International event dedicated to good, clean and fair wine, now in its second edition, Slow Wine Fair Bologna 2023 was held at BolognaFiere from 26 to 28 February. On display are hundreds of Italian and international wineries and over 3,000 labels, told through meetings between producers, tastings and conferences.
Many arrivals from abroad
Over 10,000 admissions, half of which were sector operators who appreciated the homogeneity of the wines on offer, selected according to the quality requirements defined by Slow Food in the Good, Clean and Fair Wine Manifesto, thanks to the Slow Wine guide and the commission of Italian and international taster who tasted the labels not mentioned in the guide.
The presence from abroad at the Slow Wine Fair Bologna 2023 was significant. In particular, a few hundred selected buyers arrived also thanks to the collaboration of ICE and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Arrivals concerned in particular the United States, Great Britain, China and Germany.
Also notable is the participation in the 9 scheduled masterclasses, as well as the meetings in the Slow Wine Arena-Reale Mutua and in the Sala Opera.
These are some of the aspects that characterized the three-day event, in which both the organizing body BolognaFiere and Slow Food, which oversaw the artistic direction, believed in from the outset.
An unexpected success
The success of Slow Wine Fair Bologna 2023 https://slowinefair.slowfood.it/, together with Marca, Sana and the new Mercato dei Vini dei Vignaioli Indipendenti, which will debut in November, therefore confirms BolognaFiere as one of the main exhibition centers for international b2b exhibitions of the agri-food sector.
“In the light of the results obtained by the Slow Wine Fair in both qualitative and quantitative terms, we are happy to have immediately embraced the happy intuition of Slow Food, giving space and voice to a wine world that looks to the future with conscience and commitment” he underlined Antonio Bruzzone, general manager of BolognaFiere, making an appointment for the third edition from 25 to 27 February 2024.
Growing buyers and visitors
Looking at the numbers, Slow Wine Fair Bologna 2023 welcomed 750 wineries (+50% compared to last year), present on an exhibition area that doubled compared to the last edition (2 pavilions for a total of 20,000 m2).
Over 100 international producers with a presence in particular from France, China and North Macedonia. Four thousand labels from the tasting counter, attended by both an audience of enthusiasts and professionals, such as innkeepers, distributors, restaurateurs, wine merchants, sommeliers and buyers.
Among the 2023 novelties, the exhibition areas dedicated to the Amaro d’Italia Fair, promoted by Amaroteca and the National Amaro d’Italia Association, and to the selection of producers of innovative technological solutions, systems, equipment and services connected to the wine supply chain, the true partners of sustainability.