The Camus Cognac is invariably associated with the world of French luxury; it is a conventional symbol of elegance and prosperity. He is considered to be the true benchmark in the most famous brands, and the words «Camus La Grand Marque» – «The Great Brand", which has been included in the title of the Cognac House «Camus» from its day one, determined its production philosophy.
The Cognac House «Camus» was founded in 1863 by Jean-Baptiste Camus, who swore allegiance to the cognac’s highest quality. His merit is in the fact that connoisseurs around the world recognize the cognac «Camus» by a unique refined aroma and a unique velvety taste. Jean-Paul Camus said that for the creation of good brandy you need only a little: that your great-grandfather, grandfather and father dedicated their lives thereto.
The distinctive features of the Cognac House «Camus» are the following:
- It is the only major cognac house, which is still a family business;
- It is amongst the five best cognac brands, which account for 4/5 million bottles a year;
- It exports its cognacs in more than 140 countries of the world.
The Cognac House «Camus» four times participated in the London International Wine and Spirits Competition, and it was four times awarded a gold medal as well as it was considered the best cognac in the world in 1999.
The Cognac House «Camus» was the first to use Baccarat crystal decanters for Cognac as well as handmade collection jars in the form of books from Limoges porcelain.
The Cognac House «Camus» has its own cooperage and five automated production lines for bottling.
AWARDS of the cognac house “CAMUS”:
Camus cognacs received medals at Drinks Business Cognac Master Awards and also received the award Grand Cognac Master.
At the contest World Spirits Award, the Cognac House Camus the first place as a “world-class liquor producer” in the cognac category and was awarded four gold and one silver medal.
Camus Extra received the status of “Best cognac in the world” at International Wine and Spirits Contest in France, 1987
Camus Extraordinare received the status of “Best cognac in the world” at International Wine and Spirits Contest in France, 1999
Gold medal – Camus VS Elegance.
Silver medal – Camus VSOP Elegance.
Gold medal and award “best in the category” – Camus XO Elegance.
Gold medal – CAMUS Extra Elegance.
In general, the Cognac House Camus was awarded the “Grand Master” (“Great experts of their business”), which is considered one of the highest standards of trust.
In 1969, as a result of the merger of three large German cooperatives, the well-known wine making company Moselland formed. For more than a quarter of the century, the company has been known for its high-quality German dry and semi-sweet wines.
Having set out a goal to achieve the maximum level of satisfaction of the customer with their products, Moselland has been maintaining an impeccable reputation for a long time both at the German market and the export market.
Equipped with modern technologies, the production of the company complies with the most demanding standards. Commitment to quality of the products has allowed the production to earn countless awards and diplomas. “Life is too short to drink bad wine” – the main motto of the company. Moselland is in harmony with nature, resulting in wines of excellent quality and a great taste, typical just for this area.
The wine company Schumiis one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality luxury Georgian wines, the motto of which is “IMPECCABLE QUALITY – FAITH IN TRADITIONS”.
The plant was founded in 2001. The name for the plant Schumi is not accidental. In Ancient Georgia,the word “SHUMI” meant “REAL, UNDILUTED WINE”.
The symbol of the wine company is GRIFFIN – a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the wings of a bird. According to ancient legend, it was the griffin who brought people that first bunch of grapes, from which then the vineyards started growing in the world.
The plant Schumiwith the capacity of 2.5-3 million bottles of wine a year is located in Tsinandali – the major center of winemaking in Georgia. Its main advantage – a complete, closed production cycle – growing, harvesting (from own vineyards) and processing of grapes, wine production, bottling and sale in the world market. For its wines, the company uses only its own grapes grown in vineyards located in all Georgian microzones:Ojaleshi, Mukuzani, Tsinandali, Kindzmarauli, Gurdzhuani, Khvanchkara, Vazisubani, Akhasheni, Napareuli.
The employees of the winery are experts led by renowned winemaker BichikoKumsiashvili, who had been the chief winemaker at wineriesAkura,Tsinandali and Telavi since 1966, and since 2001 he has been working at the winery Schumi.
AWARDS of the winery Schumi:
“PRODEXPO-2002”: Saperavi – gold medal, Kindzmarauli – silver medal, Tsinandali–bronze medal.
“Yalta. Golden Griffin-2002”: Khorheli – gold medal, Schumi Wine (red) – gold medal, Mukuzani– gold medal, Schumi Wine (white) – silver medal, brandyIori KVVK – gold medal .
In December 2002, in Georgia – in Tsinandali, a tasting contest of Georgian wines was held, where the medals were awarded to: Schumi Wine (white) – bronzemedal, Mukuzani – bronze medal, Saperavi – silvermedal, Tvishi – goldmedal, Schumi Wine(red) – goldmedal, Akhasheni – silvermedal. Brandy Iori – Three Stars and Iori–Five Stars– bronze medal, Iori–Four Stars–silver medal.
On May 13, 2006, Georgian National Wine Competition –“Georgia – Cradle of Wine” took place: silver medal – Schumi, dry white; diploma “Wine of the Highest Quality” – Saperavi, Mukuzani and Kindzmarauli; diploma “Chachaof the HighestQuality” – Special Kakhetian Chacha.
The «Cricova» winery enterprise was founded in 1952. Its founder was Petru N. Ungureanu, a master in viniculture and winemaking, who dreamed of sparkling wines that could be able to compete with the famous French champagne. He created an underground city at a hundred-meter depth, remaining after excavation of underground shell stone rocks (with 160 km length); it was intended by the nature itself for aging sparkling wines and vintage wines: an even temperature (12 – 14 degrees Celsius all the year round) and 98 % humidity. Here there are also the ideal climate conditions for growing grapes. It is impossible to wish a better place for the capital of wine. The holy of holies of the Cricova wine warehouses is the National Enoteca, with more than a million bottles of wine.
The «Cricova» wineryis the only enterprise in Moldova, which produces sparkling wines in accordance with the traditional French technology – «Méthode Champenoise», by secondary fermentation in bottles and subsequent «cuvee» aging in a horizontal position during at least three years.
In 2003, the Law of the Republic of Moldova declared the complex «CRIСOVA»Winery Enterprisea national cultural heritage object of the Republic of Moldova. The intellectual property rights of the «CRIСOVA» in Ukraine have been given to the «Ukrimport KV» LLC.
You can identify the genuine products of the «CRIСOVA» Winery Enterprise by making yourself sure of the label mark and logo of the «CRIСOVA» (without any attachments and add-ons), thus assuring yourself that the product manufacturer is the «CRIСOVA» Winery Enterprise.
Jean-Baptiste Audy is one of the largest wine trading companies in Bordeaux. It owns the region’s best estates, famous for its truly aristocratic wines of ancient noble origin. Jean-Baptiste Audy’s estates employ only traditional winemaking techniques.
With modern technology and the best of traditional techniques, including oak cask ageing, Jean-Baptiste Audy puts on the foreign market a great deal of good French castle wines, primarily marked for being produced and bottled inside the castle.
Dating back to 1821, Loron & Fils winery is one of the oldest family-owned companies in Bourgogne and Beaujolais. Now, the winery is in the hands of the 6th generation, led by Xavier Barbet. Loron winery combined the function of grapegrower and owner, winemaker and winemaking dealer both in Bourgogne and Beaujolais. Presently, the company is one of the TOP 10 winemaking companies in Burgundy. And, in recent years, Loron winery became the first winemaker in Beaujolais, which is evidenced by its wide recognition in its cradleland, Lyon, and the French Big Golden Medal, Beaujolais Nouveau, awarded in Lyon wine competitions in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Moreover, Loron winery produces all appellasons in Macon.
The infrastructure of Loron winery is well-developed:
-3 owned winemaking centers
-110 hectares of owned grape yards: 3 castles and 3 domains. Besides, Loron’s castles accommodate
-its own modern laboratory and a council specialized in grapes and wines.
Number of boxes produced in a year: 1.25 million a year. 33% of these sell in France, 33% - in Europe, 33% - other countries worldwide.
Staff: 10 winemakers – 7 enologists, 50 people employed in sales and production departments.
Hubert Underberg, the founder of the company, released his unique product to the market in 1946 after years of rigorous research. Very soon his natural herbal digestif Underberg has been widely accepted in many countries. Thanks to a great effect on digestion and excellent quality, the Underberg liquor has won numerous awards and medals all over the world.
Underberg has been a family company for 5 generations. During this time, due to personal initiative and responsibility of the owners, standards have been created, which many manufacturers look up to. Even now, the Underberg family keeps the secret of the special production process.
At the moment, the fourth and fifth generation of the Underberg family are responsible for the careful selection and balance of the mixture of aromatic herbs.
Emil Underberg, the grandson of the company founder, has offered an innovative solution to sell Underberg only in portioned bottles.
He wanted not only to emphasize and protect the originality of the product, but also to assure the customers will always receive precisely and correctly calculated amount.
The Underberg liquor has become a symbol of health around the world.
“Underberg – serving good health!”
CASTEL FRERES is one of the largest French manufacturers and traders, supplying grape wines from the country’s key winemaking regions. CASTEL FRERES ranks number two in grape wine production output in the European wine market and number four in the world market (around 400 million bottles a year). The company range choice includes over 100 brands of wine from the key winemaking regions in France.
CASTEL FRERES’s products like Malesan and Philippe Dreschler brands are available within the range choice of UKRIMPORT.
The founder and owner of Malesan William Pitters, Mr. Bernard Megrez, was born in a family of winemakers with years of history. The great achievement of this owner of large grape yards, including the well known Chateau Pape Clement, is that Bordeaux winemakers received recognition around the world: first, in various regions of France, and afterwards in Italy, Spain, Morocco, China, Uruguay, Argentine, and Australia...
It has been 20 years since Bernard Megrez began making Malesan wines. The company’s employees helped him make this brand the leader among Bordeaux wines, then he pushed it into the global market and set up a global distribution network.
The owner of 18 grape yards both in France and throughout the world, including the famous Chateau Pape Clement Grand Cru Classé de Grave, Malesan William Pitters Group, possesses every single skill required to produce magnificent wines in all the five continents.
In France, Malesan branch wines are available in all large distribution and restaurant networks. They have gained credence in over 90 countries of the world. You can find Malesan wines on the menus of any high-class hotels and restaurants anywhere between Belgium and Japan, Italy and China, the US and Ukraine and Russia. According to experts, currently, Malesan brand is the fastest growing one in the French wine market.
The wine company Vinos & Bodegas was founded in 1997 by Roman and Santiago Kantarero. The basic principle and slogan of the company: “Reaping the Taste and Quality”.
The company is fully equipped with all the modern equipment. All the production is controlled by ISO 9001.
The winery occupies an area of 6 hectares, the area of buildings is 1.2 hectares, simulteneaous storage of up to 30 million liters. The vineyards cover an area of 420 hectares, planting density is 1500 plants per hectare, which makes it possible to get the best quality.
The main grapes are: Tempranillo, Syrah, Macabeo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, and others. All the varieties are perfectly adapted to climatic conditions and and soils, making differences for Spanish wines.
The Spanish winery produces a full range of wines, from simple table wines to mature wines.
Spanish wines by Vinos & Bodegas regularly participate in exhibitions and tastings, resulting in a number of awards and a wide recognition in many countries of the world.
The products of this company is gaining a high turnover due to excellent quality and a good price. Thanks to the high quality, the products are well known far outside Spain. Today, the company exports its products to more than 40 countries in the world, cooperates with promising markets. In Ukraine, Vinos & Bodegas is represented by Ukrimport.
Founded in 1972 by the largest business groups Bodegas LAN, standing for the three wine regions in D.O.C Rioja: Logrono, Alava and Navara (LAN). Nowadays, it is one of the fastest growing wineries in D.O.C Rioja, which during past few years achieved success and recognition of wine experts and critics of Spain and the entire world.
The philosophy of Bodegas LAN is that only the best grapes of exceptional quality can be used for the production of wine, even if it may affect the final cost of the product. For that same purpose, the traditions and modern technology have been combined into one at Bodegas LAN.
Only with own vineyards, one can produce wines of the highest quality. Bodegas LAN owns Vina Lanciano vineyards, which can be easily called unique. They are located on the banks of the Ebro river, where Rioja Alta meets Rioja Alavesa.
The soil of vineyards is covered with fine gravel and is ideal for growing grapes. Their total area is 70 hectares, the vine age is from 40 to 60 years. Specific microclimate of the zone promotes optimal ripening of grapes.
The plant is equipped with highly professional equipment. After initial ageing in oak barrels, the wine is aged in bottles in order to gain a f ull flavor and aroma in specially equipped cellars in constant darkness at 14 °C and humidity of 75 %.
Each bottle of Bodegas LAN wine is a symbol of high quality, so these wines are always among the best in the market.
Awards of Bodegas LAN:
LAN Crianza 2000 - Gold medal at the Mondial contest, Brussels 2005. Decanter Magazine – LAN Crianza 2000 – four stars. Wine Spectator Magazine of November 30, 2001, LAN Crianza 98 – 88 points. LAN Reserva – Silver medal at Mundus Vini Great International Wine Awards. Germany, 2006. LAN Reserva 1999 – Silver medal at Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2005. LAN Reserva 1998 – Silver medal at Challenge International du Vin, Bordeaux 2004. LAN Reserva 1998 – Gold medal at Mondial, Brussels 2002. LAN Gran Reserva 1998 – Gold medal at Mondial, Brussels 2006. LAN Gran Reserva 1998 – Bronze medal at Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2005. LAN Gran Reserva 1996 – Silver medal at Challenge International du Vin, Bordeaux 2004. Wine Spectator Magazine of November 15, 2001 – LAN Gran Reserva 1995 – 89 points.
Pleshensky winery built in 1977 as a company of primary wine making was renovated and transformed into Joint Stock Company “Imperial Vin” in 1996. For wine production SA “Imperial Vin” uses classical selected grapes grown in the southern area.
The products include: traditional ordinary dry, semidry, semisweet, strong and dessert wines with the original design.
Finished products are made by hand using natural materials such as: jute sacking, jute cord, ceramics, wood, cork, sealing wax, etc. The combination of high quality products, gift design and affordable price is great.
In 2002, SA “Imperial Vin” planted 75 ha of Cabernet, Merlot and Moldova grapes. Additional 150 ha of land have been purchased, the area of vineyards is expected to be expanded to 1,000 hectares in the future.
Comrat is a unique company in the south of Moldova. Local winegrowers skillfully and gently take care of the vine, receiving great annual yields of grapes, from which the experienced winemakers of the plant produce great wines.
The plant has been known since the Soviet era and still it supports the image of a stable and powerful manufacturer.
The company takes lease of vineyards and carefully monitors the quality of amber grapes, processing only high quality grapes. Recently, AO “Comrat Wines” has turned 100 years old, but, despite the years, the equipment of the plant is modern. Comrat winemakers are not inclined to suddenly upgrade the wine production technology and traditionally chose classic rules of its prodection, as classic wines are out of time and fashion. The experience of skilled winemakers carefully stored for decades creates miracles. Comrat wines are unique, impressive, and just like any wine from the southern zone of Moldova, inimitable.
Georgia is the cradle of winemaking. No country in the world has more ancient traditions of winemaking. Georgian wine making is now experiencing a real renaissance. The old tradition of winemaking are revived, unique grape varieties growing only in Georgia are planted, advanced technologyis introduced.
The testimony to all this is the brand D&T – products of first-class factories of the highest level and quality, which received the status of intellectual property of the company OOO UkrimportKV.
Georgian wines D & T–are out of competition: they are excellentlike the nature of Georgia itself, rough like a mountain wind, sincere like feelings and sonorous like songs.
The Kakheti Kwinery is a part of the powerful corporation of Georgian wineries – Kindzmarauli. The Kindzmaraulicorporation was established by TamazKonchoshviliin 1993 on the basis of the old Kvareliwinery Red Сellar. The history of the plant beginsinthe 18thcentury, with the reign of Erekle II. Since 1997, the corporation has owned more than two-thirds of the entire area of the microzoneKindzmarauli. All the vineyards owned by the corporation, the largest in Kvareli, are located exclusively in Kindzmarauli (there are small vineyards in such microzonesas Mukuzani, Tsinandali, Alazani Valley).
This gives the corporation a considerable advantage over other winemaking enterprises in Georgia. In addition to the vineyards, the corporation has its own hydroelectric plant, which provides electricity not only to the winery, but to the town of Kvareli and four nearby villages as well. Wines of AO Kindzmarauliare wines with a good value for money.
The corporation lives up to its present status. In enterprises of Kindzmarauli, a complete cycle of winemaking is strictly obeyed, suggesting the presence of own land, own vineyards and own nursery required for selection and breeding of new rare grape varieties. Harvested grapes are fed to the plant, where skilled winemakers produce natural Georgian wine. For wine ageing, a unique underground storage with the length of 8 km is used. The temperature in the storage is the best for storing wine throughout the year (13-14 degrees).
Products of OA Kindzmarauliare mainly exported, the largest part of export goes to America. The products of the corporation are also supplied to Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, Israel.
At the New York and Paris Summits,the products of the corporation have been awarded gold and platinum awards. The corporation has over 100 medals received at various international exhibitions.
Cricova plant was founded in 1952. The founder – Peter Nikolaevich Ungureanu – is a winemaking expert, who dreamed of sparkling wines which could compete with the famous French champagne. The underground town at a hundred-meter depth, remaining after developing underground shell deposits (160 km), is intended for ageing of sparkling and brand wines by the very nature: even temperature (12-14 degrees all the year round) with 98% humidity. Here are the perfect climatic conditions for growing grapes. It’s impossible to imagine a better place for the capital of wine making.The holy of holies of Cricovawineries is the National Enoteca with over a million bottles.
Cricova collectors’ and brand wines are the national fame of Moldova and have won over 70 top awards at the most prestigious international contests and tastings in Bordeaux, Barcelona, Rome. And on top of this pyramid of fame,the Gold Star for Qualityshines, brought from Paris, the capital of the world winemaking. Since 1996, Cricova plant is a Member of Commercial Leaders of Europe.
“Cricova” is the only company in Moldova, which produces sparkling wines in accordance with the classical French technology – “Methode Champenoise”, by secondary fermentation in bottles and subsequent “cuvee” ageing in horizontal position for at least three years.
In 2003, the Law of the Republic of Moldova declared the complex AO “Plant for the Wine Production CRICOVA” an object of national cultural heritage of the Republic of Moldova. The intellectual property right for “CRICOVA” in Ukraine has been transferred to OOO “Ukrimport KV”.
“The real production of the plant can be identified by making sure that the label features the mark and logo of “CRICOVA” (without attachments and add-ons)and that the product manufacturer is the AO “Plant for the Wine Production CRICOVA”.
The "Romanesti" JSC is interesting not only by the secrets of its unsinkability, but also because of its long history, which is relevant to the Emperor House of Romanov.
There are some documents conserved showing that in 1850, the administration of the imperial court brought in Bessarabia French experts, who assessed the area as favorable for planting vineyards.
This zonule was located in a natural landscape bowl retaining a special microclimate. Three years after the visit of the French experts, the first plantations appeared in the emperor’s estate. And in 1878, the wines from Romanesti began to be shipped to the Court. This process continued until 1911, when the estate was donated, then lost at cards. As a result, it was owned by the boyar Cristea, who retained the profile of the winery, and continued to send wine to the tsar’s table until 1914. The estate was only constituted by the agricultural lands and a house with servants. The settlement of Romanesti was formed only later, in 1946. During the Soviet period, the winery was transformed into the eponymous farm-factory.
From the emperor’s estate, the winery building built in 1911 has survived. In its basements, the brandy spirits and wines are being matured, as well as the product collection is kept. Since 1980, the main production is located on a separate plot of 4 hectares. In Soviet times, the trademark "Romanesti" was widely known.
To date, the winery has been reconstructed. New lines for processing grapes were purchased; a new distillationproduction was opened: four Italian columns of continuous operation were installed. Not only the raw wine materials are distilled to the brandy spirit, but also grain and corn are distilled to the rectified spirit.
The tsar’s theme can be traced in the names of the series of brandies that have emerged after 2002, for example, the brand "Tsar’s Standard" was patented in 32 countriesunder the Geneva and Madrid Conventions.