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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Emma Bill and Ebba Rönneskog attend Riesling & Co in Stockholm

Emma Bill and Ebba Rönneskog attend Riesling & Co in Stockholm

Last week Emma and I attended the Riesling & Co event organized in Stockholm; an event organized for importers, wine experts, and German producers. 16 German producers were present at the event, representing 9 wine districts in Germany. Germany has long been one of the leading countries for white wine. Two thirds of the total wine production in the country is white wine; and Riesling is by far the most common grape. Germany still has a lot more to offer;

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Simon Källquist at le Printemps des Champagnes 2016

Simon Källquist at le Printemps des Champagnes 2016

The Printemps des Champagnes is a week of Champagne wine tastings, held from the 16th until the 21st of April, that has become in a few years the must-attend event for all wine professionals in Champagne. Concealed Wine’s Simon will be there, and hopes to have the opportunity to meet with you! If you are going to take part in this event, please do send us an email (calle.nilsson@concealedwines.com) and let us know, as Simon would very much like to

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Concealed Wines at Prowein in Dusseldorf

Concealed Wines at Prowein in Dusseldorf

For the past few days, Emma, Simon and Ebba were at Prowein in Dusseldorf. Calle was unfortunately not able to join the fun as he got sick just a few days before the fair… Prowein 2016 has broken a new record with approximately 6200 exhibitors from 59 countries and more than 55,000 trade visitors were present at the fair. The three of us were busy for three days meeting with familiar as well as new faces. You can imagine that

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Simon Källquist will be attending Vinexpo in Hong Kong in May 2016

Simon Källquist will be attending Vinexpo in Hong Kong in May 2016

The number 1 wine and spirits trade show for the Asia-Pacific region – Vinexpo Hong Kong – is coming up on May 24th, and Simon will be there representing Concealed Wines. If you are interested in scheduling a meeting with Simon, please send an email to Calle: calle.nilsson@concealedwines.com . We hope to see you there! Wishing you all a great weekend ahead, /Ebba

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Simon Källquist at SISAB – International Trade Fair for Portuguese Food and Beverage

Simon Källquist at SISAB - International Trade Fair for Portuguese Food and Beverage

Last week, Simon attended the 21st edition of SISAB; the international trade fair for Portuguese Food and Beverage. SISAB Portugal is the biggest platform of entrepreneurs in the country where visitors from 110 different countries gather for a few days in the country’s capital. This year there were 500 national companies present within 28 different sectors (so not only wine!) with 6000 different brands. Simon was of course there and would not miss an opportunity to meet with current as

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Simon Källquist at Vinisud wine fair in Montpellier

Simon Källquist at Vinisud wine fair in Montpellier

At the beginning of every year, Simon keeps busy travelling between various wine fairs throughout Europe mainly. Last week he attended the International Mediterranean Wine and Spirits Exhibition Vinisud in Montpellier. Located at the heart of the vineyards in the Mediterranean, the largest wine production and export region in the world, Vinisud is an ideal opportunity for Concealed Wines to discover the diversity of wines from countries around the Mediterranean (France, Italy, Spain, and Greece etc.) This year there were

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