The World Bulk Wine Exhibition is preparing its 6th edition, which has increased its exhibition space up to 6.000m2 at the Amsterdam’s RAI. This extension is due to the growing participation of professionals of the sector, who regularly attend this forum where some of the most important commercial transactions of the year are closed.
During this edition, the World Bulk Wine Exhibition expects to receive more than 6.000 professional visitors from all over the world. With regards to producers, nearly 200 wineries from sixteen different countries have already booked the area where they will present their various wine qualities to the participating importers and purchasers.
France, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Chile and South Africa are the countries with the highest number of participating wineries; however, winemakers from the United States, Moldavia, Australia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Austria, Ukraine, New Zealand and Uruguay will also be present with their best wines.
These are some of the opinions of the producing wineries that participated in the previous edition:
“With more than 2.300 hectares of own vineyards in one piece we are No. 1 in Europe. Now we want to show the world that Montenegro is able to produce good quality for good prices. Our authoctone varietals like Vranac show a lot of character. Buyers from countries like England, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Ukraine and the Netherlands were quite fond of that. Our first participation in WBWE was absolutely successful.”
Nikola Perović, Plantaze Podgorica (Montenegro)
“We wanted to show that the bulk wine sector has also a top end – and that a producer with 35 million liters production per year can handle the quality issue without any problems. More than 20 very interesting new contacts from all around the world show us that we are on the right way. WBWE is a very good exhibition, exactly the right place to go.”
Tony Stephen, Scheid Vineyards (California / USA)
“Excellent results for us at WBWE 2013. We were here for the third time and the exhibition is getting better every year. Most buyers came from countries like Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Russia, Scandinavia and France – but we even had people from Algeria, Japan and Bulgaria at the booth.”
Anneli Karsten, Lutzville Cape Diamond Wines (South Africa)