Guilty Pleasure Blog ProWein 2011
Düsseldorf ProWein 2011 (From 27 to 29 March)
by stasa cafuta & petra jurkowitsch (text and photo)
Sustainability and organic wine growing
Over 3,600 exhibitors from some 50 countries were present at ProWein. This corresponded to an increase of about 200 suppliers over the previous event. Once again all internationally relevant wine-producing nations in Europe and overseas were represented as well as exotic countries like Brazil and India. This uniquely comprehensive international range was used by over 38,000 trade visitors from the retail and catering trade on all major European markets as well as North America and Asia. The global trend towards sustainability and organic wine growing was reflected in all halls of the trade fair. This time It was my 6 visit and I have to admit, that I am looking forward the next ProWein. Why? Cause its well organized & you can taste the entire world at one place.
Comtes de Champagne, Tattinger; blanc de blancs 2000; Brut; 12%;France
Puilly Fume (Sauvignon) – Cuvee seduction; Jean Pabiot & Fils; 2008; dry; 13%; France
Torrontes; Dominio del Plata winery; 1010; dry; 12.5%; Argentina
Riesling Steinreich Spatlese; Weingut Heiner Sauer; 2009; off dry, 13%; Pfalz Germany
Zinfandel; Seghesio; 2009; dry; 15%; Sonoma - USA
On the show were also Slovenian wine makers:
Vinska klet Goriška Brda, Marof, Radgonske gorice, Vinakras, Vinakoper, Zlati grič, Vipava 1894, Ptujska klet - Pullus, Dveri Pax, Verus, P&F Jeruzalem Ormož.
The next ProWein will be from 4 to 6 March 2012.