May 11, 2009
just-drinks.com editor's weekly highlights
The London International Wine Fair and Distil. 25,000 wines and spirits for tasting. Over 30 seminars, debates and masterclasses for learning. 30,000 wine and spirits trade professionals for meeting. But only 3 days.
We're currently in the process of gearing ourselves up for a manic week ahead, with the London International Wine Fair and partner spirits fair, Distil, opening tomorrow here in the UK.
We'll have a pack of roving journalists at the three-day event, covering news and gauging the latest developments in markets around the world. If you can't wait for us to come to you, then do drop by our stand (G18). If that's not enough for you, we've teamed up with IWSR to present exclusive data on the global wine and spirits market.
just-drinks will be twittering away like crazy from the event, so make sure you're signed up to receive our tweets.
LIWF is not, however, where our week begins and ends. First quarter results season is continuing apace and, following better-than-expected results from Carlsberg and Anheuser-Busch InBev last week, we'll be covering the latest figures from Magners cider owner C&C Group, due tomorrow (12 May) and SABMiller, expected on Thursday (14 May).
C&C Group's results will be a health check of how far CEO John Dunsmore and his management team have come in stopping the cider sales rot, since their appointment last autumn. C&C's share price stood at EUR1.76 at midday today, down 4.5% from its closing price on Friday.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, this week sees the Tax Free World Association take its exhibition to Singapore, to look at the Asia Pacific travel retail market. Click here for a preview of the event, and we hope you have as much fun as I did last year, at the Cannes leg of the show.
Until next time...
Olly Wehring, Managing Editor
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