Loire Valley Wines Make a Strong Showing at Prowein 2014

New website assists industry professionals

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| Source: Sopexa

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., March 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wines of the Loire Valley announce a major presence at Prowein, internationally recognized trade event held in Dusseldorf, March 23-25, 2014. This year marks the exhibition's 20th anniversary, providing exposure for nearly 4,800 exhibitors from 48 countries and welcoming over 45,000 trade visitors. Capitalizing on the exposure amongst over 45,000 trade professional from 48 countries, the Loire Pavilion is hosting 149 producers and 300 wines from 37 appellations and denominations representing the Loire Valley's entire spectrum of red, white, rosé and sparkling wines.

Discover the Salon des Vins de Loire during Prowein at stand 5D32

Loire-Valley-Tasting.com was created by the Loire Valley wine trade entities will provide industry professional interested in participating in with comprehensive information on the region, its producers and trade fair news.

Use www.loire-valley-tasting.com for:

Highlights from the Salon des Vins de Loire 
Provides access to a vast information resource on Loire Valley Wines and producers 
Tracks buyer preferences, notes and newly discovered wines 
Facilitates and confirms commercial leads and contacts 
Provides a platform for continued dialog between producers and buyers following the exhibition 
Enables access to regional wine trade organization networks

Discover two prestigious Loire Valley appellations at Prowein in Hall 7.1
 
InterLoire and the BIVC (Bureau Interprofessionel des Vins du Centre), the two leading regional wine trade bodies promoting wines of the Loire Valley, will present tasting sessions led by notable wine industry professionals, Christine Balais and Tim Atkin.

Sommelier and Loire Valley Wines specialist Christine Ballais will host a tasting dedicated to the elegance and spectrum of flavors of Crémant de Loire, highlighting 30 sparkling brut and rosé wines. Join her for one of three sessions: 

Sunday March 23 2014
10-10.45am and 11.30-12.15am, press only (+33 2 47 60 55 40 to book your place)

Monday March 24 2014
10-10.45am and 1-1.45pm

Tuesday March 25 2014
1.15-2pm 

Renowned UK journalist Tim Atkin (MW) will conduct an exciting tasting of a range of Savennières, the Loire's unique expression of Chenin Blanc grown on schist soils:

Monday March 24 2014
14.30-3.15pm   

Representatives of the InterLoire and the BIVC will be present and available to provide information and assistance at Prowein, accompanied by the SPPL (Service de Promotion des Produits Agroalimentaire des Pays de La Loire) and CENTRECO (Agence de développement et de promotion économique de la région Centre).
 
For further information, please contact:
Sopexa USA c/o Loire Valley Wines:
Marie-Christina Batich Marie-Christina.Batich@sopexa.com | 212-477-9800 x103
Nadea Mina Nadea.Mina@sopexa.com | 212-477-9800 x110