3rd SPARKLING FESTiVAL
Taste international top sparkling wine!
Unique in Europe
On June 3rd, 2019, the International Sparkling Festival will take the centerstage of the European sparkling wine business, presenting a unique selection of over 150 sparkling wines produced in traditional method. Nested within the tasting event, the International Sparkling Wine Symposium - a newly conceived half-day conference - will deal with current topics such as climate change, quality control and protection of the characteristics of the individual winegrowing regions.
Already in its third edition the International Sparkling Festival will host over 50 of Europe’s best independent sparkling wine houses. The exhibitors come from Germany, England, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, and South Africa. Participation is by invitation only.
In most cases the winemakers will be present personally to meet a crowd of more than 300 wine professionals and consumers.
In addition there are two more highlights: a tasting of base wines to evolving sparkling wines. And the International Sparkling Wine Symposium.”
Sparkling Wine Symposium June 3rd, 2019, 10.00 am
For the first time the Sparkling Wine Festival hosts a conference, the International Sparkling Wine Symposium. The emphasis this year is on the increasing effects of climate change, and on region-specific quality-enhancing measures in cultivation and processing.
The Symposium will conclude with a panel discussion focusing on quality-enhancing measures, unique selling points and climate change. Only experts are admitted to the symposium.
International Sparkling Symposium
10.00h-10.45h lecture by Dr. med. M. Schmitt, Hochschule Geisenheim University, Topic: Sparkling wine production and the influence of climate change
10.45h-12.00h Presentation of the national and international sparkling wine regions (aims, qualities etc. with tasting)
12.00h-13.00h What does the future of sparkling wine production look like? Discussion with the visitors and participating regions, moderation Harald Scholl, freelance journalist.
International Sparkling Festival
14.00h Opening of the tasting zone for trade visitors
16.30h inlet of consumers
tickets in March