Vinexpo 2017 – Getting Down to Business
Welcome to Vinexpo Bordeaux, THE show that facilitates deal-making, this year shining the spotlight on organic wines and Spanish wines.
Vinexpo 2017, the leading international exhibition for wine and spirits professionals, is hosting around 2,300 exhibitors from wine regions around the world and includes a ground-breaking, four-day line-up of conferences, tastings, seminars and networking events.
Vinexpo has built a reputation as a catalyst for international business, with 45,000 trade visitors from 150 countries expected to descend on Bordeaux over the next week.
The 2017 show is introducing several new features designed to further heighten its impact, including:
- WOW! (World of Organic Wines): an exhibition space dedicated to organic and biodynamic wines;
- A focus on Riesling, including a pair of tastings dedicated to the varietal on June 20;
- Two new pavilions focusing on wine growers and niche wines
Spain is under the spotlight as Vinexpo’s Country of Honour – a show feature that also debuted in 2015. The third largest wine producer worldwide, Spain dominates the market in organic wine production. A Taste of Spain will present 110 of the best Spanish bodegas, selected by Wine Spectator, and a number of leading Spanish Chefs, at a special event held at Bordeaux’s Palais de la Bourse.
Also returning by popular demand in 2017 are The Blend networking party; Les Terrasses, an expansive indoor-outdoor exhibition space showcasing a dozen major wine and spirits brands.
A historic city in full revival, cosmopolitan Bordeaux is full of attractions for attendees. Chief among these – and of great interest to Vinexpo visitors – is La Cité du Vin, a bold new architectural landmark that houses an extraordinary cultural facility devoted to wine and culture. On permanent exhibit is “Wine Planets,” a tour showcasing the wealth of global wine talent and terroirs, and reflecting products presented at Vinexpo, one of the museum’s builder patrons.