Mumbai: ProWine Mumbai, the largest event in India for the wine, spirits, craft beverages, and hospitality industry as well as for wine enthusiasts, recently announced spectacular show features that will take place in November this year. The ProWine Spirits Challenge, The ProWine Bartenders’ Competition are exciting show highlights that will open doors to all spirit brands and skilled bartenders to put their best foot forward on India’s strongest platform for the wine and spirits industry. The Craftsmen Discussion panellists will provide an intelligent perspective for the industry.
The ProWine Spirits Challenge will facilitate a contest between the makers of alcoholic beverages, in which spirit brands can compete to substantiate the quality of their products. The Challenge invites all premium spirit categories including whiskies, vodkas, gins, rums and agave to participate.
The Challenge will run alongside the ProWine Mumbai, on the 24th & 25th of November, 2023 at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai. ProWine Mumbai has firmly established itself as a one-stop destination for both buyers and sellers of wines and spirits to meet, learn, network and taste.The trade show is a part of the globally iconic ProWein World and is jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf India and All Things Nice.
The Challenge is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process,which serves to encourage the high calibre of spirits entering into the competition. Spirits will be blind tasted by trade and consumers who will attend ProWine Mumbai and will judge by category the quality of each spirit and will score them accordingly. The audience at ProWine Mumbai includes importers, distributors, retailers, hotel food & beverage managers,mixo logists, bar & restaurant owners, members of wine and spirits clubs across the country and consumers. The trade buyers are responsible for buying large investment inventory and also determine which brands are carried in bars, restaurants and retail shops. The consumers are the actual end users of the brands and are critical for the judging process.
“In a short span of time, ProWine Mumbai has been successful in creatingan extraordinary platform for the international wine and spirits community to meet and network. Adding new dimensions to the event, The ProWineSpirits Challenge and The ProWine Bartenders’ Competition will bring many opportunities both for the participating brands as well as the buyers to position themselves and their brands as leaders of the industry. We encourage all eligible brands and bartenders to participate and make the most of these contests” says Thomas Schlitt, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf India.
“The ProWine Spirits Challenge will not only present an unbiased platform for brands but also provides a strong marketing value that is associated through participation and the fact that it has been conducted on the ProWine platform. We felt adding the Spirits Challenge to the show at this point will add value to the participating brands at the show as well as to the buyers and the discerning consumer”, says Nikhil Agarwal, Founder, All Things Nice.
The judging process will take place over Day 1 of the show (24th November);
winning brands will then be announced at ProWine Mumbai and promoted
at the show.
The winners of the ProWine Spirits Challenge will also receive medal
stickers for adding to their bottle packaging. The medal is an ultimate
endorsement in the global spirits industry.
Alongside the Challenge, ProWine Mumbai will also be the first to host a
contest for bartenders. The ProWine Bartenders’ Competition will provide
a huge platform for talented bartenders from the country’s leading bars and
hotels to showcase their forte and skill. Winning cocktail competitions
is one of the fastest ways to become well known as a skilled bartender /
mixologist. It opens the door to tons of career opportunities – from private
consulting gigs to jobs as prestigious as brand ambassadorships.
“The flair of your bartender impacts the brand value and recall to the ever
discerning consumer. The skill that goes behind making that perfect
margarita or negroni deserves recognition. We envisioned ProWine
Mumbai as the platform for the wine and spirits industry to shine and so
we chose to include the people that have a significant impact on what
consumers in India drink”, says Agarwal.
The ProWine Bartenders’ Competition will be judged by a panel of globally
recognised spirits experts. Winning bartenders at ProWine Mumbai will
receive cash prizes and certificates and above all get a chance for a bar
takeover at a leading international bar; courtesy of ProWine Mumbai.
The Craftsmen Discussion at ProWine Mumbai 2023 will showcase an
invigorating panel discussion on ‘The future of international craft spirits in
India and taking Indian craft spirits globally’. The panellists will include
producers of craft spirits, global brand ambassadors and heads of
multinational brands available in India.
For more information about ProWine Mumbai, please visit www.prowine.in
About the Organisers:
Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Messe
Düsseldorf GmbH which is a global player both as a trade fair organizer and
as a provider of trade fair-related services for exhibitors and visitors. Messe
Düsseldorf India has been successfully staging established trade fairs like
In-Store Asia, Medical Fair India, FAMDENT Shows & Awards, glasspex India,
glasspro India, pacprocess & food pex Mumbai, India Essen Welding &
Cutting, wire India, Tube India, METEC India and ProWine Mumbai. Besides
organizing successful trade fairs in India, the company is also the exclusive
Sales representative of Messe Düsseldorf Group for the Indian Market and
is canvassing Indian customers to Events of Messe Düsseldorf Group
All Things Nice is reputed for its events and consultancy services that
directly engage with wine and spirit brands, consumers and trade.
Additionally, All Things Nice was founded by Nikhil Agarwal, India's leading
wine and spirit expert, writer and international wine and spirits
competition judge. The company also represents the Edinburgh Whisky
Academy in India and hosts the Indian Wine Consumers Choice Awards.
Nikhil Agarwal also runs parallelly All Things Nice The Wine Cellar – retail
stores selling wines and spirits and Anggel’s Share LLP – importers of wines
ProWein: Over the past 25 years, ProWein has become the most important
trade fair for wine and spirits worldwide attracting more than 6,000
exhibitors and more than 60,000 trade professionals from all over the
world. Apart from the traditional markets, new and dynamic sales regions
are emerging as part of “Ticket To The World” with a presence in Düsseldorf,
Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Tokyo and Mumbai.
Mr. Pinak Gupta, Messe Düsseldorf India - GuptaP@md-india.com
Ms. Cheryl Koshy, All Things Nice - firstname.lastname@example.org