The anniversary edition of ProWein, which took place in March 2019, was really special. The upcoming ProWein (March 15-17, 2020) promises greater results. About 6900 exhibitors from around the world are expected to participate in the exhibition. Undoubtedly, this is the largest and most important exhibition in the world of wines and spirits.
ProWein provides many opportunities for all participants in the wine industry. The exhibition helps to expand existing partnerships and to establish new ones. Additional tasting programs and seminars give new value to participants and visitors. During the 25th edition of ProWine, very important topics were addressed. They will have an impact on the wine industry in the future. Extremely interesting and useful lectures by prominent leaders have contributed to ProWine's recognition as the largest exhibition. The event helps develop the entire wine industry. Stuart Pigott, Paula Redes Sidore & blogger Peter Eichhorn are established leaders in the field of wine and spirits. They spoke about trends that will open new horizons for wine and spirits producers. They will make many professionals think and take new directions to develop their work. There are five wine trends you need to know.
Trend one: High altitude wines
Rare air: High altitude vineyards is one of the topics talked about by Stuart Pigott and Paula Redes Sidore
There is no getting around the fact that the diversity and richness of wine tastes come from the diversity of the climate and the richness of nature. Climate change also gives new high-quality wines the flavors which were offered and tested at ProWein 2019. One of the reasons winemakers turn to vineyard elevation in the future is climate change and the expectation of drought, which naturally will also affect the taste of the wine. Redes Sidore points out that wine students are trained in three classic types of climate: maritime, Mediterranean and continental. It suggests that the mountain climate is emerging as the fourth climate.
Trend two: Wine and cans
Wine is a national treasure. For many years, wine has been considered a valuable drink that you cannot afford to preserve, because canning means something cheap. But nowadays, when young people grow up with craft beers and it is easier and practical to buy cans, things are changing. If producers want to reach the young people for whom it is important that the drink is affordable and easy to consume, then they should also consider Wine in cans.
Trend three: Chenin Blanc and Gamay
These are two varieties of grapes that are quite neglected, but they are definitely very interesting. Pigott claims that Gamay is a variety that has great potential under new hotter climates. Chenin Blanc is also expected to become a well-known and modern wine.
Trend four: Field blends
Field blends are different varieties of wine that are sown in one place, grown under the same climatic conditions and in the same way. Farmers and winemakers have avoided this mixed seeding of different types of grapes, but in the modern wine industry, mixing is done in the vineyard instead of in the cellar.
Trend five: Vegan wine
This trend was not emphasized by Pigott and Redes Sidore, but in a conversation with many ProWein producers, it became clear that vegan wine was quickly becoming a topic of great interest - inspired by consumer demand, especially in large markets.
These are the topics covered in lectures and seminars during ProWine 2019. Many new and exciting trends are expected in 2020.
ProWein 2020: The largest international wine and spirits exhibition in the world will be held March 15-17, 2020. If you are a wine and spirits connoisseur and want to keep up with fashion, learn new trends and keep up with the development of the wine industry, you can't miss ProWein 2020!