ProWein 2015, quick preview
On a yearly basis, ProWein attracts exhibitors and visitors of the wine and spirits business in Dusseldorf. As Germans, and you my dear readers like numbers, here are a few basic data about the trade fair:
- Around 4.800 exhibitors from about 50 countries
- Lose to 50.000 trade visitors from 110 countries
- And approximately 1000 journalists from all over the world
A varied programme
To complete the fair experience, the trade fair organisation announces an extensive programme. This year over 300 tastings and lectures on the most varied of regions, grape varieties, trends and themes are planned. Many tastings and seminars are held directly at exhibitor’s stands.
To name a few of the events:
- China’s leading oenologist and wine expert Professor Li Demei will be informing the audience about wine in China and presenting both background information on the wine market and also wines from Chinese producers.
- a seminar held by the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates (Verband Deutscher Prädikatsweingüter – VDP) over the history of German Wine Culture.
- The IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto) will be extending an invitation to a tasting session of port wine treasures spanning 40 years
- L’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux will help participants to create their own perfect Bordeaux.
- An innovative project by new exhibitor Weingut Merkle: the use of wild yeast for wine fermentation
So once again, apparently a not to miss event for wine journalists, sommeliers, masters and professionals of the industry. Sadly, I won’t make it this year, but I am curious. So if you attend, drop me a line to tell me how it was.