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.

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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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The Winners of the Meininger Awards 2023 Revealed

The seats were packed, the stage was lit, and the lights were dimmed. The 17th Meininger Awards Excellence in Wine & Spirit began, in front of 500 of the most significant people in the wine and spirits sectors.

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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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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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Devil's Advocate - Personal Memories of ProWein and its Competitors

Robert Joseph looks back across four decades of wine fairs, and at the quiet ascendence of ProWein after a late start.

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