On the strength of the success achieved last year, on 16th October 2014, the Consortium “i Vini del Piemonte” took part, as the guest region, in the International Wine Show of Prague
Arriving at its 13th edition, the International Wine Show is one of the main fairs dedicated to wine organized in the Czech Republic. The exhibition, which takes place twice a year, is exclusively dedicated to accredited sector professionals (distributors, importers, sommeliers, restaurateurs, journalists, etc.) and every edition attracts some 500 participants. The exhibitors come from various different countries, mainly, but not exclusively, European such as Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Spain, and also Argentina.
A producers’ delegation of the Consortium “i Vini del Piemonte” took part in the autumn edition of the International Wine Show, which took place on Thursday 16th October 2014, in the prestigious Hilton Hotel of Prague, one of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels of the Czech capital.
The Piedmontese producers were inside the Italian Area at the “Piazza Piemonte” stand. As guest region,Piedmont had great visibility mainly thanks to a specific and well recognizable set-up.
The increased economic development that the Czech Republic has enjoyed, starting from 2004, after it entered the European Union, has caused a general increase in consumption and imports. In particular, wine consumption, which for 80% is based on imported products, has had high growth in recent years, gaining positions in comparison to beer, which today is still the most consumed drink. The wine culture is rapidly making inroads: with a boost of 38% in the last five years, the Czech market is the most important of the Eastern-European area for what concerns wine imports and in 2012 it took the 14th place among the wine importers at an international level.
Italy is the first wine exporting Country in the Czech Republic for volumes, followed by France, which indeed is first in terms of expense: considering that the Czech population is showing a growing interest towards quality wines and a strong attention towards the country of origin, in order to maintain and strengthen its own record, Italy needs to improve the quality level of the exported product.
– 11.00am-7.00pm – Event dedicated to trade: workshop and meetings between producers and importers, distributors, restaurateurs, representatives of the HO.RE.CA. system, journalists of the sector etc.
– Opening to the public: access (upon payment of a ticket) in a separate hall where it was possible to taste wines.
– Andreas Wickhoff, Austrian Master of Wines, selected the best wine from each producer and proposed its personal tasting list.
Azienda Agricola Crivelli – Castagnole Monferrato (AT)
Bussia Soprana Az. Agr. – Monforte d’Alba (CN)
Tenuta Carretta – Piobesi d’Alba (CN)
Fontanafredda – Serralunga d’Alba (CN)
Az. Agr. Ghilino Federico – Monforte d’Alba (CN)
Mauro Molino – La Morra (CN)
Beccaria – Ozzano Monferrato (AL)
Ferraris Agricola – Castagnole Monferrato (AT)
Guasti Clemente – Nizza Monferrato (AT)
Az. Agr. Poderi Roset – Verduno (CN)
Az. Vinicola Viglione Antonio e Figli srl – Monteu Roero (CN)
Runchet – Treiso (CN)
La Torricella – Monforte d’Alba (CN)