Happy Midsummer from Concealed Wines!

Happy Midsummer from Concealed Wines!

This Friday we will celebrate Midsummer in Sweden. It is the time of year where friends and families come together and eat & drink too much and sing & dance around the midsummer pole (imitating frogs is one of the most popular!) to celebrate the beginning of summer. The weather forecast is not looking too promising, but that is almost the case every year – so it is a part of the tradition! Wishing you all a lovely weekend and

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Systembolaget Publishes new Purchase Plan for March 2017

Systembolaget Publishes new Purchase Plan for March 2017

We have had a busy and exciting day today at the office, as Systembolaget published its purchase plan for all new products that are to be launched in March 2017. We have been working hard at translating as well as uploading all new offers to our webpage. The purchase plan is as usual divided up into two different deadline periods. One fore the new world, spirits and beer and a second one for the old world. The first deadline is

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New tenders published by ALKO (Finland) and VINMONOPOLET (Norway)

New tenders published by ALKO (Finland) and VINMONOPOLET (Norway)

This week has been a busy week at the office. Both ALKO and VINMONOPOLET have published new tenders for products that will be launched during the first half of 2017, and we have kept busy getting them up on our webpage. We are happy to see that there are some very interesting tenders that have been published and we hope to have the opportunity to work on them together! To have a look at these new tenders, please visit our

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Today we launch two new products at Systembolaget

Today we launch two new products at Systembolaget

Today is not only a good day because the sun is shining on us here in Stockholm; but we are also launching two new products at Systembolaget. A Pale Ale from New Zealand and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River in Australia. Tuatara APA It all started when Tuatara was brewing an APA (American Pale Ale) and ran out of American hops (!). As a result they turned to a more local solution and created a New Zealand version of

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Ebba Rönneskog visits Quinta do Gradil in Portugal

Ebba Rönneskog visits Quinta do Gradil in Portugal

I was away on vacation in Portugal last week, and took the opportunity to visit one of our producers – Quinta do Gradil while I was there. Quinta do Gradil is located on the western foothills of the Serra de Montejunto, in the Lisbon region. The property is stunning with a beautiful yellow ruin for a façade in the middle of endless green hills of vines. The Lisbon region, formerly called Estremadura, stands out among wine-producing regions for its complexity

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Ebba and Emma visit London Wine Fair

Ebba and Emma visit London Wine Fair

Beginning of May me and Ebba had the pleasure to visit lovely London to attend the London Wine Fair, held at Olympia. The fair had around 700 exhibitors presenting over 10 000 wines from all over the world.  We had the chance to meet some of the producers we already work with, such as Chiusa Grande, Tenuta Vignega and Murdoch James, which we enjoyed very much. In addition we met some new contacts with great products, which we look forward to

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Simon Källquist attends Alimentaria in Barcelona

Simon Källquist attends Alimentaria in Barcelona

This week Simon has been practicing his Spanish in Barcelona at the Alimentaria wine fair. In 2016 Alimentaria celebrates four decades of growth with its most international, innovative and gastronomic edition ever. Alimentaria is an international food and drink exhibition bringing together more than 140,000 visitors from around the world and 3,900 representative companies. Simon took the opportunity to go south and meet with some of our producers to work on some exciting upcoming projects. Next week, Emma and I

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Calle Nilsson and Simon Källquist attend Vinitaly wine fair in Verona

Calle Nilsson and Simon Källquist attend Vinitaly wine fair in Verona

Last week Calle and Simon attended the international wine exposition Vinitaly which is held annually in April in the Italian wine region of Verona in northeast Italy. This year the fair broke a new record with 50,000 visitors from 140 countries and hosting over 4100 exhibitors from more than 30 countries. Throughout the four days of Vinitaly there is a main focus on B2B meetings, but there are also more than 300 events including conferences, seminars and training courses focusing

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Systembolaget announces new launch plan for March and June 2017

Systembolaget announces new launch plan for March and June 2017

Today Systembolaget announced its new launch plan for March and June 2017. The launch plan includes a list of all upcoming products that are to be added to the Systembolaget assortment in March and June 2017. The buying decisions will take place throughout the second half of 2016. Please keep in mind that this is only an overview of the future purchase plan that will be published closer to the deadline date, therefore at this stage it is still possible

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Merrys’ Buttermint and Pumpkin Spice Liqueurs receive silver medals at the World Spirits Competition

Merrys’ Buttermint and Pumpkin Spice Liqueurs receive silver medals at the World Spirits Competition

2 weeks ago Merrys’ Buttermint and Pumpkin Spice Liqueurs received silver medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). Since its introduction in 2000, the SFWSC has become the most respected and influential spirits competition in the world – so this is indeed a great recognition. Congratulations to the whole Merrys team! /Ebba

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