„ProWein is today the leading trade fair for wine worldwide! It is strategically very important to be here, you just can’t get around it any more!” Elodie le Dréan-Zannin, Head of Wine Department of Sud de France is convinced that it is worth to be here: “The public get’s more and more international, our wines get now to customers of Asia, like Korea or Japan. This inspire our winemakers to pick up new trends like alcohol-reduced wines, fancy etiquettes or closures made of glass. It is very inspiring to be here!”
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„ProWein is today the leading trade fair for wine worldwide! It is strategically very important to be here, you just can’t get around it any more!” Elodie le Dréan-Zannin, Head of Wine Department of Sud de France is convinced that it is worth to be here: “The public get’s more and more international, our wines get now to customers of Asia, like Korea or Japan. This inspire our winemakers to pick up new trends like alcohol-reduced wines, fancy etiquettes or closures made of glass. It is very inspiring to be here!”
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„ProWein has grown enormously“, Jérôme Degonde, Export Director of Estandon Vignerons from France, is astonished as he contemplates the modest start of the fair in only one hall with approximately 300 exhibitors 20 years ago. Even though it is not as familiar as it was, ProWein is still excellent to maintain or make new contacts. “Good things always get broadcasted by word-of-mouth recommendation. So does our rosé, which is getting - besides France and Germany - more and more popular in Baltic states and Russia.”
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„ProWein has grown enormously“, Jérôme Degonde, Export Director of Estandon Vignerons from France, is astonished as he contemplates the modest start of the fair in only one hall with approximately 300 exhibitors 20 years ago. Even though it is not as familiar as it was, ProWein is still excellent to maintain or make new contacts. “Good things always get broadcasted by word-of-mouth recommendation. So does our rosé, which is getting - besides France and Germany - more and more popular in Baltic states and Russia.”
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As PR & Social Media Director of the agency sopexa, Maren Henke appreciates ProWein very much because of the high quality of its professional visitors: “It attracts, among others, all important journalists of special-interest media.” That is why it is the best trade fair to launch innovations, she emphasizes. “We try f.ex. to position rosé wine as a good option also for the winter season, or to launch a sustainability seal that is proven to be a relevant buying criterion for the consumer.”
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As PR & Social Media Director of the agency sopexa, Maren Henke appreciates ProWein very much because of the high quality of its professional visitors: “It attracts, among others, all important journalists of special-interest media.” That is why it is the best trade fair to launch innovations, she emphasizes. “We try f.ex. to position rosé wine as a good option also for the winter season, or to launch a sustainability seal that is proven to be a relevant buying criterion for the consumer.”
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Anne-Sophie Meurgey-Penet, director of the french EARL Domain Jean-Marie Penet has seen the ProWein growing since its beginning in 1994. “Ever since the quality of the visitors has improved: They are fully-fledged, open to novelties, very international and very professional”, she raves. In her opinion, “ProWein has reached a top-level that is difficult to exceed.”
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Anne-Sophie Meurgey-Penet, director of the french EARL Domain Jean-Marie Penet has seen the ProWein growing since its beginning in 1994. “Ever since the quality of the visitors has improved: They are fully-fledged, open to novelties, very international and very professional”, she raves. In her opinion, “ProWein has reached a top-level that is difficult to exceed.”
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„Today we feel closely connected to ProWein, as we have passed several prosperous years together” states Antoine Laudet, Area Sales Manager at Jean-Marc Brocard, France. “Here you can just meet the right people at the right moment! Meanwhile our market has extended to Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Three days of fair ends up being very efficient, I only can recommend it!”
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„Today we feel closely connected to ProWein, as we have passed several prosperous years together” states Antoine Laudet, Area Sales Manager at Jean-Marc Brocard, France. “Here you can just meet the right people at the right moment! Meanwhile our market has extended to Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Three days of fair ends up being very efficient, I only can recommend it!”
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„ProWein is a remarkably professional and convenient trade fair with a very good ratio between quality and price. In my opinion, it should stay as it is.” Hervé Dupond, proprietary of Terroir et Talents, has got to know even ProWein’s precursor, Pro Vins. “Allthough ProWein is an annual fair, it is always highly attended. One reason is that it is the best period of the year to sell wine. Particularly new business contacts are initiated here!”
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„ProWein is a remarkably professional and convenient trade fair with a very good ratio between quality and price. In my opinion, it should stay as it is.” Hervé Dupond, proprietary of Terroir et Talents, has got to know even ProWein’s precursor, Pro Vins. “Allthough ProWein is an annual fair, it is always highly attended. One reason is that it is the best period of the year to sell wine. Particularly new business contacts are initiated here!”
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Friedrich Rieder from the Austrian vineyard Weinrieder remembers the very first year of ProWein well. “Although the facilities were still kept simple, we already had many top-class visitors. This hasn't changed. We meet a lot of international wine experts here. On the first day of this year's ProWein, we could already welcome guests from the USA and Russia.”
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Friedrich Rieder from the Austrian vineyard Weinrieder remembers the very first year of ProWein well. “Although the facilities were still kept simple, we already had many top-class visitors. This hasn't changed. We meet a lot of international wine experts here. On the first day of this year's ProWein, we could already welcome guests from the USA and Russia.”
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Karine Meyer, Directrice at Chateau Haut Gléon in France, is excited about the broad range of visitors. “This is why we have been taking part in ProWein since 20 years. This international trade fair is the most important one for us worldwide. For the anniversary year 2014, we brought the Château Haut Gléon AOP Corbieres Blanc. This wine is filled in a bottle that has been specially designed. It is geared to the traditional art of bottlemaking years ago.”
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Karine Meyer, Directrice at Chateau Haut Gléon in France, is excited about the broad range of visitors. “This is why we have been taking part in ProWein since 20 years. This international trade fair is the most important one for us worldwide. For the anniversary year 2014, we brought the Château Haut Gléon AOP Corbieres Blanc. This wine is filled in a bottle that has been specially designed. It is geared to the traditional art of bottlemaking years ago.”
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Christian Zeter, CEO of Weinagentur Zeter in Germany, knows ProWein to be THE meeting point for wine professionals. “We are happy to have such an international platform. We have already signed a lot of contracts in the first two days. For the ProWein anniversary, we brought a 100-Parker-Points wine, an Alto Moncayo, which is a very intense red wine from Spain. Let's go the whole hog!”
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Christian Zeter, CEO of Weinagentur Zeter in Germany, knows ProWein to be THE meeting point for wine professionals. “We are happy to have such an international platform. We have already signed a lot of contracts in the first two days. For the ProWein anniversary, we brought a 100-Parker-Points wine, an Alto Moncayo, which is a very intense red wine from Spain. Let's go the whole hog!”
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Exhibitor Franz Leth of the Austrian vineyard Leth has personally been at the ProWein for the last 20 years. “I appreciate the fact that this fair is open to professionals only. We export our wine into the whole world and we use the trade fair as a convenient meeting point with our customers to taste the new wines. In doing this, I recognize several likings of my audience. Recently, there is a trend in red wines towards the elegant, well-structured products, like the Pinot Noir.”
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Exhibitor Franz Leth of the Austrian vineyard Leth has personally been at the ProWein for the last 20 years. “I appreciate the fact that this fair is open to professionals only. We export our wine into the whole world and we use the trade fair as a convenient meeting point with our customers to taste the new wines. In doing this, I recognize several likings of my audience. Recently, there is a trend in red wines towards the elegant, well-structured products, like the Pinot Noir.”
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Horst Kolesch, head of the business unit of winegrowing at Juliusspital in Würzburg, Germany, remembers the very first beginnings of ProWein. “The Interwein in Frankfurt was very cramped at the time. This was why were happy to be part of an all new wine fair in Düsseldorf in 1994. What you can't imagine any more today: We could park the car directly next to our booth! What a difference to today's ProWein that has grown so much. For us, this trade fair has become the most important platform to present the new wines to a professional audience – sommeliers, caterers and specialist dealers.”
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Horst Kolesch, head of the business unit of winegrowing at Juliusspital in Würzburg, Germany, remembers the very first beginnings of ProWein. “The Interwein in Frankfurt was very cramped at the time. This was why were happy to be part of an all new wine fair in Düsseldorf in 1994. What you can't imagine any more today: We could park the car directly next to our booth! What a difference to today's ProWein that has grown so much. For us, this trade fair has become the most important platform to present the new wines to a professional audience – sommeliers, caterers and specialist dealers.”
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Jubilee exhibitor Michael Falchini of the Azienda Agricola Casale di Falchini analyses the market situation with the help of ProWein. “Things are constantly changing. Due to the internet, a good availability of wine is becoming more and more important. Customers want to order their products easily and receive them quickly. Besides the trade fair business, I try to see some of the city of Düsseldorf – the ProWein goes City-programme is really interesting and I hope to take part in it on Tuesday.”
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Jubilee exhibitor Michael Falchini of the Azienda Agricola Casale di Falchini analyses the market situation with the help of ProWein. “Things are constantly changing. Due to the internet, a good availability of wine is becoming more and more important. Customers want to order their products easily and receive them quickly. Besides the trade fair business, I try to see some of the city of Düsseldorf – the ProWein goes City-programme is really interesting and I hope to take part in it on Tuesday.”
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Philipp Wittmann of the German Vineyard Wittmann uses ProWein to meet his international business partners. “We have importers from Israel to Brasil, from Norway to South Africa. Where else could we meet them so easily? At ProWein, we always discover the latest trends. I think that in the future, important topics will be substainability, ecology and the skilled crafts of the small wine growers.”
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Philipp Wittmann of the German Vineyard Wittmann uses ProWein to meet his international business partners. “We have importers from Israel to Brasil, from Norway to South Africa. Where else could we meet them so easily? At ProWein, we always discover the latest trends. I think that in the future, important topics will be substainability, ecology and the skilled crafts of the small wine growers.”
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„Parallel to ProWein our contacts and range of wines have grown continuously in the last 20 years.” Dr. George Tsantalis, Vice President of the greek wine company Tsantali is very satisfied with this development. “Whether food retail service, gastronomy or mail-order trade, all sectors are present here. The internationality of importers increases, meanwhile we have participants from Canada, USA, Sweden, Finland and Norway. When you behave proactively, you can do very good business here!”
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„Parallel to ProWein our contacts and range of wines have grown continuously in the last 20 years.” Dr. George Tsantalis, Vice President of the greek wine company Tsantali is very satisfied with this development. “Whether food retail service, gastronomy or mail-order trade, all sectors are present here. The internationality of importers increases, meanwhile we have participants from Canada, USA, Sweden, Finland and Norway. When you behave proactively, you can do very good business here!”
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„The timing of ProWein is perfect! In March the wines are already mature enough, so that we can predict its potential for their launch into the market during the same year.” Patrick Mast, Export Director at Alliance Loire for Germany and Asia Pacific, is a loyal fan of ProWein. In his opinion, ProWein has evolved in a good way, due to its excellent organisation: “It is still comfortable to get here thanks to a good transportation system and infrastructure. Clear signposting makes it easy to orient oneself in the halls. All in all, it is a pleasure to be here!”
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„The timing of ProWein is perfect! In March the wines are already mature enough, so that we can predict its potential for their launch into the market during the same year.” Patrick Mast, Export Director at Alliance Loire for Germany and Asia Pacific, is a loyal fan of ProWein. In his opinion, ProWein has evolved in a good way, due to its excellent organisation: “It is still comfortable to get here thanks to a good transportation system and infrastructure. Clear signposting makes it easy to orient oneself in the halls. All in all, it is a pleasure to be here!”
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Sandrine Coulon is Agro Food and Promotion Project Manager at Pays de la Loire Service Promotion and represents this year 134 winemakers of the french region Loire. “We had to introduce a waiting list for our producers, to illustrate the big demand and importance of ProWein. If you want to grow, ameliorate your image and concretise your market, it is indispensable to be here!” In here eyes it would be great if “ProWein could keep its size more or less as it is, to assure the high quality of visitors and exhibitors for the next 20 years!”
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Sandrine Coulon is Agro Food and Promotion Project Manager at Pays de la Loire Service Promotion and represents this year 134 winemakers of the french region Loire. “We had to introduce a waiting list for our producers, to illustrate the big demand and importance of ProWein. If you want to grow, ameliorate your image and concretise your market, it is indispensable to be here!” In here eyes it would be great if “ProWein could keep its size more or less as it is, to assure the high quality of visitors and exhibitors for the next 20 years!”
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Thomas Hammerich, Sales manager at the Vineyard Bürgerspital from Würzburg, Germany, is really satisfied with the ProWein 2014. “We have – like in previous years – a very high quality of visitors. We could already reactivate some old clients and also talk to potentially new ones. ProWein is an absolute Must abroad, and that is a big help for our field crew. This year, Bürgerspital is presenting a discreet Silvaner that matches asparagus – an awesome combination for a good dinner.”
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Thomas Hammerich, Sales manager at the Vineyard Bürgerspital from Würzburg, Germany, is really satisfied with the ProWein 2014. “We have – like in previous years – a very high quality of visitors. We could already reactivate some old clients and also talk to potentially new ones. ProWein is an absolute Must abroad, and that is a big help for our field crew. This year, Bürgerspital is presenting a discreet Silvaner that matches asparagus – an awesome combination for a good dinner.”
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Roland Leininger, CEO of Winzergenossenschaft Jechtingen-Amoltern am Kaiserstuhl, knows what a good wine needs. “Freshness and fruit are important topics, like our Pinot Noir from Baden shows. This also proves true in the conversions at the fair. Here, we meet members of our large network. We have already closed some contracts.”
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Roland Leininger, CEO of Winzergenossenschaft Jechtingen-Amoltern am Kaiserstuhl, knows what a good wine needs. “Freshness and fruit are important topics, like our Pinot Noir from Baden shows. This also proves true in the conversions at the fair. Here, we meet members of our large network. We have already closed some contracts.”
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Peter Stecher, General Manager at wine dealer Stecher & Krahn, uses ProWein mainly to promote his new wines. “We supply mostly caterers, but also specialised dealers. In this area, it becomes more and more important to make small amounts of wine quickly available. Small dealers only buy a few bottles at a time, but nevertheless these have to be delivered quickly. We can handle that.”
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Peter Stecher, General Manager at wine dealer Stecher & Krahn, uses ProWein mainly to promote his new wines. “We supply mostly caterers, but also specialised dealers. In this area, it becomes more and more important to make small amounts of wine quickly available. Small dealers only buy a few bottles at a time, but nevertheless these have to be delivered quickly. We can handle that.”
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Gilles Berty, Managing Director of Producta Vignobles from France, appreciates that ProWein is situated in the center of Europe. “This year we present our premium brands from Bordeaux, such as Médoc or Saint-Estèphe. We have international visitors from the whole of Europe, but also from the USA and Asia. Its a very broad audience. In the 20 years of its history, ProWein has really increased well!”
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Gilles Berty, Managing Director of Producta Vignobles from France, appreciates that ProWein is situated in the center of Europe. “This year we present our premium brands from Bordeaux, such as Médoc or Saint-Estèphe. We have international visitors from the whole of Europe, but also from the USA and Asia. Its a very broad audience. In the 20 years of its history, ProWein has really increased well!”
Source: Messe Düsseldorf