Return of the London Wine Fair

Despite Brexit and the growth in the number and importance of other wine trade fairs, the one held in the UK capital since 1981 remains a favourite with the industry. Robert Joseph asked its organiser, Hannah Tovey to outline what the 2022 show, which opens on June 7th, has to offer – both to those who visit in person and online.

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Welcome Back Vinitaly!

The 54th edition of Vinitaly will be a celebration of reunion. For the first time the world of mixology is integrated. Rare autochthonous grape varieties from small producers get their own platform. Veronika Crecelius reports.

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Sana Slow Wine Fair - the Event with a Manifesto

Among the growing number of organic and natural wine fairs that are popping up throughout the world, Bologna’s new Sana Slow Wine event (27-29 March) is notable is having a manifesto.

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Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate Come Together at an All-Female Event at Vinitaly

Historically, rival publications in the same sector and country rarely even mention each other if they can avoid it, and almost never allow their journalists to collaborate. So, the announcement that Monica Larner of the Wine Advocate and Alison Napjus of the Wine Spectator will be sharing a stage at Vinitaly will surprise many in the wine industry.

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Vinexpo Returns to the US

On March 9th, a few weeks after its well-received Paris event, Vinexpo returned to New York.

With over 380 exhibitors from 30 countries, and visitors from 42 states, Mexico and Canada, the trade fair was considered to have been more successful than its pre-pandemic predecessors.

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France’s Organic Wine Fair Goes ‘Phygical’.

Hot on the heels of a successful Wine Paris / Vinexpo, came Millésime Bio in Montpelier. Describing itself as the ‘Number One Fair for Organically-Produced Wines and Other Alcoholic Drinks’, after a one-month postponement, the 2022 show was transformed into a ‘phygical’ event that was both physical and digital.

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2022 MUNDUS VINI Biofach Organic Competition

At the 13th edition of the Biofach, Grand International Organic Wine Awards in mid-January, an international jury of nearly 30 experts judged almost 500 organic wines from 13 countries.

Following the tasting, the results confirmed the growing qualities of organic wines that had been entered in the competition.

One Grand Gold, 85 Gold and 108 Silver medals were awarded to the best wines, and nine top-rated wines were named ‘Best Organic Wine’ in their categories.

Vinexpo – Success in Paris

It is wise to organize a major international trade fair during a panddemic? Robert Joseph was in Paris and has an answer.

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Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris: The last bastion

Paris has defied many a crisis in its history. Now the city also wants to defy the virus by hosting Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris.

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Amsterdam Bulk Wine Fair a success, despite challenges

To host an exhibition in a pandemic, in a city with a newly-imposed curfew and alongside street protests against vaccinations, is not simple, but the World Bulk Wine Exhibition seems to have succeeded.

»Strategic gateway to the world market«

Despite current concerns of a rise in the number of Covid cases and deaths in many countries, the wine industry is preparing itself for a return to the rhythm of international trade fairs. The first of these will be Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris at the beginning of the year. We took the opportunity to put a few tough questions to Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of the event.

Dressed-down Vinitaly

Robert Joseph visits Vinitaly 'Special Edition' and discovers a very different atmosphere to the Vinitaly events he is used to.

All change at ProWein

The world’s largest wine fair, ProWein in Düsseldorf, will open its doors again on 27 to 29 March, for the first time since 2019 – with a new floorplan and three additional halls.

Celebrate Sherry for a week in November

Registration for hybrid event opens 24 May.