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Britain’s wine producers in show of strength at ProWein

Wine industry UK

WineGB stand at the trade fair will have the highest number of English producers in the event’s history.

WineGB, the national association for the English and Welsh wine industry, is returning to ProWein this year with the largest-ever presence of its producers: nine English wine brands will exhibit at the German wine fair in Düsseldorf from March 19-21, regarded as the world´s most important trade fair for the global wine and spirits sector.

These are the English wine brands exhibiting at ProWein:

These producers between them span much of England’s wine-producing regions from Kent to Devon, according to WineGB. Based on 2021 sales data, exports of English and Welsh wines, shipped to 30 different countries, account for around four per cent of all UK wine sales, with UK sparkling wine shipments rising 33 per cent in 2021. The focus across the producers at the German trade fair will be a range of classic method English sparkling wines, while some of them will also show their still wines, primarily those produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Key market growth is driven by Scandinavia, with Norway the largest market; other export markets include Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

“The wine industry of Britain is thriving and engaging with an ever-growing crowd of followers and fans across the world as more and more trade buyers, influencers, and consumers recognise the word-class credentials of our wines,” said Simon Thorpe, CEO of WineGB.

As of February 20, 73 exhibitors have registered for the trade fair in Düsseldorf. Last December, Peter Schmitz was appointed the new Director of ProWein.

Robert Prazak
Editor Falstaff International
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