Merger of Moselland eG Winzergenossenschaft and Weinland Rheingau eG

On October 24, 2012 Moselland eG Winzergenossenschaft, Germany’s second largest cooperative, and Weinland Rheingau eG, the leading cooperative of the Rheingau region, have established a joint venture agreement.
Starting January 01, 2013 Moselland eG Winzergenossenschaft will take over complete operational and sales activities for Weinland Rheingau eG, both for the German and international markets.
Weinland Rheingau eG, which will remain legally independent, will be able to offer its growers a long-term perspective for growth via the joint venture partnership.
At the same time, Moselland eG is able to expand its existing portfolio and will strengthen its position as the most reliable partner for German wines in a constantly changing environment.
From 2013 onwards, Moselland eG will produce and distribute wines from five German wine areas: the Mosel, Nahe, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Rheingau regions. This production and sales arrangement is unparalleled in Germany.

The company Ukrimport took part in the 10th All-Ukrainian Sommelier Contest as a partner and participant.

The company Ukrimport took part in the 10th All-Ukrainian Sommelier Contest as a partner and participant.

On October 21, 2012, in Kiev, in the concert hall “FreeDom” (134, Frunze str.) the 10th All-Ukrainian Sommelier Contest “Ukrainian Sommelier 2012” took place, the main purpose of which was to determine best sommelier experts of Ukraine for 2011-2012. The contest was organized by the School of Sommeliers “Master Class” and the All-Ukrainian Association of Winemakers and Sommeliers. One of the sponsors of the event was AO winemaking plant “Cricova”.

The purpose of the comtest: Defining the best sommelier experts of Ukraine for 2011-2012. The contest participants were masters of their craft – sommeliers, representatives of wineries, wine boutiques, experts in wines and other drinks, waiters, bartenders, managers, catering managers. Also it was attended by guests representing business, political elite, diplomats and journalists.

The contest, the tasks of which included not only theoretical and practical assignments, but also creative ones, designed to reveal the unique personality of the sommelier and its purpose in the profession, pointed out an employee of the company Ukrimport – Zhanna Kunizheva, who took the 3rd place and totally charmed the guests and contestants by combination of professionalism and personal charm.

The priority task of Ukrimport is developing the culture of wine and alcoholic beverages, which is directly linked with the function of a sommelier. That is why our company has been actively and successfully participating in such highly proficient events.
 

 

 

 

Golden autumn with CAMUS…

With the approach of cold weather, we always try to surround ourselves with warmth, comfort: buy warm clothes, kindle the fireplace, find the woolen blanket put away for summer, drink hot tea or coffee, and in the good company, one can warm the soul and body with a glass of good cognac, and even better if it is French.
In the variety of alcoholic beverages, it is hard to find decent ones. Tasting will help! That is why the leading importer of alcoholic beverages in Ukraine – the company “UkrimportKV” together with the cognac house CAMUS initiated the presentation/tasting of similar-tasting French cognacs, as well as brandies and whiskeys as requested by the cognac house.
The tasting was held in a cozy restaurant “Rakhat-Lukum” for representatives of trade, retail trade, sommeliers of restaurants and boutiques of Donetsk.
In the first part of the tasting, the brand ambassador of CAMUS Aleksandr Ageyev presented a cognac series Elegance with the positions VS, VSOP and XO to the guests. Sommeliers appreciated lightness and fruitiness of VS, and VSOP caused a storm of emotion and praise for the quality of the cognac in this category. They found floral and fruity notes, grapefruit and almond hints, they also noted a subtle and balanced palate, soft and harmonious.
As for XO, the guests appreciated its complex, interesting composition of palate and aroma, in which there was balance between floral and fruity notes, hints of nuts and vanilla, long and spicy finish.
However, the evening has its surprises. The highlight of the tasting was surely the position Josephine of the CAMUS series, unique in the world of cognacs. We all know the Napoleon cognacs that have been produced for a long time by each cognac house in France (including CAMUS). But is there a person who does not know about the beloved woman of Napoleon?! This cognac is a great example of the brilliance of the Camus family and the experience to create blends with unique taste properties, by assembling the best Eau de Vie. The new cognac is very light, with a predominance of floral notes in the aroma and a pleasant sweet taste. Its creation reflects the peculiarities of women’s taste, both organoleptic and aesthetic. The last ones have been realized in an elegant bottle, illustrated by the work of the world famous artist of the modernist style – Alphonse Mucha.
However, the result of the tasting is ambigous. Many evaluated the Josephine cognac as a fairly rich, interesting and complex, simply unique one which will appeal to a woman, as well as a man.
The climax and bright conclusion to the “cognac” part of the tasting was another unique specimen – CamusBorderies (LimitedEdition), as we know, Camus is the largest owner of vineyards in the best appellasone of the province Charente-Borderies and it produces cognacs with the addition of Borderies alcohols, as well as a limited number of 100%-cognac from Borderies. The subtle floral flavor combining the amazing aromatic palette with rich, creamy structure, subtle hint of spices and fruit and a gorgeous, long finish with hints of fresh pastries and spices, have conquered the guests of the evening and left incredible impressions in their memories.
Perhaps, at this stage one should have said: “Now, this is the end of our presentation...”. But no, we promised lots of surprises. After a short pause and public discussion of the presentation, full of wonderful surprises, the guests participated in the second part – brandies. Of course, brandy tasting after the French cognac tasting is a very bold move, but the company “UkrimportKV” decided to go for this experiment, being firmly confident in the quality of French brandies produced as ordered by the cognac house CAMUS. And it was right!
The first specimen is ChatelleNapoleon – the French brand with a rich history, founded in 1828. Created in France, aged in small oak barrels. The blend expert is Patrick Leger – the creator of legendary Camus blends. Sommeliers evaluated this specimen as brandy with a bright and distinctive palate which is rich with wood hints thanks to ageing in small oak barrels and appreciate the great fruity aroma with hints of nuts.
The second specimen, BoncourtXO, is an assemblage of the best cognac spirits, aged in oak barrels carefully maintained by the cellar expert for the development of its rich, complex flavor and a gentle nature. It has a deep red color with amber gleams, gives a rich flavor of praline and dried fruit, as well as wood hints. The palate of the brandy is smooth and round, with a perfect balance of sweet, fruity and bright oak hints; long and elegant finish.
The culmination of the evening was the Scotch whiskey GlenEllis, produced as ordered by the cognac house CAMUS. Despite the fact that this whiskey is a blend, sommeliers and guests of the evening were pleasantly surprised by its softness and how smoky and woody tones with light hints of peat smoothly transit to floral and fruity hints, which are quite rare in the palate and aroma of Scottish whiskeys.
And here is the coffee! The 3C rule – Cognac, Cheese, Coffee! Everything went great! Just Cigars were missing to complete the 4C, but it is an occasion to meet again...
“It’s great that we are all gathered here today...”, as sung in the famous Russin song. These are the words with which the guests left... Other words are just unnecessary...

The climax and bright conclusion to the “cognac” part of the tasting was another unique specimen – CamusBorderies (LimitedEdition), as we know, Camus is the largest owner of vineyards in the best appellasone of the province Charente-Borderies and it produces cognacs with the addition of Borderies alcohols, as well as a limited number of 100%-cognac from Borderies. The subtle floral flavor combining the amazing aromatic palette with rich, creamy structure, subtle hint of spices and fruit and a gorgeous, long finish with hints of fresh pastries and spices, have conquered the guests of the evening and left incredible impressions in their memories.
Perhaps, at this stage one should have said: “Now, this is the end of our presentation...”. But no, we promised lots of surprises. After a short pause and public discussion of the presentation, full of wonderful surprises, the guests participated in the second part – brandies. Of course, brandy tasting after the French cognac tasting is a very bold move, but the company “UkrimportKV” decided to go for this experiment, being firmly confident in the quality of French brandies produced as ordered by the cognac house CAMUS. And it was right!
The first specimen is ChatelleNapoleon – the French brand with a rich history, founded in 1828. Created in France, aged in small oak barrels. The blend expert is Patrick Leger – the creator of legendary Camus blends. Sommeliers evaluated this specimen as brandy with a bright and distinctive palate which is rich with wood hints thanks to ageing in small oak barrels and appreciate the great fruity aroma with hints of nuts.
The second specimen, BoncourtXO, is an assemblage of the best cognac spirits, aged in oak barrels carefully maintained by the cellar expert for the development of its rich, complex flavor and a gentle nature. It has a deep red color with amber gleams, gives a rich flavor of praline and dried fruit, as well as wood hints. The palate of the brandy is smooth and round, with a perfect balance of sweet, fruity and bright oak hints; long and elegant finish.
The culmination of the evening was the Scotch whiskey GlenEllis, produced as ordered by the cognac house CAMUS. Despite the fact that this whiskey is a blend, sommeliers and guests of the evening were pleasantly surprised by its softness and how smoky and woody tones with light hints of peat smoothly transit to floral and fruity hints, which are quite rare in the palate and aroma of Scottish whiskeys.
And here is the coffee! The 3C rule – Cognac, Cheese, Coffee! Everything went great! Just Cigars were missing to complete the 4C, but it is an occasion to meet again...
“It’s great that we are all gathered here today...”, as sung in the famous Russin song. These are the words with which the guests left... Other words are just unnecessary...