This year’s event will welcome 2,800 exhibitors and 25,000 buyers from the wine and spirits industry under one roof
All All of France’s wine regions will be in attendance at the show, alongside representatives from 32 countries.
A number of exclusive features have been added to this year’s event alongside the all time favourites, including a new WineTech Perspectives area in Hall 4 which aims to help the industry respond to new market challenges.
The new concept, in collaboration with La Wine Tech and Vinocamp, features 30 start-ups and a forum of hard hitting speakers discussing innovative solutions in discovery, choices, storage, consumption, wine buying.
More than 80 restaurants and bars, cheery-picked for their selection of wines and spirits, have also been enlisted to host off-site events so visitors can explore the capital over the three days as part of the OFF programme.
A number of 2020 events are also back by popular demand, including Wine Talks, round table discussions on key industry topics and a series of debates on the future and challenges of French wine overseas.
Visitors will also find their favourite staples, including tastings, masterclasses and the Nouvelle Vague area, featuring 40 young producers looking to establish their first distribution networks.
Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris aims to help these entrepreneurs with less than 5 years experience in the industry launch their business by connecting them with buyers. A selection of 1,500 wines from all French regions and many vineyards around the world will be available to browse.
Visitors can also chose from a range of masterclasses, ranging from a pairing battle curated by the World’s 5 Best ASI Sommeliers to a Tre Bicchieri tasting organised by Gambero Rosso.
Hall 5 will be reserved for international producers and will host a series of events and tasting where visitors will have the chance to sample some of the finest wines from overseas, chosen specially by the World’s Best Sommeliers.
Over in Hall 6, will showcase the diversity of wines from Alsace, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Centre-Loire, Champagne and the Loire Valley, as well as other regions with cooler climates.
Also this year, Be Spirits, an area reserved for the harder liquors at the heart of Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, will have 61% more floor space compared with 2020.
It will welcome 121 exhibitors, 65% of whom will be attending for the first time, from a wide range of countries including Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, United States, Norway, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Poland, Rumania, United Kingdom, Russia and Venezuela.
The area is designed so visitors can discover new spirits and complement their portfolios, all while learning about the latest trends through masterclasses and conferences.
Some of the greatest mixologist will be showing off their skills and cocktail creations at the Infinite Bar, a meeting point for bartenders and brands.
Photo: © Philippe Labeguerie & Joanna Margan