTPB3786 Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640   View other press releases at :    

French wines sweep across London in January 2013

Amal Froidevaux - 10-déc.-2012 16:54:01
Throughout January 2013, London (UK) will play host to a range of events devoted to French wine. Held by various organisations, the events will showcase the wide variety of French wines and will include two general tastings, as well as 13 events centred on Burgundy wine. British wine professionals and members of the media will have the opportunity to experience the acknowledged and remarkable diversity of France’s wines. Please see below for a list of the French-wine-related events that will take place in London throughout January 2013. For each event, we have given the name of the organisers, the area covered, the date, and the person to contact.  Further details are available upon request from Katherine Woods, Press Officer of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London. •The 2011 Chablis vintage will be introduced to wine professionals and journalists by 13 vineyard owners and members of the Union des Grands Crus de Chablis. Founded in March 2000, the organisation has been holding annual wine-tastings in London since 2007. 8 January 2013: Union des Grands Crus de Chablis (Chablis Vintage Wines Association), 10.00am to 6.00pm, Institute of Directors, London ( ) •From 7 to 15 January 2013, a selection of British importers of Burgundy wines are organising numerous vintage-wine tastings at various venues across central London: the tastings will cover production years 2010 and 2011. 7 January: Goedhuis & Co ( )  8 January: Charles Taylor Wines ( ) 8 January: Flint Wines ( ) 8 January: Jeroboams ( ) 8 January: Montrachet Fine Wine Merchants ( ) 9 January: Armit ( ) 9 January: John Fells 9 January: Liberty Wines ( ) 9 January: Corney & Barrow’s ( ) 10 January: Lay & Wheeler ( ) 14 January: Louis Jadot ( ) 15 January: Mentzendorff-Domaines Chanson ( ) •Two events are set to take place in January 2013 that will showcase wines from across all France’s wine-growing regions. 15 January: French Independent Winegrowers, 10.00 am to 6.00pm, Royal Horticultural Halls, London ( ) A total of 80 independent French winegrowers from every major wine-growing region of the country are expected at the Royal Horticultural Halls on 15 January. For the past three years, this event has been organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in partnership with the Fédération des Vignerons Indépendants (the National Federation of Independent Winegrowers of France). This year, the emphasis will be placed on terroir wines, highlighting producers with a strong identity — characteristics that are regularly sought after by British wine professionals. 16 January: French Wine Discoveries, 10.00am to 6.00pm, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London ( ) Organised by Wine4Trade for the 11th edition, this professional wine tasting will gather 90 producers from most of the French wine regions, with a great choice of wine appellations. Throughout the day, buyers and journalists will have the opportunity to meet the producers at Lord’s Cricket Ground, a famous venue in central London.  
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London:  The partner of choice of the French Export Team The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, which is based in central London, is a French government organisation that comes under the aegis of the Secretary of State in charge of Foreign Trade.  UBIFRANCE assists French-based companies seeking potential partners and new markets within the United Kingdom, and, more generally, promotes Franco-British trade relations. Our team can help UK-based companies to identify potential French suppliers. The UK is a mature and demanding market, but it is also full of potential and opportunities: over 15,000 French businesses already sell their goods and services in Britain. In 2011, UBIFRANCE UK made a difference by helping French-based businesses across the board - UBIFRANCE UK organised 35 trade missions and trade shows for French exhibitors - UBIFRANCE UK accompanied and assisted 600 French-based



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