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Thursday 19 April 2018

Prosecco Springs

13th March, 2018

Prosecco Springs is London’s foremost festival solely dedicated to Prosecco.

Following the sell out success of its inaugural event earlier this year, the capital’s original and best Prosecco festival will be back bigger and better for 2018, with more leading producers, more masterclasses, more Italian food and more Prosecco all round.

A premium four day celebration of North East Italy’s finest export, Prosecco Springs will be expanding outside* into the newly built outdoor park between Oval Space and The Pickle Factory.

Experience a slice of Veneto in the heart of East London, with tastings, Italian food, live music and more.

db Awards 2018

5th March, 2018

Now in its 16th year, The Drinks Business Awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

Unveiled each year at the London Wine Fair, this is a chance for outstanding companies and individuals to win high profile recognition in front of some of the industry’s most influential representatives.

Click here for more information and to enter this year’s competition

The City Wine Show

24th January, 2018

After a first show sold out in September 2017, we are proud to announce that The City Wine Show 2018 will be back at Stationers Hall on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April.

City Wine ShowLooking for the finest Pinot Noirs on the market? Want to discover exciting new wine trends? Or simply want to understand the difference between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc?

The City Wine Show will give you the opportunity to chat with producers from around the world.

A Discovery Zone manned by our team of wine experts will guide you through hundreds of award-winning wines from the drinks business’ Global Masters competitions.

A range of exciting free Masterclasses will be available to discover some of wine’s best kept secrets.

A limited number of Prestige Masterclasses will also be available to show you the finest wines on the market.

The City Wine Show will take place on Friday 13th April from 1pm to 9pm and from 1pm to 8pm on Saturday 14th.

 

Vinisud

29th November, 2017

On February 18, 19 and 20, 2018, VINISUD World of Mediterranean Wines invites industry members from across the globe to a show focusing on three fundamental issues: effective marketing, unearthing new gems, and exploring the latest consumer trends. The first international business event of the year takes place at the Montpellier Exhibition Centre.

VINISUD, one of the four pillars of a week dedicated to wine: a pivotal event for all industry members

In 2018, for the first time ever, VINISUD will round off a week packed with opportunities for connecting French and international wine players. After VINOVISION at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre from February 12 to 14, the WWM GLOBAL Paris business meetings at the 5‐star
Hôtel du Collectionneur from February 14 to 17, and FIA from February 17 to 19, VINISUD will be the fourth highlight of this ‘Wine Week’, whose aim is to be ever more in tune with the needs of wine industry members in France and internationally. World of Mediterranean Wines: a format showcasing the identity of wines from the South and an evolving market

Mediterranean wines are a key component of the international wine arena, representing 28.7% of global production* in 2015 and a third of world exports (28.5% in 2016). In 2018, VINISUD will be offering a number of different free‐pour tasting formats so that visitors can discover these gems.

The show will also be providing new ways of interpreting the wine world, with areas highlighting tomorrow’s players, wine tourism and digital technologies. VINISUD as a bellwether for new trends: turning the spotlight on sustainable development and ethical accountability

With its finger constantly on the pulse of innovation and the needs of its exhibitors and visitors, VINISUD gives pride of place to current and future trends. In 2018, it will be focusing on analysing the growing trend for responsible drinking. A complete range of events will revolve around this major topic, including a survey of responsible initiatives by producers, an educational exhibition on sustainable initiatives in the “Palais Méditerranéen”, and the results of three exclusive studies conducted internationally which will be revealed in full during the show:

  • “An overview of ethical consumerism in France and worldwide”. The study, conducted with GRAINES DE CHANGEMENT identifies emerging trends.
  • “Consumer trends in New York v Paris”, conducted with SOWINE compares two key cities for the wine market, with a particular focus on consumer choices in terms of responsible consumption and the influence of environmentally accountable labelling as a buying cue.
  • “The International Observatory for Mediterranean Wines”, the second study conducted with WINE INTELLIGENCE reveals how the vitality of Mediterranean wines is progressing worldwide.

*Source, Wine Intelligence 2017

 

ABOUT VINISUD

Over 30,000 international visitor admissions representing 70 nationalities, including 400 international VIP buyers recruited by VINISUD and Sud de France as part of the International Business Forum (FIA).

Nearly 1,500 exhibitors with attendance by all Southern marketing boards and countries around the Mediterranean.

Zones promoting innovation and the identity of wines and producer regions:

  • The PALAIS MÉDITERRANÉEN with over 2,000 products presented on a free‐pour basis in conjunction with the Languedoc‐Roussillon branch of the French Oenologists’ Association
  • The SPARKLING ZONE dedicated to sparkling wines
  • EXPRESSION MÉDITERRANÉENNE by VINISUD and WINE MOSAIC, an area designed for rare and unusual grape varieties
  • The NEW WAVE which showcases new wine growers and tomorrow’s market players
  • MEDITERRANEAN WINE TOURISM in association with Winetourisminfrance.com, to promote specific features of wine culture
  • The DIGITAL HUB, the nerve centre of Vinisud’s digital ecosystem, hosted by the SOWINE agency

 

Spirits & More

29th November, 2017

In 2018, ROME becomes the SPIRITS WORLD CAPITAL.

An event of international standard designed for professionals, enthusiasts, people with curiosity, nightlife aficionados, which will host some of the biggest players in distillation: niche labels.

In Fiera Roma, distillers and bartenders will meet managers in the Horeca field and admirers of the art of distillation: everyone will be ready to mix, shake and savour the TRUE ROMAN SPIRIT!

 

From MAY 19TH TO MAY 21ST, three days entirely devoted to the CULTURE OF MIXING & TASTING.

For the first time in Italy, an event both horizontal, with spirit categories across the board, and vertical, focusing on the main spirits – gin, rum, vodka and whisky – with the chance to branch out even with soft drinks and beer.

 

Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th the fair will be open to the public.
Monday, May 21st, the fair will be reserved exclusively to workers in the sector.

Spirited London

29th November, 2017

The Spirits Business magazine will bring some of the world’s best craft spirits and cocktails together under one roof for a new unmissable London event in 2018: Spirited.

The event will host a range of different spirits stands, offering consumers the opportunity to chat with producers from around the world.

Spirited will also feature a ‘New Products Zone’, where spirits enthusiasts can discover the latest creations and drinks trends. Brands exhibiting at the event include household names and unique spirits crafted at small distilleries in the UK and overseas.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to peruse a World Bar, offering a selection of cocktails from 20 countries around the world. Entry to Spirited is priced at £30 and includes canapés, cocktails and a goodie bag.

Trade session between 12pm – 4pm.

Consumer session 5pm – 10pm.

VinoVision Paris

29th November, 2017

VinoVision is the 1st international cool climate wine exhibition, dedicated to professionals. It represents all the French cool climate wine trade associations.

VinoVision Paris answers the need for a convivial wine trade exhibition: showcase your wines and your brands in central yet congenial marketplace, and grow your business and raise your profile with industry buyers. Ideally located in Paris, VinoVision proposes a fresh take on cool climate wines. VinoVision Paris is an exhibition where exhibitors can grow their business and raise their profile with visitors.

Prowein 2018

23rd November, 2017

Pink Rosé Festival

23rd November, 2017

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL ROSE WINE FESTIVAL DEDICATED TO THE PROFESSIONALS
Following a highly successful first edition, with more that 700 targeted meetings bringing together 62 producers and 48 carefully selected  international buyers, the Pink Rosé Festival will once again be putting rosé wine in the spotlight from Wednesday 7th February to Friday 9th February 2018 at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes. And to highlight it’s international impact, the show will be breaking into Asia by way of the Pink Rosé Lounge at the heart of the ProWine Shanghai in November 2017.

PINK ROSE FESTIVAL – PUTTING ROSE WINE IN THE SPOTLIGHT
After historically low harvests, the 2017 vintage risked being a difficult year for many of those in the wine industry, not only in France, but also in other European countries and the United States. Pink Rosé Festival decided this year to take on board this challenge, aware that the buyers would take a place quickly especially for the rosé wines. Thanks to the guaranteed personalised meetings, the Pink Rosé Festival will allow buyers to guarantee the procurement of the wines they are after, and for the producers it will allow them to diversify their market share in these difficult times.

PINK ROSE FESTIVAL – PRODUCERS FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF EUROPE
Pink Rosé Festival will bring together more than 100 producers with the majority being French and Italian however the Spanish, Israelis and even Romanians will also be in attendance. These producers will present their full range including the all-important organic wines. Pink Rosé Festival is recognised now more than ever as the international platform for exchange between producer and buyer and differentiates itself dramatically from the more traditional trade shows where the producer would only have their stand in which showcase themselves. At Pink Rosé Festival, each producer has a minimum of 16 appointments, each one carefully curated by using the precise profiles and requests of both the producers and the buyers. Each meeting lasts 30 minutes and is held over two full days with a set schedule, enabling both the producer and buyer to meet according to their pre-set agendas. These meetings are completely guaranteed.

PINK ROSE FESTIVAL – THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PINK FESTIVAL
Following on from last year’s model, Pink Rosé Festival is organised around three main events.

The Tasting Zone
Located in the exhibition zone, allowing all visitors to taste the rosé wines from every producer present at the show in one dedicated area and in a self-service format.

The Materclass
Lively tasting sessions held by well-known professionals for all buyers. These classes have priority places for those without pre-established meetings.

The Pink Rosé Festival Awards 2018
Undoubtedly the highlight of the show, the Pink Awards 2018 is an innovative ceremony that honours the stars of the rosé wine industry. The trophies awarded celebrate the marriage between a particular dish from a chef in Cannes and the rosé wine of the exhibitor. A jury, composed of chefs and sommeliers from prestigious five star properties in Cannes, will judge who will become the deserved winners of the Palmarès au Palais des Festivals, a reference to the glitz and glamour of the awards that Cannes is renown for.

PINK ROSE FESTIVAL – EXPERIENCED ORGANISERS
For 20 years, Beyond Exhibit has worked alongside other professional show organisers, providing them with advice and solutions. Laurent Fiore, Director of Beyond Exhibit and founder of the Pink Rosé Festival, brings not only his vast knowledge and experience in trade shows but also his passion for the world of wine, highlighted by his international trade activities that he developed a few years ago. Jean-Marc Ducasse, a trained oenologist, has operated for more than 40 years as an international wine buyer.

Doña Paula Masterclass

26th September, 2017

Join Dona Paula and The Drinks Business for this Masterclass which will showcase some excellent back vintages in a vertical tasting.

Dona Paula is a premium Estate winery, producing in the best areas of Mendoza for the last 20 years. This Masterclass will showcase wines produced from a range of climate and soil combinations, to demonstrate the influence of terroir and ageing on a range of Malbec expressions.

The Masterclass will be presented by Dona Paula’s Chief Winemaker, Marcos Fernandez, who will be joined on the panel by The Drinks Business Editor-in-Chief, Patrick Schmitt MW.

The tasting will be divided into two parts:Marcos Fernandez

1. Effect of climate and soil in quality of Argentinian Malbecs.

2. Short vertical of aged Argentinian Malbec.

Part of the tasting will focus on terroir research that has been done by microvinifying a number of Malbec samples from areas both within and outside of Mendoza. The aim is to taste around 4-5 microvinified wines and discuss the differences in style and taste of each of the Malbecs from different soils, altitudes, aspects, weather conditions and more. The tasting will include wine from Salta, wines from different Mendoza regions and Dona Paula Seleccion de Bodega 2010, 2011 and 2012.

To Register visit: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/dona-paula/