Wine to Asia (http://www.wine2asia.net) had to be postponed.
Following the Emergency Notice issued by the Shenzhen Center for Disease Control and Prevention , in view of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nanjing has spread across provinces and the severe and complex strategy of pandemic prevention and control, Wine to Asia, which was originally scheduled to be held in Shenzhen World Convention and Exhibition Center (Bao ‘an) from August 12 to 14, 2021, cannot be held as scheduled. De- tails of the new dates and event agenda will be announced as soon as confirmed.
Wine to Asia, as the first world-class wine and spirits exhibition in Shenzhen, is jointly organized by Veronafiere (Vinitaly organizer) and Shenzhen Pacco Cultural Communication. It is a new professional and effective trade-focused platform for international producers and dealers to connect with diverse and potential consumer markets from Shenzhen to whole Asia.
With more than one hundred years of experience, as the leading organizer of trade shows and events in Italy, Veronafiere cooperates with Shenzhen Pacco, the leading organizer of exhibition and marketing events of wine and spirits in China, to provide opportunities to build worldwide and efficient network for wine and spirits.
At the second edition of Wine to Asia, thanks to a strong commitment from ITA / ICE Italian Trade Agency, the Italian Pavilion had more than doubled compared to the 2020 edition, with 170 wineries from 16 Italian regions. Italy will be present with five consortia from north to south and with six masterclasses. Consorzio Tutela Soave, Consorzio Franciacorta, Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella, Consorzio Tutela Vini D’Abruzzo and Wines of Sicilia DOC await operators from all over China.
China records the highest percentage growth in the world for Italian wine. In China, in the first four months of 2021, Italian wine grew by 73% to 41 million euros. Italy ranks third in imported wines and follows France and Chile. For the first time Italy reaches double figures and reaches 10.30 percent of bottled wine exported to China. For sparkling wines, on the other hand, Italy is in second place, second only to France.
With the vast and varied terroir, Italy is home to 20 regions with more than 400 grape varieties and more than 20,000 wineries. According to the 2020 Global Wine Consumption and Production Report of the International Organization of Grape and Wine (OIV), Italy remains the world’s largest wine producer and exporter.