159 EXHIBITORS FROM AUSTRALIA AS “COUNTRY OF HONOUR” AT VINEXPO HONG KONG 2018
Australia’s largest-ever showcase of 159 exhibitors representing over 35 wine regions was headlining Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018.
With a five-fold increase in floor space for Australian wine compared to Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016, this year’s record presence was being complemented with a series of 26 masterclasses conducted by some of the top experts in Australian wine.
A TASTE OF GERMANY IN HONG KONG
The German pavilion presented more than 29 producers of German wines or representatives of German wineries.
The German Wine Institute (Wines of Germany) ran a degustation booth in the German pavilion. The widely respected speakers Rebecca Leung, Stephen Brook, Sarah Heller MW and Fongyee Walker MW also presented 12 master classes at the stand.
VALPOLICELLA 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Valpolicella appellation, the consortium introduced show-goers to all the Valpolicella Wines with a specific focus on the unique, exclusive and traditional “appassimento” method. Guests of the masterclass “building luxury through Amarone della Valpolicella and Valpolicella Ripasso” had the chance of tasting some of the most representatives wines from different valleys of the beautiful Valpolicella territory.
GRANDS CHAIS DE FRANCE
In just one generation, GCF Group, founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979, has become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today they are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France.
With over 2,800 team members, the Les Grands Chais de France (GCF) Group clocked up a turnover of €1,089bn in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms their rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.
InVivo Wine Asia is a key player not only in wine business but also in services and distribution, with a sales team of 26 staff, all based in the region. Asia is a key development zone for their activities, with three different targets:
• doubling sales over the next 5 years;
• developing key brands and portfolio;
• and integrating some distribution platforms and developing strong relationships with key partners in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong as well as Singapore and Vietnam.
CHAMPAGNE LOUIS ROEDERER
With a magnificent stand at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018, Champagne Louis Roederer showcased a remarkable vintage: Cristal 2008.
At Louis Roederer, the appearance of new vintages gently marks the life of the Champagne House but does not transform it. However, the unveiling of Cristal 2008 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris opened a new chapter in the fascinating life of this flagship cuvée.