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A new expression of Bordeaux from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean

Château Roquefort was shining the spotlight on its new cuvée Les Roches Blanches - Cabernet Franc, at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022, with a new rosé to complete its range. The family estate, at the heart of Entre-Deux-Mers near Saint Emilion, launched the range in 2021 after it proved popular with their wine shop…

Expanding exports across Europe

At Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022, the Portuguese winery Coelheiros was in search of importers to take on the wines made at its attractive estate Hailing from an area that can trace its winemaking back centuries, the Portuguese winery Herdade de Coelheiros has a rich heritage - but at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris…

Turning around under-performing vineyards

Palacios Vinos de Finca has improved yields and quality by selecting more appropriate grape varieties Palacios Vinos de Finca, a Spanish producer, showcased wines from all three of its brands - Nivarius, Trus and Proelio - at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022. Founded in 1999 by Javier Palacios, whose background was in the meat…

Quality wines from Israel on show

Golan Heights Winery, an award-winning Israeli producer, showcased its four brands at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 as it looked to consolidate its annual €2m sales in Europe.The company, said Sydney Knafou, manager at Casimex Fine Foods, Golan Heights Winery's French importer and distributor, focuses on increasing the quality of its wines rather than…

A Tuscan flair with Le Regge

Le Regge, a family-owned Tuscan winery, was glad to make contacts from many parts of Europe at Wine Paris & Vinexpo 2022."It has been one of the first international fairs that started again, so we saw many people from all around," said Maristella Bonafede, export sales manager.With seven hectares of vineyards, Le Regge produces about…

Relaunching international markets: Wine and spirits industry shows the way

The Relance Export Tour 2022 offers wine and spirits makers the support and tools to market their products overseas. The relaunch plan was presented during a live press conference at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 by Franck Riester, French Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, attached to the Minister for Europe and…

From Picasso to climate change, Bordeaux Wine Week promises to deliver

Vinexposium's two events, the Symposium and WOW! Meetings, will shine a light on the industry's 10-year plan and drive business. The Bordeaux Wine Week, taking place between 16 and 26 June 2022, was presented during a press conference at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022, attended by the Mayor of Bordeaux Pierre Hurmic and Vinexposium's…

A consortium that is attracting plaudits

Dating back just five years, the Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC Consortium is already having a positive impact - and it had a strong presence at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 The Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC Consortium, founded in 2017, has strengthened the presence of this grape variety in international markets, a trend…

Villa Sandi – A winery that focuses on quality

A third-generation winery where the fourth generation is actively involved, Villa Sandi produces wines including Pinot Grigio Veneto DOC 2020."It's quite a new DOC in the production," said Consuelo Donetto, export manager, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa."We have a couple of wines in our portfolio being part of this consortium, which is already appreciated…

Exciting times ahead after a very good year

Botter, the Italian winery, exports 90% of its production, and Luca Botter, the founder's grandson, was glad to be at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 at an exciting time for the company.Last year it merged with another winery and also has venture capital involvement, with Luca remaining as a shareholder. Founded in 1928, it…

A bottle of courage is what made Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 a show to remember

Vinexposium's CEO Rodolphe Lameyse looks back at the wine and spirits industry's first face-to-face meeting since the start of the pandemic The show's resounding success in terms of both quantity and quality is also a promising sign for Vinexposium's future events in 2022. Congratulations on delivering Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris 2022. How does it…

Filling the gaps in Sweden’s wine range

Sebastian Braun is wine director for four companies - Oenoforos, Carovin, Vintedge and Vini Buoni - that import wines into Sweden and sell them to the alcohol retail monopoly, Systembolaget Aktiebolag, which Sebastian used to work for as a buyer. Some of the four companies have additional activities, with Oenoforos, for example, buying wine in…

First time at the show for Austrian glassmaker Sophienwald

Sophienwald, an Austrian glassmaker that was exhibiting at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 for the first time, found the event to be a great forum for developing new contacts."We have worked very well," said Manni Schwarz, the company's sales and marketing director. "We have had a good international public. It's our first time exhibiting…

Maintaining Chile’s profile at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris

The pandemic made it harder for producers from Chile to travel to Wine Paris & Vinexpo 2022, but many wines from the South American country nonetheless created a buzz, thanks to the Wines of Chile and ProChile booth. There were no fewer than 22 wines from 11 producers on show, and a masterclass was held…

The Domaine De La Racauderie: “International buyers are back”

The Domaine De La Racauderie in the Loire Valley has been attending Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris and its predecessors for the past six years. Asked about this year's edition, winemaker Jean-Michel Gauthier said: "It’s been great seeing people again, because with Covid we didn’t know where we were going." Mr Gauthier, who produces both…

Great contacts from Scandinavia and South America

After the gap in trade shows caused by the pandemic, Dimitris Markou, the export manager of Cavino Winery & Distillery, was "really happy" to be at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022."It seemed that after two years, people wanted to visit the clients, they wanted to visit their suppliers and to find new opportunities," he…

Five vineyards who banded together to make some noise

Hidden Terroir is a collaboration between five winemakers who have pulled their resources to attend Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris for the first time this year. The collective, made up of four vineyards from the Rhône Valley and one from Bergerac, was the brainchild of sommelière and former buyer Aubrey Terrazas and digital designer Claire…

A secret recipe in high demand at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris

Sales have boomed since Jennie Kergoat-Ruelland started selling bottles of So Jennie Paris at La Grande Épicerie de Paris 10 years ago Today, her alcohol free bubbles are served to all passengers flying in business and first class with Qatar Airways, and in many more countries. She came up with the idea of a non-alcoholic…

We’re pulling it off and it’s all thanks to you

By Rodolphe LameyseVinexposium, CEO Good morning and welcome to the third day of Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022. I'm sure many of you are getting into the swing of things by now, but for those of you who are just arriving we've got a wide range of events lined up for you today, so…
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