Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan’s and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Many of our brands have been around for generations, while some have been developed more recently to meet new consumer tastes and experiences. Our great range of brands and geographic spread means that people can celebrate with our products at every occasion no matter where they are in the world. This is why ‘celebrating life every day, everywhere’ is at the core of what we do.
Trading in approximately 180 markets, we employ over 25,000 talented people around the world. With offices in 80 countries, we also have manufacturing facilities across the globe including Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Latin America, Australia, India and the Caribbean. And the people who work for us across these markets really care for the legacy of each of our brands. We want them to be enjoyed by consumers for generations to come, which means we also take our role as a producer of alcohol very seriously. Diageo is at the forefront of industry efforts to promote responsible drinking.
2000 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive representatives in Cyprus.
2007 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive representatives in Romania.
2008 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive representatives in Croatia.
2012 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive representatives in Slovenia.
CarlsbergThe Carlsberg Group is a Danish brewing company founded in 1847 by J. C. Jacobsen after the name of his son Carl. The headquarters are in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company’s main brand is Carlsberg Beer, but it also brews Tuborg as well as local beers. After merging with the brewery assets of Norwegian conglomerate Orkla ASA in January 2001, Carlsberg became the 5th largest brewery group in the world. It is the leading beer seller in Russia with about 40 percent market share. In 2009 Carlsberg is the 4th largest brewery group in the world employing around 45,000 people.
1966 – Photos Photiades Group is granted the first license outside Denmark to brew Carlsberg Beer.
1969 – The Cyprus Carlsberg Brewery opens and Carlsberg beer is launched into the Market.
2011 – Photos Photiades Group becomes exclusive representatives of Somersby Cider in Cyprus.
2012 – Photos Photiades Group becomes exclusive representatives of Kronenbourg 1664 beer in Cyprus.
Osotspa is the strongest brand in the global speciality drinks market with marketing expertise that is second to none, in both domestic and international markets. Unlike many drinks manufacturers who outsource their production in whole or in part, Osotspa keep every part of the process in-house, from manufacturing glass bottles to labelling, packaging and preparing for global distribution. This affords them tighter control over the process, maintaining quality, reducing costs and ultimately facilitating growth. Osotspa have more than 10 production lines in operation at their plant in Thailand, capable of making over 2 million products a day. Osotspa’s dedication to Quality Assurance is renowned in the industry. Before dispatch, the quality of all products is rigorously tested by a dedicated team of experts. This testing covers everything from acidity levels to bottle volume, ensuring that the high quality of Osotspa’s products remains consistent. SHARK Energy Drink is the flagship among the carbonated energy drinks of Osotspa.
Moët has been associated with the sparkle of success and glamour ever since the House was founded in 1743 by Claude Moët. These are the values that we share and the values that inspired the founder’s grandson Jean-Remy Moët to share our champagne with the world. A man with a true spirit of achievement and leadership, it is to him we owe our reputation as the world’s most loved champagne.
Grupo Modelo, founded in 1925, is the leader in Mexico in beer production, distribution and marketing.
It has a total annual installed capacity of 71.5 million hectoliters. Currently, it brews and distributes 14 brands, including Corona Extra, the number one Mexican beer sold in the world, Modelo Especial, Victoria, Pacífico and Negra Modelo. It exports seven brands and is present in more than 180 countries. It is the importer of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s products in Mexico, including Budweiser, Bud Light and O’Doul’s. It also imports the Chinese Tsingtao brand and the Danish beer Carlsberg. Through a strategic alliance with Nestlé Waters, it produces and distributes in Mexico the bottled water brands Sta. María and Nestlé Pureza Vital, among others. Grupo Modelo trades in the Mexican Stock Exchange since 1994 with the ticker symbol GMODELOC. It also quotes as an ADR under the ticker GPMCY in the OTC markets and in Latibex in Spain as XGMD.
Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., together with its affiliates (‘Gruppo Campari’), is a major player in the global beverage sector, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas. The Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. The Group’s portfolio, with over 50 brands, spans spirits, the core business, wines and soft drinks. Internationally-renowned brands include Aperol, Appleton, Campari, Cinzano, SKYY Vodka and Wild Turkey. Headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, Campari owns 15 plants and 4 wineries worldwide and has its own distribution network in 16 countries. The Group employs over 4,000 people. The shares of the parent company, Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI – Bloomberg CPR IM), are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001.
Groupe DanoneGroupe Danone is a French food-products multinational corporation based in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. It is the world leader in fresh dairy products,marketed under the corporate name, and also in bottled water. In the United States, the Danone brand is marketed as Dannon, a subsidiary of Groupe Danone. Besides the Danone/Dannon brand of yogurts, the company owns several internationally known brands of bottled water: Volvic, Evian, and Badoit. About 56% of its 2006 net sales derived from dairy, 28% from beverages, and 16% from biscuits and cereals. Danone owns many water brands worldwide. In Asia, it has acquired Yili, Aqua (Indonesia) and Robust (92%) and has a 51% holding in China’s Wahaha Joint Venture Company, giving it a total market share of 20% and making it the leading vendor of packaged water in Asia.
Established in 1895 in Turin, the Italian coffee company has been owned by the Lavazza family for four generations. Among the world’s most important roasters, the Group currently operates in more than 140 countries through subsidiaries and distributors, with 64% of revenues coming from markets outside of Italy. Lavazza employs a total of over 4,000 people with a turnover of € 1.87 billion in 2018. [In its financial statements at 31/12/2018, for the first time Lavazza Group has stated its income and equity values according to international accounting standards (IFRS)].
Lavazza, one of the world’s 100 most reputable brands according to the Reputation Institute, is now the ninth business globally for Corporate Responsibility in the 2019 Global CR RepTrak ranking, taking the top spot in the Food & Beverage sector, and the Italian business community. Lavazza created the concept of blending — or in other words the art of combining different types of coffee from different geographic areas — and this continues to be a distinctive feature of most of its products. The company also has 30 years’ experience in the production and sale of portioned coffee systems and products. It was the first Italian business to offer capsule espresso systems. Lavazza operates in all business segments: at home, away-from-home and office coffee service, always with a focus on innovation in consumption technologies and systems.
Lavazza has been able to develop its brand awareness through important partnerships perfectly in tune with its brand internationalization strategy, such as those in the world of sport with the Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and those in the fields of art and culture with prestigious museums like New York’s Guggenheim Museum, St. Petersburg’s Hermitage State Museum and Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria.
Companies that form part of the Lavazza Group include France’s Carte Noire and ESP (acquired in 2016 and 2017 respectively), Denmark’s Merrild (2015), North America’s Kicking Horse Coffee (2017), Italy’s Nims (2017), and the business of Australia’s Blue Pod Coffee Co (2018). At the end of 2018, following an acquisition, the Lavazza Professional Business Unit was created, which includes the leading Office Coffee Service (OCS) and Vending systems Flavia and Klix.
2019 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as distributor for Greece.
The Boutari Company
The Boutari Company was established in 1879 in Naoussa. Today with over 130 years of experience in the wine business, it is one of the top wineries in Greece and an ambassador of Greek wine all over the world. Boutari wines are exported to over 45 countries and have won over 370 medals in international wine competitions. Boutari wine-makers give great emphasis to making quality wines with a distinct character that represents fully the potential of the variety they come from.
Boutari is among the top 10 international wineries in the Hall of Fame of the leading US magazine “Wine & Spirits” and was awarded for the 15th time the very important award “International Winery of the Year 2011”. In 2008 Boutari was the first and only Greek winery to ever win the award “European Winery of the Year” by the top US magazine “Wine Enthusiast”, after evaluating its performance in winemaking over time. Boutari owns six wineries in Greece that are situated in some of the most important wine-making regions of Greece: Naoussa, Santorini, Peloponissos, Crete, Goumenissa, and Attica and one winery in Southern France, near the city of Limoux and within the greater wine region of Languedoc.
2001 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive distributor for Cyprus.
KEAN was founded in 1949 in Limassol-Cyprus. The company’s soft drinks and squashes since 1949 have become famous as the healthy thirst quenchers of a unique taste and great quality, rendering the brand as a category leader.
In 1981, KEAN expanded further its operations, introducing a new range of 100% natural Juices, Fruit Drinks and Nectars. KEAN has since, gained the reputation which made it synonymous to juice of an excellent quality and a leading juice brand. Today KEAN products can be enjoyed in 45 countries and the production capacity can offer contract packing facilities.
2002 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive distributor for Cyprus.
Barton & Guestier
With almost three centuries of experience in the wine business, Barton & Guestier is the 1st French brand name, known to millions of consumers worldwide.
The brand’s expertise guarantees regular quality, vintage after vintage, and reassures consumers in increasingly complicated markets. Thanks to its loyal distributors, Barton & Guestier is present in 130 countries on 5 continents. The Barton & Guestier range represents the wonderful diversity of French wines from the main winegrowing regions: Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Languedoc, Gascony and Corsica. With its wide variety of wines, Barton & Guestier enables consumers – from the occasional wine drinker to the connoisseur – to make a journey through France.
MONIN is the brand of choice of the creative beverage makers, from baristi in coffee shops, through mixologists creating high-end cocktails, to operators offering simple cocktail solutions Monin is a very family-orientated company. Over the years, MONIN has created a worldwide business and now the brand is distributed in more than 140 countries, which represents 75% of our business outside France. Today, we have four production facilities, one in the USA which serves The Americas, two in Europe and the last one in Malaysia serving Asia. Now, MONIN is able to be very close to our customers, so we can really respond to their needs. Quality remains a keystone in the modern-day state-of-the-art production process, where every bottle is lasered with a lot number, a traceable reference for the ingredients and the person responsible for blending them. Always ahead of its time in the use of technology and the creative development of new products and applications, MONIN has carved out a reputation as an imaginative drinks solution provider.
Champagne Lanson is a Champagne house located in Reims. Since 2006 it is owned by Lanson-BCC group headed by Bruno Paillard. Lanson was founded in 1760 by a magistrate François Delamotte. He was succeeded by his son Nicholas-Louis in 1798 and formed a partnership with Jean-Baptiste Lanson, who, in 1837, gave the company the name of Lanson et Cie. The company focused, as it still is today, on exporting champagne to foreign markets. By the late 19th century, Lanson was supplying champagne by royal appointment to the courts of the United Kingdom, Sweden and Spain. Lanson still remains a purveyor of champagne to the British Royal Family and displays the coat of arms of Elizabeth II on its bottles. The champagne house remained family owned until 1980, when it was sold by Etitenne and Pierre Lanson to the Gardinier Group. It changed hands several times until 1994, when it was purchased by Marne et Champagne (which renamed itself Lanson International). In 1996, Lanson International was purchased by the Boizel-Chanoine Group (BCC). Lanson and Besserat de Bellefon became part of this group, which also includes; Phillipponnat, de Venoge, Chanoine, Boizel and A.Bonnet. The Boizel-Chanoine Group also make ‘House Label’ Champagne for several UK supermarkets and independent retailers. In 2006, the Lanson-BCC group was created.
Vranken – Pommery Monopole
Vranken – Pommery Monopole produces, distributes and markets champagne. The Company consists of the Vranken, Charles Lafitte and Heidsieck & Co. Monopole champagne houses.
Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei KG
Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei KG is among the leading producers of sparkling wine, wine and spirits in Europe, and is represented by its own subsidiaries and sales organisations in 18 different countries. Henkell & Co.’s headquarters are located in the company’s parent house in Wiesbaden-Biebrich. The roots of the company trace back to 1832, when Adam Henkell founded the Henkell & Cie. sparkling wine cellars, and to 1864, when Johann Jacob Söhnlein founded Söhnlein Rheingold KG. In the 2011 financial year they sold a total of 19.8 million 9 l cases of sparkling wines, wines and spirits.
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery
Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1993, with the vision of producing premium, expressive and innovative wines that convey the spirit of the New World. Our name refers to the company’s geographic position, representing wines proudly made in South America’s Southern Cone, on whose western edge lies Chile and its gifted wine valleys. Our logo also evokes a freehand drawing of the silhouette of South America.
Right from the start, Cono Sur applied new ideas and technology to traditional winemaking methods. Our main goal, therefore, is to create expressive and innovative wines from the world’s southernmost land.
Casale Marchese was built over two ancient Roman cisterns. During the Middle Ages, it was listed as part of the Annibaldi family fief in a bull issued by Pope Boniface VIII, on 12 May 1301.
During the Renaissance the estate became the home of Marquis Emilio de’ Cavalieri (1550-1602), an event that brought the name of “Casale Marchese”. The Carletti family has owned the Casale Marchese estate for two centuries. Alessandro and Ferdinando are the fifth generation of this winemaking family. Alessandro, the eldest son, is the business manager, and the younger son, Ferdinando, is the estate’s agronomist. The 18th-century country mansion is quite large and has been divided into two parts. The Carletti family, owners of the estate, live in one wing; the other wing has been converted into a winery. All the vinification, bottling and packaging is performed on the premises. A modern olive press has also been installed now, producing a top-quality extra-virgin olive oil using only the Casale’s own olives. Part of the complex was recently restored and refurbished, and has been installed with a modern wine cellar. The old wine cellars, dating back to the late 1700s, have a tasting room often used to welcome and entertain guests from all over the world.
Castello di Querceto
Castello di Querceto is located in the northeastern side of the Chianti Classico area, in a small valley in the comune of Greve in Chianti. This verdant area, thanks to its extraordinary beauty and to its central position, it is a strategic place to start visiting the historical Tuscany cities: Florence, home of art and poetry, is only 25 km far from us. Full of renowned museums, churches, squares and ancient buildings, the town makes you breath its history simply walking through the handicraft-shops and the elegant outlets. In about 45 km you are in Siena, located up on a hill and surrounded by the old boundary walls. From the walls the city develops in a tangle of lanes and alleys arriving to Piazza del Campo, the main square where twice a year takes place the famous medieval horse race “Palio”.
Ever since it set up an acquisitions office in Bordeaux in 1883, Maison Sichel has remained a family business first and foremost. Since that time, six generations of the Sichel family have succeeded one another at the company’s helm. It was Peter A. Sichel who breathed new life into Maison Sichel by moving the business to Gironde’s capital city in 1961, enabling it to flourish and gain the international reputation which it enjoys today. Today, Allan, Charles, James, Benjamin and David continue the task of their ancestors, each in his own special field. They have undertaken the task of developing the company while remaining faithful to their father’s philosophy, with respect for quality and the authenticity of the different terroirs. Allan’s eldest son, Alexander Sichel joined the company’s sales team in September 2012 to do his bit in developing the Sichel brand. The future of this family company is assured…
The date is 1935. A talented young lad called William Magners sets out with a dream of making a cider that will make his name famous. So he goes and buys himself an old cider press and some oak barrels, and begins making cider in an old brewery. After only two years, the cider becomes so popular that he needs help to keep up with demand. Enter an English cider maker called HP Bulmer who agrees to invest in the company, and onto the bottle goes Bulmer’s name. Then in 1949, Bulmer and Magners part company, but the Bulmers label sticks. Fast forward to 1999 and the cider is so popular it gets exported. But HP Bulmers owns the name Bulmers outside Ireland. So the decision is taken that it would be fitting to use the name of the young lad who – all those years ago – wanted to make his name. And so it was that Magners Original Irish Cider was born.
Armand de Brignac
The Cattier family, producers of Armand de Brignac, have a rich and storied history as an elite Champagne house. In the tiny Champagne village of Chigny les Roses, the Cattiers have owned and cultivated family vineyards since 1763. Today, the house remains independently-owned and run by the family with a staff of fewer than 20 people. Patriarch Jean-Jacques Cattier oversees the Chateau’s wine production; with strictly limited annual yields, M. Cattier and his staff can ensure that the family’s artisanal winemaking traditions are kept alive in each bottle.
The Cattier cellars are among the oldest and deepest in Champagne, with three styles of architecture represented in the caverns: Gothic, Renaissance, and Roman; Armand de Brignac is aged in a special, gated section of the deepest part of these cellars, 119 steps underground. Robert Parker’s Guide of French Wines rates Cattier as “excellent – among the best producers of Champagne.” Centuries spent perfecting the art of Champagne are put to use in each Armand de Brignac cuvée.
Gabriel Boudier Dijon
Gabriel Boudier Dijon
Founded in 1874 the Gabriel Boudier house have been making this Crème de Cassis de Dijon ever since. They macerate the blackcurrants in 30% alc./vol. alcohol and then balance the blackcurrants natural acidity with sugar.
In 1758, Antonio de Cuervo received a land grant from King Ferdinand VI to start an agave farm in the Jalisco region of Mexico. He built a small factory on this land. In 1795, King Carlos IV gave the land grant to Cuervo’s descendant, Jose María Guadalupe Cuervo. Carlos IV also granted the Cuervo family the first license to commercially make tequila, so they built a larger factory on the existing land. The family started packaging their wares in individual bottles in 1880. The distillery was named Fabrica La Rojeña. The tequila was exported to the United States for the first time in 1873. In 1900, Jose Cuervo Labastida decided to brand the tequila as Jose Cuervo. The company is now owned and run by heirs of the Cuervo family, the Beckmann family, who also owns the brand 1800 Tequila, among others.
2008 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive representatives in Romania.
2008 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive representatives in Croatia.
2009 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive representatives in Cyprus.
2013 – Photos Photiades Group appointed as exclusive representatives in Greece.
For 150 years, Nestlé has created products that enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. Across the globe it provides safe nutritious products for individuals and families. It has seven categories in its product portfolio, offering tastier and healthier choices for every life stage, at all times of the day.
It started in 1824, when founder Dr. Johann Siegert first produced aromatic bitters as a medicinal tincture designed to alleviate stomach ailments. In the 1870’s, Dr. Siegert’s three sons migrated to Trinidad, among them Don Carlos Siegert, who pioneered the brand, establishing ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters as an integral ingredient in cocktails and in food. The rest, as they say, is history. ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters is today a staple for bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts, professional and home cooks alike, bounded only by the creativity and imaginations of those who use it.
From the bar, a company was born. In 1869, Thomas H. Handy purchased the Sazerac Coffeehouse and began to acquire and market brands of liquor. He bought out the rights to Peychaud’s Bitters in 1873. In the 1890s his company began to bottle and market the Sazerac cocktail, now made with rye whiskey instead of brandy. In addition, the company operated the Sazerac Bar on Royal Street. Later, Handy’s former secretary, C. J. O’Reilly, chartered the Sazerac Company. Ever since (except for a stint as a delicatessen and grocery vendor during Prohibition), the Sazerac Company has distilled an ever-increasing line of fine spirits. Today, we are still an independent, American family owned company and proud owners of many of America’s most venerable distilling companies – Buffalo Trace Distillery, A. Smith Bowman, Glenmore Distillery, Barton, Fleischmann, Medley and Mr. Boston.