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April 05, 2018

WEINmesse berlin: Anniversary debut features new vintages

Average per capita wine consumption in Germany is 21 litres annually. According to the German Wine Institute (DWI) the current trend is towards the consumption of more white wines. Visitors to the WEINmesse berlin can learn more about their own personal preferences from 4 to 6 May 2018. As well as the increasingly popular white wines, 270 wine producers from Germany and abroad are also offering countless red wines, rosés and sparkling wines for tasting. The invitation to this ’anniversary debut’ on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds is being extended to wine enthusiasts as well as to trade visitors such as wine merchants and representatives of the catering and hotel industries.

It is a ‘debut’ because Messe Berlin is staging this event together with German Wine Marketing (DWM) for the first time. And at the same time it is a significant ’anniversary’ because WEINmesse berlin is taking place for the 25th time. It is now a fixture on the calendar of events in Berlin dealing with the finer things of life. The trade fair began in 1994 at Schöneberg city hall, moving later to the main hall of Tempelhof airport and subsequently to the Station Berlin convention centre. As it transfers to the exhibition halls around Berlin’s Funkturm radio tower, this event for the trade and the public opens a new chapter in its ongoing success.

The timing is also new: previously held in January or February, in future this wine fair will be taking place in May. “The change to a different time of year enables visitors to taste the new 2017 vintages for the first time”, explains Karel Heijs, divisional director at Messe Berlin. “Moreover the Messe Berlin halls provide wine producers and exhibitors with more space for their displays”, Heijs adds.

At WEINmesse berlin the focus is on German wines from all of the country’s 13 wine producing regions. In addition to the opportunities for tasting, visitors to the fair can also make direct contact with vintners, who can provide details about the cultivation, origin and special characteristics of fine wines and, if required, can also take orders. The portfolio includes exclusive and award-winning wines such as the German Riesling Grosse Gewächse, Spanish Gran Reservas and Italian Brunello di Montalcinos. Limited edition wines will also be on display, whose outstanding quality and small quantities mean that they are not available from retailers or wholesalers either. Delicatessen stands in the halls will be offering international specialities for anyone who develops an appetite in between tastings.

German Wine Marketing (DWM) stages the international Wine Trophies in Germany, Portugal and Asia, and is the world’s largest organiser of officially recognised wine judging events, at which 700 international experts from 41 countries tasted and awarded prizes to almost 18,000 wines last year.

Contact: DWM - Deutsche Wein Marketing GmbH,

Am Borsigturm 1, 13507 Berlin, tel.: + 49 (0)30 - 4303 7300,