February 8, 2022

Good morning & welcome to Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris 2022

What a pleasure it is to see everyone together for the first time in two years. We’ve got no less than 2,800 exhibitors here today, so please take full advantage of the wonderful events that we have organised for you. 

Why not start by exploring the next generation of winemakers at La Nouvelle Vague in Hall 3. It features 40 young producers who are keen to impress and looking to grow their network. Or check out the Be Spirits area where there are many drinks waiting to be sampled at the Infinite Bar. Next door in Hall 4, you will find wines from Mediterranean climates just waiting for you to explore through free pour tastings. Anyone interested in the very best of Bordeaux should definitely sign up for the presentation of the 2019 vintage of over 100 Bordeaux Grands Crus, organised by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux between 10am and 5pm today in Hall 5. 

Our popular ‘Wine Talks’ will be hosted in Hall 6 covering a wide range of hard hitting topics, like everything you need to know about working with social media influencers, how to deal with supply chain issues and the pandemic’s impact on wine merchants.

You can end the day in Paris, where The OFF will bring you the best of choice with 80 restaurants and bars for you to enjoy across Paris after the event. 

So to everyone who is attending Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 for the first time and those of you who have been with us from the start, I raise my glass.