Just-drinks LIWSF 2007 - Diary - 1 May

By | 1 May 2007

Coming up at this year's London International Wine & Spirit Fair...

Tungi (stand U61) will launch its namesake Cactus Pear Spirit at this year's LIWSF. The spirit, made on the Atlantic island of Saint Helena, will be available after the event both in the UK and internationally. Tungi (Toon-jee) is the local name for prickly or cactus pears, which grow wild in the coastal regions of the island. The 43.2% abv drink will only be available in a limited annual volume at a recommended retail price of GBP26.99 (US$54.12).

Cockburn's (stand A10-B10) will use the event to showcase two new Ports. The UK's number one Port brand will launch Canais 2004, which will be available on a limited basis from May, at the fair. At the same time, Cockburn's, owned by Beam Global Wine & Spirits, will be offering Late Bottled Vintage 2001.

Miguel Corte-Real, Cockburn's commercial and viticultural director, will also be present during the event.

Orbital Wines (stand Q8) is offering a bucking bronco as part of its support of Australian flagship brand Camden Park. The bull will be operated from 0900 to 1900 each day, with the best entrants getting invited back at 1700 for a special contest. The grand final takes place at 1800 on the final day. All funds raised from the bull will go to the Benevolent.

Penfolds (stand D40), meanwhile, will use the event to showcase its newly launched 2007 Luxury and Icon portfolio. The range, launched today (1 May), includes Penfolds Grange 2002, Penfolds RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004 and Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay 2005.

Penfolds' chief winemaker, Peter Gago, will also be in attendance at the stand.

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Sectors: Wine

Companies: Beam Global

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