In the first half of the year, wine exports to Austria doubled

first_imgOn the famous Viennese square Am Hof, 12 Croatian wineries, gathered under the brand, present their wines Vina Croatia – mosaic wines organized by the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. The beginning of the implementation of the strategy was in 2013 through a clearly stated goal and strength and character of the brand as well as a desire for a clear positioning of Croatian wines on the world wine list.”We wanted to remind the Austrians of the tastes of Croatia now, in the off-season, while their impressions from the summer on our coast are still fresh, to tell them that they can buy the same products they consumed in Croatia at home ”, said Nikola Drmić from the Krauthaker winery, one of the exhibitors in Vienna, where a four-day wine promotion is underway. In addition to this winery, from September 21 to 24 Badel 1862, Degrassi, Dvanajščak, Kozol, Feravino, Iločki podrumi, Kozlović, Kutjevo, PP Orahovica, Zigante, Zlatan otok, PZ Vrbnik, Delikroat and Aura Delikatessen promote their wines and food.The goal of the event is not only to strengthen the image of Croatian wines and wineries, but the overall image of Croatia at this time before and after the season in the most important Croatian emitting tourist markets, among which Austria is especially important to winemakers. “It is known that Croatia is the most popular tourist destination for Austrians. Austrians are in love with the Croatian coast and islands, but Croatia is not only a country that boasts beautiful nature, but also excellent cuisine and first-class wines”, said Tatjana Mrvoš from the Croatian Embassy in Vienna.Photo: Hgk”Austria is a close, significant, but above all demanding market. If our wines are recognized among the Austrians, who are great connoisseurs of wine, it will certainly ensure our profits to the wider market. We hope for a successful continuation of the project. Our vision is to promote Croatian wines in all European capitals”, Said the secretary of the Wine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Igor Barbarić.”We reluctantly accepted this type of promotion. It is a great thing that we present ourselves together for easier profit in demanding markets. It is interesting to come to tourist emitting markets because consumers recognize you. Some are our regular tourists and have had the opportunity to drink our wines. It is also interesting to watch the reactions of Austrians about the similarities and differences with their wines because they are familiar with our varieties.”, Said the exhibitor Igor Hruška from PP Orahovica.Wine exports to the Austrian market are on the rise. In the first five months, we exported 718 and a half thousand liters of wine, which is more than in the whole of 2016 when we exported a total of 675 thousand liters to Austria. ”These results were achieved thanks to the past two good years of harvest, but also a series of marketing activities in EU markets through the Association of Winemakers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce under the brand Vina croatia – vina mosaica. In the continuation, we expect further growth and placement of Croatian wines, not only on the Austrian but also on the EU market, thanks to the constant quality of Croatian wines. This event is one in a series of levers to increase the promotion and recognition of Croatian wines”, Said the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović, who came to Vienna to support local winemakers.last_img read more

Television executive to keynote Caribbean film showcase

first_imgEntertainmentNewsRegional Television executive to keynote Caribbean film showcase by: – June 6, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Mr. Mark Walton. Photo credit: africaeconomicforum.comNEW YORK, USA — Veteran Caribbean-American television executive Mark Walton of The Africa Channel will keynote the luncheon session of the first CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase.The film showcase is set for the Spike Lee Screening Room at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus in New York at the weekend.The inaugural one-day event, which brings the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week in New York to a close on Saturday, June 11, will feature a keynote address by Walton on “Why A Strong African Diaspora Makes Sense.”“The UN has designated 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent and this should be a time for all people who claim Africa as their ancestral homeland to take time to understand and appreciate the impact we have made on the global society,” asserted Walton. He contends the time has come “to celebrate our diversity as people of African descent.”The Filmmakers’ Brunch begins at noon and includes panel discussions, networking and the screening of top Caribbean-produced films.Walton, who is The Africa Channel’s executive vice president of sponsorship and corporate development, postulates the Caribbean region has huge potential to tell its own story to the world since the diversity of cultures in the region is not yet known on the world stage.“But when the voices of the Caribbean are heard, they will make a statement. The world hasn’t yet heard or seen the real stories of the Caribbean. The emergence of a film industry can transport the imagery beyond sun, sea and surf to people, culture and heritage,” declared Walton.Walton, a Yale graduate who traces his roots not only to Africa but also to Barbados, has more than 20 years of experience in advertising sales, television, film distribution, marketing and general management. He spent more than 10 years with CBS in New York, holding various management positions in sales, marketing and finance.By the time he left CBS, he was responsible for marketing network television news, daytime, late night and children’s programs to a roster of major advertisers and their ad agencies with billings in excess of $75 million.Frances-Anne Solomon, founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), announced her organization was honored to welcome Walton to the showcase.The day’s activities, which run from noon to 10 pm, also include a gala “Rum and Fishcakes” reception and the screening of the riveting documentary “Fire in Babylon”, the inspiring story of how a West Indies cricket side, one of the most gifted teams in sporting history, triumphed over its colonial masters.Earlier in the day, guests will watch “Calypso Dreams,” arguably the best film ever made about calypso as it explores the roots of kaiso in Trinidad and Tobago.A few short films from up and coming Caribbean-American filmmakers’ will also be screened. They include “Dominion” (Barbados), “Jerk Chicken” (Jamaica), and “The Other Side of the Water” (Haiti).CTWD, a member of the BIM Ventures family of entrepreneurs, has hosted two film festivals in Barbados, another in Canada, produced training workshops for filmmakers, and now has more than 60 films in its catalog.The New York event is free to the public, however, patrons must RSVP to secure their spots.The organizers report the response for the inaugural event has been robust and urged patrons to avoid missing out by responding sooner rather than later.Caribbean News Now Tweet 33 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

PGA Championship cut line 2020: Cut line, rules, updates for Friday’s leaderboard

first_imgSeveral top-flight golfers flirted with the cut line at the 2020 PGA Championship on Friday.The top of the 2020 leaderboard has plenty of contenders who can challenge for the Wanamaker Trophy over the weekend. That includes such usual suspects as Brooks Koepka and Jason Day, but also Haotong Li, who rocketed to the top of the leaderboard with a virtuoso 5-under-par outing Friday. But the cut line provided nearly as much intrigue throughout the day. Players such as Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and Phil Mickelson all fought for the right to return Saturday. Thomas in particular had a difficult go of it, securing a much-needed birdie on his third-to-last hole to sneak in at 1 over. Tiger had more cushion than his fellow groupmate, but he was also at 1 over at one point on the back nine.Nearly half the 156-player field missed the cut at the 2020 PGA Championship. Here’s everything you need to know about the cut line, rules and results as players jockeyed to make the weekend.MORE: Watch the PGA Championship live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)PGA Championship cut rulesCut rules vary by tournament on the PGA Tour. At the PGA Championship, the top 70 players on the leaderboard after 36 holes automatically make it through to the third round, plus ties. The PGA Championship follows the same rules as the British Open, making them the two most forgiving of golf’s four majors.The top 60 players (plus ties) make the cut at the U.S. Open. Only the top 50 make the cut at the Masters, but there’s also a 10-shot rule that allows players within 10 shots of the clubhouse leader to make the cut at Augusta.PGA Championship cut line 2020Haotong Li is the PGA Championship leader at 8 under par, followed closely by Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and Mike Lorenza-Vera (all 6 under). The cut line was set at 1 over par, with 79 players meeting that bar after Round 2.Cut line: +1Players within cut: 79Notables who missed cut: Sergio Garcia (+6), Rickie Fowler (+2), Jim Furyk (+2), Marc Leishman (+2), Henrik Stenson (+2)How many make the cut at the PGA Championship?The initial 156-player field was whittled down to 79 after Friday’s second round. They are listed below: Round 3: Saturday, Aug. 8(All times Eastern; all golfers begin at Hole 1)Tee timeGroup11:10 a.m.Mackenzie Hughes11:20 a.m.Charl Schwartzel, Chez Reavie11:30 a.m.Louis Oosthuizen, Luke List11:40 a.m.Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas11:50 am.Patrick Cantlay, Erik van RooyenNoonRory Sabbatini, Sung Kang12:10 p.m.Sepp Straka, Adam Long12:20 p.m.Matt Wallace, Mark Hubbard12:30 p.m.Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter12:40 p.m.J.T. Poston, Bubba Watson12:50 p.m.Harris English, Byeong Hun An1 p.m.Tiger Woods, Keith Mitchell1:10 p.m.Shane Lowry, Danny Lee1:20 p.m.Ryan Palmer, Kevin Kisner1:30 p.m.Tom Hoge, Russell Henley1:40 p.m.Cameron Smith, Doc Redman2 p.m.Robert MacIntyre, Billy Horschel2:10 p.m.Jim Herman, Emiliano Grillo2:20 p.m.Abraham Ancer, Kurt Kitayama2:30 p.m.Rory McIlroy, Victor Perez2:40 p.m.Nate Lashley, Gary Woodland2:50 p.m.Webb Simpson, Brian Harman3 p.m.Denny McCarthy, John Rahm3:10 p.m.Kevin Streelman, Viktor Hovland3:20 p.m.Joost Luiten, Adam Hadwin3:30 p.m.Adam Scott, Collin Morikawa3:40 p.m.Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau3:50 p.m.Harold Varner III, Brandt Snedeker4 p.m.Brendan Steele, Joel Dahmen4:10 p.m.Tony Finau, Bud Cauley4:20 p.m.Scottie Scheffler, Dylan Frittelli4:30 p.m.Hideki Matsuyama, Si Woo Kim4:50 p.m.Alex Noren, Matthew Wolff5 p.m.Dustin Johnson, Bernd Wiesberger5:10 p.m.Lanto Griffin, Xander Schauffele5:20 p.m.Paul Casey, Brendon Todd5:30 p.m.Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Cameron Champ5:40 p.m.Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose5:50 p.m.Jason Day, Daniel Berger6 p.m.Haotong Li, Tommy FleetwoodPGA Championship leaderboardLeaderboardPGA Championship — Round 0Winner: Click here or refresh the page if you don’t see scores and results above.last_img read more