Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop in Spain mostrará la excelencia de los vinos boutique internacionalmente

La veintena edición de este innovador evento profesional, impulsado por Wine Pleasures, se celebrará en el Double Tree by Hilton Barcelona Golf Hotel, Resort y Spa del 2 al 4 de marzo de 2020. Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop es la mayor plataforma B2B para dar a conocer internacionalmente la excepcional oferta de vinos “boutique” de España.

A partir de un concepto y un formato altamente personalizado Wine Pleasures B2B, permitirá potenciar las oportunidades de negocio con compradores de vino extranjeros y maximizar el retorno de las bodegas participantes. El B2B prevé conseguir unos 40 importadores internacionales de alto nivel procedentes de unos 20 países considerados importantes para las bodegas, entre los que destacan Alemania, Holanda,  Irlanda, Kahakstan, Estados Unidos, Canadá, Brasil, Malasia, China, Hong Kong y Vietnam. Cada importador realizará una agenda de 20 reuniones durante el Workshop.

El evento ya cuenta con la participación de bodegas de las Designaciones de Origen: Alicante, Conca de Barberà, Empordà, Cava, Pla i Llevant, Montsant, Penedès, Priorat, Rioja y Terra Alta y con la participación de bodegas portuguesas.

En total, el evento estima la celebración de unas 800 reuniones B2B durante su celebración.

Más información e inscripción>>

New Year. New Wine Pleasures!

New Year is the perfect time to start planning your wine buying event agenda. Two must attend event dates are:

Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop Buyer meets Cellar in Spain – 5 – 7 March 2018

Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop Buyer meets Cellar in Italy – 22 – 24 October 2018.

Wine Pleasures B2B Workshops allow wine importers to pre-arrange meetings with producers they can do business with at the event. New for 2018 is the introduction of an online tool My Wine Pleasures which will enable you to

  • Search and find producers you want to meet
  • Use advanced search functions including region, wine interest and price ex cellar
  • Pre-schedule your meetings with the online calendar via your own inbox

Enhance your time away and schedule a visit to Spain or Italy by registering today.

Each year, Wine Pleasures B2B Workshops bring together around 50 global wine importers to meet around 60 boutique wine producers under one roof to find undiscovered wines, discuss business for the next year, and share knowledge to move the industry forward. Find out who you will meet at the Wine Pleasures Workshop Spain

Need more information?

Our team are here to help you with any of your questions about attending Wine Pleasures B2B Workshops. Get in touch: [email protected]

Deliciously Catalunya! Wine Pleasures Wine Buying Tour

The 2017 Wine Pleasures Buying Tour programme (part of the Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop Buyer meets Cellar in Spain annual event) for Wine Importers in Spain was a great success. A whole year of planning resulted in a truly memorable buying tour for all involved.

20 wine importers from diverse markets such as Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Panama, Slovakia, Sweden, UK and the USA, extended their stay to participate in the Wine Pleasures Buying Tour programme with visits to Clos Montblanc (Conca de Barberà), Agustí Torelló (Cava), Mas Blanch i Jové (Costers del Segre), Carles Andreu (Conca de Barberà & Cava) and Can Feixes (Penedès). Emphasis was placed on boutique wines produced in unique terroirs made with indigenous grape varieties such as Macabeo, Malavasia de Sitges, Sumoll, Trepat, Parellada and Xarel.lo. Two of the Cava producers visited have Cavas amongst the 50 Great Cavas 2017

Catalunya was also enjoyed through its cuisine. Here are some of the highlights of the two day intensive programme of visits:

Next up will be the International Wine Tourism Conference in Sicily:

Next Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop will be in Italy later this year:

The Wine Pleasures team

Wine Pleasures B2B Spain 2017 – it’s been a great event!

We hope you had a great Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop…

Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop Buyer meets Cellar in Spain 2017 has ended. A whole year of planning resulted in a truly memorable event for all involved. We wanted to thank both wine importers and producers for taking the time to attend, and a special thank you goes to all of the producers travelling from Corsica,  France, Germany and Portugal for blending in extra flavours.

Here are a few photos taken during the event:

Next up will be the International Wine Tourism Conference in Sicily:

Next Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop will be in Italy later this year:

The Wine Pleasures team

Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop Meetings Barcelona

#WinePleasures Workshop Buyer meets Celler B2B WINE MEETINGSThe Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop is one of wine industry’s most popular and valued export event for boutique European wine producers. With the event in Barcelona just 4 weeks away, it’s shaping up to be the best one yet with many exciting wine producers from France, Portugal and Spain already registered to meet wine importers from across the globe.

#WinePleasures Workshop Buyer meets Celler B2B WINE MEETINGSFor wine buyers, it’s the only place to conduct business meetings with boutique wine producers in a highly personalized setting.

Whether you are new to Wine Pleasures B2B or have attended before… one thing is for certain, you can look forward to connecting with serious and solvent wine buyers not normally present in the large trade fairs coming up in Spring.

9 places left for wine producers and deadline for Registration is 15 January 2016

Destination Barcelona: Wine Pleasures B2B Workshop Meetings

#WinePleasures Workshop Buyer meets Celler B2B WINE MEETINGSAnyone who has previously attended a Wine Pleasures Workshop will know that a key reason many of the Invited Buyers attend is to meet with boutique wine producers from Portugal & Spain and peers at time efficient business meetings and fantastic networking events. Wine Pleasures provides the ultimate platform to meet new contacts, strengthen existing relationships and share knowledge.

Here’s what wine buyers can look forward to

  • 3 Master Classes – each one dedicated to a terroir, a philosophy, a history and tasting of selected wines
  • 3 Seminars led by producers on topics such as organic and biodynamic practices, grape escape ideas and destinations for customers…..
  • 20 B2B meetings with producers of their choice
  • Informal Wine & food matching lunches and dinners
  • A 3 day winery visit programme to the varying terroirs of Catalonia to include DO Cava, DO Montsant, DO Penedès DOQ Priorat and DO Terra Alta.

How to apply:

Find out more>> about Invited Buyer benefits and the flexible attendance options available.

Remaining places on the programme are filling fast, so early application is advisable to avoid disappointment.

New for the 2016 edition of the event will be the offer of places to other Western European countries to attend the event such as Austria, Germany, France, and the UK.

A Day of Meetings at Wine Pleasures Workshop

Wine importers from around the world taking part in the Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets Iberian Cellar meet boutique producers from Portugal and Spain in a hassle free setting.

This year’s edition of the annual workshop sees buyers from far away countries such as Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Canada and USA to nearby ones including Denmark, Holland, Finland, Poland and the UK .

Producers from regions as diverse as Alentejo, Douro, Cava, Conca de Barberà, Empordà, Mancha, Penedès, Rioja and Rias Baixas bring quality boutique (red, white, sparkling, organic, fortified) wines to the event.


Tasting Boutique Wines from Portugal & Spain at Wine Pleasures

Wine Buyers from around the world from Hong Kong to Ontario and from Florida to Denmark make the journey to Barcelona for the Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets Iberian Cellar 2015 to meet boutique wine producers from Portugal and Spain.

Day one of the event began by a self-pour, no talking tasting of the represented at the workshop without having to exchange vapid pleasantries with producers. The day ended with dinner where producers could match their wines with the many dishes available in the venue restaurant.

Previous attendees have this to say about the Workshop format:

“I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the workshop, and I look forward to participating in any future workshops! I know my colleague Domino shared the same sentiment. We believe that your format was one of the best wine tastings/workshops we had ever attended”. Soneva Fushi Resort & Sixsenses Spas, Maldives.

“It was a nice workshop to have time to taste wines and meet people in a quite atmosphere, in fact better than on the usual wine-fairs”. Kloostra Wijnagenturen, Holland & France.

“Since its first edition comments have been used by the organisers to improve dramatically on the efficiency of the workshop. It is to my opinion the better way to make assessed purchase decisions. Properly organised workshops with screened buyers and producers that are away from the fairs for the masses allow for time to discuss actual business rather then uselessly shaking hands and putting up smiles. A much more competence oriented way of doing business in a relaxed and
convivial but professional atmosphere”. Gusto World, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France

“Nice event from where you can get exactly information you would need and meet the people you exactly looking for. Professional and nice atmosphere and good place to meet connosieurs from different countries”. AS Valior, Estonia



The Great Diversity of Boutique Wines from Portugal & Spain

Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets Iberian CellarWith the 11th edition of the Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets IBERIAN Cellar around the corner, we thought we would point out some interesting facts from Portugal & Spain:

  • The land of fly droppings, dog strangler and the little red bastard are all names of Portuguese grape varieties
  • Spain has the world’s largest area under vine
  • Of the 12 most commonly grown grape varieties in the world, 6 are of Spanish origin: Airén, Garnacha, Cariñena, Monastrell, Bobal and Tempranillo
  • Portugal has more than 250 indigenous grapes – of which the red varietal, Touriga Nacional is most widely recognised

Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets Iberian CellarNative Portuguese and Spanish wines taste different. Grape varieties give flavours that you don’t find anywhere else. The vineyards are planted on rock, on chalk, on clay, on sand or on mixtures of all these. To fashion these raw materials into modern, exciting wines, there is a generation of young winemaker who have travelled the world and learned all there is to know about winemaking. The results are incredibly varied in style, from delicate, low-alcohol whites to the richest imaginable reds, from gentle rosés to the great fortified wines of Port and Madeira. The Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets IBERIAN Cellar (BMIC) will be a tasting event to open your eyes to a new world of very different wines.

BMIC is a cost-effective and efficient one stop-shop for boutique wine solutions, essential contacts and inspiration.

Wine Pleasures Workshop Buyer meets IBERIAN CellarGet a flavour for the event! See who’s coming>> 

Join fellow wine importers from around the world at BMIC, the leading workshop for discovering hidden Spanish and Portuguese gems, taking place from 10-12 February 2014 in the stunning Hotel Barcelona Golf & Spa close to the city of Barcelona. Apply now to be an Invited Buyer and take advantage of a range of exclusive VIP benefits.

>> Find out more about the WORKSHOP here

>> Register here

And Action! Spotlight on wines produced at La Striscia

La Stricia present at Wine Pleasures WorkshopWine consultant and Brand Ambassador Chiara Bondi from Fattoria La Striscia takes time out to tell us more about La Striscia winery. An important character of the history of the Italian cinema Ilaria Occhini (owner) is really the star of the winery. As an actress she worked under directors such as Luchino Visconti and actors as Vittorio Gassman and Marcello Mastroianni, she learned the secret of a successful business from her grandfather, Giovanni Papini. Today, next to her we find her daughter Alexandra and her grandchildren running the La Striscia. Even if recently acquired (2001), the estate’s output is snowballing from 36000 to 100000 bottles a year. A charming story where cinema and reality come together. La Striscia will participate in the workshop Buyers meets Italian Cellar (4th-6th November 2013) in Arezzo  

How long has your company been involved in winemaking?

La Striscia winery has very older origins which go back to the Renaissance when Count Giovan Battista Occhini bought Villa La Striscia estate in XIX century. An important history, a prestigious present: now the owner is Ilaria Occhini, famous actress, that decided to restored the winery in 2001. Organic winemaking has been established from the start.

What makes you wines stand out? 

We have a great terroir (big portion of “galestro”, the best for Sangiovese grape) and we can count on two special Cru: Fontasciutta (famous for Sangiovese, where Occhini wine originated) and Bagnoro (where we grow Merlot that blends in Lastriscia wine).  The chief feature in our wines is the big elegance mixed with persistance, and  the result is of great harmony. Strong tannins with freshness make our wines longevous, and charming taste. 

What can you tell about the kind of consumers who drink your wine?

We produce 3 labels, and we cover a big range of consumers both in Italy and in the global market. Bernardino is eclectic, perfect for every kind of meal: it is a Chianti, made mostly out of Sangiovese, and is very popular, and good for aperitif too. Occhini is made by 100% Sangiovese and is a great Tuscan IGT: strong and elegant at the same time, very appreciated both from experts and wine lovers (perfect for restaurants and wine shops). Lastriscia is made by 100% Merlot and it is especially appreciated by connessaurs. 

How would you compare the workshop methodology at wine pleasures to a large-scale wine trade fair?what are the strengths and weaknesses of both?

This is the first time we come in contact with Wine Pleasures, and we prefer to express a definitive viewpoint after the workshop in November.  Howenver, at the moment they have made a very good impression to us. The work done behind the organisation of the workshop so far has been very satisfying. Until now we hare very happy to have joined the workshop of Wine Pleasures! 

After a long day in the office and in the vineyard which wine makes you relax?

We love all wines we produce: the choice depends on the mood and on the occasion. The peculiarity of our wines is the fact they are all very important, and so each of them is enjoyable everytime! Perhaps, Bernardino is perfect for the summer, when it is very warm, because is light-bodied. Personally I recommend Occhini or Lastriscia in winter, when it is cold: these wine are perfect for some me-time, relaxing next to the fireplace.

Workshop2If you are a wine importer and would like to attend the upcoming Workshop Buyer meets Italian Cellar (4-6 November 2013) as an invited buyer and meet La Striscia there are still day passes available!

Sofia Sagripanti