WBWE presents ‘Viewpoints on the Exhibition’. TODAY: Igristie Vina
Established in 1876 JSC Igristie Vina is currently the leading producer of sparkling wines in Russia with more than 40 million bottles sold annually.
The plant is fitted with state-of-the-art Italian equipment, and overall annual capacity of Igristie amounts to 100 million of bottles of sparkling wines, 30 million of bottles of still wines and 5 million of bottles of brandy.
The advantageous location of the on the territory of Saint-Petersburg, which is a seaport city with an outlet to Baltic Sea, makes it possible to enjoy benefits of fast logistics. The Company owns several warehouses providing for adequate arrangement of logistic processes and transportation to various regions of Russia by air, railroad and motor transport.
What does your company offer to the wine industry?
As one the biggest producers in Russian Federation JSC Igristie Vina always offers the best quality and prioritizes impeccable wine for its products. The company imports high-quality bulk wines from Europe, South Africa, Australia, and South America. Geographic variety of regions allows to attain the diversity of styles for different goals of production, while the skilled team of technologists allows to maintain year by year the consistent quality of all the products.
What type of wine does your company prefer?
For the most part, our company buys high-quality white sparkling base: white European varieties with clean varietal aroma and fresh balanced taste. Due to specifics of our production (sparkling wines) we usually ask for higher TA – around 6.3 – 6.5 g/dm3. With each of our suppliers we sign very detailed specifications for the wine purchased.
What do you expect from your participation at the WBWE?
WBWE is always the best place to taste new wines, to meet current partners and to get acquainted with new players on the market, to analyze prices in different wine regions of the world and to understand current tendencies in the bulk wine world. Global wine market is sensitive to many factors – wine prices on international market, harvest situation in different countries, political framework, economic conditions, etc. WBWE helps us to stay tuned.
How do you see the future of the wine industry?
In our opinion the future of wine industry will be characterized by further growth due to the removal of technical and institutional barriers, harmonization of government policies, better logistics and the organization of commerce and communication. Large groups that emerge in offering drinks and wine produced with low production costs and strong economies of scale will strengthen their position on the market These companies are market oriented and focused to face competition through the exchange of technologies and scientific knowledge. We believe the industry will continue to go global.
In your opinion, which are the most interesting wines at the moment? And where they are produced?
Interesting wines can be found in each wine region of the world. Each person, each company has individual understanding of “interesting wines” – either from the point of view of organoleptics, country of origin,price, peculiarity of certain wine region or something else. Our company has a complex definition of this notion including but not limited to price, quality, logistics, credibility of wine producer, physical and chemical characteristics of the wine and many others. We may import wine, let’s say, from Spain or Australia, but at the same time we still find wines from Chile, New Zealand, France, Moldova, etc. extremely interesting. All in its own good time. We are always open to new offers.
The seventh edition of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition will be held on the coming 23rd and 24th of November at the Amsterdam’s RAI.
Companies from 21 different countries will be attending the 7th World Bulk Wine Exhibition, the biggest trade fair worldwide regarding business transactions. Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, China, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and the United States are the countries that will be participating in the WBWE for the time being.
Taking into account the number of registered exhibitors at present, the WBWE shows an increase of 15% in the number of participants compared to last year, in addition to a growth of 20% in the exhibition space.
These are significant data for a trade fair that puts together the most important wineries from all over the world. The provisional list of exhibitors can be checked here: https://www.worldbulkwine.com/ing/expositores2015.php.
However, the importance of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition does not lie in the number of participating winemakers, but in the amount of wine that is transacted and in the turnover generated at the fair. After six editions, the World Bulk Wine Exhibition has become the biggest fair in the world devoted to wine commercialization, in terms of volume.