The World Bulk Wine Exhibition closes its registration period with a record high of wineries and countries attending
With less than one month to go before celebrating its 3rd edition, the World Bulk Wine Exhibition has closed its registration period with a record number of participants in terms of exhibiting wineries, buyers that have confirmed their attendance and countries that will be represented in what is the largest international event for the bulk wine industry.
Bulk wine importing companies from all over the world will attend the WBWE on 21 and 22 November, including Cofco from China, NWT from Russia and Kataoka & Co from Japan, where they will be able to sample wines from 11 different countries. Bulk wines that demonstrate the great quality that exists in this sector presented by more than a hundred wineries from Argentina, Australia, Chile, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa and Uruguay.
The buyers that have confirmed their attendance at the event come from 40 different countries, including Angola, Nigeria, India, Thailand, Sierra Leone, the United States, Canada and almost all European countries.
A COMMITMENT TO THE SECTOR
It is also important to highlight the companies that support the WBWE with their sponsorship. Companies that have been involved in this event from the beginning, such as JF Hillebrand, the world’s leading logistics provider to the beverage trade; as well as others of great significance for the sector, such as Nomacroc, whose synthetic wine corks have become the most-used alternative wine closures in the world; Purac, a leader in its sector and in the global market of lactic acid and its derivatives; and Pera, one of the most important manufacturers of wine machinery in the world.
The international wine press has also been a great ally to this event since the beginning, through sponsorship by publications such as Meininger’s Wine Business International, Weinwirtschaft, Diario del Vino, La Journée Vinicole, Il Corriere Vinicolo, Vitisphere and El Correo del Vino.
A COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
The pursuit of quality in bulk wine has been the event’s raison d’être since the beginning, and, for this reason, the World Bulk Wine Exhibition and the publishing company Meininger have launched a competition to promote and reward quality in bulk wines from all over the world, in line with the philosophy of this international gathering of buyers and producers.
Another fundamental focus of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition is the need to promote discussion among professionals in the industry and, to this end, it has organised a series of lectures endorsed by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), and dedicated to Good oenological practices and the improvement of bulk wine quality.
This series will feature some well-known figures, such as Barbara Iasello, a member of the OIV’s Statistics Committee; Manuel Civera, the general secretary of Azumancha; Rafael del Rey, the director of the Spanish Wine Market Observatory (OEMV); and Antonio Piracci, a university lecturer and researcher with extensive work in Italy.
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About to celebrate its third anniversary, the World Bulk Wine Exhibition is not only the most important international event for bulk wine professionals, but also a major focal point for business, with such influence in the world’s bulk wine markets that it has the ability to affect prices and trends.
THE WORLD BULK WINE EXHIBITION
The World Bulk Wine Exhibition is organised by the Spanish company Pomona Keepers. Soon to celebrate its third edition, on 21 and 22 November at the RAI Elicium in Amsterdam, the World Bulk Wine Exhibition has established itself as an exclusive space in which to discover and become acquainted with the best bulk wines from all over the world, soon after harvesting has finished.