Bulk wine buyers have very few specialised `essential´ sites, one of them is The Bulk Wine Club. Content is not free, but then again, most quality information seldom is. The Bulk Wine Club is essentially an on-line platform for the bulk wine industry, both sellers and buyers have a range of services they can benefit from.
The club is run by World Bulk Wine Exhibition, something that for obvious reasons gives the club credibility is the founders. The World Bulk Wine Exhibition is by far the most important meeting for the bulk wine trade. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. This year is a bit special because they celebrate their 10th anniversary. The fair is on the 26th and 27th of November, always in Amsterdam.
Below I’ll list the two membership benefits that I’m most exited about. This is not a complete list of benefits, just the ones I find the most powerful for my clients.
1. Bulk wine news
One of my favourite parts of the platform is the news section, where they publish the latest bulk wine news, company reports, statistics and market studies. This is information that is really challenging to find from other sources. The same applies for the detailed and constantly updated information on bulk wine prices – this should be a resource for everybody trading in bulk wine.
2. Events beyond WBWE
A service I hope they continue to develop is the bulk wine related events. The first one, to my knowledge will be the California Business Wine Tour on the 24th to the 26th of June. This is a quite unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about the bulk wine market in the United States. The event seems to be packed with keynotes, face-to-face meetings, winery visits and more. Events like these serve an important role in opening up the bulk wine industry to newcomers and I’ll hope to see more of these in the future.