February 20, 2020

Read the Review Edition

The first joint Vinexpo Paris and Wine Paris: delivering on a promise Read the full content on the website or go through the e-magazine Forming the first business event of the calendar year dedicated to wines and spirits, Vinexpo Paris and Wine Paris, over three…
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February 20, 2020

Vinexpo Paris 2020: a rewarding and immersive experience

As was expected by industry players across-the-board, Vinexpo Paris and Wine Paris delivered an action-packed programme. Numerous conferences and round-table discussions, reflecting prime industry issues (“Trends and major challenges in the global spirits market”; “Consumer expectations for organic wines”; “E-commerce: selling wine direct-to-consumer”; “The future…
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February 20, 2020

Eco-credentials more important than ever – IWSR research

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of drinks producers’ ethical credentials, attendees at Vinexpo Paris were told at a session that gave forecasts for the global beverage industry. The trend is driven by younger drinkers, who are prioritising good environmental performance. “Younger consumers have different thoughts…
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February 20, 2020

Novice wine growers win top award

A Franco-Irish “novice” winemaker couple leveraged Vinexpo to promote their award-winning  organic wines. Irish harpsichordist Emer Kirwan-Buckley and her husband Fabrice Priou bought the Graves AOP Chateau Sirio in 2015 to fulfil their dream of running an organic winery, and have since won four awards.…
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February 20, 2020

WSTA calls for “light-touch” import regime after Brexit

The UK’s wine and spirits trade body will press the British government to introduce a simplified certification system for wine imported from Europe in January 2021, its overseas affairs director has said. The news was announced on 10 February at Vinexpo, Paris, during the Vinexpo…
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February 20, 2020

Wine from Lebanese monks has great potential in France

A wine produced by the Lebanese Maronite Order was among the organic beverages that were showcased at Vinexpo Paris. The Adyar brand, offering a range of organic red, white, rose, sweet and ice wines, plus the traditional Lebanese drink Arak, exhibited in the WOW! section…
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February 20, 2020

A show within the show

Be Spirits attracts an “eclectic depth of exhibitors” Be Spirits by Vinexpo created a show within the show, designated specifically for spirits exhibitors coming together from across the world, including Canada, Tibet, Guatemala and Mexico. The section attracted what organisers describe as “an eclectic depth…
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February 20, 2020

A spa town gin that aims to spark foreign interest

A gin range that celebrates the man credited with discovering spa waters in the English town of Harrogate was present at Vinexpo as part of a new export drive. The Slingsby range of gins, named after a soldier called Sir William Slingsby, born in the…
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February 20, 2020

Putting some sparkle into the lives of female drinkers

The pink sparkling vodka liqueur Nuvo chose Vinexpo Paris as its first European show.  A drink targeted at women and billed as the world’s first sparkling liqueur used Vinexpo Paris as the platform for an ambitious sales drive. Nuvo L’Esprit de Paris, created by the…
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February 20, 2020

Wine: it’s about more than just the product

Jean-Michel Deluc co-founded the subscription wine service Le Petit Ballon in 2011. Deluc is the club’s Master Sommelier and selects the two wines that members receive every month according to their profile. He discusses what has sustained his successful career in the drinks trade. My…
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