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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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February 20, 2020

The essential wine magazine

Terre de vins has grown a great deal in 10 years, with turnover increasing tenfold. We asked Managing Director Rodolphe Wartel to tell us more.  Terre de vins is today credited with 300,000 readers for the magazine and 150,000 unique visitors on terredevins.com. It has…
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February 20, 2020

The responsibility of luxury

Krug CEO Maggie Henriquez shares her philosophy on how luxury houses can  help protect the environment and promote well-being Following her talk about the role of luxury brands in promoting a sustainable environment, we asked her what the “responsibility of luxury” means for her. Luxury…
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February 20, 2020

Marc Almert, world’s best sommelier, discusses Austrian wine

The man named last year as the Best Sommelier of the World by the International Sommelier Association (ASI),  showcased wines from Austria at a special Vinexpo event. Organised by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, the Discover Austria’s Wine masterclass highlighted the many regions and types…
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February 20, 2020

Seen @ Vinexpo

For this Review Edition of Vinexpo Daily, we took a quick tour of some of the stands at the show to ask what the exhibitors thought of the first edition of Vinexpo Paris… NATIONAL WINE AGENCY, GEORGIA “There were many visitors from different kinds of…
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February 20, 2020

Where to Go in Paris

Discover the city through its wine culture You may think Paris is not the place to visit when it comes to wine production. Think again! Paris is a city that comes to mind when one wants to appreciate wine rather than grow some. But that…
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February 12, 2020

Read the Day 3 Edition

Read the full content on the website or go through the e-magazine Vinexpo Paris concludes in high spirits On this, the final day of Vinexpo Paris, organisers are already concluding that the show has been a resounding success. The new partnership between Vinexpo Paris and Wine…
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February 12, 2020

DAY 3 – Programme

DAY 3 Wednesday 12 February CONFERENCES PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE FEDERATION OF WINE & SPIRITS EXPORTERS > 10:30 am – 11:30 am Location: PAV 7.2 – ROOM 1 Press only WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LUXURY TODAY? > 10:30 am – 11:00 am Location: PAV…
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February 12, 2020

Call for action on climate change

Industry leaders should press governments to protect viticulture from extreme weather events by acting on climate change, says expert. Angel Hsu, who is Founder and Director of the Data-Driven EnviroPolicy Lab at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, is urging industry leaders to put pressure on governments…
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February 12, 2020

Modernity and history combine at the new Maison Delas Frères

The wine producer Maison Delas Frères has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Tain L’Hermitage commune after investing millions of euros. The spectacular stone, glass and steel building, which includes a new winery and cellars, has been crafted around an historical building. The new building…
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February 12, 2020

Fanny Fougerat’s cognacs reflect deep family tradition

The fourth-generation winemaker and distiller offers a growing range of signature cognacs, each with its own style. Fanny Fougerat has made quite an impact with her own range of cognacs since launching her brand several years ago – and there are new cognacs on the…
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February 12, 2020

The “ginaissance” is continuing – but rum could face new competition

The much-heralded “ginaissance” is fast becoming reality, with worldwide sales of gin having increased 8.2% in 2018 compared to the year before, according to figures from IWSR. In the United Kingdom, the growth was even faster, with gin having enjoyed a 32.5% rise in sales…
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February 12, 2020

The sun never sets for Vinexpo Paris and Wine Paris

  New partnership aims to become the world’s best wine and spirits show Following the first edition of simultaneous wine shows in Paris, Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of Vinexpo, and Pascale Ferranti, Director of Wine Paris, look back and share their goals for the future. Here,…
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February 12, 2020

Vinexpo Paris is a workplace

For Céline Saint-Marc Calbrix, Buyer and Wine Product Manager with Système U, Vinexpo offers the chance to develop business with suppliers at a time when consumer demands are changing. We asked her to tell us a little about her responsibility within Système U’s wine operation.…
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February 12, 2020

Sustainability is key for the wine industry

Jacopo Mazzeo, News Editor for Imbibe,  has a long-held passion for beer and wine. Here, he discusses environmental concerns and describes how changing consumer behaviour is affecting the UK’s drinks industry. I am the News Editor of Imbibe magazine UK, whose focus is the UK…
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February 12, 2020

Celebrated Italian grappa producer branches out into gin and amaro

Distilleria Bertagnolli is renewing its range to mark 150 years of history in Trentino. The renowned Italian grappa producer Distilleria Bertagnolli is launching a range of gins and amaros as it revamps its collection to mark 150 years of history. Gin 1870 and Amaro 1870…
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February 12, 2020

Mixology fuels thirst for exotic gin flavours

Unique flavoured gins with ingredients ranging from Himalayan pepper to fennel and gorse flowers are on offer from distributor UCVF for the  rst time this year. The Drunken Horse Gin from Belgium is made with Timut pepper from the slopes of the Himalayas that combines citrus flavours with a peppery note. Moletto Gin…
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February 12, 2020

Erika Spirit

A unique spirits company formed by three friends from south-west France is taking part in Vinexpo Paris. Erika Spirit, founded in 2018, offers a unique range of gins and vodkas influenced by honey and pollen. The company will be present in this year’s BE SPIRITS…
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February 12, 2020

A vodka to lose your head for

A revolutionary French spirits company will be showcasing the world’s first caviar-flavoured vodka at Vinexpo’s inaugural Be Spirits section in a bid to prove it is #ACutAboveLeRest. Launched in Paris just three years ago by Bastille Day chairman Paul Berkmann, Guillotine Vodka combines the best grape…
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February 12, 2020

Decades of family history behind revamped range being launched at Vinexpo Paris

With four decades of wine production behind them, the Bellanger family have revamped their range of Château Domi-Cours wines for 2020. The family has a strong commitment to caring for the natural environment at their vineyards, which are certified as being of High Environmental Value…
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February 12, 2020

Château de Chantegrive’s new cuvees to help conservation

A new range of “eco-responsible” wines has been launched by the prestigious Château de Chantegrive,  a pioneer of environmentally certified wines in the Gironde region. The château in the Graves appellation, which is named after the song-thrush, has already secured the highest level of environmental…
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February 12, 2020

Where to Go in Paris

The Be Spirits fun continues into the evening at a string of partner bars Paris boasts some of Europe’s best cocktail bars, so Vinexpo attendees can continue the Be Spirits vibe after the sun goes down. Le 1905 Le 1905 is a first-floor bar with…
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February 11, 2020

Lucien Bernard to share its brandy expertise at Vinexpo

Few brandy producers can match Lucien Bernard in terms of history or output. Described as Europe’s largest brandy producer and the world’s second-biggest, the company was founded more than 90 years ago in Bordeaux and remains family owned and run. Lucien Bernard uses a diversity…
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February 11, 2020

Read the Day 2 Edition

Read the full content on the website or go through the e-magazine As we all know, quality counts For the first joint edition of Vinexpo and Wine Paris, the quality of exhibitors and visitors demonstrates the appeal of both events. As well as France, widely…
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February 11, 2020

DAY 2 – Programme

DAY 2 Tuesday 11 February CONFERENCES TRY YOUR HAND AT WINEGROWING! EXPERTS ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT BUYING OR SELLING A VINEYARD > 11:00 am – 11:30 am Location: PAV 7.2 – ROOM 4 Free entrance MORE POWERFUL TOGETHER > 10:30 am – 11:00 am Location:…
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February 11, 2020

Air France’s cellar is now available online

Air France has teamed up with Ventealapropriete.com, a leading  wine sales platform, to offer “La Cave Air France”. The company offers all passengers the opportunity to buy French wines, champagnes and spirits from its own cellar, which was previously only served on flights and in…
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February 11, 2020

Come and try the “World’s Best Cognac” at Vinexpo Paris

The single estate cognac producer Domaines Francis Abécassis is present at Vinexpo Paris having won “producer of the year”, “world’s best Cognac”  and “Best XO” awards.  Reflecting the quality of its production, the “Producer of the Year” award came at the International Wine and Spirit…
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February 11, 2020

Working in the wine trade is the best job in the world

Alexander Michaelsen, Product Manager for France, South America and Eastern Europe for Oslo-based Vinmonopolet, enjoys meeting wine producers and travelling to vineyards. Here he discusses changes affecting the Norwegian wine market and  tell us  about his role with Vinmonopolet. I am responsible for writing tenders…
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February 11, 2020

Jean-Claude Mas focuses on quality in the Languedoc

The owner of Domaines Paul Mas is looking to increase the proportion of premium wines produced at his vineyards. A Languedoc native steeped in winemaking, Jean-Claude Mas has come a long way since he founded Domaines Paul Mas from 35 hectares of inherited family vineyard…
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February 11, 2020

Maison Bouey invests in the future as it prepares to mark 200 years

ADVERTORIAL New technology and new people are helping the Maison to move further upmarket. Next year, the premium wine producer Maison Bouey will mark 200 years of family history in the production of its premium wines. Far from resting on its laurels, after several years…
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February 11, 2020

Inspiration in a bottle

Drawing idyllic scenes from his youth inspired winemaker Emmanuel Lesgourgues to create a brand new cuvee that is being launched at Vinexpo Paris. Lesgourgues drew a pass in the Pyrenees called Marie-Blanque where he and his uncle had a memorable picnic that included a bottle…
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February 11, 2020

New village wines from Marcel Deiss

The Alsace winemaker is building new cuvees on a strong local tradition of terroir. Tastings of three new village wines are on offer at the Domaine Marcel Deiss stand at Vinexpo Paris, following the vineyard’s expansion in 2017. The family winery has also re-labelled its entire…
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February 11, 2020

Portugal represented in force at Vinexpo

The Wines of Portugal stand will showcase the country’s unique offerings. Portugal’s wines and wine regions will be represented by no fewer than 75 producers at Vinexpo Paris, giving the country the largest foreign representation at the fair. The Wines of Portugal stand offers a…
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February 11, 2020

Prosecco goes sugar-free

La Tordera winery is at the forefront of a trend among DOCG producers towards drier, more refined Prosecco wines with fewer calories. A sparkling wine with zero sugar content is among two exclusive vintages brought to Vinexpo Paris by a leading winery in Italy’s largest…
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February 11, 2020

South America well represented at Vinexpo

Domaines François Lurton has more than two decades of South American history. While French wine producers will, of course, be the most heavily represented at Vinexpo Paris, there will be plenty of producers with vineyards in other parts of the world – including South America.…
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February 11, 2020

Celebrating the diversity of Argentine wines

As director of winemaking for Argentina’s Grupo Peñaflor, Daniel Pi is responsible for annual wine production of more than 200m litres. He told us about the diversity of South American wines and the group he works for. Grupo Peñaflor is the largest wine producer and…
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February 11, 2020

Where to Go in Paris

A chance to taste wine in a friendly and unhurried atmosphere VertdeVin’s evening tasting session for professionals will showcase good quality but affordable wines from around the world. Dozens of wines from several countries will be available for professionals to taste at a special evening…
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February 10, 2020

Read the Day 1 Edition

Read the full content on the website or go through the e-magazine WOW! Organic wines are really stepping out With the “World of Organic Wines” (WOW!) very well represented at the first Vinexpo Paris, it must be said that the market for these products is evolving rapidly as…
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February 10, 2020

DAY 1 – Programme

DAY 1 Monday 10 February CONFERENCES GLOBAL TRENDS IN THE WINE AND SPIRITS MARKET > 10:00 am – 11:30 am Location: PAV 7.2 – ROOM 4 Free entrance LIVING SOILS: THE FUTURE OF FINE WINES AND SPIRITS > 10:30 am – 11:00 am Location: PAV…
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February 10, 2020

Wine trade facing a perfect storm – conference

This new Vinexpo event  will detail the multiple factors causing upheaval in the sector. Pressures affecting the wine trade will come under the spotlight today at the “Global Trends in the Wine and Spirits Market” conference. Presented by Richard Halstead, Chief Operating Officer of Wine…
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February 10, 2020

The sure value from the Rhône valley!

ADVERTORIAL Domaine Brunely is present at Vinexpo Paris, underlining the benefits of their vineyards’ specific soil, with a sand-clay matrix and a particular microclimate that make it an exceptional terroir. We can feel it in the wines which express the character of the southern Rhône…
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February 10, 2020

Building relationships with customers in a changing wine world

Many wine producers are keen to expand their direct-to-consumer sales, offering as they do the obvious advantage of cutting out middlemen. Strategies for DTC sales are coming under the spotlight at a Vinexpo conference featuring a clutch of senior figures with expert knowledge. Among those…
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February 10, 2020

Be Spirits

A first this year, the area is dedicated to spirits and will boast a 50m bar with some 20 mixologists coming from the most prestigious bars and hotels in Paris. The event welcomes professionals from across the industry: importers, distributors, major buyers, specialist media, major…
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February 10, 2020

An Armagnac tradition that has thrived through four generations

ADVERTORIAL Armagnac Delord, based in the attractive village of Lannepax in southwest France, uses traditional grape varieties and methods of distillation Through four generations, and well over a century of fascinating history, the Delord family have been producing Armagnac under their own name. The family’s…
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February 10, 2020

Halewood in good spirits as the buoyant artisanal market leads to rapid growth

ADVERTORIAL As the artisanal spirits and craft beers markets grow apace, the UK-based Halewood Wines and Spirits is expanding worldwide with brands that are proving popular with younger people in particular. From Crabbie’s Ginger Beer to Vestal Vodka, from Dead Man’s Fingers Rum (in multiple…
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February 10, 2020

Enjoying the connections that the world of wine creates

For Palate Club’s Aubrey Terrazas, meeting people is the best part of the job. We asked her to tell us a little about Palate Club and her day-to-day role. I’m the creative director and wine buyer. In addition to finding wines for our portfolio, I manage…
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February 10, 2020

Keeping a close eye on fizz – and much else

Patrick Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief of The Drinks Business and a Master of Wine, will be looking out for the latest industry news at this year’s Vinexpo Paris. We asked him to tell us about thedrinksbusiness.com. Our website is an extension of The Drinks Business magazine, which serves the trade…
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February 10, 2020

Looking to develop a more sustainable viticulture

Moët Hennessy is hosting a series of discussions on how the wine industry can become more environmentally sensitive Here, Philippe Schaus, Moët Hennessy’s CEO, describes how the company’s groundbreaking initiative at Vinexpo will bring together industry veterans and millennials with the aim of creating a…
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February 10, 2020

The wine market achieves organic growth

The organic wine market will exceed 85 million cases within the next two years, according to forecasts, with Europe helping to drive increases. According to figures from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, organic wine is likely to enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 9.2% between…
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February 10, 2020

Château Suau puts focus on organic and sulphur-free wines

With a wide range of red, white and rosé wine, Château Suau, situated in the Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux now has over ten years’ experience in the field of organic, sulphur-free winemaking.  Under the direction of consultant winemaker, Michel Rolland, the Château, located between the banks of the Garonne and the Dordogne,…
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February 10, 2020

A vineyard on a human scale that cares for the environment

Looking after nature has been a commitment for Château Grand Français since 2002. While the increased importance given to the environment has become particularly evident in the last couple of years, for Château Grand Français it has long been a priority. This vineyard has been organic farming…
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February 10, 2020

Champagne Drappier launches its organic Champagne : Clarevallis 

ADVERTORIAL With 15 hectares owned and farmed organically, the Drappier family produces Champagne Clarevallis, a modern interpretation of its cistercian heritage. It will be available for tasting for the first time at Vinexpo Paris. Champagne Clarevallis, which has Ecocert certification, is made from grapes grown…
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February 10, 2020

Navigating the climate, the competition and the rules to sell organic Champagne across the world

Varying rules on the term organic, rainy springs and the rise of Prosecco are just a few of the challenges facing Champagne Michel Bruno. We asked Guillaume Orban, Commercial Director for Champagne Bruno Michel to tell us more about organic champagne. We are based south…
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February 10, 2020

Bushfires bring actors of Australian wine sector closer together

Australia’s wine sector is drawing together to provide support and advice to those affected by this season’s devastating fires. Wine Australia, Australian Grape & Wine, the Australian Wine Research Institute and viticultural experts, backed by the Federal Government, and state and regional wine agencies, are…
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February 10, 2020

The fruits of an extraordinary partnership

The Rupert & Rothschild partnership was formed in 1997 by the late Dr Anton Rupert of South Africa and the late Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France. Their vision was carried forward by their sons, the late Dr Anthon Rupert and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild.…
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February 10, 2020

South Africa’s Longridge Wine Estate shines amongst world’s top organic wines

Organic and biodynamic Stellenbosch wine producer, Longridge Wine Estate and Jasper Raats have received three gold medals at the Grand International Organic Wine Awards. The international awards for organic wines has become one of the most important tasting events in the global organic wine sector.…
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February 10, 2020

Angus Dundee presents Tomintoul 18-year-old

Angus Dundee have announced the release of this stunning new expression in a beautifully designed presentation box showcasing the Cairngorms National Park, where the Tomintoul Distillery is located. Exporting to 80 countries worldwide, Angus Dundee has two single malt distilleries: Tomintoul: situated in the prestigious…
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February 10, 2020

Gooseberry flavoured Gin from Whitley Neill

The UK’s premium gin brand Whitley Neill, has launched a limited-edition Gooseberry Gin – just in time for Vinexpo Paris. Expected to be a big seasonal hit this Spring, especially for gifting at Valentine’s Day this week, and a little later for Mother’s Day, Whitley…
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February 10, 2020

Reforms announced for New York’s antiquated licencing laws for craft beverages

New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled the 19th proposal of the 2020 State of the State – growing New York’s craft beverage manufacturing industry by reforming antiquated prohibition-era laws, removing barriers to new investments. The Governor’s proposal will make it easier for movie theatres to sell…
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February 10, 2020

New from New York Wines

ADVERTORIAL New York Wine and Grape Foundation presents new Finger Lakes wineries in Paris  The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is welcoming Finger Lakes winery representatives from Anthony Road Wine Company, Sheldrake Point Vineyards, and Nathan K. Wines, as guest presenters to the New York Wines booth…
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February 10, 2020

Where to Go in Paris

The fun at Be Spirits continues across the city into the evening Partner bars are out to attract attendees with stunning presentation and amazing taste. The fun at the Be Spirits bar within Vinexpo Paris will continue into the evening at 20 partner bars across…
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February 5, 2020

Read the Preview Edition

Read the full content on the website or go through the e-magazine A wine show in Paris? Where else? Paris. Everyone knows the City of Light also happens to be the world’s capital of gourmet cuisine. So where better to bring together the greats of…
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February 5, 2020

Programme

DAY 1 Monday 10 February CONFERENCES GLOBAL TRENDS IN THE WINE AND SPIRITS MARKET > 10:00 am – 11:30 am Location: PAV 7.2 – ROOM 4 Free entrance LIVING SOILS: THE FUTURE OF FINE WINES AND SPIRITS > 10:30 am – 11:00 am Location: PAV…
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February 5, 2020

Moët Hennessy to focus on sustainability at Vinexpo

The company aims to consider new methods of winemaking to protect the environment. As the wine and spirits industry focuses increasingly on environmental issues, Moët Hennessy will be taking the opportunity to showcase its eco-credentials at Vinexpo. In particular, the company wants to demonstrate its…
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February 5, 2020

New dedicated area at Vinexpo showcases the spirits and mixology sectors

Be Spirits features a bar as long as an Olympic swimming pool – and the activity will continue into the evening at some of Paris’s top bars. For the first time, Vinexpo is bringing together the spirits and mixology sectors with a dedicated area at…
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February 5, 2020

Vinexpo Academy: A platform where wine professionals meet and exchange views

When it comes to top-level training in the area of wines and spirits, Vinexpo Academy offers professionals and businesses unique learning opportunities. Visitors are able to acquire new skills thanks to a comprehensive programme including a panel of tastings, conferences and masterclasses translated into several…
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February 5, 2020

Test your taste buds at the Vinexpo Challenge

The world’s best sommelier will host a fun event where show attendees attempt to identify wines. Attendees at Vinexpo Paris will get the chance to showcase their skills at identifying wines during a fun blind-tasting event – and none other than the man named as…
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February 5, 2020

New joint venture will offer better opportunities to exhibitors and attendees

The tie-up between Comexposium and Vinexpo will lead to more international business for participants As Paris prepares to welcome the first simultaneous edition of Vinexpo Paris and Wine Paris, we asked Laurent Noël, Comexposium Division Director, and Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of Vinexpo, how this joint venture came…
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February 5, 2020

Larsson gives the lowdown on life as a wine buyer

During two decades in the wine trade, Johan Larsson has been a sommelier at some of Stockholm’s finest restaurants and head steward to the King and Queen of Sweden. In 2010 he joined Systembolaget, the government-owned chain of liquor stores in Sweden, as a wine…
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February 5, 2020

The view from Italy

Gianni Fabrizio is editor of Italy’s leading wine and food magazine, Gambero Rosso. We asked him to tell us a little more about Gambero Rosso. Gambero Rosso is the leading wine guide and magazine in Italy. It is very well known and highly respected wine guide.…
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February 5, 2020

Time to celebrate for Nicolas Feuillatte

The wine critics of “La Revue du Vin de France”, a magazine recognized as a leading voice in the industry and publisher of the “Green Guide” of the best of France, elected the Nicolas Feuillatte wine center “group of winemakers of the year”, during a…
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February 5, 2020

AdVini to showcase its wines in L’Avenue

The leader in terroir wines will be one of the eight top brands present in the prestigious area AdVini, a French leader in terroir wines, is one of the top brands taking part in L’Avenue at Vinexpo Paris. This area, which will resemble a line…
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February 5, 2020

The ever-changing world of pairing

Marc Almert was named Best Sommelier of the World by the International Sommelier Association last year. Here, the sommelier at the Pavillon restaurant in Zurich shares his secrets  and how his role is evolving when it comes to wine pairing. Nowadays we can choose from…
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February 5, 2020

Caviar Battle Pairing

As part of the Vinexpo Academy, on Wednesday 12 February, Sturia CEO Laurent Dulau will moderate a unique event, pairing wines and the most luxurious of foods – caviar. In cooperation with ASI, Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, three top sommeliers – Raimonds Tomsons, Piotr Pietras…
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February 5, 2020

Unusual origins

A tour of some of the lesser-known regions present at Vinexpo Paris – with some fresh and surprising product… Meet Algeria’s first wine company… La Société des Grands Crus de l’Ouest Algérien was Algeria’s first private wine company. It was founded in 2001 by Rachid…
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February 5, 2020

Where to Go in Paris

Be Spirits – getting into the right mood in the French Capital Be Spirits by Vinexpo is THE definitive list of partner bars across the city of lights. Take the time to drop by one or two – and get into the right mood for…
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May 23, 2019

Vinexpo Daily 2019 – Review Edition

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May 23, 2019

A perfect balance between innovation and tradition keep Château Dauzac ahead of the competition

Château Dauzac’s exceptional terroir and commitment to biodynamic farming have made the 49 Hectare vineyard a wine tourism hotspot Laurent Fortin, General Manager of Château Dauzac, tells Vinexpo Daily how new technology, sustainable management and a commitment to biodiversity are helping the prestigious Bordeaux property…
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May 23, 2019

Quality & quantity

Having thoroughly refocused and rebranded for its 20th edition, Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 has closed after a successful week. With 1,600 international exhibitors it remains the largest international wine and spirits trade show in France. There were more than 2,300 qualified Vinexpo Business appointments involving 65%…
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May 23, 2019

Buxy: robots, biodiversity and a classic Montagny

In this interview with Rémi Marlin,General Manager, Vignerons de Buxy, we see how sustainability and working within a union can help French wine businesses to grow Almost halfway between Dijon and Lyon, in the heart of La Grande Bourgogne, is a medieval commune called Buxy.…
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May 23, 2019

Eight of the best from Uruguay

Eight of Uruguay’s leading producers were sharing a combined stand at this year’s Vinexpo as they looked to both raise the profile of the country’s wines and gain wider distribution for their own wines. As well the chance to taste wines and meet the producers…
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May 23, 2019

Clos Apalta 2016 vintage previewed

The ultimate in premium Chilean wine was available to taste on Domaines Bournet Lapostolle’s stand with the release of the latest vintage of Clos Apalta, the multi-award winning Bordeaux blend from the Colchagua Valley. This iconic wine is one of a rare breed of Chilean…
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May 23, 2019

For Lionel Osmin, the real work starts now

Speaking to Vinexpo Daily, Lionel Osmin reflected on the Vinexpo week, and gave his assessment of the show. Honestly the results of Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 have been positively surprising. Now that the calendar for wine shows is so busy, I frankly didn’t know what to…
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May 23, 2019

A variable future thanks to climate change

Professor Patrice Geoffron furnished Tuesday’s Symposium with an exclusive report on hypothetical futures for the wine industry A busy day at the first ever Vinexpo International Symposium discussing the impact of climate change on the wine industry peaked with an exclusive presentation by Patrice Geoffron,…
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May 23, 2019

All the climate change facts required to Act

The first ever Symposium Vinexpo took centre stage to assess the impact of climate change on the wine and spirits industry The inaugural Symposium Vinexpo boasted an impressive line-up of speakers and experts headlined by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Patricia…
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May 23, 2019

Round table wraps up the Symposium

Portuguese corks, Chilean mountains and threats to Spanish wines were the subjects covered in Tuesday’s second round table discussion To finish off the Symposium, Tuesday, a round table asked the question ‘how do wine producers integrate climate change into their business strategy?’ Chaired by Jim…
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May 23, 2019

Big rise in organics is changing world of wine

Discerning consumers looking for a more sustainable approach to wine fuels demand for organic wines The rise in organic and biodynamic winemaking was a key theme at Vinexpo 2019 with a number of producers switching their focus towards how they make their wine. All of…
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May 23, 2019

Knock opens up about Vinexpo

Australian Knock charmed by Bordeaux offering this year Why do you come to Vinexpo? It is a great fair to meet the right people and look at all your buying options. Both from the producer side, but also a chance to catch up with key…
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May 23, 2019

An Italian outlook

Massimo Lanza has been working for Italy’s premium and most important wine publication Gambero Rosso since 1996. Please tell us a little more about Gambero Rosso? Gambero Rosso is the leading wine guide and magazine in Italy and is also a platform for content, training,…
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May 23, 2019

Bordeaux targets mid-market in export drive

CIVB chief welcomes Vinexpo’s strategic direction and outlines ambitious plans to grow Bordeaux’s presence in the US and China The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (aka the CIVB) represents the winegrowers, wine merchants and brokers of the iconic Bordeaux region. With a multifaceted strategy…
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May 23, 2019

What makes Vinexpo different from other exhibitions?

The place for Bordeaux wines PRODUCTA VIGNOBLES Vinexpo is the place to be for Bordeaux wines. We have been coming since it began. It’s all about being able to connect with the right decision makers in our key markets. The 2019 show has been much…
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May 23, 2019

‘Everyday Bubble’ from Henkell Freixenet

Since the historic merger of the German and Spanish brands, there is a big push into the French sparkling wine market. Under the Yvon Mau umbrella, Henkell Freixenet is a powerful new alliance in the world of sparkling wine. The duo responsible for the brand…
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May 23, 2019

Vinexpo prepares to bring Discovery Experience to the world

Vinexpo prepares a full calendar for the wine business in the coming year The next 12 months will be a pivotal year for Vinexpo as it hosts five separate exhibitions around the world, including its inaugural one in Paris. Preparing to hold a major international…
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May 23, 2019

Jamon Jamon: Bordeaux’s tribute to Spain

Former Bordeaux rugby player, Franck Labbé, has enjoyed success in his second career as a restaurateur with Jamon Jamon and his tribute to the food and wine of Spain, which he ran as a pop up restaurant at Vinexpo. What is the background to Jamon…
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May 16, 2019

Vinexpo Daily 2019 – Day 4 Edition

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May 16, 2019

Koelenhof Winery’s Vinexpo debut

Stellenbosch’s Koelenhof Winery is making its first visit to Vinexpo to show its full range of wines that stretch from its value selection through to its prestigious 1679 wines, named after the year the town was founded by Simon van der Stel. The Koelenhof Winery…
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May 16, 2019

Follow your nose to the Vinexpo Challenge

With a prize of some excellent wines and the chance to be crowned a winner, visitors are encouraged to channel their inner sommelier and attend the Vinexpo Challenge, today, at 11am. The event is sponsored by VINC by Cork Supply (the technically-advanced TCA-free cork) and…
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May 16, 2019

Lionel Osmin & Cie: driven by its values

ADVERTORIAL Since it was formed in 2010, Lionel Osmin & Cie has been dedicated to making wines that express the history and the traditions of the southwest of France and are true to the soils, the terroir and the vines from which they are made.…
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May 16, 2019

United Nations climate change seeks collaboration with wine industry

With unpredictable weather already impacting the global wine business, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat explains how it can support the industry With revenues in the region of $200 billion a year, the wine industry is in robust shape right now.…
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May 16, 2019

Canard Duchêne promotes its “Audacious Creation” at Vinexpo 2019

A key winemaker for Alain Thiénot since 1985, when the latter took over Canard Duchêne in 2003, Laurent Fédou was tasked with breathing new life into the long- established brand. We asked Laurent to tell us more about his adventure in Champagne, and in particular…
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May 16, 2019

Biodynamics shine at Château Pré la Lande

Château Pré la Lande has the WOW! factor Organics, biodynamics, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the four dominant factors that help Château Pré la Lande stand out from the slopes of one of the signature hills that are such a distinctive feature of Bordeaux’s Gironde…
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May 16, 2019

Reshaping the digital and retail wine offer

Mike Hu shares Tmall’s plans to develop wine offer In 2017, Vinexpo formed a partnership with Tmall, the online retailer that is part of China’s leading digital firm Alibaba. At this year’s Vinexpo Bordeaux, Mike Hu, president of FMCG at Tmall, gave a presentation during…
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May 16, 2019

Vinexpo CEO unveils dynamic new vision for 2020 and beyond

Reinventing Vinexpo Bordeaux as a more efficient event and joining forces with Wine Paris are key pillars in Rodolphe Lameyse’s global strategy On Wednesday evening, Vinexpo’s recently-appointed CEO Rodolphe Lameyse unveiled a strategic blueprint designed to consolidate the company’s position as global leader in the…
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May 16, 2019

The Best Sommelier in the world

Mark Almert shares insights about his recent win and the future of the wine industry At just 27 years of age, one of the youngest competitors ever to win the prestigious accolade of International Sommelier’s Association (ASI) Best Sommelier of the World, Marc Almert spoke…
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May 16, 2019

Esprit Apéritifs offers festive flavours

Arcachon-based firm introduces basil-flavoured aperitif Esprit Apéritifs is a new company located in Arcachon, on the French coast near Bordeaux. It is dedicated to the conception, production and marketing of flavoured drinks based on wines and plants, owers or fruits, all of them fresh. Among…
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May 16, 2019

Gibson’s Pink gin looks to attract new drinkers

Gibson International Sales Manager, La Martiniquaise-Bardinet Gibson’s Gin, the number one French gin brand, has revealed a new premium pink variant as it looks to widen the brand’s appeal, attract new drinkers and appeal more to bartenders and the on-trade. Gibson’s, which is part of…
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May 16, 2019

Avondale produces organic wines for ageing

Avondale, the pioneering estate from South Africa’s Paarl region, hopes to show the ageing potential of biodynamic and organic wines with the limited- release of its Avondale Samsara 2009 ‘Decade Edition’. Samsara comes from 13 different parcels of grapes that have been brought together to…
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May 16, 2019

Overhex’s new look Balance to support elephants

Balance, the quirky range of everyday South African wines from Overhex Wines International, has come to Vinexpo with a new look that pushes the environmental and charitable credentials of this innovative brand. The range of Balance wines are best known for what it calls its…
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May 16, 2019

Bringing La Co(o)rniche Back to Life

La Co(o)rniche is one of the famous landmarks at the seaside resort of Pyla-sur-Mer in Gironde. Here owner, William Téchoueyres, explains how he helped restore and revive this famous hotel. What was the objective when you decided to rebuild La Co(or)rniche? My objective, when I…
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May 14, 2019

Vinexpo Daily 2019 – Day 3 Edition

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May 14, 2019

Château Dauzac’s commitment to organics and biodiversity

Château Dauzac’s Puts Organics First Château Dauzac’s commitment to what it calls “virtuous viticulture” is what is driving the various initiatives it is taking to improve the biodiversity of its land, soils and vineyards through increased organic and biodynamic winemaking. The 5th growth Grand Cru…
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May 14, 2019

Vinexpo Challenge: test your blind tasting skills

Could you put your tasting skills up against the Best Sommelier in the World? Come along to the Vinexpo Challenge on May 16 and find out. Marc Almert, who earlier this year was named the ASI Best Sommelier of the World, is hosting a special…
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May 14, 2019

Old and New World at ‘Vertdevin Selection’ tasting

A special tasting is being held in Bordeaux on the evening of May 15 by French wine magazine, Vertdevin, that is a collaboration of some of the best wines and spirits from both Old and New World producers taking part in Vinexpo. Tonight’s event brings…
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May 14, 2019

Pushing back the horizons: when a chance meeting creates wine chemistry

ADVERTORIAL Monday 22 March 2010, Saint Jean de Luz. It was a meeting: a Basque and a Bearnais. Two paths would cross that day – and the rest is history. It’s the story of how the matching of the minds of Lionel Osmin and Imanol…
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May 14, 2019

Château de Langalerie shines again on Bordeaux map

ADVERTORIAL The 80-hectare estate of Château de Langalerie, based in the appellations of Bordeaux Supérieur and Côtes de Bordeaux, has been run in partnership with the wine consultant legend, Michel Rolland, since 2014. It includes 58 hectares of vines surrounded by 10 hectares of woods,…
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May 14, 2019

Vinexpo Explorer heads for Beaujolais

Famous wine-making region has a new brand strategy designed to remind the world that it doesn’t just produce Beaujolais Nouveau. A recent addition to the Vinexpo family is Vinexpo Explorer, an innovative, business-generating event that highlights a different producing region every year. This year, after…
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May 14, 2019

Terror vs terroir: how climate change is an urgent threat to the wine industry

The first ever International Symposium at Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 was a powerful call to action from prestigious guest speakers, each offering a different perspective on the science, impact and prognosis of climate change on viticulture and the planet at large, and how the wine industry…
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May 14, 2019

Biodynamic culture achieves purity and authenticity

Burgundy pioneer Frédéric Magnien Embraces Terracotta Jars Domain Michel Magnien is an 18-hectare estate located on the Côte de Nuits and spilt into 23 appellations of Grands Crus, Premiers Crus, Villages and AOC Régionales. It has carved out a unique reputation by cultivating according to…
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May 14, 2019

Singapore’s premium buyer

Pakkirisamy Ganesan dreams of a trip to Beaujolais with Vinexpo Explorer Pakkirisamy Ganesan, a Singapore-based wine buyer, tells us about his business priorities and explains why the introduction of Vinexpo Explorer is valuable. Please tell us about your day to day work/role I look for,…
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May 14, 2019

The Drinks Business 200 cheers

Patrick Schmitt MW has been an integral part of the success and development of The Drinks Business brand as it has grown to be an international publication with separate European and Hong Kong editions. Tell us a bit more about the publication. We’ve just celebrated…
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May 14, 2019

Vivino: we make wine easy

E-commerce platform chief exhorts producers to sell direct to consumers With all eyes on the e-commerce conference at Vinexpo, we chatted to Vivino CEO Chris Tsakalakis about the market-leading e-commerce platform. We asked him firstly how digital technology is revolutionising wine marketing. Digital technology is…
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May 14, 2019

B&G’s 2018 Côtes de Provence takes centrestage

Firm extends engagement through experiential marketing and social media After the introduction – in 2018 – of its new signature with the red B&G letters, highlighting the knowledge and authenticity that have built Barton & Guestier’s reputation, the company completes its Appellation range with its…
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May 14, 2019

Maison Le Star in the ascendancy

Innovative Bordeaux producer releases three new wines Innovative by nature, Maison Le Star, a new operator on the Bordeaux Négoce scene, has its nger on the pulse of trends and is releasing three new wines. First up is its newest wine, Entre Parenthèses, a premium…
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May 14, 2019

Saint-Emilion’s organic wine pioneers

Château Forge Celeste combines purity with the tradition of its terroir For two centuries, the Verhaeghe family has been dedicated to the work of the vine. At the heart of Saint-Emilion, on the terrasses of Figeac, Karine and Matthieu Verhaeghe, the owners of the Château…
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May 14, 2019

From wind to wine – Bodega Garzon and its sustainable facilities

Speaking to Vinexpo Daily, Christian Wylie, Managing Director, Bodega Garzon, explains his journey to work for Uruguay’s fastest-growing winemaker With the incredible growth of Bodega Garzon in the past few years, we asked Christian Wylie, to share the backstory of his life and winemaking in…
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May 14, 2019

Laura Catena and her ‘100-year’ plan

Acclaimed Argentine winemaker, Laura Catena, says she is delighted to have her top-end label, Nicolás Catena Zapata, sold through La Place de Bordeaux as it was part of her “100-year plan” to have the wine in the cellar of every major collector in the world.…
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May 14, 2019

Discover US spirits with Heaven Hill Brands

US distillery Heaven Hill Brands has brought its portfolio of fast growing American spirit brands to Vinexpo as it looks to expand its international distribution. The Kentucky-based spirits business has spent the last few years making big steps to improve its product range, distilling team…
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May 14, 2019

Haven’t I seen you on TV?

ADVERTORIAL Bodega Garzón arrives at Vinexpo 2019, hot on the news that it had been chosen by Wine Enthusiast as the first producer to feature in its new Amazon TV series, It Starts with Wine. The show travels the world exploring the culinary traditions of…
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May 14, 2019

La Brasserie Bordelaise: a city institution

Nicolas Lascombes, owner of La Brasserie Bordelaise and seven other restaurants in Bordeaux, explains why he decided to bring one of the city’s most popular names to the Restaurant area at Vinexpo, run in partnership with CIVB. I ALSO WANTED TO HAVE A RESTAURANT THAT…
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May 14, 2019

Vinexpo Daily 2019 – Day 2 Edition

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May 14, 2019

Here’s to your health!

ADVERTORIAL Château Malescasse restored to former glory… and beauty Philippe Austruy, a major player in the health sector, has taken Bordeaux’s Château Malescasse to new levels of vigour. Despite his health industry background, Austruy is also passionate about wine – a field in which he…
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May 14, 2019

Air France and Vinexpo to renew partnership

Air France and Vinexpo’s new two year deal Air France and Vinexpo will renew their partnership agreement at a signing ceremony on its stand on May 15 at midday. The new two-year deal between the two businesses is based on the shared values of delivering…
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May 14, 2019

Bringing New York to Bordeaux

ADVERTORIAL Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier to showcase New York wines at Vinexpo 2019 There is a great opportunity at Vinexpo 2019 to discover and hear more about wines from New York State, with two seminars being held on May 14 with Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier,…
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May 14, 2019

An entracte break

Domaine Tariquet introduces a new sparkling wine Domaine Tariquet has always been creative. This mindset is driven by a constant willingness to improve quality, environmental protection and discovery. At the estate, creativity is synonym to continuity, to ensure that it is passed down to future…
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May 14, 2019

Wine industry symposium tackles global warming

Leading experts look at how the wine industry is adapting to climate change As evidence mounts to show climate change isn’t just a theory, renowned weather, wine and political thought leaders weigh in on the escalating disruption caused by fluctuating weather patterns. The Vinexpo Bordeaux…
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May 14, 2019

Domaine Fourrey claims a Burgundy first

Domaine Fourrey: our natural yeasts are a Burgundy first Domaine Fourrey claims to be the first producer in Burgundy to no longer work with industrial yeasts, but instead replace them with selected indigenous yeasts that come from its own grapes. The Chablis producer says it…
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May 14, 2019

Château Suau puts focus on organic and sulfur-free wines

ADVERTORIAL With a wide range of red, white and rosé wine, Château Suau, situated in the Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux now has over ten years’ experience in the field of organic, sulfur-free winemaking. Under the direction of consultant winemaker, Michel Rolland, the Château, located between…
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May 14, 2019

A sophisticated Palate

New wine subscription business offers personalised experience As the 20th edition of Vinexpo Bordeaux got under way, Vinexpo Daily magazine caught up with Nicolas Mendiharat, Founder & CEO Palate Club, and asked him about his new business, market trends and any priorities during the exhibition.…
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May 14, 2019

The buyers insight

We talk to Richard Siddle, former editor of Harpers Wine & Spirit, who is now the co-founder of a new wine and spirits website for the premium on-trade. Please tell us about your new publishing project. The Buyer-net was launched three years ago as a…
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May 14, 2019

Scientist Patrice Geoffron’s climate change fears

Patrice Geoffron’s climate change clarion call to wine industry Patrice Geoffron, Director of the Energy-Climate team at Paris-Dauphine University, is set to deliver a wake up call to the global wine industry at Vinexpo’s agenda setting climate change symposium. How is climate change already affecting…
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May 14, 2019

Conducting the Art Russe orchestra

A fusion of French wine and Russian culture captures global attention Between 2014 and 2017, Chateau La Grace Dieu Des Prieurs, which is based in Bordeaux’s Saint-Emilion commune, underwent a remarkable transformation aimed at preserving French winemaking traditions while introducing process innovations to achieve the…
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May 14, 2019

Art Russe inspired by Grace of God

The reimagined Bordeaux wine is enjoying stellar growth genuine cru Saint-Emilion is a prestigious commune on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, whose vineyards are inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a cultural landscape. Here, in the vicinity of the famous Chateau Cheval Blanc, lies…
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May 14, 2019

Bottega launches breakthrough organic ginger liqueur

Bottega’s organic ginger liqueur launch Bottega, the Italian winery and distillery, will be showcasing a number of new products at Vinexpo including an organic ginger liqueur that it hopes will appeal to consumers looking for super food-style products, as well new additions to its gin…
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May 14, 2019

WSET celebrates 50 years of wine and spirit education

WSET’s 50 years of education success The Wine & Spirit Education Trust will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at this year’s Vinexpo with a range of events and activities planned for the rest of the year, including its rst global ‘Wine Education Week’ in September…
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May 14, 2019

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet: experts with passion!

The French spirits giant places a premium on the cultural heritage of its products, but this has not prevented it embracing disruptive innovations La Martiniquaise-Bardinet is one of the world’s leading spirits companies, with brands including Label 5, Cutty Sark and Saint James. So who…
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May 14, 2019

Vinet-Delpech brands catch fire

Estate unveils new marketing division Les Brûleries Modernes Almost 250 years after its origin, the family-owned Distillerie Vinet-Delpech is launching Les Brûleries Modernes, a new division in charge of its brands. The new structure will create, launch, develop and support the group’s brands around the…
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May 14, 2019

Domain UBY’s human touch

Estate launches new generation of Armagnac called UBY Oak For three generations, the Domain UBY estate in Southwestern France has been committed to a human, environmental and sustainable approach. Exciting developments for Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 include the launch of a new generation of Armagnac called…
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May 14, 2019

ART RUSSE | A passion for both Art and Grand Crus

ADVERTORIAL ART RUSSE Foundation was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrey Filatov, with the aim of developing a greater understanding of Soviet and Russian cultural contributions. In particular, it focuses on collecting and increasing international awareness of Russian art dating mainly from 1917…
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May 14, 2019

Perceval reaches new heights in the Savoy

The Perceval family is giving buyers the chance to discover and taste wines from the mountainous region of Savoy in the French Alps. Here the combination of intense sunshine, high altitudes of between 300m and 600m, and glacial soils help the Perceval family make unique…
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May 14, 2019

P. Ferraud & Fils looks to grow global exports

P. Ferraud & Fils will be looking to explore even more export opportunities at Vinexpo for its range of Beaujolais and Mâconnais wines that already make-up around 70% of its production. Japan, where it has one of the first French producers to work there, is…
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May 14, 2019

Dampt Frères releases new Chablis Kosher wine

Dampt Frères reveals Kosher range Chablis producer Dampt Frères will be releasing a new range of kosher wines at this year’s Vinexpo as well as showing key wines from across all its Burgundy appellations. Dampt Frères has built a reputation in Chablis for being able…
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May 14, 2019

Adding rural luxury to Château Paul Mas

ADVERTORIAL Jean-Claude Mas on life and his noetic approach to winemaking In 2000, Jean-Claude Mas created Château Paul Mas, named after his father Paul, a skilled grape grower who devoted his life to the vineyard. With grape growing expertise passing from father to son since…
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May 14, 2019

Richard Rottiers first Domaine des Malandes vintage

Chablis producer Domaine des Malandes will be revealing Richard Rottiers’ first vintage at Vinexpo made by winemaker since he took over ownership of the property with his sister, Amandine. Richard and Amandine took over the property from their mother Lyne Marchive in 2018, who first…
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May 14, 2019

New Rhône wines from Cellier des Princes

A collaboration between the winemaker of Cellier des Princes, Thierry Ferlay, and acclaimed Grenache master winemaker, Philippe Cambie, will be one of the main attractions on this Rhône producer’s stand. Former French rugby star Philippe Cambie, who was named ‘Winemaker of the Year’ by US…
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May 14, 2019

Domaine Chiroulet: a breath of Cru Gascon

ADVERTORIAL In less than 20 years, Domaine Chiroulet has become regarded as a Gascon Cru. The history of this Domaine might go back five generations, but it’s since Michel and Arlette Fezas took it over in 1969 that it has come to prominence. This is…
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May 14, 2019

Cave de Tain showcases Rhone Valley diversity

North Rhone flagship promotes Hermitage Heritage Cave de Tain, a flagship of the Rhone Valley, will be showcasing its latest innovations at Vinexpo Bordeaux. These innovations have emerged from the wealth of its terroir and the ingenuity of its oenologists, as well as the signature…
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May 14, 2019

François Lurton introduces Vermouth at Vinexpo

After mastering wine and gin, Lurton turns to vermouth François Lurton, from the eponymous winegrowing dynasty in Bordeaux, not only vinifies excellent wines in South America and Europe, but also has a great passion for distinctive distillates. After the rousing success of his Sorgin, a…
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May 14, 2019

Reds, Rose and Armagnac aplenty from Lionel Osmin & Cie…

ADVERTORIAL Leading South West France producer arrives at Vinexpo with an innovative range of new labels and a prestigious partnership with Michel Guérard Company founder and CEO Lionel Osmin talks to Vinexpo Daily about the philosophy behind his new launches and the company’s move into…
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May 14, 2019

Coming home

ADVERTORIAL Laurent Delaunay revives his family’s Burgundy roots Laurent Delaunay, President of Badet Clément, arrives at Vinexpo Bordeaux having bought back the House of Edouard Delaunay. We asked him to tell us his story… When I joined my father in the late 80’s, it was…
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May 14, 2019

Italian wine enjoys strong sales

Italian Producers Have High-Profile Presence In Bordeaux The ITA’s show of strength follows an excellent 2018, which saw a record €190m of Italian wine exported to France (10.1% up on 2017). The gure reconfirmed Italy’s position as France’s second largest supplier with a 17% market…
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May 14, 2019

A marriage of philanthropy & wine

ADVERTORIAL Cecilia Beretta in Italy’s Valpolicella region revises its wine range The Cecilia Beretta estate in Valpolicella (Italy), part of the Pasqua winemaking family, is revising and re-launching its range of Cecilia Beretta wines. The Cecilia Beretta name celebrates both the history of this leading…
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May 14, 2019

Le Colture exhibits in Bordeaux for the first time

Renowned sparkling wine estate sees opportunity to grow internationally Located in Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Prosecco hills, Le Colture has been a family run company since 1500. Already a highly-successful international business producing 800,000 bottles a year, the estate is…
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May 14, 2019

Converting to organic growing in Italy’s Etna region

ADVERTORIAL Torre Mora: one of Etna’s finest estates presents exceptional DOC wines at Vinexpo 2019 Torre Mora is inspired by the perfect match between the native varietals and Mount Etna, and is passionate about making wines which tell every sip the story of ancient grapes…
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May 14, 2019

Germany to showcase its rising Wine Stars

German sparkling wines, Sekt, the orange wine movement and Generation Riesling will all be key themes of the German Wine Institute’s stand at Vinexpo. Ten producers from different German winegrowing regions will join the DWI and the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture on their…
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May 14, 2019

Best of Portugal in free tasting area

Wines of Portugal is offering Vinexpo visitors the chance to get a personal view of the country’s wines with a carefully selected Free Tasting area featuring 30 premium wines. Each of the wines have been individually selected by each of the producers taking part in…
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May 14, 2019

La Mancha highlights with Bodegas Yuntero

Bodegas Yuntero will be showing its latest range of wines that come from one of the most influential co-operatives in Spain’s La Mancha, the largest wine producing region in the world. Its main selection of wines have received over a 100 international awards between them…
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May 14, 2019

Spain’s Mas d’en Gil reveals new ‘Vins de Finca’ wines

Mas d’en Gil, the acclaimed Spanish producer, will be showcasing two of its wines at Vinexpo that have recently been awarded the top Grands Crus status for wines made in the region of Priorat. The two wines, a white wine, Coma Blanca, and a red,…
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May 14, 2019

Blending in at Vinexpo’s Afterwork

On Wednesday May 15 at 7.30pm, Vinexpo participants have the opportunity to attend the show’s official gala evening The Blend. Held in the superb surroundings of Bordeaux’s Palais de la Bourse, the free event is the perfect opportunity to network with fellow professionals in a…
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May 13, 2019

Vinexpo Daily 2019 – Day 1 Edition

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May 13, 2019

ART RUSSE | A passion for both Art and Grand Crus

ADVERTORIAL ART RUSSE Foundation was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrey Filatov, with the aim of developing a greater understanding of Soviet and Russian cultural contributions. In particular, it focuses on collecting and increasing international awareness of Russian art dating mainly from 1917…
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May 13, 2019

A perfect balance between innovation and tradition keep Château Dauzac ahead of the competition

Château Dauzac’s exceptional terroir and commitment to biodynamic farming have made the 49 Hectare vineyard a wine tourism hotspot Laurent Fortin, General Manager of Château Dauzac, tells Vinexpo Daily how new technology, sustainable management and a commitment to biodiversity are helping the prestigious Bordeaux property…
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May 13, 2019

Palmer & Co introduces its soléra-based Rosé Reserve

ADVERTORIAL Champagne Palmer & Co’s reputation for producing some of the most distinctive Champagnes in the region is there for all to see in its Rosé Reserve blend. A Champagne that claims to have “exceptional fruitiness” is based largely on the quality of the house’s…
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May 13, 2019

Burgundy’s family secret

House of Albert Bichot brings new MD to Vinexpo Bordeaux Leading Burgundy producer, the House of Albert Bichot, arrives at Vinexpo with a new Managing Director in place, Guillaume Deglise. In his new role, Deglise will oversee the launch of the Bourgogne Côte d’Or appellation…
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May 13, 2019

Saget La Perrière launches Locus at Vinexpo

New brand embraces Muscadet wine revival Just over a year ago, Saget La Perrière announced its acquisition of a wine estate in the Muscadet region located in the Clisson “cru communal” area. That made Saget La Perrière the only family-owned Loire wine company to have…
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May 13, 2019

Marketing wines that can “talk to your customers”

ADVERTORIAL Lionel Osmin & Cie: back at Vinexpo – building a future for southwest France Renowned in southwestern France, and growing in popularity around the globe, Lionel Osmin & Cie is back at Vinexpo Bordeaux with an impressive stand. We asked him why the show…
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May 13, 2019

From Italy… naturally!

ADVERTORIAL Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine’s pushes sustainability through natural wine Verona producer, Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine, is looking to produce its rst natural wine as part of a wider project to promote and highlight its commitment to sustainable viticulture and which reflects the unique terroir…
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May 13, 2019

Cutty Sark’s La Martiniquaise- Bardinet Vinexpo Debut

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet will be presenting the Cutty Sark Scotch whisky brand at Vinexpo for the first time since it took over the sale of the famous name from Edrington at the end of 2018. First launched in 1923 Cutty Sark has gone on to become…
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May 13, 2019

Château Fleur Haut Gaussens launches La Bergeronnette

New Grand Vin launch for Château Fleur Haut Gaussens Château Fleur Haut Gaussens has two new wines to show at Vinexpo Bordeaux including its first real high-end wine, Grand Vin, and La Bergeronnette, a new 100% Cabernet Franc. Hervé Lhuillier, owner of this award- winning…
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May 13, 2019

Vinexpo Bordeaux explores digital revolution

Leading wine e-commerce CEOs will participate in a pioneering conference Online retailing is booming; so this year Vinexpo Bordeaux is dedicating a conference to learning about the digital retail revolution, its importance to the wine and spirits industry and what it takes to succeed in…
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May 13, 2019

Jurade de Saint- Emilion’s Vinexpo celebration

Double Celebration for Jurade de Saint-Emilion The Jurade de Saint-Emilion celebrated a double anniversary at Vinexpo’s opening gala dinner on May 12. For 2019 marks not only its 820th anniversary, but it is also the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion…
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May 13, 2019

Western Cape’s hardy varietal

Waterkloof’s Paul Boutinot Backs Mourvèdre To Shine Three years of extreme drought have taken their toll in The Western Cape, with South Africa vinifying one of its smallest harvests in living memory in 2019. Nevertheless, Waterkloof Custodian Paul Boutinot believes that Mourvèdre – a wind,…
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May 13, 2019

Amphora wine: back to the future

Bordeaux producer, Château Grand Français, is introducing a cellar entirely devoted to making wine in amphora jars with the first wine, a Cabernet Franc, available to taste at Vinexpo. The award winning property is already well regarded for its organic wine production and now wants…
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May 13, 2019

Climate change: how is Australia facing up to the challenge

Top executives of the Australian Wine Research Institute share insight Dan Johnson, Managing Director, Dr Mardi Longbottom, senior viticulturist and Dr Mark Krstic, business development manager of The Australian Wine Research Institute, give their collective insights into how the country and the wine industry specifically…
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May 13, 2019

The view from Asia

First year for Vietnam at Vinexpo Linh Pham Thi My, Wine Director at T.K. Distribution Corporation an importer and distributor of high quality beverages (Monin, Wines, Sake) headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam shares a bit more about her role. We taste, select and…
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May 13, 2019

Climate change…yes, it’s real

On Tuesday 14 May, a conference entitled “The impact of climate change on vineyard management and winemaking”, in partnership with Wine Spectator, will be hosted by CNN Paris Bureau Chief Jim Bittermann. We asked Jim how important it is to get this topic on the…
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May 13, 2019

An entrepreneurial spirit

Christophe Navarre, Chairman of the Board, Vinexpo, outlines the organisation’s global ambitions and explains some of the key innovations at Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019. After an illustrious career that has involved a commercially successful spell as CEO of LVMH wine and spirits division Moet-Hennessy, industry veteran…
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May 13, 2019

Champagne market data

Global sales of Champagne hit new record high value in 2018 according to the region’s trade body Comité Champagne. €2.9 bn. Total Champagne exports rose by 1.8% in 2018 to a value to €2.9 bn. with volume exports up 0.6% on 2017, to 154.8 m…
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May 13, 2019

Unique blends and Grand Cru vineyards

Champagne house Mailly on being different in a competitive market Jean-François Preau, General Managing Director for Champagne Mailly Grand Cru, shares what makes this Champagne house stand out. Since 1929, Champagne Mailly Grand Cru has been the story of what we see as a remarkable…
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May 13, 2019

2006 vintage for Champagne Colin

Champagne Colin is at Vinexpo to launch the 2006 vintage of Les Prôles et Chétivins Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Extra Brut Millésime 2006 cuvée. This rare Champagne comes from this small family house’s oldest vineyards, known as Les Chétivins, and is only made in…
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May 13, 2019

Champagne Gosset launches new vintage of Grand Millésime

Champagne Gosset is launching the latest edition of its award-winning Grand Millésime low dosage vintage Champagne at Vinexpo this week. The Grand Millésime 2012 is once again a predominantly Chardonnay (67%) dominated Champagne made from grapes sourced from the acclaimed villages of Côte des Blancs,…
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May 13, 2019

A poetic anthology of Palmes d’Or

Nicolas Feuillatte takes Palmes d’Or to a new level Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has re-launched its Palmes d’Or brand with new packaging and a design that it hopes will take this gastronomic Champagne to another level of luxury. To celebrate the release of these Champagnes, Nicolas…
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May 13, 2019

Driving off-road to success

Champagne Jeeper’s first Grand Cru Champagne Jeeper is introducing a Grand Cru Champagne for the rst time which has been carefully aged for eight years. The Grand Cru completes the collection of house cuvées from this property that has a winemaking history with the Goutorbe…
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May 13, 2019

Turckheim launches limited edition Crémant

Alsace wine producer The Cave De Turckheim is at Vinexpo Bordeaux with a superb and elegant new limited edition Crémant d’Alsace. The crémant comes in a distinctive bottle designed by a renowned trendsetter of the French fashion world, William Arlotti. Arlotti has revisited the traditional…
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May 13, 2019

Prosecco producers out in force at Vinexpo

Italy’s Consorzio di Tutela della DOC Prosecco is attending Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019, which it describes as the most important wine and spirits exhibition in France. In 2018, according to the Consortium, the market registered an increase of 12.4% in Prosecco DOC exports. Supported by the…
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May 13, 2019

Vinexpo launches Shanghai exhibition

New event coincides with wine consumption boom in China The first ever Vinexpo Shanghai will take place from October 23-25, 2019 at the prestigious Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). A biennial event, the new mainland China- based exhibition will be a key…
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May 13, 2019

China market to hit US$ 19.5 bn by 2022 forecasts Vinexpo/IWSR report

US$ 207 BILLION Global consumption of still and sparkling wine is forecast to reach by 2022 for total volume of 2.7 billion 9L cases, (Vinexpo/IWSR wine and spirits report). “DRINK LESS BUT BETTER” Driven by this trend, value outstripped volume growth across all regions. This…
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May 13, 2019

A world to discover at Cité du Vin

Philippe Massol, General Director of the Cité du Vin, on why anyone in the world of wine needs to find time to visit and explore the Cité du Vin. What was the overall objective of La Cité du Vin when it was created? When we…
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May 7, 2019

Château Dauzac promotes “pairing” workshops in-situ

An exceptional 120-hectare estate just 20 minutes from Bordeaux, Château Dauzac invites visitors to spend a timeless moment. Once the visitor has toured the property, he or she is invited to take advantage of a convivial moment via one of a number of possible workshops:…
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May 7, 2019

Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 | PROGRAMME

MONDAY 13TH MAY CONFERENCES How can you maximize your investment in a wine estate? 10:00 am – 11:30 am Location: Hall 2, Room 7 Free admission Alibaba’s globalization in wine 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Location: Hall 2, Room 7 Free admission E-commerce: what it…
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May 7, 2019

Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 delivers higher return on investment – increasing business performance

A revamped Vinexpo Bordeaux this year prioritises quality, return on investment and relevant content, boasting 15% new exhibitors. Under the High Patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron, Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 will consolidate its reputation as a high-quality event with a strong presence from key decision-makers…
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May 7, 2019

Citadelles du Vin names awards for top 250 wines

The official award ceremony for the Citadelles du Vin will take place at 5pm on Sunday May 12th at the Cité du Vin. Tasting and selection for the 19th edition of the Citadelles du Vin took place from March 16th to March 18th at the…
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May 7, 2019

Discovering distinctive personality

ADVERTORIAL Castilla y León’s wonderful wines reveal their complexity and uniqueness at Vinexpo A selection of wineries from Castilla y León are present at Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019, giving visitors the opportunity to discover the reasons why their products are among the nest and most appreciated…
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May 7, 2019

Taking southwest France to the world

ADVERTORIAL Exclusive interview with Lionel Osmin, founder of Lionel Osmin and Co. Lionel Osmin & Co is a specialist producer and distributor from the south west of France. We talk to its founder, Lionel Osmin, about what difference he wants to make, but we began…
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May 7, 2019

New Adobe label strengthens organic message

Emiliana Organic Vineyards, which claims to be the world’s largest organic winery, has chosen the image of a crowing rooster announcing the dawn of a new day, surrounded by vineyards and nature for the new label of its Adobe line that is set to reach…
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May 7, 2019

Château des Bachelards: pioneering a different style of wines and philosophy in Fleurie

Château des Bachelards’ wines are doubly certified organic and biodynamic – Demeter, which changes dramatically the profile of the wines. They are the only winery of Fleurie, Saint-Amour and Moulin-à-Vent to do so. Château des Bachelards’ vineyard was established by the monks of Cluny around…
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May 7, 2019

Meet the world’s only palindromic grape

Tannat is the only grape in the world that reads the same in both directions (a palindrome). But that’s not all! With its red wines, Domaine Damiens reveals 3 different expressions of the Tannat. 3 wine profiles which preserve the meridional and Atlantic singularity of…
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May 7, 2019

Vinexpo 2019: the Spectator’s viewpoint

Wine Spectator was founded in California in 1976 and is today the world’s leading authority on wine, reaching about 3 million readers worldwide. We asked executive editor Thomas Matthews to tell us more about what he is primarily looking for at Vinexpo this year. As…
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May 7, 2019

Drinks for every moment

Nordic-based Solera Beverage Group is at Vinexpo Bordeaux on the look-out for new strategic partners Solera Beverage Group consists of many importers in Sweden, Finland and Norway. We asked Stefan Norberg – Vice Chairman – Solera Beverage Group Holding AS to tell us more about…
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May 7, 2019

New blood, new ideas, new events

Face to face with Vinexpo’s chief executive officer Rodolphe Lameyse Vinexpo’s dynamic new CEO Rodolphe Lameyse has been an international trade event organiser for more than 20 years, most recently running Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) out of Singapore. In that time, he has developed…
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May 7, 2019

Vinexpo Symposium: Act for Change!

For this first edition, Tuesday 14th May 2019 from 10 am to 4:30 pm, the International Vinexpo Symposium “climate change and wine” will address the impact of climate change on the wine and spirits sector with conferences, debates and round tables. It will present current…
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May 7, 2019

Le Diner du Palais

On Tuesday 14 May, “Le Diner du Palais” will take place in the elegant surroundings of the Palais de la Bourse. This exceptional gala evening will give exhibitors at Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 the opportunity to welcome their guests at a table where their own wines…
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May 7, 2019

Bodega Garzón – a “foodie” connection

This year, Bodega Garzón is the Main Sponsor of Mesabrava, a series of itinerant gastronomic events carried out once a month this year in different parts of Uraguay, with different outstanding guest chefs. The first edition of 2019 took place in a pine forest in…
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May 7, 2019

Irish Food Board’s Origin Green – a first for sustainability

The Irish Food Board’s Origin Green initiative claims to be the world’s first food and drink sustainability programme to operate on a national scale that unites government, private sector, farmers and food producers. It has been set up to provide independent accreditation and verification at…
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May 7, 2019

Cremõr Irish Cream Liqueur floats to the top

Mixologists and the technical team at Avondhu Liqueur Company have come together to create Cremõr Irish Cream Liqueur. The new liqueur is a combination of using fresh Irish cream from the company’s sister dairy, Silver Pail, Ireland’s biggest ice cream producer, and quality Irish spirit…
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May 7, 2019

New look for Islay Storm Single Malt

Company is showcasing its new look Islay Storm packaging at this year’s Vinexpo. The new design presents a dark, stormy image of Islay’s lighthouse, featuring a gold foil finish, that looks to reflect the rich, complex, coastal and pungent peaty flavours to be found in…
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May 7, 2019

James Eadie revives Trade Mark ‘X’ Blended Scotch whisky

James Eadie whiskies are now run by the great Scottish brewer’s great-great grandson, Rupert Patrick, who is carrying on the family’s traditions. This includes bringing back his ancestor’s Eadie’s Trade Mark ‘X’ Blended Scotch whisky that dates back to 1877, when it was registered as…
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May 7, 2019

Taking Vinexpo to the People of Bordeaux: La Grande Degustation

La Grande Degustation will open as a preview showing at Vinexpo on May 12 from 4 pm to 8 pm in the Palais de La Bourse in Bordeaux. It will be an amazing selection of wines and spirits from five continents and 20 countries. We…
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June 12, 2018

+10% Chinese Attendance, Record Appearance for Australia

Vinexpo Hong Kong says “cheers” to a highly successful 20th anniversary edition Vinexpo Hong Kong cemented its position and reputation as Asia-Pacific’s most important, must-attend trade event for industry professionals over its three-day show held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 29–31. The trade-only event is internationally…
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June 12, 2018

China Wine Market Conference Reveals How Smaller Brands Can Connect with the Consumer

The fully-subscribed China Market Conference at Vinexpo Hong Kong featured a distinguished line-up of industry experts comprising moderator Don St Pierre, CEO of Vinfolio; and panelists Master of Wine Sarah Heller; Alberto Fernandez, Managing Partner of Torres China; Mike Hu, President of the FMCG Business Unit of Alibaba’s Tmall; and Tommy Keeling, Head…
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June 12, 2018

The Wine Wizards of Oz

ADVERTORIAL Australian winemakers demonstrate their magic at Vinexpo 2018  The magic of Australian wines and the mysteries of the nation’s littler-known regions were all revealed to a highly admiring pack of Asian and global buyers at Vinexpo 2018. Not only was Australia the Country of…
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June 12, 2018

Fresh from the Barossa Valley

ADVERTORIAL Innovations from Jacob’s Creek @ Vinexpo Hong Kong  Jacob’s Creek launched their latest innovation from the revolutionary Double Barrel range, as well as unveiling the “Le Petit Rosé” wine at Vinexpo Hong Kong, in a first for the Asia market.  The world’s first Chardonnay…
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June 12, 2018

St Hugo Showcases Several New-to-Market Releases at Vinexpo Hong Kong

ADVERTORIAL Barossa Valley based St Hugo launched its first-ever white wines – a Riesling and Chardonnay on the Asian market at Vinexpo Hong Kong.  The Chardonnay had just been released in Australia, while the Riesling was released in late 2017. Vinexpo Hong Kong is the…
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June 12, 2018

Vinexpo Explorer Heads for Sonoma – a Foretaste

Exclusive Interview – Caroline Shaw – Executive Vice President, Jackson Family Wines & President, Sonoma County Vintners Association In the United States, Sonoma County continues to be the leader in sustainable wine production – to grow and make high quality grapes and wine. We asked Caroline Shaw – Executive…
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June 12, 2018

Wine: Enjoy, Understand and Savour… in Moderation

The WiM Association manages the global Wine in Moderation Programme, coordinating the adaptation to local needs and cultural diversity. We asked association president George Sandeman to tell us more. Wine in Moderation started in 2008 as a social responsibility commitment by the international wine community to answer the challenge set by…
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June 12, 2018

Wines from Moldova: Crafted for You to Enjoy

The wines of Moldova in Eastern Europe are becoming ever more successful. Rooted in its astonishingly rich history, but equally fresh and modern, “Wine of Moldova” continues its success path on international markets, surprising consumers with new generation wines. Especially blends of international and indigenous grape offer a true expression…
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June 12, 2018

Austrian Gold Award Medal Winner at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018

Ludwig Holzer, Sales Director of Winzer Krems EG, Austria was all smiles at Vinexpo Hong Kong, with his company’s product, Kremser Wachtberg Grüner Veltliner DAC Reserve 2016, Kremstal, Niederösterreich, Austria, having just won the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards Gold Medal. “Grüner Veltliner is the pride of Austria. It’s our indigenous unique grape,…
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June 12, 2018

Five Top Sauternes in One Bottle

The top five grands crus classés of Sauternes in 1855, announced at Vinexpo Hong Kong that they had joined forces for the creation of an oenological dream: revealing in one bottle one of the great terroirs of Sauternes, the terroir of Bommes. Châteaux Sigalas Rabaud, Rayne Vigneau, Lafaurie-Peyraguey, la Tour Blanche,…
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June 12, 2018

Champagne on Ice… Yes, We Can!

In the hot climes of South East Asia, many people over the years had become used to putting ice in Champagne to keep it chilled. While some saw this as sacrilege, Champagne Pommery decided, ‘If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” and designed a Champagne specially for drinking on the rocks. Originally launched in…
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June 12, 2018

First Appearance for Great Wall at Vinexpo Hong Kong

China’s Great Wall wine exhibited for the first time at Vinexpo Hong Kong this year, on an area of 113 square metres. With five strategic sub-brands and 16 products in total, forming the Great Wall wine range, their team underlined the oriental charm of “China’s Great Wall and red national wine”. Visitors were able…
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June 12, 2018

Hong Kong a Strategic Hub for Larsen

Successful launch for new Cognac Larsen Products at Vinexpo Hong Kong Jérôme Durand, Director General, of Cognac Larsen reports a highly successful Vinexpo 2018 edition. Larsen launched two new Cognacs at Vinexpo Hong Kong. Larsen VSOP Reserve and Larsen XO Reserve have been created especially for the Asian market and follow Larsen’s new long-term…
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June 12, 2018

A.E. Dor Launches Four Seasons of Cognac on Asian Markets

The “Seasons” case from the cognac house AE Dor consists of four different cognacs that try to capture the taste of the four seasons. It comprises the following: Printemps (Spring): A young, vibrant cognac that’s uniquely floral, with notes of lilac and almonds. The finish brings with it delicious…
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June 12, 2018

La Vie en Or

LVO Cognac from Deau was first launched a couple of years ago at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, and the bottle was definitely one of the stars of the show. Packaged in a luxurious decanter designed by the Parisian jeweller Arthus Bertrand, it is layered with gold leaf, it…
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June 12, 2018

Gerard Bertrand Announces New Successes in Asia-Pacific

Vinexpo Hong-Kong has been a unique occasion to discover and taste the emblematic wines from Gerard Bertrand’s family Estates. Record attendance was recorded for the most recognised winemaker of the Languedoc Roussillon region in the South of France. The high point this year was a double accolade Master at the Global…
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June 12, 2018

Godet Antarctica Gains Momentum

In March 2008, Jean-Jacques Godet (of the House of Godet) and a crew of ten broke all records by landing a small yacht on the continent of Antarctica, the smallest yacht ever to achieve such a feat. To celebrate the achievement, Antarctica was launched onto the world market, produced 100% from…
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June 12, 2018

Fontanafredda Named “European Winery of the Year”

The leading Piedmontese winery Fontanafredda was present at Vinexpo Hong Kong along with other companies of the Italian Signature Wines Academy, with cause for celebration. In 2018, Fontanafredda celebrates its 160th Anniversary and also recognition as “European Winery of the Year” by the influential American magazine, Wine Enthusiast. Each…
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June 12, 2018

Label Design Trends at Vinexpo Hong Kong

It is often said that more than anywhere else, labelling plays an essential role in the Chinese wine market. John Jewell of John Jewell Design has a finger on the pulse of the market, so we asked him what’s trending. “Incredibly important for millennial buyers, the Crazy Craft designs are the leader in the…
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June 12, 2018

香槟加冰… 没问题!

在东南亚炎热的气候下,多年来人们习惯在香槟中加入冰块,以保持其冰镇状态。虽然有些人认为这是对香槟的亵渎,但伯瑞香槟(Champagne Pommery)却决定“如果阻止不了他们,就加入他们”,并设计了一款专门加冰饮用的香槟。
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June 12, 2018

五大索泰尔讷葡萄 酒汇于一瓶

1855年被列级的索泰尔讷五大酒庄在本次Vinexpo Hong Kong 展会中宣布他们将联手打造一个酿酒梦:在一瓶酒中展现索泰尔讷区和博姆区的风土。
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June 12, 2018

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018中奥 地利金奖获得者

奥地利公司Winzer Krems EG销售总监Ludwig Holzer带着其公司的产品在Vinexpo Hong Kong笑逐颜开。
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June 12, 2018

Wine Australia Signs Chinese E-commerce MoU with Alibaba

During Vinexpo 2018, Wine Australia and Alibaba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to better showcase Australian wine via Tmall. The MoU complements Wine Australia’s investment in China’s e-commerce sector as part of the Australian Government’s AU$50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package. Australia’s Country of Honour role is one of the major…
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June 12, 2018

China Sets Retail Trend

The future of retail revealed by Alibaba at Vinexpo Hong Kong For wine producers from around the world, the Chinese market represents new opportunities with great potential. But the question always remains as to how to enter the market. At Vinexpo Hong Kong, Alibaba demonstrated the most up-to-the-minute techniques for reaching the…
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June 12, 2018

The Kiwi Connection @ Vinexpo

Simon Nash MW, Director of MN Consultancy, gives his thoughts and opinions on this year’s Vinexpo Hong Kong Simon Nash is not your normal kind of wine writer. His articles appear in Wine NZ magazine – New Zealand’s premium quarterly independent wine journal, but he also judges wines as…
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June 12, 2018

Powering the Drive to Market

Wine Australia CEO Andreas Clark – on Vinexpo Hong Kong and the impact of the show on future wine exports Wine Australia CEO Andreas Clark was smiling on the last day of Vinexpo Hong Kong… with good reason. The show had been a massive success for Australia’s wine growers. We asked…
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June 12, 2018

Stand Out Stands

AUSTRALIA 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…
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June 12, 2018

Where to Go in Hong Kong

Hospitality THE MURRAY – HONG KONG’S NEWEST 5-STAR “PEARL”   Situated adjacent to Hong Kong Park and the Peak Tramway, The Murray, Hong Kong opened its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from January of this year. As one of eight historic landmarks under the Conserving Central initiative introduced by the…
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May 30, 2018

The Power of 5 Campaign Gains Major Ground

Launched at the end of last year as a big step up from previous campaigns, the new LABEL 5 communication has already proven to be a success, and has added an extra splash of colour and life to this year’s Vinexpo Hong Kong.
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May 30, 2018

Bringing Back the Original Taste of French Quinquina

The traditional French aperitif, ST RAPHAËL, dating back to 1830, is present at Vinexpo Hong Kong with two exceptional new references.
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May 30, 2018

An Exclusive Club – The Spirit of French Culture and Lifestyle

This is the second time Vinexpo Hong Kong has had a full-service Air France Club, a lounge with the privacy and exclusivity of an Air France lounge, at the show. Situated on Level 3, it’s a chic and elegant space, giving a feeling of excellence…
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May 30, 2018

Basso Sets Tone at Air France Soirée

The special evening hosted by Paolo Basso at Vinexpo was not only a learning experience but one of discovery at the same time. He explained that while the wines are for consumption in-flight, they are selected on the ground, taking into account elements of acidity…
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May 30, 2018

Programme – Day 3

THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018 10:00am – 10:40am COOL CLIMATE SHIRAZ AT ELEVATION Masterclass, Country of Honour – Free admission Wine Australia Masterclass Area, Level 1 / Stand BC70 10:00am – 11:30am SHIRAZ TERROIR RESEARCH PROJECT Masterclass, Country of Honour – Free admission Level 1 /…
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May 30, 2018

A Taste of the Land Down Under – Day 3

Discover the Country of Honour: Australia @ Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 with a Plethora of Master Classes and Conferences Each day of Vinexpo sees a plethora of Australian wine master classes and conferences. Following is a list of today’s events: ORANGE: COOL CLIMATE SHIRAZ AT ELEVATION Discover the…
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May 30, 2018

来自摩尔多瓦的葡萄酒:专为您酿制

来自东欧摩尔多瓦的葡萄酒如今盛名渐起。 扎根于丰富历史、却又不失清新与现 代感的“摩尔多瓦葡萄酒”继续其在国 际市场上的成功之路,以创新的红酒 给消费者们带来惊喜。它将世界各地 的葡萄品种和摩尔多瓦本土葡萄品种 混合,真真切切地表现了摩尔多瓦的 风土和回应了葡萄酒爱好者们对发现 新口味、新风格日益增长的需求。 “摩尔多瓦葡萄酒”是摩尔多瓦共和国 在葡萄酒行业改革的直接、切实的成 果,其重点集中在质量和绩效。 2013 年,摩尔多瓦国家葡萄与葡萄酒中心 (ONVV)成立,从那时开始,该组 织的重要义务就是实施一系列旨在支 持葡萄酒市场多样化和促进高品质葡 萄酒出口的项目。根据欧盟的地理标 志保护体系,摩尔多瓦涵盖了瓦卢卢 伊特拉扬乡(Valul lui Traian),斯 特凡大公区(Stefan Voda),科德鲁 产区(Codru)和迪文产区(Divin) 四个面积日渐延伸的种植区。在过去 5年里,摩尔多瓦在提升葡萄酒质量方 面取得了令人瞩目的进展。其葡萄酒 于2017年在一系列极具名声与名望的 国际葡萄酒竞赛中获得的239枚奖牌就 是其成果的有力证明。这些竞赛包括 了如Decanter世界葡萄酒大赛、德国 Mundus世界葡萄酒大赛、布鲁塞尔国 际葡萄酒大奖赛、国际葡萄酒挑战赛 等。 其国家葡萄酒品牌成为了高品质的标 志,不仅巩固了国家葡萄与葡萄酒中 心的名声,而且展示了通过严格质量 控制的产品,为消费者提供担保并建 立了葡萄酒的信誉。 作为世界上葡萄园密度最大的地区, 摩尔多瓦能够为有着极高要求的消费 者提供来自世界各地和其本土的多 样葡萄酒品种,比如Viorica,Rara Neagra,Feteasca…
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May 30, 2018

Gérard Bertrand宣布在其亚太地区取得成功

Vinexpo Hong-Kong是一个探索和品尝Gérard Bertrand家族庄园标志性葡萄酒的独特场合。展 会的高出席率也在一定程度上提高了这个法国南 部朗格多克鲁西荣地区最知名的酿酒商的影响 力。 今年其亮点是他们在2018年全球黑皮诺大师赛 和2018年全球桃红葡萄酒大师赛上获得的双重荣 誉。大赛中的评委组均由各葡萄酒大师和饮料业 大师组成,阵容强大。 其L’Aigle Royal 2016在2018年的全球黑皮诺葡萄 酒大师赛中获奖并得分97/100;其Chateau La Sauvageonne La Villa 2017在2018年全球桃红葡萄 酒大师赛的评分也高达97/100,两年间蝉联了全 球最佳桃红葡萄酒冠军的称号。 在Vinexpo Hong-Kong展出的优质葡萄酒中,来 自生物动力庄园的包括了标志性的密卢瓦-拉里 维尼产区(AOP Minervois La Liviniere)的Clos d’Ora、IGP Aude Hauterive产区的Domaine de Cigalus,以及克拉普产区(AOP La Clape)著名 的Châteaul’Hospitalet葡萄园的顶级酒,它们的 整个制作和陈香过程都是在Gerard Bertrand集团 的旗舰庄园中进行。 在亚洲独家预展中展示的是一款名叫 «Diving into Hampton Water»(潜入汉普顿水域) 的酒。它…
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May 30, 2018

All Things Nice @ Vinexpo Hong Kong

Top Indian marketing and consulting agency leverages Vinexpo Hong Kong for ideas and networking All Things Nice is India’s leading wine, spirits and luxury marketing and consulting agency with fine wine, luxury real estate and equity portfolio management verticals. We asked Nikhil Agarwal, the company’s…
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May 30, 2018

Wines, Whiskies and Technologies Attract Local Publisher

Nicholas Siu is the publisher of Cru Magazine (for wine, sake, champagne) and Whisky Magazine HK and Macau (for all other spirits). We asked Nicholas what brings him to Vinexpo Hong Kong this year. We are keen to look for some new emerging technologies and…
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May 30, 2018

Towards the B2C

Exclusive Interview – Paulo Pong – Managing Director – Altaya Group International Limited Considered a key player not only in its home market of Hong Kong but across Asia Pacific, Altaya Wines was recognised as the “Best Wine Merchant of the Year Asia Pacific 2011”…
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May 30, 2018

Wine – an Essential Sector for Tmall

The Chinese retail giant develops countless new ways to market wine from around the world Since 2012 the consumption of wine in this region has shifted from business to personal. We asked Mike Hu, President of the FMCG BU, Tmall – Alibaba group, to tell…
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May 30, 2018

Rosé Wine Booming

French Rosé wines from Provence are experiencing a significant growth in popularity throughout the world, but particularly in the United States, which absorbed half of last year’s exports. The internationalisation of rosé wines from Provence is “accelerating”, said Brice Eymard, director-general of the Conseil Interprofessionnel…
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May 30, 2018

The Promise of a Rose Garden…

Paul Mas has launched a new collectors’ rosé wine: the Jardin de Roses, or Rose Garden. The wine is made from 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache grapes. The harvest, coming from strictly selected plots, is destemmed on arrival at the cellar and pressed in a…
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May 30, 2018

Ott: When Provence Rhymes with Champagne

One of the best-known houses of Provence, Domaines Ott, was founded in 1912 by Marcel Ott, an agricultural engineer from Alsace who dreamed of establishing a great wine estate near the Mediterranean. Today, the wineries are owned and managed by Champagne Louis Roederer and produce…
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May 30, 2018

Cocktails – Spanish Style

Historic Spanish Sherry house González Byass is cheering growing appreciation for the famous fortified wine of Jerez in Andalusia with a showcase of its latest premium aperitifs at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018. As popularity soars worldwide for Spain’s “wine treasure” with mixology cocktails fueling a…
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May 30, 2018

ABM Continues to Innovate with Packaging and Blends

American Beverage Marketers are back at Vinexpo Hong Kong with products including Mixology Pro, the Gourmet Bloody Mary Mixer, Finest Call, Reàl and Big Bucket, just to name a few. The company is committed to long-term worldwide leadership in the development, marketing and sale of…
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May 30, 2018

Wine Production in the Americas

US exports down globally, but China is a bright spot US wine exports, 97% from California, reached $1.53 billion in winery revenues and 380 million litres (42.2 million cases) in 2017, according to the Wine Institute. Golden State exports were down 5.5% in value and…
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May 30, 2018

Chile: Continued Growth in Wine Exports

Chile continues to export more wine that its northern neighbour, the USA, totalling around US$2bn in exports in 2017. In terms of export value, according to WTEx (World’s Top Exports) statistics. Since last year, China became Chile’s number one wine export market in 2016, ahead…
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May 30, 2018

Argentina: Malbec Constitutes 62% of State Production

Argentina’s Ministry of Agribusiness has indicated that the production of Malbec in Argentina now reaches 40,401 hectares, and its production in 2017 was 300 million litres. Last month, in a statement, the president of the National Institute of Viticulture (INV) Carlos Tizio stressed the “need…
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May 30, 2018

Sonoma County to Host 2018 Vinexpo Explorer Programme

Vinexpo will be bringing an elite group of buyers and media to Sonoma County for its second Vinexpo Explorer gathering, from September 23 to 25. The programme showcases some of the world’s most intriguing emerging wine regions with immersive tastings, tours and panels. The two-day…
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May 30, 2018

Vinexpo New York – The Must Attend Annual U.S. Event

On March 4 & 5, 2019, Vinexpo New York will be the place to be for wine and spirits professionals. Wine and spirits producers from all over the world will present their products to the top buyers in North America. Two days of tastings, education,…
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May 30, 2018

Washington State Wines Gain Attention @ Vinexpo 2018

ADVERTORIAL Washington State in the USA distinguishes itself from the rest of the pack with several key selling points for its wines. A legion of small family producers: A vast majority of wineries in Washington are small family producers making less than 5,000 cases annually.…
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May 30, 2018

Concha y Toro – Over 40 Years in Asia

Viña Concha y Toro attends Vinexpo Hong Kong having recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its arrival in Asia. The company has announced it will be reinforcing its commitment to all local markets: “Viña Concha y Toro has a strong relationship with its strategic partners…
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May 30, 2018

Bodega Norton Introduces Signature Winemaking

The Argentinian winery Bodega Norton is present at Vinexpo, introducing for the first time on the global stage its new “Signature Winemaking” identity for premium wines. Among the new releases, the winery is showcasing, for the first time, the Luxury Edition of its Icon Wine…
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May 30, 2018

Where to Go in Hong Kong

Restaurants GOUGH’S ON GOUGH Gough Street is a storied locale that has borne witness to much of the modern history of Hong Kong, and has long been a unique point of confluence for an exotic blend of eastern and western culture. Designer Timothy Oulton has…
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May 29, 2018

Breaking the 1bn Euro Barrier

With a broad array of international brands to its name, the La Martiniquaise-Bardinet group is ready to position itself as a global spirits leader Perseverance is paying off for familyowned La Martiniquaise. Last year, the French drinks group broke through the €1bn turnover threshold for…
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May 29, 2018

Top Industry and State Officials at Show Opening

The official opening of Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 took place just after 10am yesterday, beginning with the ribbon-cutting ceremony and lion dance, followed by an extensive tour of the show floor. Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise cut a “20th birthday cake” along with the Honourable Senator…
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May 29, 2018

Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 Brought Forward One Month

Vinexpo has brought the date of the worldfamous event forward by 1 month, while keeping it a resolutely spring fixture. Now set to take place from 13 to 16 May 2019 at the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre, the event will retain its lively format over the…
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May 29, 2018

同祝VINEXPO展会20周年庆

为庆祝展会20周年,Vinexpo主办方为今年在香港举行的展会提出了一个新颖的想法。
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May 29, 2018

2019年VINEXPO 波尔多将提前一个月举行

应买家的要求,Vinexpo将世界知名酒展的活动日期提前了1个月,保持了其一如既往的特性。 该活动现定于2019年5月13日至16日在波尔多会展中心举行,将在四天内秉承其活跃的形式,特色体现在其众多的会议、探索发现以及为来自世界各地这一领域的重要参与者提供的交流机会。
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May 29, 2018

对天然概念的热衷 - 让有 机葡萄酒的重要性日益增长

有机葡萄酒和生物动力葡萄酒的生产变得愈加重要, 以WOW!(有机葡萄酒的世界!)为代表的专场在 Vinexpo香港举办。
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May 29, 2018

Programme – Day 2

WEDNESDAY 30 MAY 2018 10:00am – 11:30am AUSTRALIAN FIRST FAMILIES OF WINE: INAUGURAL UNLOCKED MASTERCLASS Masterclass, Country of Honour – Free admission Level 1 / N101B 10:00am – 11:30am EVOLUTION OF AUSTRALIAN GRENACHE MASTERCLASS Masterclass, country of Honour – Free admission Level 1 / N109-110…
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May 29, 2018

A Taste of the Land Down Under – Day 2

ADVERTORIAL Discover the Country of Honour: Australia @ Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 with a Plethora of Master Classes and Conferences Each day of Vinexpo will see a plethora of Australian wine master classes and conferences. Following is a list of today’s events: EVOLUTION OF AUSTRALIAN GRENACHE Australia is…
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May 29, 2018

Japan’s French Connection

ADVERTORIAL Exclusive Interview: Naoki Watanabe, Executive Officer – Suntory Wine International Having studied oenology at the University of Bordeaux in the Institute of Vine and Wine Science, where he obtained a Diplôme national d’oenologue (National Oenology Diploma) in 1994, Naoki Watanabe researched reductive characters in…
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May 29, 2018

Tomi Achieves Global Acclaim

ADVERTORIAL Suntory raises Japan’s wine to a world-class standard Suntory’s business started with wine. The first sale of Akadama Port Wine (now Akadama Sweet Wine) by the company’s founder, Shinjiro Torii in 1907, laid the foundation for the Suntory of today. In 1936, Shinjiro joined…
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May 29, 2018

East Meets West – The Sky Is the Limit

Interview: East Meets West Fine Wines CEO and co-founder, Edouard Duval The Greater China based wine importer East Meets West Fine Wines (EMW), was founded in 2003 with the goal of introducing market leading family owned wineries in Greater China. As a major wine importer…
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May 29, 2018

Making the Headline

Shuyao Qin is Secretary General of China Alcoholic Drinks Distribution Association and founder of Yunjiu Headline, China’s leading online media in the alcoholic drinks sector with readers of around 1/5 of China’s alcoholic drink professionals and mass consumers. We asked him what interests him the…
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May 29, 2018

A Finger on the Pulse of Hong Kong Distribution

Ponti boss Antonio Koo says Vinexpo is an essential element in learning and networking Antonio Y.L. Koo is founder and managing director of wine retailer and wholesaler Ponti International and Ponti Wine Cellars. Appointed by France as an Officer of the Order of Agricultural Merit…
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May 29, 2018

Keeping Up Spirits – Market Data

Latest statistics released in the Vinexpo/IWSR report (2016- 2021) indicate that for spirits, premium price points are generally performing better than value globally, with mainstream standard brands developing at a healthy rate. Whisky is expected to perform particularly well, especially Scotch and US whiskey, and…
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May 29, 2018

Gustave Eiffel Armagnac – A French First

Since 1989, Gustave Eiffel wines have been commercialised by Philippe Coupérie Eiffel, a direct descendant of the great French engineer, and now, Armagnac has been added to the offering, thanks to a partnership with Armagnac Castarède. It was already in 1900 that Gustave Eiffel bought…
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May 29, 2018

Cognac Larsen Launches Exclusivities for Asian Market

Cognac house Larsen is launching two new Cognacs at Vinexpo Hong Kong. Larsen VSOP Reserve and Larsen XO Reserve have been created especially for the Asian market and follow Larsen’s new long-term exclusive partnership with Asiaeuro, signed in December 2017. Asiaeuro is now distributing the…
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May 29, 2018

The Heady Aroma of Success

ADVERTORIAL Cognac grows in appreciation in the region, and Cognac Larsen drives business with new ideas and structure Cognac is the most established European imported spirit in Asia and for many years, recognised as a premium luxury drink for the rich and successful. We spoke…
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May 29, 2018

Europe Continues to Dominate World Wine Production Despite Production Losses

The European Union is the world’s leading producer of wine. Between 2013 and 2017, the average annual production was 168 million hectolitres. In 2017, it accounted for 44.3% of wine-growing areas, 56% of production, 54% of global consumption and 74.7% of exports in global terms.…
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May 29, 2018

Port & Douro: A Fascinating Journey of Discovery and Appreciation

The Port and Douro Wines Institute (IVDP) is back at Vinexpo Hong Kong inviting visitors to its stand to feast their senses, meet the producers and attend the themed seminars to be held at the stand. A fascinating journey of discovery and appreciation of the…
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May 29, 2018

Taking French Wines to the World

ADVERTORIAL Exclusive Interview – Thierry Blandinières, CEO – Invivo Group Since Thierry Blandinières joined the leading French agricultural cooperative group, InVivo, as CEO in 2013, the group of almost 6 billion euros turnover has seen its profitability triple. This was thanks in part to the…
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May 29, 2018

Famille Fabre Unveils the Latest Vintage of the Confidential Cru Boutenac: Château Fabre Gasparets 2015

One of the tiniest appellations in the Corbières area is now making more noise: Boutenac Appellation, nestled in a paradise of garrigue. Chateau Fabre Gasparets was awarded by the Wine Advocate on April 27th, 2018 with 92 pts. The Famille Fabre has been working in…
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May 29, 2018

LGI Wines – The Southern French Connection

LGI Wines is at Vinexpo Hong Kong with a mission to offer a very broad range of wines from Languedoc and Gascony, with packaging adapted to each market. Contemporary yet classic, LGI sources wines that “stand up to the New World competition as an alternative…
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May 29, 2018

A Vegan Grand Cru Classé from Bordeaux

Château Dauzac CEO Laurent Fortin talks about “making a difference” Château Dauzac wines are represented on a number of distributors’ stands at this year’s Vinexpo Hong Kong. The Château has a key differentiation point of being the first 100% “vegan” Grand Cru Classé from Bordeaux.…
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May 29, 2018

Château Paul Mas “Clos de Savignac” 2016 – AOP Languedoc Grès de Montpellier

ADVERTORIAL The Clos de Savignac consists of 8 hectares of vines located on the hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea near Montagnac, in France’s Languedoc region. This vineyard is planted with low yielding, old vines of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The vineyard lies at 80-110 meters…
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May 29, 2018

Spanish Wines: Aiming for Continued Growth in Asia

Exports of Spanish wine to the Asian continent broke records in 2017 with 206.6 million litres (+32.5%) and 325.8 million euros (+16.8%), 9% of the volume and 11.4% of the total value exported by Spain, the historical maximum. Hong Kong is one of the most…
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May 29, 2018

Araex Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

ARAEX has an even more celebratory sentiment than usual at Vinexpo this year, as they celebrate their 25th anniversary, along with some major awards. The IWSC has awarded Altos R Reserva 2012 with 93 points and an outstanding Gold Medal. This wine was also recognised…
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May 29, 2018

Capetta – The Making of a Main Protagonist in Piedmont Wines

ADVERTORIAL The Capetta Winery was born in 1953, when Francesco Capetta began selling bulk wine in a small winery in Santo Stefano Belbo, a small town in the Langhe – a unique region recognised as UNESCO heritage site, on the hills of which a local…
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May 29, 2018

Where to Go in Hong Kong

Hospitality THE MURRAY – HONG KONG’S NEWEST 5-STAR “PEARL” Situated adjacent to Hong Kong Park and the Peak Tramway, The Murray, Hong Kong opened its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from January of this year. As one of eight historic landmarks under the Conserving Central…
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May 28, 2018

Vinexpo Daily – Day 1 Edition

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May 28, 2018

Passion for the Natural

World of Organic Wines! Growing in Importance The production of organic and biodynamic wine is becoming increasingly important, underpinned at Vinexpo Hong Kong by WOW! (World of Organic Wines!). Visitors will have the chance to discover some highly interesting products on show here for the first time. A great example is…
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May 28, 2018

Celebrating 20 Years Together

Vinexpo’s organisers have come up with a novel idea to underline the 20th  anniversary of the show in Hong Kong. 20 milestone images, marking the 20 virtues that have helped position Vinexpo Hong Kong as the benchmark trade show in Asia-Pacific make up an inspiring panorama – a way of thanking everyone who has…
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May 28, 2018

Programme – Day 1

TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018 10:00am – 11:30am GRAND CERCLE DES VINS DE BORDEAUX – VINTAGE 2015 Masterclass – Free admission Level 1 / N104-105 10:00am – 11:30am UNVEIL SOME OF THE MYSTERIES OF “CLIMATS“ DE BOURGOGNE Masterclass – Free admission Level 1 / N106-107-108 10:00am – 11:30am…
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May 28, 2018

Savour the Wares of the Country of Honour

AUSTRALIA @ VINEXPO HONG KONG 2018 Each day of Vinexpo will see a plethora of Australian wine master classes and conferences. Following is a précis of today’s events: OCEANS, ALTITUDE AND ATTITUDE: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN PINOT NOIR Phil Reedman, MW Mark Davidson, Education Manager US, Wine Australia 10.00am to 11.30am…
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May 28, 2018

Diversity, Value and Distribution – The Key to Success for Australian Wine Exports to China

Exclusive Interview: David Lucas, Regional General Manager, China, Wine Australia Australian wine exports to China (including Hong Kong and Macau) have increased by 51% to AU$1.04 bn for the year to March 2018 – a first for exports to a single country. We asked David Lucas, Regional General…
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May 28, 2018

The Name Says It All

Grand Vin was founded by Derek Lee, a pioneer in the wine industry in Singapore for more than 20 years. We asked Kate Tan, CEO, Grand Vin Pte Ltd., to firstly tell us his story. Mr Lee left Seagram and started Grand Vin Pte Ltd in 1996. He launched…
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May 28, 2018

IWSR – Staying in Touch with the Market

Tommy Keeling is the President of the IWSR Asia Pacific Office, based in Singapore and responsible for covering north and south east Asian markets. We asked him to tell us a little more about his organisation. The IWSR is the world’s top source of market intelligence for alcoholic drinks and maintains an…
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May 28, 2018

Global Sparkling Wine Consumption Set to Grow 2% per Annum

According to the latest Vinexpo/IWSR report, sparkling wine sales are forecast to grow by an average 2% year-on-year to 2021. The market will be driven predominantly by North America, but is also showing strong growth in the UK and Asia-Pacific countries such as Australia and Japan. Those two countries helped…
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May 28, 2018

Traditional or Submarine?

ADVERTORIAL Champagne Drappier has announced the release of two products that will allow consumers to directly compare its wines matured in seawater compared with the traditional wine cellar. In June 2015, the Champagne house submerged a number of its bottles in the sea, off the coast of Brest, in Brittany.…
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May 28, 2018

VINEXPO 2018 “闪亮”新闻简报

众多酒庄将在今年展会上发布新闻介绍他们的新产品。以下是相当出色的部分参与者和推动者的名单!
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May 28, 2018

伯兰爵 (BOLLINGER) 迎来新任总经理

去年9月,伯兰爵(Bollinger)宣布任命Charles Armand de Belenet为新的董事总经理。在今年三月份之前的半年中,Belenet经历了所谓的“过渡”时期,而现在随着香槟酒庄参展Vinexpo Hong Kong,他在这个新的角色中大展身手。
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May 28, 2018

A Touch of French Sparkle

ADVERTORIAL Jaillance, France’s leading producer of AOC sparkling wines – festive, friendly and fun The Rhône Valley – one of the most beautiful regions in France and home to Jaillance, a winery based on the core values of respect for nature and the quest for quality. The Jaillance Winery was founded…
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May 28, 2018

A True Homage to the Potential of Reserve Wines

ADVERTORIAL With its name inspired by the powerful and free warriors of ancient times, the troubling and mysterious women of legend, the Amazone cuvée takes on some of their power and magic. Amazone, from Palmer & Co, pays true homage to the potential of reserve wines. It is a rare growth…
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May 28, 2018

Vinexpo 2018 “Sparkling” News Briefs

Numerous houses have news at the show this year about new product. Following is a shortlist of some of the most interesting movers and shakers!  Worldwide Launch – On the occasion of its 140th anniversary, Louis Perdrier, high-end sparkling wine from France, has been entirely revamped: a new brand identity, new quality…
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May 28, 2018

Australian Wine Exports Booming

Over AU$1bn to China over past year – a first! Australian wine exports continue to set records, with a new high for the average value of bottled wine exports of AU$5.74 per litre and exports to China (including Hong Kong and Macau) increasing by 51% for the year to March 2018…
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May 28, 2018

Biggest Ever Wine Showcase from Down Under

151 exhibitors from Australia as “Country of Honour” at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 Australia’s largest-ever showcase of 151 exhibitors representing over 35 wine regions is headlining Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018, with the support of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package. With a five-fold increase in floor space for Australian…
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May 28, 2018

Coonawarra Vignerons at Vinexpo Hong Kong

Coonawarra Vignerons is excited to be one of 51 Australian Wine regions showcasing at Vinexpo Hong Kong this year. Seven Coonawarra wineries have travelled to Hong Kong to feature at the event. Coonawarra Vignerons Executive Officer, Olivia Nunn, is accompanying the wineries featuring at the event and is excited about…
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May 28, 2018

Tasmanian Wines Arrive at Vinexpo Hong Kong

A first at Vinexpo Hong Kong – Tasmanian wines from Terra Verde – new to the market. The brand is based on “Pure adventure: wild, pristine and natural”. On the market since October with a Sauvignon Blanc and a Pinot Noir, the manufacturer claims to “believe passionately in the provenance and unique…
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May 28, 2018

Philip Shaw Back @ Vinexpo

Renowned Australian winemaker Philip Shaw is back for the 2018 event, this time underpinned by a more general promotion of wines from the Orange region of New South Wales. Shaw’s search for an Australian region capable of making classic wines with elegance, depth and bright fruit came to rest in…
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May 28, 2018

Hong Kong – Going from Strength to Strength as a Global MICE Hub

What are the key assets of HK as a business destination and how is business tourism developing in Hong Kong? We put the question to Anthony Lau, Executive Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board. With its strategic location, safe and business friendly environment, visa-free policy for visitors from…
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May 23, 2018

Vinexpo Daily – Preview Edition

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May 23, 2018

20 Years / 20 Virtues

With Vinexpo Hong Kong celebrating the “Big 20”, the organisers have come up with a novel idea to underline the anniversary. A display, located at the show entrance, will trace the history of an inspiring success story, depicted as 20 key values shared universally by Vinexpo, wine and spirits…
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May 23, 2018

Australian Senator Expected at Official Inauguration Ceremony

Tuesday 29th May will see the official opening ceremony of Vinexpo taking place at 10:30 am in the Hong Kong Convention Centre, with a number of senior state officials from Hong Kong, France and Australia, including the honourable SenatorAnne Ruston, Australia’s Assistant Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. The…
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May 23, 2018

An Indispensable Tool: The Vinexpo App

For instant access to a plethora of information in your pocket, take a minute to download the Vinexpo Smartphone App. Whether it’s discovering all the events from this year’s country of honour – Australia, finding and locating exhibitors, reading-up on the list of speakers at the show, or learning more about the world of wine and spirits,…
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May 23, 2018

Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 Programme

TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018 10:00am – 11:30am GRAND CERCLE DES VINS DE BORDEAUX – VINTAGE 2015 Masterclass – Free admission Level 1 / N104-105 10:00am – 11:30am UNVEIL SOME OF THE MYSTERIES OF “CLIMATS“ DE BOURGOGNE Masterclass – Free admission Level 1 / N106-107-108 10:00am – 11:30am…
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May 23, 2018

A Taste of the Land Down Under

Discover the Country of Honour: Australia @ Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 is to host one of the world’s most exciting wine-producing countries as Country of Honour this year: Australia, in partnership with Wine Australia. The Vinexpo Academy Program will be rich in Australian wine tastings and feature the…
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May 23, 2018

Vinexpo Academy: Talks, Tastings & Masterclasses

Vinexpo Hong Kong offers a unique programme of talks, tastings and masterclasses, bringing together leading figures from the world of wine and buyers from the Asia-Pacific region within the Vinexpo Academy. Australia, this edition’s Country of Honour, has various themes planned for each day, including the different styles…
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May 23, 2018

“Signature Winemaking” by Bodega Norton

ADVERTORIAL Leading Argentinian winery introduces new identity for premium wines Just like a hand-written signature is a mark of a promise, premium wines under Bodega Norton’s new “Signature Winemaking” umbrella authenticate the brand’s distinct heritage, knowledge, passion, quality and value reflected in every bottle. With more than 120 years…
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May 23, 2018

Traditional or Submarine?

ADVERTORIAL Champagne Drappier has announced the release of two products that will allow consumers to directly compare its wines matured in seawater compared with the traditional wine cellar. In June 2015, the Champagne house submerged a number of its bottles in the sea, off the…
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May 23, 2018

Italian Signature Wines Academy: Spotlighting Wineries with Great Wine-Making Histories

The Italian Signature Wines Academy is back with its own stand at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018. ISWA is made up of eight leading companies in the Italian wine sector whose products “faithfully reflect the most prestigious appellations, have decided to pool their efforts under a…
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May 23, 2018

B&G, Love Letters from France

Barton & Guestier launches new collections under a new brand signature Barton & Guestier will be taking the opportunity of Vinexpo Hong Kong to unveil its new brand signature and to launch its new wine collections with a more crafted approach. To highlight this unique…
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May 23, 2018

Braastad Strengthens Branding Message

After breaking the codes by being the first cognac house to offer its cognac in a square shaped bottle, Braastad cognacs continue to innovate by reviewing their packaging. Combining modernity and tradition, this new range is a reflection of the Braastad signature: elegant, refined and…
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May 23, 2018

Chilean Grape Group Breaks with Tradition

The Chilean Grape Group will have a number of surprises at Vinexpo Hong Kong this year, none the least of which is their “7colores” wines, Chile’s most “freely crafted wines” that break with preconceived winemaking techniques. Visitors can also take part in an exclusive wine…
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May 23, 2018

Spotlighting Pig in the House

Windowrie Estate will be showcasing their range of awarded organic wines at Vinexpo 2018, including their 2016 Pig in the House Shiraz that was awarded the Trophy for the Best Organic or Biodynamic Wine at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Show. “We have steadily converted…
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May 23, 2018

Cullen Wines Named “One of the 9 Most Beautiful Biodynamic Wineries in the World”

In honour of Earth Day in April, Architectural Digest dug up the premier aesthetically compelling natural vineyards on the planet, from South Africa to Oregon, naming Cullen Wines as its only Australian selection. Cullen Wines is a certified biodynamic, carbon neutral, naturally powered and sustainable…
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May 23, 2018

Spiribam Showcases New Rum Brands

Having welcomed Saint Lucia Distillers into its portfolio two years ago, Spiribam is showcasing three exciting new brands at Vinexpo this year from SL: Bounty, Chairman’s Reserve and Admiral Rodney rum. More recently, the group also took over two new rum brands from Mauritius: Arcane…
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May 23, 2018

Diva’s Australian and NZ Entities Set to Merge

Diva Networks Group Managing Director, Nick Waterman, has announced that Diva Australia and Diva New Zealand will be merging on July 1st. The Hill Smith family, proprietors of world-class brands Yalumba and Nautilus, will thus be owners of both entities. According to Waterman, “We feel…
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May 23, 2018

All Chasing the Dead Rabbit

Quintessential Brands Group is back at Vinexpo Hong Kong, and making its Asia debut is the Irish Whiskey that bartenders the world over are “clamouring to get their hands on right now”, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey. This will be the first chance for many…
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May 23, 2018

Rioja’s Strong Image… Asset or Liability?

ADVERTORIAL Javier Ruiz de Galarreta – President & CEO, ARAEX Grands-Spanish Fine Wines talks about the story behind his company, and its current challenges Javier Ruiz de Galarreta founded the ARAEX group 25 years ago, bringing together nine small and medium wineries from the Rioja…
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May 23, 2018

Distribution: Leveraging the Internet

Wajiu is headed for Vinexpo Hong Kong – seeking resources both upstream and downstream Founded in January 2014 in Beijing, Wajiu has become an important player in the Chinese wine industry, as more and more foreign wineries and international wine professionals are getting to know…
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May 23, 2018

Your Shout?

While he’s been to a number of other wine shows, James Wells, Group Publisher, TheShout.com.au & National Liquor News – Australia is on his way to Vinexpo Hong Kong for the first time. We asked him what motivated him to jump on the plane. I…
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May 23, 2018

Poised to Celebrate a Glorious 20th Anniversary… and Many More to Come

Exclusive Interview: Guillaume Deglise, CEO of Vinexpo Group Vinexpo Daily News talks to Guillaume Deglise, CEO of Vinexpo Group, about the achievements, major players and opportunities at Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018. We firstly asked him what the 20th anniversary of Vinexpo Hong Kong means to…
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May 23, 2018

Food & Wine Pairing

Working towards the perfect marriage of savours and aromas With Australia as this year’s official partner country, food lovers at Vinexpo Hong Kong can discover how well Australian Grenache pairs with Asian cuisine in a Grenache and Pork Bun tasting hosted by Yang Lu, China’s…
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May 23, 2018

The Rising Dragon

China set to drive global growth of wine industry The remarkable growth of wine consumption in China is set to increase by over a third to nearly $23bn over the next five years, according to new data commissioned by Vinexpo from IWSR. With consumption of…
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May 23, 2018

Tomi Achieves Global Acclaim

ADVERTORIAL Suntory raises Japan’s wine to a world-class standard Suntory’s business started with wine. The first sale of Akadama Port Wine (now Akadama Sweet Wine) by the company’s founder, Shinjiro Torii in 1907, laid the foundation for the Suntory of today. In 1936, Shinjiro joined…
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May 23, 2018

Japan’s French Connection

ADVERTORIAL Exclusive Interview: Naoki Watanabe, Executive Officer – Suntory Wine International Having studied oenology at the University of Bordeaux in the Institute of Vine and Wine Science, where he obtained a Diplôme national d’oenologue (National Oenology Diploma) in 1994, Naoki Watanabe researched reductive characters in…
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May 23, 2018

Where to Go in Hong Kong

Restaurants / Bars THE OPTIMIST – AN UPSCALE SPANISH RESTAURANT & BAR IN WAN CHAI With chic decor inspired by the bars of Barcelona, complete with vintage detailing and lush greenery, the Optimist’s up-scale environment is a great place for small group or intimate dinners…
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July 5, 2017

Vinexpo Daily – Download 2017 Review Edition

A Time For Federation In his closing remarks after the 2017 edition of Vinexpo Bordeaux, the organisation’s CEO Guillaume Deglise mentioned several aspects of this year’s show that made it stand out from previous ones. But the one that seemed to really underline the sentiment felt throughout…
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July 4, 2017

Australia to be Country of Honour at Vinexpo Hong Kong

The spotlight will be on Australia at the next Vinexpo Hong Kong, the strategic international event for wine and spirits professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, on 29-31 May 2018 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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July 2, 2017

Vinexpo Gets a “Taste of Spain”

The festivities continued Monday night at Vinexpo as Spanish winemakers poured for a throng of 1,500 at Wine Spectator‘s “Taste of Spain” party, held in Bordeaux’s magnificent Palais de la Bourse on the city’s historic waterfront. It was an unprecedented showcasing of Spain’s distinctive wines and…
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July 1, 2017

Fête de la Fleur at Château Malartic-Lagravière

The fabulous 2017 Fête de la Fleur at Château Malartic-Lagravière highlighted the extraordinary energy and 20-year dedication of the Bonnie family in producing this Grand Cru Classé de Graves.
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June 30, 2017

Spain – Country Of Honor 2017

I think it was a smart move for Vinexpo to have a country of honour of that size, and the quality of the events that were organised was exceptional. The highlight was “A Taste of Spain” held on Monday night – with more than 1,300 attendees…
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June 30, 2017

Vinexpo Announces Major Event for New York in 2018

March 5-6, 2018, Vinexpo New York will host exhibitors from all wine-producing regions around the globe to the world’s largest wine- consuming market. Vinexpo New York will be open exclusively to the national trade.
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June 30, 2017

7 Keys to Success in the US

To make it in the US you have to be sharp, dynamic, different, super creative and know the market inside out, and even then, you only stand a minimal chance of getting your product listed by your chosen retailer or operator. That was the stark…
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June 30, 2017

Introducing a Revolutionary New Buyers’ Networking Club

Vinexpo Explorer brings top 100 buyers together at inaugural Austrian event Vinexpo is making further strides to differentiate itself from other international trade shows by launching a new initiative, Vinexpo Explorer.
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June 30, 2017

UK & EU Wine Leaders Unite in Call For a “Free Trade Brexit”

Vinexpo debate sets out best and worst-case scenarios for wine industry following the UK’s exit from the EU The UK and EU might be going through a public, and hopefully not too painful, divorce, but behind the scenes, British and European wine bodies are very…
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June 30, 2017

Adamski Reveals Air France Menus at Vinexpo Soirée

The Michelin-starred Chef, François Adamski was present at Vinexpo at a private evening organised by Air France for some of its top customers and partners. Adamski having received a Michelin Star in Bordeaux, and another in Bourges, Meilleur Ouvrier de France (2007) and Bocuse d’Or…
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June 30, 2017

Paolo Basso – Sommelier for Air France – Working with bettane+dessesauve on Wine List

Since September 2014, Air France has been entrusting the elaboration of its wine list to Paolo Basso, elected best sommelier of the world in 2013. He collaborates with bettane+desseauve, authors of the Great Guide of French wines in the rst and business cabins.
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June 30, 2017

Napa Winemakers on a Quality Conquest of Europe

Forty winemakers from California’s Napa Valley were exhibiting at Vinexpo Bordeaux last week, on a mission to change perception of the region’s wines. They spearheaded the 525 wine makers grouped in the association of Napa Vintners.
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June 30, 2017

A Grand Cru Of… Water

France is the world’s #1 exporter of mineral water, and for the second time running, Abatilles was designated as Vinexpo’s Of cial Water in 2017, a partnership that gives the brand worldwide visibility.
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June 30, 2017

A Tour of the Yonne – With Le Domaine Dampt Frères

The estate of the Dampt brothers, located between Chablis and Tonnerre in the Yonne, offers, among other things, a beautiful palette of wines from the three valleys of the Yonne. From the valley of the Armançon, the Tonnere Burgundy and the Epineuil Burgundy will sharpen…
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June 30, 2017

Premium South African Producer Signs Distribution Agreement with China’s Largest Importer

DGB Pty Ltd, South Africa’s largest independent wine, spirits and craft beer producer, announced at Vinexpo that it has secured an exclusive distribution agreement with China’s massive COFCO group. COFCO (China Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Co-operation) is China’s largest importer and exporter in these elds.…
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June 30, 2017

By-the-glass Innovation

At this year’s Vinexpo, Digby presented its by-the- glass wine dispenser on the stand of La Wine Tech, “The world-wide coordination of wine start-up”. The stand regrouped start-ups from all around the world - building the first international coordination of edgling companies around wine and…
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June 30, 2017

The Osmin Report

A look back by France’s south-western wine “guru” Lionel Osmin on the 2017 edition of Vinexpo Bordeaux
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June 30, 2017

The Villa Collection by Lionel Osmin

Lionel Osmin’s Villa Collection of varietal wines marries tradition and modernity. Plentiful or shy, these are traditional grape varieties unlike any other. With fruit and personality, these accessible wines are a pleasure to drink throughout the year.
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June 30, 2017

The Armagnacs of Lionel Osmin: The Additional Soul of the Southwest

For more than 700 years, in the heart of the Southwest, in Gascony more precisely, the growers of white wines gave birth to one of the most beautiful French spirits: Armagnac. Fiery and racy, this precious liquid finds wisdom and fullness through many years of…
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June 30, 2017

Good Things in Small Packages

A wine in a small screw-top bottle? Yes, you can! This Asian-based company is currently offering unpretentious and affordable packaging for Portuguese wine, that can be stored like this for 15 to 25 years. Alcohol-free to 11°, this product is intended to compete with the…
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June 30, 2017

Edivo Wine – From Under the Sea

Hailing from Croatia - a unique memory of the depths of the Adriatic Sea: a bottle of wine from the Peljesac Peninsula, the premium Plavac Edivo that spends one to two years immersed under the sea. A beautiful layer of coral, shells and algae will…
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June 30, 2017

Château Haut Selve Celebrates 20th Vintage at Vinexpo

The first vintage of Château Haut Selve was released in 1996, and at Vinexpo, the 20th Anniversary vintage (2015) was presented. Château Haut Selve lays claim to being the only vineyard created in Bordeaux in the 20th Century. It was planted in the historical Graves…
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June 30, 2017

Russian Recipe – Romanian Production

Stalinskaya Vodka was presented at Vinexpo Bordeaux by Prodal – a producer based in Romania. In three different varieties, the name Stalinskaya is derived from the Russian “Stal” – meaning “strong as steel”. The Romanian-made Vodkas have won 65 international awards over the past eight…
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June 30, 2017

Spirit of Sushi

The clientele of the restaurants and sushi bars are now being offered a French white wine assembled from the varietals Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle. Create specially to agree with sushi and Japanese cuisine in general. The idea stems from Adrien Truchon- Bartes, and has been…
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June 30, 2017

Two Gins… Two Characters

Master blender Laurent Vallet, known until now for his Cognacs, presented two new Gin varieties, distilled from grapes: Osmoz Classic and Osmoz Citrus. Vallet told Vinexpo Daily that the Gins have “two complementary personalities, two incomparable interpretations, and a shared vision of alchemy and diversity…
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June 30, 2017

The Fine Art of Creating the Wine-list for Alain Ducasse Enterprises

The celebrated chef Alain Ducasse has many mouths to feed on a daily basis considering his group now includes 28 restaurants across eight different countries. But that is also a challenge for his executive wine director Gérard Margeon to create a wine list that not…
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June 30, 2017

The Vinexpo Club: Bringing Top Buyers Togehter

The Vinexpo Club is the leading network of top wine and spirits buyers and key decision-makers, and this year at Vinexpo Bordeaux, the initiative proved to be a great success. Being a member of the Vinexpo Club gives the opportunity to network with international industry…
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June 30, 2017

Seek and Ye Shall Find

We are looking to meet with operators, mainly French, that we do not meet with regularly. It is an opportunity to better understand their developments and their news, and to have new sources of information. Our focus is on France, all regions.
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June 30, 2017

Dark and Broody: Meet De Bortoli’s New Shiraz… and Much More!

Francis Aguilar - General Manager UK & Europe - De Bortoli Wines hosted a very popular stand, where we met with him and asked about the key trends in Australian wines today…
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June 30, 2017

The World Gets the Taste of Australian Wines

Penfolds Chief Winemaker – Peter Gago – imparts his knowledge and wisdom at Vinexpo 2017. The custodian – amongst other things – of the legendary Penfolds Grange – chief winemaker for the Australian producer, Peter Gago was present at Vinexpo Bordeaux where he held a…
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June 30, 2017

Adelaide, South Australia – a Great Wine Capital of the World

In 2015–16, South Australia’s wine industry generated $AUS2.11 bn in revenue, with $AUS1.34 bn of this from wine exports, and in July 2016, Adelaide / South Australia became a member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, recognising excellence in all aspects of its wine…
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June 30, 2017

Sunshine Creek Standing Proud @ Vinexpo

Sunshine Creek winery was back at Vinexpo for the second time – but for the first time with a “stand- alone” booth. Sunshine Creek is the venture of Chinese-born packaging magnate James Zhou, whom over many years has worked with Grant Burge, Philip Shaw (eds:…
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June 30, 2017

Hentley Farm’s Andrew Quin Awarded Barons of Barossa 2017 Winemaker of the Year

At this year’s Declaration of Vintage celebration in South Australia, winemaker Andrew Quin was awarded the prestigious Barons of Barossa 2017 Winemaker of the Year.
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June 30, 2017

Germany: Trend Towards Higher Quality Wines for Export

Last year around one million hectoliters of German wine valued at 288 million euros was exported to 130 countries, representing a decline in value of 4% and of 3% in volume. Entry-level wines were most affected by this development.
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June 30, 2017

Rediscovered: Germany’s Aromatic Grape Varieties

Aromatic grape varieties are experiencing a revival both in Germany itself and abroad. This year’s Vinexpo covers the full gamut of these wines, which appeal especially to younger wine enthusiasts – thanks to their intensive aroma, coupled with a pleasantly fresh fruity acidity and subtle…
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June 30, 2017

One-Stop German Partner

For those who are looking for estate bottled, natural Riesling and Pinot Noir wines from all wine growing areas of Germany, and who wish to get a choice of nest quality wines from ONE source of supply and on one invoice, MO-RHE-NA has a very…
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June 30, 2017

Spirits Raise the Bar at Vinexpo

Spirits brands from across all the growing categories were out in force at last week’s Vinexpo, giving buyers the chance to taste, see and enjoy the next big thing coming to a back bar soon.
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June 30, 2017

Writers’ Tears Set to Flow in France Following Vinexpo Deal

One of Ireland’s leading Irish whiskey producers, Walsh Whiskey Distillery, hopes to build its popularity in France thanks to a new distribution deal with Dugas of Paris signed at Vinexpo. Thanks to the deal, Dugas will start distribution of Walsh Whiskey’s Writers’ Tears premium Irish…
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June 30, 2017

Tovaritch! What a Performance!

Russian vodka brand Tovaritch! was not only presenting new brands at Vinexpo, it was putting on daily performances of cocktail making with top mixologists at the Spiritual bar. Tovaritch! is now sold in over 30 countries and is aimed at the premium hotel and restaurant…
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June 30, 2017

Monteru Brandy Turns Japanese

France’s Monteru Brandy has built a reputation for developing not only innovative products, but the way in which they are produced. Monteru is the first producer of single grape brandy using the traditional “double distillation” and the most sought after single varietals from the best…
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June 30, 2017

French Whisky from Black Mountain

France is slowly gaining a reputation for the quality of its whiskies as well as its other more famous spirits. Black Mountain Compagnie is typical of a new breed of craft distiller that is making regional French whisky a category of its own.
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June 21, 2017

Vinexpo Daily – Download 2017 Day 4 Edition

Is it just me, or is the globalisation of wine and spirits picking up pace? We’ve discovered at this year’s Vinexpo a number of amazing, unusual or unlikely combinations. Bache Gabrielsen is presenting the first Cognac ever to be aged in American Oak.
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June 21, 2017

Preparing the “Wine Industry Event of the Year”

This year’s Fête de la Fleur will be hosted by Château Malartic-Lagravière. Since the spectacular metamorphosis carried out by Alfred- Alexandre and Michèle Bonnie when they arrived in February 1997, Château Malartic- Lagravière has flourished under the management of their children Véronique and Jean-Jacques, accompanied…
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June 21, 2017

Air France’s VIP Service at Bordeaux

As part of its increased collaboration with Vinexpo Bordeaux, Air France has not only introduced a dedicated reception team to facilitate transfers in Paris, but have also added ights to Bordeaux and exceptionally placed a 787 Dreamliner on the route for two days.
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June 21, 2017

Champagne: the One-Stop Shop

For buyers looking for new references in Champagne, whether it be niche producers or broad scale suppliers, the Champagne Lounge is a “one stop shop” at Vinexpo. Conceived by Hervé Henrotte, via his company Winalia, the concept is one of a “federation” of Champagne producers…
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June 21, 2017

Organic Cognacs at Maison Mery-Melrose

Maison Mery-Melrose is proud of its range of authentic organic Cognacs and wines, but stresses it does not follow sustainable practices out of some “dogmatic principal” but because it is the right, and “natural” way to produce them.
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June 21, 2017

Sulphite-free Bordeaux

The new sulphite free range of wines from organic producer Bordeaux Vineam is very much in keeping with the overall organic theme at this year’s Vinexpo.
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June 21, 2017

The View from the Other Side of the Pond

Carolyn O’Grady-Gold is Acting Vice President, Products, Sales and Merchandising, LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario). We asked her what she sees as being the most important trends in wine sales in her territory.
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June 21, 2017

Meininger’s Vinexpo

Felicity Carter is editor-in-chief of Meininger’s Wine Business International, an English language bi-monthly magazine published in Germany. We asked her why Vinexpo Bordeaux is so important for her.
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June 21, 2017

“All we want to do is make quality wine”

As both a winemaker and viticulturist, Julian Viaud is unique amongst wine consultant Michel Rolland’s team Michel Rolland is arguably the most famous and in uential wine consultant in the world. But behind him is a ve-strong team helping him to work with a network…
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June 21, 2017

The Sweetness of the Jurançon Hills

Foehn 2008 is a wine whose history dates back to the birth of good King Henri IV This sweet white from the Jurançon AOC is rendered golden by the Foehn effect (dry hot wind blowing from Spain), and consists of a blend of Petit Manseng…
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June 21, 2017

Sweet South America

When we think of South American wines we quickly turn to big, luscious Argentine reds bursting with fruits and flavours or zingy, refreshing whites from cool climate Chile.
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June 21, 2017

Producing Dessert in a Glass

A Napa Valley based family-owned Honig Vineyard and Winery is primarily known for its dry Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, but the company also has a limited edition late harvest Sauvignon Blanc which is a real head-turner.
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June 21, 2017

Discovering Cleebourg

The wine cellars of Cleebourg, located within the Vosges Natural Park, 60 km north of Strasbourg, comprise all the winegrowers of Cleebourg and the four surrounding villages of Rott, Oberhofen les Wissembourg, Steinseltz and Riedseltz.
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June 21, 2017

Marie Brizard Looks to Capitalise on Big Demand for Frozen Cocktails

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits hopes new range extensions to its Fruits & Wine brand will help it strengthen and grow its position as the number one fruit based wine drink in France.
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June 21, 2017

Bees and Honey Combine for Joseph Cartron

Burgundy liqueur distiller, Joseph Cartron, has introduced a Heather Flower Honey Liqueur which combines fresh honey that comes direct from heather owers found on sand dunes within the Landes forest of Gascony in south west France.
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June 21, 2017

Exploring French Liqueurs and Creams

Distillerie de Miscault Devoille offers you the chance to explore the traditional spirits of the Burgundy- Franche-Comté region in France. It produces a wide range of products including 26 liqueurs as well as creams, cherries in brandy and gins. It handles and distills 500 tonnes…
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June 21, 2017

Key Facts & Figures: Georgia in a Nutshell

Georgia is often cited as one of the countries that can have a real claim for being the rst to produce wine. Here are its current vital statistics:
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June 21, 2017

Why Georgia’s future is so exciting

Wine consultant, Sarah Abbott MW, explains why she is so excited to be part of the dynamic and breakthrough work being done by Wines of Georgia (Hall 1, Stand BC323) and its producers to re-invent its wines for the world’s leading international markets.
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June 21, 2017

Make Time for Georgian Wine

Georgian producers and wineries are here in force at this year’s Vinexpo with some 25 different wineries represented. There is therefore the chance to explore all different styles of Georgian wine and get to know its indigenous grape varieties and taste its distinctive Saperavi wines.
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June 21, 2017

Julien Cruège on Bordeaux

Typical Bordeaux-style, the Julian Cruège restaurant is set in an attractive contemporary setting, with a terrace that is a haven of greenery in the city. Enough to whet one’s appetite for the tasty cuisine of Julien Cruège, with his contemporary recipes, and good value for…
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June 20, 2017

Vinexpo Daily – Download 2017 Day 3 Edition

Read the Full Content or go through the Digital Publication More Than Pomp and Circumstance The crème de la crème of the world’s wine and spirits industries flock religiously to Vinexpo Bordeaux not only for the face to face meetings and discovery of new products…
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June 20, 2017

New Minister Inaugurates Show

France’s new Minister for Agriculture, Jacques Mézard, along with a number of local members of parliament, were present for the of cial inauguration of the 19th edition of Vinexpo Bordeaux at 10:15 am on 19th June.
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June 20, 2017

The Impact of Brexit on the World’s Wine Industry

It might only be the second day of formal negotiations between the British government and the European parliament over how the UK is officially going to leave the EU but the impact is already being felt by the global wine industry. Currency rates, particularly sterling,…
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June 20, 2017

Wine Leaders Committed to Climate Change

Individual wineries taking steps to improve their sustainability is to be applauded, but to make a real difference producers should look to collaborate on a bigger regional scale.