From hip wine bars to authentic Japanese and creative modern gastronomy, it's all on offer in Dusseldorf. You just have to know where to look. Wolfgang Fassbender offers an insider's handy ProWein guide.
At the end of April, the VDP.- Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter- association of around 200 top German producers held its first fair - the Mainz Weinbörse - since 2019, offering professionals the chance to taste the most recent vintages. Anja Zimmer reports.
The 54th Vinitaly closed with a significant drop in visitors, but still marked a new record. Of a total of 88,000 registered visitors, 25,000 were international buyers - 28% of the total. This was the highest ever share, ahead of the 26.3% at the last event, in 2019. In that year, however, all the numbers were bigger. The fair attracted 125,000 attendees, of whom 33,000 came from outside Italy.
More than 650 wineries gathered in Fira Barcelona this April to take part in the second annual Barcelona Wine Week (BWW). Meininger’s met up with exhibitors and experts to talk about what's new in the world of Spanish wine and what trends became apparent at this exhibition.
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.
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.
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.