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Prowein turns 25

Published:  13 March, 2019

An anchor point in the calendar of the wine industry, the industry is busy gearing up for this year’s Prowein, a special 25th anniversary edition of the wine and spirits trade fair.


Australia ramps up Prowein presence

Published:  05 March, 2019

Wine Australia is fielding a bumper crop of producers and wines at this year’s Prowein in its strongest presence to date in what CEO Andreas Clark describes as “one of the biggest and most important events in Wine Australia's global calendar”.


ProWein confirms event dates

Published:  19 September, 2018

ProWein, the must-attend premier wine and spirits business show in Europe, has confirmed that ProWein 2020 will take place from 15 to 17 March in Düsseldorf.


Wine Australia reveals ProWein ‘wine bar’ feature

Published:  27 February, 2018

Wine Australia has revealed it is introducing a new free-pour tasting area at this year ProWein as part of its biggest presence at the show to date.


ProWein branches out with new Japanese partnership

Published:  06 December, 2017

ProWein is stepping up its presence in Japan by partnering with Foodex – the country’s biggest food and beverage trade fair.


Insights: 'We are at a crossroads' in the UK wine trade, says Fontannaz

Published:  14 April, 2016

Across the supply chain the UK wine trade has been under tremendous pressure, according to Bernard Fontannaz, founder of Origin Wine, and it has got to stop focusing so heavily on price and start communicating better with consumers.


The UK market continues to undergo 'seismic changes', says Félix Solís's Richard Cochrane

Published:  06 April, 2016

Speaking to Harpers ProWein, Félix Solís UK managing director Richard Cochrane highlighted the shifting topography of the UK wine market, describing "seismic changes" that continue to alter the retail landscape in ways that he suggests are of an unprecedented significance and scale, with major implications for those supplying the UK trade.


Analysis: The power of ProWein

Published:  01 April, 2016

With ProWein over for another year, looks back at one of the mightiest wine trade fairs around and hears what attendees and exhibitors had to say


ProWein 2016: The importance of brand building within the UK wine trade

Published:  22 March, 2016

This year's ProWein was marked by a distinct spilt that seems to be happening within the UK wine trade. Discovery of small producers and esoteric wines is growing in popularity, but simultaneously so is the emphasis on brand building within the wine trade. Bill Hardy, of UK's number one wine brand discussed the importance of why brand building is important in the UK wine trade.


ProWein 2016: The challenge of the falling South African rand

Published:  17 March, 2016

Between the bush fires, one of the most severe droughts in the last century and a toppling currency, South Africa has not had it easy in 2015. The currency specifically has been challenging for wine producers and could potentially pose a problem for wine producers in the year ahead.


Prowein 2016: Wine Australia's record presence at show reflects global growth of premium exports

Published:  15 March, 2016

Australia increased its stand space at Prowein by 30% this year, with some 46 exhibitors showing wines from 21 producing regions, aiming to build upon a renewed confidence rooted in growing global exports, including strong premium sales to Asia and growth in the US.


Prowein 2016: "English sparkling wine ready to take on Champagne" says Hambledon's Ian Kellett

Published:  15 March, 2016

English sparkling wine producers are on bullish form with a strong presence at ProWein reflecting a confidence in an industry that is looking to grow its production and exports significantly over the next couple of decades.


ProWein 2016: Anticipated record breaking visitor numbers at ProWein

Published:  15 March, 2016

On the final day of ProWein, a trade show considered by some to be one of the most important wine business trade fairs in the world, visitors numbers are expected to exceed last year's attendees figures.


Kingston Estate launches "next generation" of private-label wines at ProWein

Published:  14 March, 2016

South Australian winery Kingston Estate is launching three new Living Brands at ProWein this week.


ProWein 2016 preview

Published:  11 March, 2016

With the world of wine and spirits soon to descend on Düsseldorf for ProWein, Harpers delivers the essential knowledge on the largest drinks trade show


Concha y Toro's new research centre set to benefit wine industry throughout Chile

Published:  26 March, 2015

Concha y Toro hopes its new multi million pound research and innovation centre it has built in the heart of Chile's wine growing country will help the whole Chilean wine industry better understand what is possible from the country's wine producers.


Argentine wine entering a "new era", says legend of the industry Jose Zuccardi

Published:  24 March, 2015

A new generation of winemakers is helping Argentina enter a phase of "premiumisation" that concentrates of terroir-specific wines, a leading Mendoza winery has said.


Ridgeview to double production of its award winning English wine by 2020

Published:  23 March, 2015

Ridgeview, the award winning English winery, plans to double its production in the next five years as as an ambitious project of planting over 80 hectares of extra vines take effect.


Australian wine sees export value and volume growth for first time in seven years

Published:  20 March, 2015

Australian wine exports are showing positive growth in value and volume for the first time in seven years, according to new figures from the Australian Grape and Wine Authority.


ProWein 2015: Global currency fluctuations a key topic at this year's fair

Published:  19 March, 2015

The current fluctuations in currency exchange rates was the 'conversation of ProWein', particularly with the weakening euro and the strengthening US dollar having ripple effects on the global wine trade.