Sponsors

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J.F. Hillebrand : J.F. Hillebrand is the most important supplier of logistic services in the industry of wines and spirits throughout the world. With subsidiaries and local teams throughout the world, JF Hillebrand benefits from a global expertise in all the main wine-producing regions of the world, they organize the transport of beverages directly from the producer to buyer, with the best quality/price factor.

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Seguin Moreau : The SEGUIN MOREAU cooperage was the result of the combining of two cooperages: SEGUIN, founded in 1870, and MOREAU, founded in 1838. Initially a major shareholder, the REMY MARTIN Cognac company became its sole proprietor in 1972. At that time, SEGUIN MOREAU manufactured barrels for holding spirits. These barrels last for several decades.

At the beginning of the 1980s, cellars are fully equipped and Oenology had started to emerge. SEGUIN MOREAU changes direction and converts the contents of its wood yard into sessile oak with the aim of conquering the vineyards throughout the world. SEGUIN MOREAU now belongs to a worldwide group. The cooperage is represented on the 5 continents by a network of agents and subsidiaries. 80% of its turnover is made abroad in 35 countries.

SEGUIN MOREAU’s reputation rests on almost two centuries of experience: supported by 30 years of R&D programs, the cooperage has invented the bousinage (Oenological toasting) and the U-STAVETM process. It is now enhancing AQUAFLEX®, a process that softens tannins, and ICÔNE, a new process that enables to identify the oenological potential of the oak.

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Saury : Saury is a family-run cooperage in south-west France and has been producing wine barrels since 1873. With output of some 50,000 barrels a year, Saury is the fifth-largest company on international markets and is present in some thirty or so countries, with 4 sales subsidiaries to date in key territories such as Spain, Italy, North America and South Africa..

Saury seeks to share its values, rather than imposing them on others, and is respectful of the particular culture of each winemaker. This is why each Saury barrel is made according to the specifications of the clients: wood grain, species, length of seasoning time, barrel and bung-hole size, heating power… These made-to-measure barrels are then personalised to the producer’s requirements: logo, name and coat of arms are faithfully transcribed onto the barrel to keep the personality of the winegrower.

By increasing its international presence, the Saury cooperage aims to be as close as possible to winemakers and establish close relations of trust. Today, the Group exports 75% of its barrels to a number of countries, including Spain, North America, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Chile, Argentina, Israel, etc.

 

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Lafitte Cork and Capsule : Lafitte Cork & Capsule –Is a multi-generational family owned company and supplier of premium cork to wineries throughout the world. Our products can be found dressing many of the highest quality wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy all the way to California and Chile. Lafitte USA is one of the founding members of the CQC (Cork Quality Council) and a progressive community leader in the US wine industry. We talk everyday about our commitment to the quality of natural cork – the ideal and honestly sustainable solution in wine closure products.

For more information about Lafitte Cork and Capsule – USA and their transformation to alternate energy visit www.lafitte-usa.com , where you can view real time data detailing the efficiency of the photovoltaic panels, as well as the positive environmental impact the system has had to date.

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Canton : Situated in central Kentucky, Canton Cooperage is in the heart of the U.S. white oak forests. The area is also fortunate to have a labor force highly skilled in the cooperage trade. Canton Cooperage took advantage of these resources and began producing bourbon barrels in 1983. Canton Wood Products purchased the business in 1987 and began the transition to high quality wine barrels. A new stave mill was built to meet the growing need for air-dried staves and heading.

By 1994, the cooperage was producing only premium American oak wine barrels. Finally, in 1998, Canton Cooperage became a member of the Chene & Cie Group, which operates cooperages and stave mills in the U.S. and France, including Tonnellerie Taransaud in Cognac.

 

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South American Wine Tourism : South American Wine Tourism is a travel company providing taylor-made vacations to Argentina and Chile to individuals and groups. South American Wine Tourism is a division of Skipatagonia, managed by an expert in the travel and tourism industry, who is dedicated to help you plan the vacations of your lifetime!

Gabriela Diez, founder of South American Wine Tourism has been working in the hotel and tourism industry since 1986 for main hotel chains. Having worked for 10 years in Marriott International in the United States, she has acquired the sales and reservations techniques in Marriott’s Regional Reservations Central Reservations. She is also co-founder of Skipatagonia specializing on ski trips, “estancias” travel and polo clinics.

Martina Diez, founder of Skipatagonia has worked in the travel industry since 1988 in major companies such as Aspen Skiing Company, Vail Resorts, Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Ski Portillo, in the United States, Argentina and Chile. She is now fully dedicated to a new division of Skipatagonia, TRAVELTRADEUK, based in London.

Skipatagonia (the mother company) is an Allied Company of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) and LATA (Latin American Travel Association).

For further information please email to info@southamericanwinetourism.com or call US +1 3057169167 Call . You can chat online with Gabriela at gaby0827@hotmail.com and in Skype at gaby0827.

 

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Wente Vineyards : Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf.

 

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Le Grand : The LE GRAND brand is the result of a meeting between people who are profoundly convinced that the future of barrels lies in outstanding quality production methods and proper seasoning of the wood. Barrels, tanks and alternatives are available, 3 different experiences with one constant : 24 month air dried oak. Learn more about Le Grand products on the website, avialable at: www.mlegrand.com

International Media Partners :

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Jancis Robinson : One of a handful of wine communicators with an international reputation, Jancis Robinson writes daily for JancisRobinson.com, weekly for The Financial Times, and bi-monthly for a column that is syndicated around the world. She is also editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine and co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine, each of these books recognised as a standard reference worldwide.

An award-winning tv presenter, she is invited all over the world to conduct wine events and act as a wine judge. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises. The nearest she gets to any commercial involvement is her work as sole wine consultant to British Airways.

She loves and lives for wine in all its glorious diversity, generally favouring balance and subtlety over sheer mass.

 

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Mutineer Magazine : Mutineer Magazine is a fine beverage publication unlike any other you’ve ever read. Founded by Sommelier Alan Kropf and beer expert JJ Bagley, Mutineer Magazine covers all things fine beverage with an emphasis on wine, beer and spirits. As informative as it is approachable, Mutineer Magazine will change the way you read about fine beverages.

 

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About Harvest : About Harvest is a media company dedicated to informing, educating, and celebrating agricultural history, development, and food.
Visit www.aboutharvest.com for further information.

 

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Brix Magazine: Brix travels the globe to bring readers the colorful and memorable experiences that are virtually guaranteed wherever people come together to enjoy wine. Eclectic, energetic, intelligent, Brix informs and entertains, whether readers’ interests in wine are passing or passionate.

Brix is a subscription-based magazine distributed throughout Canada and the United States. It is published four times a year with an estimated readership of 40,000 per issue.

 

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Ambrosia : A monthly publication for the alcobev industry, Ambrosia focuses on various issues concerning wine, beer and spirit trade in India as well as abroad. The magazine also features exclusive interviews, special stories and latest product launches. The magazine is 16 years old. Ambrosia participates in most of the industry event round the globe like Vinexpo France, Vinitaly Italy, London Internaitonal Wine and Spirits Fair, World Whiskies Conference, Interbrau, Munich, and Duty Free, Cannes.

Ambrosia organises the mega alcobev trade event INDSPIRIT every year. In 1996, Ambrosia was also responsible for the formation of CIABC (Confederation of Indian Alcobev Companies) – the apex body of spirits companies in India. Ambrosia is the only alcobev magazine to be published in English language the Asian region and good number of copies are being sent abroad.

 

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Terre de vins : Terre de Vins is a magazine based in France, published by Sud Oest, the second largest newspaper distributed in France. For more information on the Magazine, please visit their website, at www.terredevins.com !

 

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Why Why Wine : WhyWhyWine is a Moscow based wine-news website broadcasting to a Russian audience, in Russian! Their website can be seen here, with all the latest on wine crazes (So of course about World Wine Tour 2010 too) all written in Russian : whywhywine.ru !

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Robert Mondavi Winery : With its legacy of more than 40 years of fine winemaking, the Robert Mondavi Winery is a shining symbol of Napa Valley. Founded in 1966, the winery’s beautiful architecture by Cliff May reflects the missions of early California history. When you come to visit us at Robert Mondavi Winery, you will experience our commitment to education and the arts, pursuit of innovation, and dedication to producing fine wines that stand in the company of the great wines of the world. Come learn about the history of winemaking in California and share in our philosophy of integrating wine, food and the arts into gracious living.

 

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Portfolio Winery : Founded in 1998, Portfolio Limited Edition is the fruit of a collaboration of two experienced artists expressing the desire to create together a single harmonious wine made of Bordeaux varieties. It reflects the uniqueness of combining passion for Art and Winemaking and the belief that such rare harmony enhances a quality of life they wish to share with you.

 

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Toll Global Forwarding: Toll Group is the Asia region’s leading provider of integrated logistics services, generating annual consolidated revenue of AU$6.9 billion and operating an extensive network of over 1100+ sites throughout more than 50 countries around the world. Toll Global Forwarding is the global freight forwarding and customs clearance division of the Toll Group. We provide a full range of Import and Export, Sea & Air services for the effective movement of both full and part loads globally.

 

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Wine Travel Guides : Wine Travel Guides offers on-line travel guides to wine regions in Europe (currently France, Italy and Spain), ideal for the independent traveller to plan a wine tour. The comprehensive guides feature insider recommendations of wineries to visit, places to stay, eat, shop and much more, from a team of professional wine and travel writers. All information may be viewed on-line and for ease of travel planning, PDF guides may be purchased singly or through a full access annual Gold Membership. These are the only on-line guides to wine regions available that are entirely independent of sponsorship or advertising.

Wine Travel Guides also offers personal itinerary-planning services and Wink Lorch, owner of Wine Travel Guides, has offered support to World Wine Tour 2010 in planning the European part of their tour, as well as sourcing offers of transport and accommodation in the European wine regions Anja and Georges plan to visit.

 

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Catavino : Based in Barcelona, Spain, Gabriella and Ryan Opaz are the founders of Catavino, a comprehensive educational website covering Spanish and Portuguese wine through Iberian food, culture and travel. After years of exploring the Peninsula, they discovered that wine was the life blood and the common bond that unites this exceptionally diverse peninsula. And by sharing the stories that enhance, encompass and explain wine’s intricate relationship within the culture, we might better understand meaning and history of Spanish and Portuguese wine itself.

 

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Eurail.com : Eurail.com is specialized in selling Eurail Passes for train travel online. Eurail.com is based in The Netherlands, with fulfilment centres operating from the USA and the UK.

Do you have questions about Eurail and the Eurail Passes? Contact eurail.com for questions about traveling, ordering, payments and refunds here!

Stay informed about the latest Eurail promotions and developments. You will find an overview of all the latest news: here!

 

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Viader Vineyards : VIADER is a leading first growth Napa Valley winery estate established in 1986 by Delia Viader, and recognized around the world for consistently producing high quality red wines. Located 1200 feet above the Napa Valley floor just northeast of St. Helena on the steep, rocky slopes of Howell Mountain.

 

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Wines From Brazil : Vision : To be the Brazilian Viticulture´s representative entity, nationally and internationally recognized, in its managing role to fix and disseminate the sector´s policy, aimed at a sustainable development and the valorization of the productive chain.

Mission : To order and to promote in a participative form, the Brazilian Viticulture by means of fixing objectives, estabilishing of strategies and the execution of actions aimed at its strengthening, making them become competitive and sustainable. To search for the commitment of the participants from the productive chain of grape and wine, among themselves, and with the several governmental levels, in the execution of the Brazilian Viticultural policy.

 

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New York Wine Association : New York – with a history dating back to the 1860′s, is one of America’s oldest commercial wine regions. New York – home to native, French-American, and vinifera varietals is perhaps the most diverse wine-growing region in the world. New York – with a wine industry that is growing and expanding every day and everywhere- among sparkling lakes, along the sea shore, above a rushing river, and just down the road.

 

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Wines of Chile : Wines of Chile is an organization committed to promoting the quality and image of Chilean wine throughout the world. It has offices in Santiago, London, and New York, as well as representatives in Canada, Ireland, and Denmark, and also works closely with ProChile to develop and offer promotional and educational programs in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Wines of Chile’s 76 member wineries belong to Vinos de Chile and represent 85% of Chile’s bottled wine exports.

 

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Wines of Uruguay : Wines of Uruguay is an organization committed to promoting the quality and image of uruguayan wine throughout the world. It works closely with the National Wine Institute and with Uruguay XXI, an official Agency to develop exports and investments in Uruguay. Wines of Uruguay´s 21 member wineries represent almost 100% of Uruguayans fine hand crafted bottled wine exports.

 

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Adegga : Adegga is a Social Wine Discovery service. The idea is to take the complexity out of wine and allow people to discover wines based on other people’s choice. Adegga lets you build a personalized watch list so that you can keep track of what people on your list are choosing and tasting. You can add friends, wine bloggers, producers and just about anyone else. You can also add wine producers and wine shops to your personalized watch list so that you keep track of when a producer releases a new wine or a wine shop makes a promotion.

And in close cooperation with this is the AVIN : AVIN is a unique identifier for each wine. Every book has an ISBN, every wine should have an AVIN. Make sure your wines are easily found. Get an AVIN for your wines. Currently the AVIN is used on over 20 Million wine labels around the World.

 

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Benson Marketing : Benson Marketing Group LLC is the wine industry’s leading marketing agency. Founded in 1997, the agency provides Public Relations, Digital Media, Direct Marketing and Brand Strategy services to wine and spirits marketers from its offices in Napa Valley and New York City.

 

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Hinman and Carmichael LLP : Hinman & Carmichael LLP provides expert corporate, administrative and regulatory legal services exclusively to the alcoholic beverage and hospitality industries and assists other law firms and in-house counsel as special counsel on alcoholic beverage issues.

 

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Riedel : “The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make.” (Quelle: Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate)

 

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Spin Dreamer Music : Spindreamer Music is a California-based independent music company providing ballads, fusion jazz and meditation music performed and sung by talented professionals from the off-Hollywood, Southern California music scene. Spindreamer Music is produced and mastered by Chrys Berri from studios in Simi Valley California. Dr. Lansing Gordon, DBA is Managing Director of Spindreamer Music located in Thousand Oaks, CA, USA. The accomplished English artist Len Goundry provides art that appears on all of the CDs. Spindreamer productions can be viewed at www.youtube.com/spindreamer . The company website at www.spindreamermusic.com provides information on performers and composers. Spindreamer Music is happy to offer musical productions for World Wine Tour 2010 blogcasts throughout the year and offers a page on our company website for continued promotional efforts toward meeting the fundraising goal.

 

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Wine & Co : Wine & Co is an independent consulting firm specialising in wine education, marketing services, wine events and other tailored wine related services for trade, hospitality, corporate and individual clients.

Established since 2007, we at Wine and Co. have been dedicated to providing pleasurable wine experiences for our clients. Our array of wine consulting services for corporate, hospitality, wineries, trade and F&B include corporate events, seminars, formal & informal trainings, customer loyalty programs, wine tastings, appreciations, private receptions, product marketing, cellars appraisals- management and tailored hospitality services etc…

 

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Global Wine and Spirit : Developed for wine professionals by wine professionals, Global Wine & Spirits is the world’s leading wine e-business network for buyers and sellers in the wine and spirits industry

Since 2000, Global Wine & Spirits has helped thousands of wine professionals to significantly increase their international business opportunities.

Global Wine & Spirits, the world’s leading e-business network for wine professionals, was created in 2000 with the view of bringing together those in the international wine market and creating business contacts and opportunities for our members. GWS connects wine and spirits buyers with wine and spirits producers (B2B) over the Internet.

 

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Amy Gallaher : I am a designer who gets it. I design and create without fanfare or mystery. Okay, a little mystery. I have been an independent creative since 1996, working with Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies, small businesses, and individuals. I am innovative, resourceful and I get to the core of a challenge quickly and work it to the best advantage. I am fun to have around. I will make your project great.

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