The smaller specialties for Christmas season 2019

We are starting to prepare the smaller specialties for Christmas season 2019.

Products can be offered to the selection by using the following search numbers:

SSW2019 – for wines

SSB2019 – for brewery products

SSF2019 – for intermediate products

SSS2019 – for spirits

During the Christmas season the customers are especially looking for the following:

  • Specialty beers

  • Beers in large formats (1.5–3.0 liters)

  • Whiskies, old Armagnac, Calvados and dark rums

  • Older European red wines from classical wine regions

  • European white wines from classical wine regions
  • Vintage 1970 products from all product categories (paying attention to the need in 2020 for 50-year-old birthday gifts)

  • Older vintages of Port

  • Dessert wines, especially in 0.375-liter bottles

  • Champagnes in large formats (3.0–15.0 liters)

  • Non-alcoholic Aquavit

  • Non-alcoholic Finnish sparkling wine

Sales vary depending on the product group, price and the product itself. For example, when it comes to the more rare and expensive products, only 2 bottles can be bought. And products that are more affordable and has more demand, even 360 bottles can be bought (brewery products).

More precise instruction can be found from the attached document. 

The following schedule is used:

Offers must be sent to arrive by 31 August 2019.

Alko will send sample requests and possible rejections by 2 September 2019.

Samples must be sent to arrive by 16 September 2019.

The products will be evaluated and purchased by 20 September 2019.

The listing date for the products is 28 October 2019.

The sales will start on 7 November 2019.