Events

Promising IMW-Symposium

500 participants from almost 40 nations have registered for the sold-out 10th International Symposium of the Institute of Masters of Wine in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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Falling French Consumption Drives Rhône Valley Wine to Focus on Exports

Climate change, inflation, and falling wine consumption are all challenging the Rhône Valley. Felicity Carter hears the plans for the future.

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First Insights into Vinitaly 2023

At the 55th edition of Vinitaly, some of the formats introduced in 2022 will be given more space. In addition, the fair management wants to achieve the highest volume of international buyers. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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ProWein 2023: a Review

ProWein 2023 was undoubtedly more successful than ProWein 2022. In 2023, there were 49,000 visitors, almost 30% more than in 2022, but 20% fewer than in 2019.

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ProWein 2023: Better Always Works...

Some criticism of ProWein is justified, but the quantity of loud complaining is surprising and damaging. A comment by Clemens Gerke.

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Meininger's International Wine Conference Returns

The first post-pandemic edition of Meininger's International Wine Conference dedicated to sustainability, struck a nerve in the industry.

HERE's a filmic review.

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Higher Numbers at ProWein

49,000 visitors from 141 countries attended ProWein, according to the fair organisers, despite strikes at Düsseldorf and other nearby airports in the immediate run-up to the fair and a public transport strike on the second and third day. 

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ProWein Reacts to Bus and Train Strikes

Just in time for ProWein, the Ver.di union has announced there will be transport strikes on days two and three of the event. Their industrial action had already closed the Düsseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart airports on 17 March, just when exhibitors were making their way to Germany.

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Where Will Zero Alcohol Products Sit in the Wine Market?

On the first day of ProWein 2023, Meininger's is hosting a panel on zero-alc beverages in the Meininger World of Zero zone (Sunday19 MARCH 2023, hall 1 A10).

Ukrainian Wines Return to ProWein in Force

Despite the conflict, life goes on in Ukraine. Grapes are picked and wine produced, sold and consumed. And 12 wineries are making their way to ProWein in the hope of building their export sales.

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After ProWein: Insider Tips for Going Out

For many visitors, the day spent manning stands or visiting them and taking part in the actual events at the fair is only half the attraction of ProWein. There is plenty on offer in Düsseldorf in the evenings - from French fries with cool wines to Korean-inspired dishes with Champagne and Altbier. Wolfgang Fassbender has put together exciting evening events. 

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ProWein's Objective: Maintain Our No. 1 Position

When the fair starts on 19 March, Peter Schmitz, former head of Messe Düsseldorf’s international contract business, will have been in charge of ProWein for only 47 days. In view of this short time period, Michael Degen, Executive Director of Messe Düsseldorf, will retain responsibility for ProWein until the end of the fair. Clemens Gerke and Alexandra Wrann spoke with Degen and Schmitz about their view of ProWein and its wider environment as well as how they want to position the fair in the future.

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Meininger’s Panel: Where Will Zero Alcohol Products Sit in the Wine Market?

On the first day of ProWein 2023, Meininger's is hosting a panel on zero-alc beverages in the Meininger World of Zero zone.

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ProWein Navigator

Which countries' wines are in which hall? Where to find the special features and presentations? We navigate you through the halls of the Düsseldorf Messe exhibition venue.

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ProWein 2023 at a Glance

Here is the most important information on prices, WIFI and digital helpers.

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