Croatian branding is a precondition for a stronger step forward in wine exports

first_imgAs many as 22 Croatian wineries presented themselves to American distributors and wine experts with a joint performance in New York organized by the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.The presentation entitled Vina Croatia – mosaic wines gathered about 300 potential distributors and wine experts with the aim of a stronger penetration of the US market, which is in the top five markets of Croatian winemakers outside the EU. For domestic winemakers, a presence in the American market means entering the world wine list. “If we are not present on the New York scene, then it is difficult for us to exist on the international stage as well. The support of institutions is important to us because each of us is too small to be able to do things like this on our own. We can come alone once, but that’s a little bit. If we come two or three times together, it’s a big deal for us, ”Said Ivica Matošević from the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Malvasia is one of the varieties that is very well received on the American market, so you can find Kozlović, Matošević, Bibich and Trapan wines in restaurants in New York. Delmonico’s first American restaurant, located in the economic center of the USA, Wall Street, also offers several Croatian wines. “We serve 500 meals a day and have several Croatian wines. In order to interest Americans to drink more Croatian wines, stronger marketing is needed”Said the owner of the Delmonico’s restaurant group Dennis Turčinović and added that it is important for Croatian producers to produce good wines, which they already do, and to acquaint consumers with varieties and history.Guided wine tastings (Masterclass) in New York were led by American sommelier Cliff Rames and Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan, American wine experts who recently published a wine guide for Croatia – Cracking Croatian Wine: Visitor-Friendly Guide). As many as 15 of the 22 wineries that presented themselves already have their distributors on the American market. In the last few years, Croatian wines and olive oils have found their way to US customers more often, especially after visits by American distributors to Croatian wineries in Istria and Dalmatia, which were also supported by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.The potential of such presentations is well seen in the example of the company Badel 1862, which last year, with its presentation in the USA, managed to place its wines on Norwegian cruisers as well. Slaven Sabolić from Badel welcomes this type of promotion and emphasizes the need for even greater investment in marketing and promotion of land, wine and all indigenous varieties. Badel has been present in the American market for about twenty years, in New York, Florida, Chicago, etc.”The project for the promotion of Croatian wines in the USA is funded by the EAGF Wine Envelope Fund – National Wine Sector Assistance Program 2014-2018, measure Promotion on Third Country MarketsSaid the director of the Sector for Agriculture, Food Industry and Forestry of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Božica Marković, and added that the potential for stronger export growth is visible in the interest in this event, which is only one part of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to promote our winemakers abroad. .”Croatian wines meet the world quality standard. Exports to the United States have been on the rise in recent years, but a stronger step requires stronger branding of our country. Croatia must be recognized not only as a tourist destination, but also as a wine destination. That is exactly why the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is here, ”Said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović on that occasion.At the presentation in New York, their products were presented by: Agrolaguna, Badel 1852, Dingač Skaramuča, Erdutski vinogradi, Fakin obrt, B&M, Grgić vina, Iločki podrumi, Jako vino, Kabula, Katunar estate winery, Korta Katarina, Kozlović, Matošević, Miloš- obrt Vinifera, OPG Jasna Antunović Turk, Osilovac, Rizman, Veralda obrt, Vina Bibich, ZO Vina Cattunar obrt, Zlatan Otok and Bartolović.last_img read more

WNTP management still in limbo

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews WNTP management still in limbo by: – August 22, 2011center_img 18 Views   no discussions Share Project Manager, Mr. Eddie Henry.The Project Management Unit has developed four options for the management of the Waitukubuli National Trail after its completion at the end of the year.But Project Manager of the Waitukubuli National Trail Project Eddie Henry says he does not believe that subsuming the Trail with the Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division is sufficient in ensuring the Trails sustainability.Henry says the public should also play a part in ensuring that the trail continues to thrive.“The project management unit has developed four options for management of the trail once the project is concluded. Among them is placing the trail within the forestry wildlife and parks division. This means that the trail will have an entity which takes care of it however we believe that this is not sufficient to ensuring the trail sustainability. This is just another arm of Government who will be concerned with that and many other things. We think that we need a tripartite approach,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Arteta aiming for cup kick-start

first_imgMidfielder Mikel Arteta believes winning the FA Cup would begin a whole new chapter in Arsenal’s history. The Gunners were knocked out of the Champions League despite a 1-1 draw away to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, beaten in the European tie 3-1 on aggregate. However, all is not lost this season for Arsene Wenger’s side, who can put themselves back in the Barclays Premier League title race with victory at Tottenham on Sunday and also have an FA Cup semi-final date with Wigan to look forward to. Arsenal have not won a trophy since Patrick Vieira lifted the FA Cup in 2005. Arteta feels the current generation could go on to mark their own place in the club’s folklore if they are able to get past the Latics, who knocked Manchester City out in the quarter-finals, and then go on to beat either Hull or Sheffield United back at Wembley in May. “I think it would be a turning point for the club, because (for) such a long time we don’t win anything. It gives you a lift, gives you belief that you can start to go in the right direction and hopefully we can do it,” Arteta said. “We have a great chance, (but) there is still a month to go and some really tough games coming up. “That is why it is important to get some momentum for that moment and get there with the belief and in good form.” Arteta added: “We have two competitions that we are still in. We want to fight for the league, for sure, and we have a great chance in the FA Cup as well. “We need to make the most of it because I think we can do something good.” Despite the prospect of an imminent trip to Wembley, Arteta has called for focus on the testing run of Premier League games between now and April 12. “We have to recover, we have two massive games away from home. Tottenham and Chelsea,” the Spaniard said. “We will get the legs back (now), focus and take positives and try to get a good run.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lennox Braithwaite to captain WIFBSC team to 150th Imperial Meeting

first_img… Sigmund Douglas appointed adjutantAFTER an impressive debut at the World Shooting Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio, USA, in August 2015, West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) has named a competitive-looking 10-member team that will represent the Caribbean at the 150th Imperial Meeting of the National Rifle Association (United Kingdom) in Bisley, this July.While many West Indian marksmen and women have been competing at the Imperial Meeting over the years, president of the WIFBSC, Major (ret’d) D. John. Nelson JP of Jamaica has indicated that the Caribbean would be fielding a strong team at this historical competition.The Guyanese duo of Lennox Braithwaite and USA-based Sigmund Douglas have been named captain and adjutant (manager) respectively, based on a missive sent to CEO of the National Rifle Association (United Kingdom), Andrew Mercer.Two marksmen, Anderson Perry and Rev. Olsen Daniels, both of Antigua and Barbuda, would be making their debuts in England while the other members of the team are GuyanaNRA vice-captain Dylan Fields, Jon Fraser (USA-based Guyanese), Norris Gomez (Trinidad and Tobago), Caroline Gomez (Trinidad and Tobago), Justine Lall (Trinidad and Tobago) and Chalky White (UK-based, St. Kitts & Nevis).Individually, each team member will be pursuing his own sponsorship with Braithwaite already securing full sponsorship, compliments of Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc., through Managing Director, Harold ‘Top Gun’ Hopkinson. Team West Indies would be seeking sponsorship according to Braithwaite and Douglas to procure Team Jackets.The 150th Imperial Meeting of the National Rifle Association (United Kingdom) in Bisley is set for July 17-28.last_img read more

VIDEO: CAF clears St. Mary’s Stadium for continental games

first_imgVIDEO: The continental soccer governing body CAF has approved St Mary’s stadium in Kitende to start hosting international matches.The stadium will be used as a home ground for Vipers Sports Club. Vipers next play South African club Platinum Stars this month. Share on: WhatsApplast_img