Press releases

May 30 2024

Amphora Revolution at Gallerie Mercatali, Verona, 7-8 June: event focused on wines aged in amphorae with walk around tastings, scientific and research panels, round tables and master classes

An on-line press conference today with Helmuth Köcher, The WineHunter – Merano Wine Festival, Maurizio Danese and Raul Barbieri, respectively Managing Director and Sales Director Veronafiere, presented Amphora Revolution - the first joint venture between Merano Wine Festival and Vinitaly.


The event will host more than one hundred amphora winemakers from all over Italy, as well as personalities on the international wine scene such as Professor Attilio Scienza, jar production experts and opinion leaders. The programme of tastings, master classes and technical-scientific panels focuses on an audience of enthusiasts and operators in the world of wine to explore and promote an ancient technique as an innovation.

May 9 2024



May 2 2024

Wine & Vinitaly: international promotion sets off again 9-11 May with Wine To Asia in Shenzhen

More than 500 wine brands from 30 countries hosted in the exhibition centre organised by Veronafiere. Italy in the forefront with 120 wineries

The three-day B2B event also includes 15 master classes and 5 pop-up talks with Chinese wine influencers. The Off Show event will also be held 1-11 May across 60 venues in 9 cities.

April 17 2024

Vinitaly 2024 closes with attendance of 97,000; more than 30,000 international operators took part (31% of total)

Attendance up from Usa, Germany, Uk, China and Canada

Bricolo (President, Veronafiere): A positive performance confirming Veronafiere's Governance objectives. Joint promotion is the key to success

Danese (Managing Director, Veronafiere): Profiling trade operators is a vital objective. Even more emphasis on internationalisation after the turning point in 2023

April 14 2024

Wine: 56th Vinitaly Inaugurated.

Fontana (Speaker of the Italian Parliament): An appeal for peace from Veronafiere. Wine is an identifying sector and Vinitaly is a matter of pride for all Italians

Bricolo (President, Veronafiere): The Vinitaly brand helps grow italian wine around the world. 1200 top buyers in Verona thanks to joint diplomatic and business promotion

April 14 2024

Wine & Vinitaly: without wine Italy would lose 1.1% of gdp and annual revenue for the country of 45.2 billion euros

The Uiv-Vinitaly observatory project

Taking wine out of the equation in Italy would be equivalent, in terms of GDP, to cancelling almost all Italian sport, including football. This claim was made by Veronafiere which, together with the Uiv-Vinitaly Observatory, presented the results of the project today on the eve of the 1st National Made in Italy Day at the start of the wine event: If you take away wine from Italy A plunge into a half empty glass."

March 20 2024

Vinitaly: highly selective quality and a record number of top-buyers (1200). Largest contingents from the Usa, Canada, China and Uk

One thousand two hundred top buyers, a figure up by 20% over the 2023 edition and by 70% compared to 2 years ago: this is the incoming objective that Vinitaly, together with ICE Trade Agency, has set itself for the 56th edition scheduled at Veronafiere next 14-17 April.

March 20 2024

Sanchez (Ceev): European wine is worth 130 billion euros. Together with Vinitaly we can represent the importance of the sector at the European Parliament

“The last EU legislature was a kind of roller coaster even for wine, what with Covid, war and inflation. But the EU helped us, which is why we are here, together with Vinitaly, to highlight the importance and value of Italian and European wine among the decision-makers of the European Parliament." Ignacio Sánchez, Secretary General of CEEV (Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins - European Committee of Wine Companies), spoke today during the press conference at the European Parliament in Brussels for the 56th International Wine and Spirits Exhibition. "The survey we conducted with PWC  which we present today - shows that European wine is worth 130 billion euros, making a fiscal contribution of 52 billion euros per year and employing 3 million people." 

March 20 2024

Barker (Oiv): focusing on the cultural value of wine to tackle complexity

“In a general context characterized by increasing complexity, identifying long-term trends is rather difficult. While we can mention excess production, at the same time consumer trends are also evolving and have different features depending on the products, regions and markets in question. This is why it is important not only to ensure we can innovate our offering but also promote the cultural value that distinguishes our wines." So said the Director General of the OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine) John Barker today at the press conference in Brussels presenting Vinitaly.

March 19 2024

Vinitaly Preview - Brussels 2024: Ambassador Favi welcomes more than 100 guest operators

Evening event promoted by Veronafiere with the support of the Italian Embassy in Belgium and in collaboration with the ICE Agency, the Italian-Belgian Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Wine Consortium.

February 19 2024

Vinitaly 2024: exhibition objectives achieved. The exhibition brand promoting Italian wine further improves its International positioning Veronafiere-Ice Foreign Trade Agency have invested 3 million euros in a promotion plan and incoming campaign

Wine from all the Italian regions as well as more than 30 other countries will be on show at the 56th Vinitaly scheduled at Veronafiere next 14-17 April.

The Exhibition Centre is ready with a net show area of more than 180,000 square meters to become the international wine business forum with attendance already confirmed by 4,000 wineries.

January 12 2024

Wine: International promotion of Vinitaly sets off again in the Far-East Vinitaly Preview starts today in Seoul and Tokyo

The Far East is the first destination for Vinitaly Preview 2024, the international promotion programme of the flagship event for Italian wine which today gets underway in Seoul and then in Tokyo (Monday 15/01) to meet more than 100 sector operators and professionals.

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