LIWF preview

22 May, 2012

Sogrape Vinhos at stand P25 will be exhibiting many of its top-selling wines, including Sandeman Port, Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde, the modern-classic Callabriga and the ever-green rosé, Mateus.

Bibendum has doubled its presence at LIWF and on stands L30 and L21 it will feature the  Taste Test producers: Bodegas Catena Zapata (Argentina); Valdivieso (Chile);  Castello Banfi (Italy); de Castellane (Champagne); Andre Lurton (Bordeaux); Château d’Esclans (Provence); Dinastia Vivanco (Spain); Criadores de Rioja (Spain); Cherubino (Spain);  Bodegas San Valero (Spain); Stellenrust (South Africa); Wither Hills (New Zealand); St Hallett (Australia); Petaluma (Australia); Howard Park (Australia); and d’Arenberg (Australia).

Val d’Orbieu, the French co-operative, is launching a grapefruit-flavoured beverage made from rosé wines: Cap Soleil Rosé Pamplemousse (K40). 

Les Vignobles Foncalieu, the  southern French co-operative will launch a number of wines aimed at the on-trade : Domaine Laure B, a range of organic IGP Languedoc wines; two wines from the up-and-coming appellation Côtes-du-Rhône Villages – Saint Gervais, called Domaine La Ricoune and Les Rouvières; and a new range of premium IGP Pays d’Oc wines entitled Gourmandises.

Cono Sur’s varietals range has been repackaged and the new look will be unveiled for the first time at LIWF (054). Cono Sur’s head winemaker Adolfo Hurtado will show off the latest vintages and wines which are completely new to the range.


ABK6 will present its Ice Cognac for the first time at LIWF (stand W12). The spirit, which launched in France last year, has been developed especially to be served over ice.

Angus Dundee Distillers is showing its recently launched Hamiltons Regional Malt Scotch Whisky range (V30). The range comprises an expression typical of each of Speyside, Highland, Islay and Lowland scotch regions. 

Eaux de Vie will be showing the Mezan range of single cask rums for the first time at the LIWF (O50).  Bottled in August 2011, the Mezan vintage rums are unblended rums from individual islands and countries in the West Indies and South and central America.

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