IBWSS brings bulk wine and spirits to London

IBWSS is holding its London show this week showcasing the world’s leading suppliers of bulk wine, bulk spirits, private label, contract distilling, contract brewing and contract winemaking.

The two-day show, taking place today (26 February) and tomorrow (27 February) aims to offer buyers a platform to access bulk wine and spirits and to “connect with the right partners and unlock new channels of growth”.

The conference programme includes a talk by Clem Yates MW of Off-Piste Wines on how importers and distributors can use bulk wine to help develop their own private label and branded wine strategy.

In addition, Barry Dick MW, the new head of winemaking at Copestick Murray, will explore the best ways to import bulk wines from different countries and look at the benefits of using different shipping formats, from Flexitanks to ISO tanks.

Mark Lansley of Broadland Wineries will look at how you can drive additional revenues by using bulk wine to highlight gaps in the branded wine and private label market, while Neil Anderson and Paul Braydon of Kingsland Drinks will examine how it has evolved as a business to provide consumer-driven solutions to buyers and customers.

Also taking part is David Richardson of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association who will look at the varying regulatory issues facing importers of bulk products.

Meanwhile, Clive Donaldson at Morrisons will look at bulk wine from the point of view of a major grocery supermarket chain and the options it now gives it to buy and source the most competitive, quality wines. Geoff Taylor of Campden BRI will look at the quality factors related to bulk wine and what steps have been taken to improve the consistency of bulk wine

Finally, Mark Roberts of Lanchester Wines will join Robin Copestick, managing director of Copestick Murray, Neil Anderson of Kingsland Drinks and Denys Hornabrook, co-founder of VINEX, in a wide-ranging debate looking at the challenges, opportunities and trends within the bulk wine sector.

To view the full conference schedule, please click here.

Members of the trade can register to attend the event for free, with admission to conferences costing £175 for two days or £99 per day.

The event is being held at the Royal Horticultural Halls, with the conference starting at 9am and the exhibition open from 11am to 4pm.

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