It's the biggest comeback of the year so far. The legendary boxing stable Universum celebrated its new appearance in the world of boxing on June 15th 2019 in Hamburg. A high-quality VIP launch event, which was supported by the Otto family, provided a glamorous prelude to the restart of the boxing stable. The nearly 500 invited guests, including boxing celebrities such as the Klitschkos, Tiger or the former World Champion Regina Halmich, did not only enjoy top-class boxing matches, but also excellent wines. Ismail Özen-Otto, the son-in-law of the Otto family, described the Cuvée Reserva from Velis Vineyards, which vineyards are originated in the Thracian valley, as a "true treat", especially becauase of its particularly intense flavours.
In addition to numerous boxing champions Natascha Ochsenknecht joined the list of invited guests and shared the excitement of the fights as secret fan of boxing.
Exciting, nerve-racking boxing matches were the program of the evening in Hamburg, which was crowned by two top fights. The glorious victory of local hero Artem Harutyunyan as well as the fastest K.O. victory of the event by Antonio Hoffmann in the class of super welterweight. Of course, in addition to the sportevent, it was well taken care of for the well-being of the guests. A variety of different specialties in the form of a rich buffet and an exclusive selection of best wines by Velis Vineyards was ready for the numerous visitors and celebrities.
Backgroud of Velis Vineyards
Velis Vineyards - an up-and-coming winery that combines the great passion for wine with a sense for high quality. The vineyards of Velis Vineyards are located in the Tracian Valley in Bulgaria. The almost perfect climatic conditions ensure the riping of the grapes. The high quality standard is guaranteed not only by excellent conditions but also by selective hand picking and particularly gentle processing. This is how the winery in Flörsheim-Dalsheim gets only the healthiest and most ripened grapes, which are vinified there by the winemaker Klaus Scherner.
Velis Vineyards - exhibitor of ProWine in Düsseldorf.
As the world's leading trade fair for wine and spirits, ProWein Düsseldorf has in recent years become the absolute "place to be" for all professional wine connoisseurs and hobbyist wine enthusiasts. With a record of 61,500 visitors from 142 countries this year, the 25th anniversary was celebrated with dignity. In ten halls of the fairgrounds in Dusseldorf presented around 6.800 exhibitors from 17.-19. March 2019 their range and made new contacts around the world. In addition to Italy and France, Germany once again ranked among the three largest and most interesting exhibitor nations of ProWein Düsseldorf. The Velis Vineyards GmbH from Flörsheim-Dalsheim was once again proud to be part of this unique event and present its wines to the public. For a young and ambitious vineyard, like Velis Vineyards, the ProWein Düsseldorf offers an ideal platform. It makes it possible to establish our first-class wines from the vineyards of Bulgaria on the national and international market and to arouse the interest of the professional audience. Now we look back on three very successful days of Velis Vineyards at the ProWein Düsseldorf, with an extraordinary product premiere, new business relationships and top-class guests.
'Promotion to the first league of wine spritzers!'
In a new modernized design, the wines of Velis Vineyards were presented to the professional audience of ProWein Düsseldorf and tested under the eyes of many experts for quality and taste. Next to the wines the latest product, which was developed in collaboration with the eight-time German champion Borussia Dortmund, the BORUSSEN SCHORLE in great BVB design was presented. The basis of the refreshing wine spritzer is a fruity Müller-Thurgau. The 500ml cans will be available in the future as BORUSSENSCHORLE (wine mixed with fresh mineral water) and as BORUSSENSPRITZ, which is made with the specially developed lemonade for a slightly sweeter taste. The BORUSSENSCHORLE is not only a refreshing thirst quencher for BVB fans, because even white wine spritzer enthusiasts will not be disappointed by the unmistakable freshness kick of BORUSSENSCHORLE. BORUSSENSCHORLE and BORUSSENSPRITZ will in future be available at www.borussenschorle.de as well as at www.die-weinsammlung.de, the BVB Fan Shop and selected markets.
Tannins are considered to be one of the most important components of red wines, as they give the red wines their characteristic structure. In order to inform visitors to ProWein Düsseldorf about the function and effect of tannins on red wine, Veris Hupp, Marketing Manager of Velis Vineyards, presented a lecture on herbal tanning agents on 18.03.2019 at the exhibition stand. The audience was given an overview of the different structures and qualities as well as the influence of tannins on the storability of the wine. Afterwards, the expert was available to interested guests for a question and answer session.
Among the numerous guests at the Velis Vineyards stand were one of Germany's leading wine sommelière Natalie Lumpp and the former head chef of the German Football Association Heinz Imhof. Our gastronomic guests paid particular attention to the incomparable history of the wines of Velis Vineyards. How the hand-picked grapes from the Tracian Valley in Bulgaria are transported to Germany and processed in the Rheinhessen in Flörsheim-Dalsheim by winemaker Klaus Scherner. The storage in French oak barrels give the wines the characteristic aromas and completes the process of vinification. The enthusiasm for the wines of Velis Vineyards led to the planning of a joint wine event with Natalie Lumpp, Heinz Imhof and Velis Vineyards, which will take place on 18.10.2019 at the Chapeau Worms.