חברי המשלחת מגיעים מ: אנגליה, דנמרק, גרמניה, הולנד, רוסיה, ארה"ב, טאיוואן, הונג קונג, קוריאה, סין
מכל מדינה השתדלנו שיהיה שילוב של עיתונאים וכן יבואנים / קניינים.
משלחת העיתונאים הגיעה דרך משרד החוץ וכוללת עיתונאים ובלוגרים מרחבי העולם שסוקרים את תעשיית היין ויש להם קהל קוראים רב.
משלחת היבואנים / קניינים היא פרי מאמצים של נספחים מסחריים מרחבי העולם.השנה בתחום הקניינים/יבואנים שמנו דגש על ה middle man– יבואנים ומפיצים שהם הבסיס החשוב להצלחת מכירת יין במדינת יעד, ובעקבות המיתון בארה"ב ואירופה הגדלנו את המשלחת מהמזרח הרחוק לשווקים מתפתחים עם שימת דגש על יבואנים/מפיצים שרוכשים יינות פרמיום ויינות איכותיים.
המידע המפורסם כאן על כל אחד מהאורחים – נשלח ע"י האורח עצמו ובאחריותו.
יתכנו שינויים ברשימת האורחים עקב ביטולים ו/או שינויים של הרגע האחרון.
Mikhail Bodukhin– Importer - Russia
Mikhail Bodukhin is the CEI of The Fort Company founded in 1993. The company has gained experience in distribution of world famous wine & spirits brands and become one of the leading company in that field.
At present their wine collection consists of about 1200 items from different countries and includes many world famous producers. The Fort Company is cooperating with the best restaurants, wine boutiques and supermarkets of Moscow, Moscow regions and large cities of Russia.
Lin Chao – Importer - China
Lin Chao is a manager and wine consultant of Justwine Company Ltd. The company was founded in 2007 and the headquarter is in Guangzhou.
At present, the have offices in 8 cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shenyang, Zhengzhou, Xi’an and Wuhan. There are more than 300 kinds of imported wines in our 6 Justwines retail shops, with over 60 exclusive products from France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Argentina and Australia.
Now, Justwine has over 500 wholesale customers all across China.
Anny (YingJin) Chen – Journalist - China
Senior Editor of Wine Magazine, Anny has been in the wine trade for over 8 years. With an early passion with wine and culture, Anny spent many years travelling around the world to discover the wine culture. She has been able to visit a number of important wine regions and cities during these 10 years, looking to introduce wines that are typical of their area and represent quality and great value. Her articles and photos have been published on many famous magazines in UK,Chinaand Hong Kong.
WINE magazine is dedicated to establishing Chinese wine tasting and evaluation criteria, making itself the most professional and authoritative wine-specialized lifestyle magazine. WINE magazine initiates the Chinese wine cuisine culture and leads a wine life style and pattern of consumption in China, cultivating more and more Chinese wine gourmets.
Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng – Journalist - USA
Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng is the founder of Cyn-et-vin champagne consultancy and Ms. Bond’s Breakfast Club as well as wine editor of Cravings, covering off-the-beaten-track wine and design discoveries. Her articles have appeared in Town & Country Weddings, Page Six Magazine and other outlets. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine, and a member of the Wine Media Guild, the Shanghai Wine Society and Les Dames d'Escoffier New York.
Lee Chi (Jackie) Chiang – Importer - Taiwan
Eslite Wine Cellar was founded in 1994, which is one of the pioneers importing wines from Europe to Taiwan,
They carry a wide range of unique and high quality wines. Furthermore, Elsite Wine Cellar is the most significant collector of old vintage wines in Taiwan. The company has three wine stores in Taipei where they showcase their products as wll as conducting wine tasting events regularly and providing wine consulting services.
Emma Dawson- Buyer - UK
Emma is a wine and spirits buyer for Marks and Spencer, based in the UK. She joined M&S 2 years ago, having spent 6 years within the beers, wines and spirits department at Sainsbury’s. To date at M&S her role has focused on building the website wine sales and managing the main store spirits range. However she has recently taken on a project to create an entirely new range of wines for the stores from the Eastern Mediterranean that will be launched in stores this May. Emma is currently studying towards her Master of Wine and about to enter her second year, having just completed her first year exams. Website: www.marksandspencer.com/wine
Shulin (James) Dong - Importer - China
Sourceland Wines Shenzhen Ltd. is a wine importer and distributor in China; They import 300 different wines from 10 countries, but no wines from Israel. They have over 30 wine shops or franchised shops in many different cities of China.
Shulin (James) Dong is one of the founders of Source land Wines Shenzhen Ltd., the company is located in Shenzhen, the most prosperous city in China.
David Duran – Buyer - USA
HEB Grocery Company, LP (aka H-E-B Grocery Stores or simply H-E-B) is a privately heldSan Antonio, Texas-based supermarket chain with more than 315 stores throughout Texas and northern Mexico. The company founded in 1905 also operates Central Market, an upscale organic and fine foods retailer.
H-E-B ranked No. 11 on Forbes' 2006 list of "America's Largest Private Companies." H-E-B was named Retailer of the Year in 2010 by Progressive Grocer. Supermarket News ranked H-E-B No. 13 in the 2008 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers." Based on 2010 revenues, H-E-B is the twenty-fifth largest retailer in the United States. It donates 5 percent of pre-tax profits to charity.
As a Business Unit Director, David Duran overseas wine& beer, as well as other beverages. David is a 30+ year partner with H-E-B.
Gerhard Eichelmann – Journalist - Germany
1997 foundation of Monod Heidelberg, a publishing house, specializing in literature on wine. Monod Heidelberg is publishing a wine magazine in book format (Monod), an annual guide on German wines (“Eichelmann – DeutschlandsWeine, actual edition 2012/12th edition, first edition published in 2000) as well as diverse books on wine regions, wine types and wine writing in general.
He is the owner of Monod Heidelberg and publishes the annual German wine guide as well as Monod magazine. Gerhard Eichelmann is an author of many wine books (about Champagne, Tuscany, Baden, biological wines….) and writes also for popular newspapers (e.g. Welt am Sonntag, Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung).
Heinz Feller – Journalist - Germany
James Francisco - Importer - USA
James is the Director of Euro USA’s Fine Wine Division for the last 2.5 years. James owned and managed his own wine importation and distribution company for the prior 10 years. He is responsible for the Sales, Marketing, purchasing and General Management oversight of the business unit within the Euro USA group of companies. James is a member of the Cleveland Chapter of Commanderie de Bordeaux and Court of Master Sommeliers; Certified Sommelier.
Euro USA is a wholesale importer of Food & Wines. Euro distributes these items in over 16 states ranging from the upper Mid-West US to the central Atlantic States including the District of Columbia.
Brian Freedman – Journalist - USA
Brian Freedman is a food, wine, spirits, and travel writer, wine and restaurant consultant, wine educator, and event host and speaker. He is a contributing writer for John Mariani's Virtual Gourmet, contributing food, drinks, and travel writer for Philadelphia Style Magazine, wine columnist for Affluent Magazine, restaurant critic for Philadelphia Weekly, Suburban Life Magazine, and South Jersey Magazine, and covers wine and the Philadelphia restaurant scene for AskMen.com. He also wrote the UncorkLife blog for Wine Chateau, one of the largest online wine retailers in the United States, and I launched earlier this year, The Food, Drink & Travel Report, at www.FDTreport.com. Brian is also consult on restaurant wine lists.
Leonid Gelibterman– Journalist - Russia
Chairman of the International Wine & Food Society Moscow, Branch Qualifications
International Wine and Spirits Judge/Lecturer and creator «Wine&gastronomy etiquette and protocol for Executive MBA in Institute of business studies in The Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation (Moscow), in the State university of management (Moscow) and in some regional universities.
Author of «Wine alphabet» which was republished twice and over a hundred articles on alcohol and gastronomy in Russian, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Great Britain media and «The big book of a gourmet traveler» . Host and participant of shows dedicated to alcohol and gastronomy on the radio («Voice of Russia», «Echo of Moscow», «City- FM», «Classica») and several TV channels (RTR, 5-th channel, «Telecafe», «Business TV», «Russia Today») and others.
Bernadette Gerth - Importer - Holland
Bernadette Gerth is the owner of Qualyvines Wind Trading. Qualyvines Wine Trading is an importer of wine and wine-related products for the Dutch market. The company is located in the eastern part of the Netherlands (Balkbrug, Overijssel), but has clients all over the Netherland, mostly middle to premium restaurants, bars and wine shops, as well as private showroom clients.
Qualyvines Wine Trading is always looking for special wines from small producers; they offer exclusivity for the Dutch market, so they can offer our clients something special.
Carsten and Stephan Holst – Importers - Germany
In 1994 the Holst brothers founded the Maison des Champagnes in Berlin-Schöneberg. At that time they offered the largest selection of different champagnes in Germany to restaurants, wine shops and consumers. Later on for the wholesaling they founded a second company named MDC-Weinimport,
directly importing wines from Argentina, Chile, Australia, Spain, France, Austria, Italy etc.
The company is working especially in Berlin, but do have customers all over Germany. They are the exclusive distributer for many wineries and champagnes.
They work for many different customers in the Gastronomy f.e. first class restaurants like the VAU or Cocktail Bars and the Victoria Bar. And also for department stores like KADEWE, Gallery Lafayette, AlsterhausHamburg or Kaufhof (Köln/Düsseldorf/Stuttgart/Leipzig etc.). Finally, they also still have their shop in Schöneberg for Private Customers.
Paggie Hsiao – Importer - Taiwan
Paggie Hsiao is working for Sea & Land group. One of the biggest companies in Taiwan dealing with importing, storing and distributing wines and liqueurs from around the world. Paggie Hsiao is in charge of searching for new products in wine and spirits and is also working with the marketing teams.
The company imports Wines, Cognac, Spirits, and Scotch whiskies as an exclusive agent and the variety of wines comes from countries such as USA, France, Italy, Spain and Australia.
Jerry Lasco – Buyer - USA
Jerry Lasco is the Owner of Lasco Enterprises, a regional chain of large successful wine bars, including the two largest in the U.S. and the largest single retail wine sales location in the U.S. They have twice been on the list of fastest growing corporations in America. The company has locations in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, with a 30 unit expansion in process, which includes locations in New York, and other major metropolitan areas.
Linda Lawry DWS, CWE – Journalist - USA
Linda Lawry is the Director of the InternationalWineCenter in New York, where she is the primary instructor for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Foundation and Advanced Certificates classes, and lecturer for the WSET Diploma..
Linda earned the WSET Diploma in 1997. She is a Certified Wine Educator and a Certified Specialist of Spirits, both of the Society of Wine Educators and is a trained chef, having earned a Certificate with Honors from the New YorkRestaurantSchool.
Professional associations include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Society of Wine Educators and Les Dames d’Escoffier and Culinary Historians of New York, where she serves as Co-Chair of the program committee.
Sin Hock (Gary) Leow – Importer - Hong-Kong
Gary Leow, Managing Director, in Max Scene has more than 15 years’ experience of the Travel Retail/Duty Paid business in wines & spirits industry of Greater China in particular.
Max Scene was firstly established in July 2004 as a dynamic sales and marketing solutions provider for companies planning to exploit the potential for their brands in the Travel Retail / Duty Free sector in Asia
Since 2005, Max Scene were duty free agents for various exclusive brand labels such as Barton &Guestier French wine, UKs Wincarnis and New Zealand Kahurangi Estate wines, working with various duty free operators such as Singapore’s DFS Singapore Group for the Singapore airport, Hong Kong’s King Power Group and Sky Connection Limited for the Hong Kong airport and border shop duty free businesses.
Today, Max Scene has also evolved in the capacity of a Hong Kong wine importer, exporter and distributor in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, dealing in French Fine wines on Grand Cru Class, as well as other old and new world wines too. They provide bond storage services, local distributions and marketing services in Hong Kong and Taiwan domestic markets. Our key markets include Duty Free and Duty Paid markets in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.
Luc Lu – Importer - Taiwan
Celine Lu - Importer - China
Celine Lu is the Senior Vice president of GRG(GRANDGLE Xiamen International Spirit & Wine Co ;Ltd), he is responsible for purchase of International premium wine for GRG. The company holds in its portfolio many international well-known wine brands selected from wine countries around the world.
GRG is an importing company located in Xiamen, China.Xiamen, also known as Amoy, is a major city in the Southeast coast of China.
Jan Kjeld Nielsen – Importer - Denmark
Erik Sørensen VIN A/S is a wine importing company founded in 1956 based in the Copenhagen area.
Their yearly turnover is 7 million Euros .The company is active in the B2B, Horeca and private customer business (3 shops in the Copenhagen area + a very well-functioning direct sales web site
Their main partners are wine producers based in France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain and they concentrate on “high end/top quality wines”. Denmark is a very mature wine drinking market with a very high consummation (40 l wine per adult per year!).
Jan KjeldNielsenisthe Managing Director and major shareholder in the company and has held this position since 1999.
Jane Parkinson – Journalist - UK
A freelance wine journalist, presenter, taster and judge, Jane has contributed to several publications, such as The Financial Times’ How to spend it magazine, Restaurant, Imbibe, The Drinks Business, Off Licence News, Stylist and Decanter. She is also the wine columnist for the biggest-read women’s magazine in the UK (7.2m readers), Tesco Magazine.
Jane is one of five members of The Wine Gang (thewinegang.com); she presents private and public wine tastings, frequently judges at international wine competitions and was formerly the Chair of Judges at the UK sommelier and chef competition, the Rising Stars Trophy.
Jane also hosts trips to winemaking regions for private members clubs, she writes and edits her website content, on which she blogs, provide wine recommendations and writes as many restaurant reviews as she has time to post.
Jane was a previous recipient of the Chairman’s Award at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards.
Doug Paulding – Journalist - USA
Doug Paulding is a journalist for Santé Magazine and reviews wines and spirits (http://isantemagazine.com).Santé Magazine is a premium resource of educational content for restaurateurs and business in the US. Paulding has traveled extensively and written on wines and spirits from all over the world.
Rene Persoon– Importer - Holland
Rene Persoon is the general manager for Wijnkoperij Hosman Frères B.V., (family owned since 1896). The company imports wines for restaurants, catering and final consumers.
Rene is also the Tasting officer of the Dutch Guild of Sommeliers (NGS), and a member of the wine committee Gastrovino,a co-operating group of privately owned companies who specialize in food & wine.
Howard Schwartzbach– Importer - USA
Igor Sharbatov –Journalist - Russia
Sharbatov Igor is a wine expert, a member of the Russian sommelier association and the president of St. Petersburg sommelier association. He is also the head of wines school sommelier.
His vast carrier includes: Long-term experience of cooperation with commercial missions from France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Chile and other countries with regard to joint professional venues arrangements, workshops and training, TV presenter, HoReCa Inspector within the framework of the program "Best Restaurants of Saint Petersburg" was involved in review of the quality standards offered by restaurants of Russia's Northern Capital
Kwok Kit Kevin Tang –Importer - Hong Kong
Kevin K. Tang is the Managing Director of Concord Fine Wines Limited which was established in 1996.
Kevin isalsoaleading wine lecturer to various local universities and an advisor to various education boards, he holds the Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in the UK and 2
Concord Wines seeks to defend diversity in its wine supply, spread the education of taste, links producers of excellent wines to consumers through events and initiative, and helps in the creating of wealth through the endless fun of wine collection and purchases. These services are made possible through the support of the sister companies within the group.
Since 1997 Concord Wines has been an independent and professional wine merchant with over 2,000 international wines to offer. Placing maximum efforts in sourcing best-valued as well as creative and correct international wines for the consumers, Concord Wines also provides other wine value-added services including wine importation service, personalized, event labels for wines, tutored wine tasting session, wine courses, wine dinners and hampers arrangement. Its integrated warehouse facilities provide climatized wine storage capabilities.
Lieske Vos – Sommelier/Journalist - Holland
Lieske VOs is a member of the Dutch Sommeliers Association and board member of The Vinologen Association. She is the authoress of several food & wine books.
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Josh Wesson – Buyer/Journalist - USA
Though best-known today as the Co-founder and Wine Director of the multi-unit retailer Best Cellars, Inc., Joshua Wesson enjoyed a long and successful career in the food and wine industry prior to founding the company in 1996. The company has since been acquired by The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company and Josh holds the title of Senior Director of Wine, Beer and Spirits.
In 1984, Mr. Wesson won the title of Best French Wine Sommelier in the United States. Two years later, he traveled to Paris to represent America in international competition, where he was named one of the top five sommeliers in the world by Sopexa, Food and Wines from France.
In 1989, he was nominated for the Who’s Who in American Cooking. In 1990, Mr. Wesson was elected to the board of the American Institute of Wine & Food’s New York chapter. In 1997, Food & Wine magazine named him the Retail Wine Innovator of the Year for his work in developing Best Cellars. In 2003, he received the prestigious Ambassador’s Award from the European Wine Council. In 2005, JetBlue Airways selected him as their “Low-fare Sommelier.”
Mr. Wesson is a leading authority on the pairing of wine and food. He writes for numerous magazines, is a featured contributor to Every Day with Rachael Ray and has been a guest on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN/CNN Headline News, Moneyline, CNBC and the Fox News Channel. Mr. Wesson is also a regular commentator on CBS-The Early Show and National Public Radio’s “The Splendid Table.”
His wine recommendations can be found in Fernando Saralegui’s Our Latin Table, published by Bulfinch, Anne Rosenzweig’s Arcadia Cookbook, published by Abrams, and Betty Fussell’s Bistro Fare, published by Ecco/Norton. His own book, the award-winning Red Wine with Fish: The New Art of Matching Food with Wine (1989 Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year; 1990 International Association of Culinary Professionals, “Silver Medal” recipient), co-authored with David Rosengarten, was published in 1989 by Simon & Schuster.
Mr. Wesson is also a featured speaker at many wine events around the world. He attended Hampshire College and the University of Rochester’s Graduate School of Community and Preventive Medicine. He lives in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Smith Williams – Importer - USA
JWSieg Wines is located in scenic and historic Charlottesville, Virginia located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville is best known as the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, who is often regarded as America's first great wine connoisseur. Jefferson's love of wine has spawned a culture of oenophiles here in town, and the people behind JWSieg Wines are no exception. With over 500 wines stocked locally in the warehouse for wholesale purchase, the comprehensive portfolio represents offerings from Argentina to Italy and all the way to Tasmania.
JWSieg was founded in 1962 by James Wallace. His son Terry Sieg began heading up the operation in 1975. At that time JWSieg represented wines such as Ruffino and Louis Martini long before they were household names.
After a 20+ year hiatus from the wine business while the company focused on the distribution of other beverages, Terry's passion for wine brought him back to his original commitment to search the world over for great wines. The company now covers the state of Virginia as well as Washington DC. JWSieg represents some the top Virginia winemakers, and is regarded as having a boutique selection of unique and celebrated Italian wines as well as many other international selections.
Qu Xing - Journalist - China
Qu Xing is the general manager of Bon-wine Culture Consulting Company and CEO of China Wines Information Website.
He is also a wine writer of key wine Medias in China. He was elected to be the deputy director and general secretary of China Wine Connoisseur Alliance and is engaged in marketing and corporation management for nearly 30 years.
www.wines-info.com is a network-media related to wine industry, constructed and managed by Bon-wine Culture Consulting Co., Ltd. Established in late 2004, the website put into operation officially in 2005, provides English and Chinese services.
The website in Chinese version (http://www.wines-info.com ) is dedicated to provide information to Chinese wine practitioners, wine producers, wine distributors, agents, wine importers, wine enthusiasts and high-level consumers. www.wines-info.com has achieved excellent reputation both at home and abroad, and created many records for its abundant and comprehensive information, strong function, fair standpoint, and high authority, professional content and high-effective services.www.wines-info.com is rated as top ten wine website in the world, being one of the most powerful and popular websites in Chinese alcohol industry.
Erica Yu – Journalist - Taiwan
Erica Yu (aka. Chien-Yi Yu). I’m now working as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Decanter Taiwan, The one and only professional wine magazine in Taiwan. This is the only Chinese edition of Decanter magazine, part from English edition. Launched in 1975, Decanter has been well-known for taking the consumer’s point of view to analyze the wine world and business. Decanter Taiwan was lunched in 2005. From then on, Decanter magazine has been a positive power to introduce the wine culture and correct wine knowledge to the readers in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
Erica Yu is in charge of all the editorial content of the magazines, arranging interviews with wineries and winemakers, holding wine tasting events and making reports
HuangYuzhou – Importer - China
Yuzhou Huang is the Marketing Director of Nanning Boutique Wines Co., which is a professional importer and distributor of quality wines. Boutique wines Co., is based in Beijing, with two subsidiaries in Taiyuan and Nanning. The company is one of the most innovative wine culture pioneers and prestigious wine importers with a wide range of products covering the most famous wine regions, such as France, Italy, Spain, Chile, and USA
Shinsegae L&B - Buyer - Korea
Shinsegae is Korea’s largest Mart stores chain with 152 stores expected in 2012 in Korea and 41 in China, and holds the second largest high-end Department store’s chain with 9 stores as well at luxurious hotels in hotels in Seoul and Busan.
Shinsegae L&B is the wine and liquor distribution arm of the conglomerate with experience in wine, beer, hard liquor, and traditional liquor beverages from around the world.
Wine review – Journalist - Korea
Wine Review is Korea’s leading professional magazine in Wine and Liqueur. Wine Review issues 4 magazines, 2 magazines on Wine and Liquor, a Lifestyle magazine and the KTX magazine, which is distributed in all of Korea’s high-speed train lines.