Posted: Wednesday, 25 October 2023 23:40
Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris gets bigger and better in the 2024
During his recent visit to Delhi and Mumbai to check out the ongoing preparations for Vinexpo India in conjunction with InterAds Exhibitions, the CEO Rodolphe (Rod) Lameyse of Vinexposium had indicated that the group was planning to invest more in the Indian Show even as it was readying to ramp up the experience and preparing for the flagship exhibition of the group at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles on 12-14 February.
The 2024 edition will mark a turning point in the history of Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris whose growth and legitimacy are all-set to get a significant boost with:
· 72 % more international exhibitors and 50 producer countries attending
· Over 28 % extra floor space across the exhibition to welcome the 3,900 exhibitors
· Over 25 % additional floor space in the Be Spirits area designed for spirits, craft drinks, no/low, beers & ciders
· 100 % of French wine regions participating under one roof.
International Meeting Point
Increasing numbers of international producers are joining Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris with both new attendees and a more extensive exhibition footprint.
Italy will cover 40 % additional floor space; for the first time in Paris it will be housed in an entire hall. Attendees includeICE, the Istituto Marchigiano di Tutela Vini Consortium,Wines from Piedmont and the return of the prestigious Italian Signature Wines Academy, alongside regional attendance by Sicily, Puglia, Calabria, Avla Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico, Istituto Marchigiano di Tutela Vini, Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna and the Consorzio Tutela del Vino Conegliano Prosecco.
Germany, Slovenia, Lebanon and South Africa are planning to double their exhibition area. South African representatives will include Meerendal and Waterkloof which is participating for the first time
The New World will be more widely represented with first-time participation by New Zealand. Impressive names likeTreasury Wine Estates (Penfolds)and, Wine Australia fromAustralia; the States of California, New York and Oregon with the State of Virginia making its debut appearance for the United States; South America will also be travelling to Paris with Bodega Garzón, one of the largest traditional wineries in Uruguay and the Casablanca Valley representing Chile.
Spain, the exhibition’s third largest exhibitor country, will host many bodegas alongside the prestigious wineries belonging to Primum Familiae Vini (PFV), the Junta de Castilla y León, Gil Family Estates, Very Fine Vinos and for the first time, the Murcia region.
Portugal will be represented, among others, by the Comissão Vitivinícola Regional da Península de Setúbal (CVRPS) which will be present the region’s white, rosé, red, semi-sparkling, sparkling and dessert wines for the first time in Paris.
Be Spirits the go-to space
Be Spirits gains even more ground at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris. The event within the event will feature 25 types of beverage alcohol (tequila, umeshu, vermouth, vodka, whisky, malt, mezcal, pastis, Prosecco, rum, infused rum, sake, anise drinks, aperitifs, Armagnac, beer, brandy, Calvados, infused Calvados, cider, Cognac, cream liqueurs, brandies, gin, liqueurs…) with both innovations and traditions all-set to be showcased.
An extensive range of producer countries will be represented: from the United States to Japan, Italy, the United Kingdom and Mexico via France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Canada, Slovakia and more.
2024 will see the advent ofnew categories in the Be Spirits area with the arrival of beers and ciders. Also, more alcohol-free and low-alcohol alternatives (no/low) will be listed. The range extension comes in response to broader demand from consumers. The Craft Pavilion, a space designed to promote discovery within the Be Spirits area, will encapsulate these trends and will be divided into 3 zones: spirits, beer and cider, and no/low.
And lastly, the Infinite Bar will be showcasing the creativity of mixologists from 20 bars that will share a 40-metre long bar. Three bartenders from London, Barcelona and Madrid will be invited to attend as guest stars. For three days, brands and mixologists will partner to create 60 top-flight offerings.
The exhibition also offers an opportunity to meet top brands and new exhibitors from France.
Alsace with debut attendance byWolfberger
Beaujolais withGeorges Duboeuf, Maison Jean Loron and Château la Chaize
Bordeaux with Derenoncourt Consultants, negociants Legrand et Associés and Sobovi and broader attendance by the Union des Syndicats Saint-Emilion-Pomerol-Fronsacand theNouvelle Aquitaine organic winegrowers
Burgundy withDelaunay, Vins & Domaines, Louis Latour, Albert Bichot, Boisset, la ChablisienneandDomaine Faiveley
Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence with Château Puech Haut, Wines & Brands, a négociant working with chefs like Michel Sarran and Justine Piluso to craft wines, Château Sainte Marguerite, ChâteauMinuty,theAdvinigroup and Gérard Bertrand, which will be bolstering its presence with Cote des Roses celebrating the Mediterranean lifestyle; the Loire withMaison Pascal Jolivet, Domaine Ampelidae
Champagne with new attendeeslike the Vranken Pommery group, Champagne Perrier-Jouët, (Pernod Ricard group), Champagne Henriot, Champagne Tsarine and the return of the Bollinger group and EPI (Champagnes Charles et Piper-Heidsieck)
Rhône Valley will see increased attendance in 2024 by Inter Rhône, E. Guigal, Château la Nerthe (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) and the return of Cellier des Dauphins
Loyal exhibition participant, the Corsican wine board, will once again host a busy restaurant at the heart of the event
Abou Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris
Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris is the annual event for wine and spirits professionals from around the world. Hosted in February at a key time of the year, it aims to offer a cohesive focal point for industry players centring on a comprehensive, relevant and inclusive range of products that showcases wine and spirits producer regions from across the globe.
About Vinexposium Vinexposium offers a cohesive focal point for every strand of the wine and spirits industry by designing a variety of relevant event formats, all year round and across the globe. By bringing together exhibitors and visitors at nearly 10 events a year, and its community every day of the year at vinexposium365.com, Vinexposium is the industry’s ally, geared to developing its sales reach.
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For more information, visit wineparis-vinexpo.com
View photos from the 2023 exhibition here
Rod is expected to be present also at the Vinexpo India (Delhi) to answer any queries about Wine Paris and the Vinexpo Paris.