4th International Sparkling Wine Festival
Unique in Europe!
4. International Sparkling Wine Festival - postponed
Taste international top sparkling wine!
It is the most important for connoisseurs of international sparkling wine art: the international Sparkling Festival.
More than 60 exhibitors from 10 countries present the multifaceted world of premium sparkling wine. From Champagne to Franciacorta and Trentodoc from Italy, Spain's sparkling wines, Crémants from France and Luxembourg, Sparklings from England and overseas such as South Africa and California to the top league of Austrian and German sparkling wines: the Sparkling Festival is a place to taste, discover and enjoy. This concentration of premium sparkling wines is unique in Europe. As in every year, only sparkling wines in the traditional method are permitted, i.e. after second fermentation in the bottle. More than 350 visitors were enthusiastic about the huge variety of sparkling wines produced exclusively according to the "méthode traditionelle" in the last years.
German winegrowers are most strongly represented
With more than 20 exhibitors, the host country shows that more and more winegrowers in Germany are opting for top quality sparkling wine.
All wineries are selected for the festival and represent an exclusive circle of the best sparkling wine houses.
The Sparkling Festival is open to both experts and consumers.
Information International Sparkling Festival
Masterclasses (only for professionals)
11.00h-11.45h Champagne: Great Champagne from small Champagne producers with Mathieu Kauffmann
12.00h-12.45h German Sect: Birth, Recession and Renaissance with Anne Krebiehl, Master of Wine
14.00h -14.30h Crémant de Luxembourg: A success story with the Luxembourg Winegrowers' Association, Dr.
13.00h Tasting room admission for trade visitors/professionals
15.30h Tasting room admission for consumers
18.00h End of the event
Entrance fees end consumer: 59€, early bird 49€
Admission price for trade visitors: reduced upon presentation of proof, request at email@example.com
Sparkling Wines Symposium,
University Geisenheim in Geisenheim, Rheingau - Postponed
The following day international sparkling wine producers, branch insiders and scientists will meet for the international sparkling wine symposium at the Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences. This is the only symposium which concentrates exclusively on sparkling wines.
In addition to the challenges of climate change, lectures, discussion rounds and workshops will also focus on topics such as viniculture, additives, the use of cork and organic farming. Experts from all over Europe will talk about the technological aspects of sparkling wine production and sustainability Only experts are admitted to the symposium.
Programme Sparkling wine symposium, Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences
Welcome and Keyspeech
Mr Christof Queisser, President of the German Sparkling Wine Association
Block I Plenary
Conventional cultivation vs. organic or biodynamic cultivation in sparkling wine production, NN HS Geisenheim
Sparkling wine with and without additives, Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann; HS Geisenheim
Effects on the consumer of obligations regarding future labelling, Prof. Dr. Simone Loose, HS Geisenheim
Block II Workshops
Influence of wood in sparkling wine with tasting max. 50 particpants
Mathieu Kauffmann, cellar master
Sparkling wine production in the context of climate change, Dr. Matthias Schmitt
Block III Workshops/Plenary
Viticultural practices in sparkling wine production in the context of climate change in English language
Dimitros Skoutelas, Chambre d'Agriculture de l'Aube, Champagne
Sparkling wine yeasts of the future, François Botton, Laffort
Influence of cork on CO2 management in sparkling wine
Dr. Claus Fischer, Vinventions
Get together with a glass of sparkling wine