Top wine fairs of 2014

VINITALY, 6-9 April, International Exhibition Center, Verona

vinitalyAnother beast of an exhibition, be sure to pack a pair of comfy shoes before you fly. Once there, you can expect to see over 4,000 exhibitors in an area of 152,000 square metres at this four-day show.

Now in its 48th year, Vinitaly features a number of events, exhibitions, tastings and workshops for the 48,000 visitors who travel to Verona from more than 110 countries. The international leaning is one of the features of Vinitaly, with just 50% of visitors coming from EU countries. More than 20% of those who attend come from North America and around 24% come from the rest of Europe and Asia.

Vinitaly takes place alongside olive oil, food production and packaging fairs.

The main hall of the fair has been expanded this year to make room for a new initiative – VinInternational, set to bring together exhibitors from all over the wine world and offer a tasting area dedicated to discovering new wines from across the globe. Also new is Vinitalybio – a 1,000 square metre area created in collaboration with FederBio dedicated to certified organic and biodynamic wines from around the world.

www.vinitaly.com

One Response to “Top wine fairs of 2014”

  1. Erik says:

    Good list of fairs. But I can assure you from personal experience that Vinitaly does NOT have 20% of visitors coming from North America, that’s just marketing talk. The vast majority are Italians, with some 30% from abroad.

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