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Tech: An AI-enabled future

Published:  15 April, 2024

AI was the hot topic at this year’s Prowein, with AI-produced cuvées showcasing what is possible. Jo Gilbert reports.


Analysis: Burgundy’s alternative sale

Published:  08 April, 2024

The Hospices de Nuits auction has its sights set on international growth. Andrew Catchpole joined BIVB president Laurent Delauney to discover how.


Prowein celebrates 30th anniversary as Vinexpo comes up behind

Published:  15 March, 2024

Prowein closed its doors on its 30th show this week, having welcomed thousands of visitors to the 17 well-trodden halls of the Messe Düsseldorf.


Prowein 2024: Wine industry needs to professionalise to survive

Published:  12 March, 2024

Economic sustainability is the big topic at Prowein this year, as the global cost of living crisis chafes against the challenges of decreasing consumption rates and an overabundance of supply. 


Moldova unveils new AI-produced cuvées at Prowein

Published:  12 March, 2024

The controversial world of advanced technology has taken a new direction this week, as Wine of Moldova launches two new cuvées produced by AI at the 2024 edition of Prowein.


Simpsons’ exports on the rise

Published:  07 March, 2024

Kent-based Simpsons’ Wine Estate is flying the flag for English wine exports following news of further expansion in the Scandinavian market.


Record number of English wines at ProWein 2024

Published:  04 March, 2024

The highest-ever number of English wine producers will be exhibiting at ProWein this year, WineGB has confirmed.


Staff shortages affect 45% of wine industry Prowein finds

Published:  11 October, 2023

According to new research published by Prowein, 45% of businesses in the wine industry have been affected by staff shortages over the last two years.


ProWein survey reveals opportunities for no-low and sparkling wines

Published:  24 April, 2023

In a survey of nearly 2,500 wine experts from 47 countries, a special report from Prowein 2022 suggests 46% of producers and merchants want to adapt their portfolios to market trends.


Prowein 2023: The Harpers rundown

Published:  22 March, 2023

Innovation, sustainability, organic wine and the ‘immediacy’ of embracing alternative formats were common threads which ran throughout this year’s Prowein, as the event descended once more for a predictably rainy yet bustling three days in Düsseldorf.


Wine Paris eyes ‘big potential’ to grow international reach

Published:  15 February, 2023

Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris believes it has the potential to grow the international (non-French) side of the show to 40% of the mix, in a challenge to the dominance of rival German fair Prowein.


Powering up Pinot Grigio

Published:  19 May, 2022

With a new export drive underway to key markets including the UK, the DOC delle Venezie Consorzio is looking to put a premium bounce in the step of its Pinot Grigio, setting itself above the run-of-the-mill.


Climate change a ‘strong threat’ for six out of 10 wineries

Published:  23 February, 2022

Sustainability is to form a “real pillar” of this year’s ProWein, with the challenge of matching economic sustainability with environmental goals acknowledged as a key issue for producers and trade alike.


London Wine Fair pushed back by ProWein

Published:  27 January, 2022

London Wine Fair (LWF) has shifted to new dates in summer in response to a clash created by the move of rival exhibition ProWein.


Outrage over ‘cynical’ ProWein move

Published:  21 January, 2022

The UK trade has expressed its outrage that ProWein has changed its date to clash with the London Wine Fair (LWF) in 2022 – while also expressing deep sympathy for the LWF which is due to return in physical form for the first time in two years.


London Wine Fair brands ProWein move ‘aggressive’

Published:  20 January, 2022

The London Wine Fair (LWF) organisers have called the new direct clash between their event and a rescheduled ProWein a ‘direct attack’ on the UK’s biggest wine trade show event.


ProWein May reschedule to clash with LWF

Published:  20 January, 2022

Messe Düsseldorf, the body responsible for organising ProWein, has confirmed that the trade fair will not take place in March as originally planned.


ProWein postponement likely

Published:  14 January, 2022

It looks almost certain that ProWein is being postponed, with several German publications apparently confirming that the show is being pushed back from March to May, along with a number of exhibitors. 


ProWein goes full steam ahead for 2022

Published:  09 November, 2021

ProWein, the world’s biggest wine show, is to be held as a physical event in March 2022.


WSET and Prowein join forces to help young wine professionals

Published:  04 November, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has joined forces with Prowein to launch an initiative to train and support ambitious young wine professionals.