Events

Walking the Palace at VieVinum 2024

Austria's largest wine fair, VieVinum, is held in perhaps the most beautiful venue in the wine world, the Hofburg palace. An increasingly international audience now gathers under the chandeliers.

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100% Champagne Nears Hat-Trick

The exclusive Champagne fair in Munich opens its doors.

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New Hall Concept for ProWein 2025

ProWein is downsizing by two halls, with online registration for exhibitors now open.

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Germany Wants a Vine-Pull Scheme, a Halt to Further Planting and More Piwis

With 191 exhibitors and around 4,000 local and international visitors, the 50th VDP Weinbörse trade fair broke all previous records. Germany's Food and Agriculture minister, Cem Özdemir used it as an opportunity to share his plans for the wine industry. The VDP was only partly convinced.

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Germany: Fifty Years at the VDP Mainzer Weinbörse

What began as the Rheinhessen Riesling Show has now become the most important benchmark for German wine. A guest article by journalist and wine historian Daniel Deckers.

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Neo-Prohibitionists and What the Wine Trade Can Do

One of the most interesting panels at Vinitaly was on the topic of the anti-alcohol movement and its impact on consumers. The panellists also discussed ways to push back against disinformation.

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From Tradition to Innovation: Vinitaly 2024 Highlights Italy's Wine Diversity

The mood at Vinitaly this year matched the warm spring weather of Verona, with the fair buzzing with ideas and visitors. The general programme included discussions about the threats from the health lobby and the opportunities for alcohol-free wines. A report from Meininger’s.

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Greece Named Guest Country for VieVinum 2024

20 Greek producers will have their own stands at the trade fair in Vienna, and there will also be a Greek wine bar.

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Mundus Vini and ProWine Join Forces in Tokyo

The first ProWine Tokyo took place with nearly 200 exhibitors from 20 regions. Germany's leading wine competition MUNDUS VINI, organised by Meininger Verlag, took some of its winning wines to Japan.

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Vinitaly in Figures

In the duel between ProWein and Wine Paris, Vinitaly has sometimes been overlooked recently. However, the Italian trade fair has no need to shy away from comparison, even with international visitors.

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Vinitaly 2024: Home Turf in Verona

Vinitaly is the world's largest fair for the Italian wine industry. Veronika Crecelius reports on what's new in 2024.

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ProWein With a New Look

The leading international trade fair ProWein wants to reinvent itself. In order to maintain its lead over the growing competition from Wine Paris and Vinitaly, it is striving to spread optimism in the industry - among other things with its new slogan "Discover The Taste of Tomorrow", as Messe Düsseldorf reports.

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ProWein: A Breakthrough?

WEINWIRTSCHAFT editor-in-chief Alexandra Wrann believes that this could be the right step for ProWein to gain new acceptance.

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ProWein's Time to Strike Back

The ProWein must once again take the initiative to avoid falling behind. A commentary by Clemens Gerke.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the World of Wine, From Vineyard to Wine Glass

Artificial intelligence is currently on everyone's lips. Meininger's Wine Conference offered the industry a platform to discuss how modern technology will influence the world of wine. Felicity Carter reports. 

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