Simon Källquist at Millésime Bio Organic Wine Fair (meanwhile Calle Nilsson enjoying the snow in Sweden…)

Simon Källquist at Millésime Bio Organic Wine Fair (meanwhile Calle Nilsson enjoying the snow in Sweden…)

Last week, Simon attended the 23rd Millésime Bio Organic Wine Fair at the Parc des Expositions in Montpellier. Millésime Bio was established in 1993 by a group of organic winemakers in Languedoc-Roussillon. The fair takes place in January every year in the heart of France´s leading organic production area. Simon had a great opportunity to meet with various organic producers and taste numerous good wines! There were 900 exhibitors from different regions and countries. The fair is growing for every

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Simon Källquist attends CapeWine fair in South Africa

Simon Källquist attends CapeWine fair in South Africa

Last week, the CapeWine fair took place in South Africa – and Simon from Concealed Wines was happy to attend the event! CapeWine is the flagship business showcase of the South African wine industry. Presented at the Cape Town International Convention Centre every three years by Wines of South Africa (WOSA), it is the most successful international wine trade show in the southern hemisphere. Simon had the opportunity to meet with a broad range of wine producers from the area, and

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Concealed Wines goes to Cabris, in southeastern France

Concealed Wines goes to Cabris, in southeastern France

A week ago, we all packed our bags and went on a company conference to Cabris in southeastern France. We had a great few days where we discussed the coming year and set many exciting goals that we are looking forward to achieving! We also had a cook off where Emma and Ebba went up against Calle and Simon and some creative and delicious courses were created. Being in France, we of course took the opportunity to try some of

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Simon Källquist and Calle Nilsson at wine fair VINEXPO in Bordeaux 2015

Simon Källquist and Calle Nilsson at wine fair VINEXPO in Bordeaux 2015

The famous wine fair VINEXPO took place in Bordeaux this year in mid-June. There were 2350 exhibitors from 42 countries, and professionals arriving from 151 countries – a new record for VINEXPO! The fair is clearly the hub for international wine and spirits business, and Concealed Wines of course had two of our own there: Simon and Calle. They both had a busy few days meeting new and old contacts, and were both happy that the fair did not take

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Emma Bill visits Inverse Trade Mission to La Rioja

Emma Bill visits Inverse Trade Mission to La Rioja

Between the 3-5 of June I had the opportunity to visit the Inverse Trade Mission to La Rioja, which was held in the capital of the region, Logroño. After a missed plane due to storm, meeting Keanu Reeves and spending an extra night in Amsterdam I finally arrived to the fair where I had the pleasure to meet various fine Rioja producers. I got to try their different wines, from traditional crianzas,  Old Vines Graciano to modern wines based on

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Ebba Rönneskog visits wine region Grevenmacher in Luxembourg

Ebba Rönneskog visits wine region Grevenmacher in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is known to most people as a small country in Europe (the least populated country in the EU actually), however the country is well worth a visit for its elegant Riesling wines. I recently visited the small village of Wormeldange in the district of Grevenmacher, situated in the Mosel valley. The region is famous for its beautiful steep hills and vineyards, and it is the birth place of Luxembourgish wines, mostly white grape varieties including Riesling, Auxerrois and Pinot

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Simon Källquist at wine fair FENAVIN Spain 2015

Simon Källquist at wine fair FENAVIN Spain 2015

Last week, Simon attended FENAVIN – the Spanish wine industry’s most important global trade fair – in Ciudad Real, Spain. Not only did he get to meet with Spanish producers with great potential, but he also got to experience the Spanish heat wave: 44 ⁰C! A bit of a chock for a Swede who’s used to a slightly lower average temperature in the month of May..! Over 1000 brands were on display at FENAVIN, including an increasing amount of organic

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