Poland's Maspex Group has finalised the takeover of the Polish assets of the Roust Corporation and has bought alcohol distributor CEDC International and its subsidiary B2B Wine & Spirits together with brands owned by CEDC.
Studies found that Poles spent 3.5 billion PLN on wine and recorded its highest ever number of officially registered vineyards, totalling just shy of 300; a ten-fold increase in a decade.
The Global Compass 2020 report published by Wine Intelligence says that growing wages, a stronger currency and an improved labour market are some of the factors behind the country being upgraded from an Emerging to a Growth wine market.
Included among the 15 bottles discovered at Kozłówka Palace were those from the Château Branaire-Ducru and Cantenac Médoc vineyards.
A Polish textbook for wine producers has received an award from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), in the education category, during a ceremony held in Paris.
The unusual red comes from AWE, a producer of alcoholic drinks based in Bielsko-Biała, working in co-operation with dobrekonopie.pl, a company selling hemp-based health products.
Once a source of amusement and jokes Polish wine is now making waves on the international scene as wine culture takes root and the quality just keeps getting better and better.
A rising star in the world of wine who has worked for some of the biggest names in the industry, Piotr Pietras now plans on moving back to Poland to ‘mentor and educate the younger generation’. TFN’s Nick Westerby caught up with him in Warsaw.
Affluent design gems have given this leafy town a residual sense of continuing prosperity. In turn, the aesthetics and atmosphere of yesteryear have helped foster a new wave of interest from a more discerning breed of visitor.
To mark International Women’s Day, TFN profiles some pioneering women who are shaping, redefining and transforming the country’s food and drink industry.