Thomas Brandl, WBWE-Ambassador for Eastern Europe:<br /> “The WBWE is a unique fair where, for two days, one can enjoy the widest ranging wine selection in the world and discover the new 2015 harvest from wineries belonging to 20 different countries”

Thomas Brandl, WBWE-Ambassador for Eastern Europe:
“The WBWE is a unique fair where, for two days, one can enjoy the widest ranging wine selection in the world and discover the new 2015 harvest from wineries belonging to 20 different countries”

Eastern Europe continues to place its bets on the World Bulk Wine Exhibiton, which will be held on the coming 23rd and 24th of November at the Amsterdam’s RAI.

 

At WBWE 2015 Moldova – which used to be the most important wine supplier during Soviet Union times – will be present with a huge array of different wines, some of them based on indigenous varietals as Feteasca Alba, Rara Neagra or Feteasca Negra. In comparison with the country’s first participation organized by the National Office for Vines and Wines (NOVV) in 2014, booth surface of Moldova will grow for 50 percent! 13 wineries will show in Amsterdam that they can easily compete on international markets with the qualities they are producing nowadays. Other Eastern and South Eastern European countries like Hungary, Greece or Georgia show up at WBWE 2015 as well – and for the first time ever there will be a producer from Kosovo at the trade fair. For the next years, WBWE organizers expect further growth from this region of the world, as several important wineries have announced their participation as visitors for 2015.

"Due to huge investments in vineyards restructuring and harvesting and cellar technology wine quality in Eastern European countries is constantly rising in the last years", says Thomas Brandl, WBWE-Ambassador for Eastern Europe and a keen expert on this field. Most wineries in countries like Moldova, Macedonia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Hungary or Romania have difficulties selling their quality wines at a good price points on international markets because of their lack of reputation, therefore they focus on bulk. So buyers can find very good qualities for interesting Prices there.

Besides the East Europe countries, Germany, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, China, the United States, France, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain are the countries that will be participating in the WBWE for the time being.

Taking into account the number of registered exhibitors at present, the WBWE shows an increase of 15% in the number of participants compared to last year, in addition to a growth of 20% in the exhibition space.

These are important figures for a fair which brings together most of the bulk wine producing and exporting countries. The 20 exhibiting countries represent more than 85% of the international offer for this wine sector, which continues to grow in quality and quantity every year. The WBWE displays an ample range of bulk and bag-in-box wines, from appellation wines with a protected geographical indication to those with a varietal appellation, as well as generic wines intended for either mixing, or making sparkling wine or flavored wine such as vermouth. This diverse offer and the potential for multiple sales contracts, as well as origin to destination packaging agreements, make this international gathering a very exclusive one indeed.

 

 

WBWE 2015

The seventh edition of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition will be held on the coming 23rd and 24th of November at the Amsterdam’s RAI.

Companies from 21 different countries will be attending the 7th World Bulk Wine Exhibition, the biggest trade fair worldwide regarding business transactions. Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, China, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and the United States are the countries that will be participating in the WBWE for the time being.

Taking into account the number of registered exhibitors at present, the WBWE shows an increase of 15% in the number of participants compared to last year, in addition to a growth of 20% in the exhibition space.

These are significant data for a trade fair that puts together the most important wineries from all over the world. The provisional list of exhibitors can be checked here: https://www.worldbulkwine.com/ing/expositores2015.php.

However, the importance of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition does not lie in the number of participating winemakers, but in the amount of wine that is transacted and in the turnover generated at the fair. After six editions, the World Bulk Wine Exhibition has become the biggest fair in the world devoted to wine commercialization, in terms of volume.

World Bulk Wine Exhibition