ProWein cancels 2020 Düsseldorf show

Wine and spirits trade fair ProWein has cancelled its 2020 show due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. ProWein had been scheduled to take place from 15-17 March in Düsseldorf, Germany. However, show organiser Messe Düsseldorf announced last week (29 February) that the 2020 show would not go ahead as planned, and would look for an alternative date. Today (5 March), Messe Düsseldorf said it had taken the decision to cancel the 2020 show and hold…

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ProWein 2020 postponed over coronavirus concern

Wine and spirits trade show ProWein has been postponed due to growing concerns regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. ProWein had been scheduled to take place from 15-17 March in Düsseldorf, Germany. However, show organiser Messe Düsseldorf announced yesterday (29 February) that the 2020 show would not go ahead as planned, in keeping with the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German government. The group said based on this recommendation and the “recent significant…

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Distillers shaping the European whisky scene

European distillers are becoming a force in whisky production. From the Nordics to Germany and Italy, producers are starting to make distinct expressions that are full of the terroirs of their homelands. There’s a new generation of pioneering distillers determined to put their stamp on the whisky world. While Scottish, Irish and American producers have led whisky’s growth globally, new‐world producers are also creating a buzz with innovative and captivating offerings. Drinkers are being tempted…

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Lagardère appoints Germany CEO

Travel retail operator Lagardère has named Jochen Halfmann as chief executive officer (CEO) in Germany. In his position as CEO for Germany, Halfmann will be responsible for leading the growth and development of Lagardère Travel Retail in Germany. He will take on the role with immediate effect. Frédéric Chevalier, regional chief operating officer, EMEA at Lagardère, said: “We are delighted to have Jochen joining our team in Germany and are looking forward to benefiting from…

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Cutty Sark signs new distributor in Germany

MBG Group has signed an agreement with La Martiniquaise-Bardinet to distribute the French firm’s Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky brand in Germany. The distribution deal came into effect from January 2020. Cutty Sark blended Scotch was launched in 1923 and was acquired by La Martiniquaise-Bardinet in 2018. It was previously owned by Edrington. The whisky blending process for Cutty Sark includes a 21-day marrying process. Andreas W Herb, CEO of MBG Group, said: “We are…

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