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ProWine Mumbai unveils three mega show features for its edition - The ProWine Spirits Challenge, The ProWine Bartenders’ Competition & The Craftsmen Discussion

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

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 worldwide.

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 and spirits.

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.

Media Contacts:
Mr. Pinak Gupta, Messe Düsseldorf India -
Ms. Cheryl Koshy, All Things Nice -

Source: ProWine