Bordeaux, February 25th, 2019 – From 13 to 16 May 2019 in Bordeaux, Vinexpo, the major international wine and spirits fair, returns with a strategic event that’s 100% business and 100% international.
Four days to travel the world of wines and spirits, meet the key decision-makers, do business, discuss the strategic challenges the industry faces and enjoy an immersive experience surrounded by the most prestigious vineyards.
Vinexpo Bordeaux is a key place for wine and spirits professionals and 2019 will mark a new era in the wine event’s history. The Vinexpo Group’s strategic development will see the introduction of new exhibitions in important consumer markets: New York, Shanghai and Paris.
Vinexpo Bordeaux, the Group’s flagship, will continue to promote the values that make it truly unique
- – Key decision-makers: on the stands and among the buyers
- – The latest trends: a vast number of new product launches
- – Strong media presence: 850 journalists from 40 countries
- – Iconic tastings all in one place
- – Top-level content: world famous speakers
- – A French welcome and immersive experience: fabulous fringe events in a gorgeous setting*
A priority for international producers
Since its inception, Vinexpo Bordeaux has paid tribute to global wine production. The exhibitors are the first to express their satisfaction:
“Vinexpo Bordeaux is a showcase for the La Martiniquaise group. We will have a 250 m2 stand and will be joined at the fair by the founding family. We never miss it. Vinexpo Bordeaux offers us great visibility and is a key marketing tool,” said the French group La Martiniquaise. “We use it as a platform to show our new products and organise meetings with our clients and prospects. We can meet other wine professionals and develop new markets, but we also meet our current and prospective customers and forge long-term relationships with them.”
“As we’re from the Southern hemisphere, May is the perfect month to present our first 2019 vintages,” said Robinson and Sinclair who present wines from the main South African appellations (Wellington, Stellenbosch, Swartland, etc.) through their portfolio of 15 winemakers. “Being at Vinexpo Bordeaux alongside our winemakers provides us with immediate feedback from current and prospective customers and an insight into what buyers from different regions of the world like and want. This interaction is key to our business growth.”
*Bordeaux, ranked No 1 by Lonely Planet in the world’s top ten cities to visit in 2017
Buyers from the world over come to Vinexpo Bordeaux to taste and order products. Row after row of producer countries exhibit the wealth and variety of the world’s wines and spirits.
All of France’s regions, from Burgundy to Alsace, the Loire, Languedoc and of course Bordeaux, are there. International corporations sit side-by-side with smaller, family enterprises.
Wine and spirits brands from South Africa, Austria, Georgia, Portugal, Germany, Italy, the UK, the US, Lebanon and China offer tastings of their ranges.
Where else can you taste a New Zealand Chardonnay then a South African Chardonnay within a few steps of each other, before moving on to a Malbec or to appreciate the skill behind the Bordeaux blends?
After its success at the 2017 edition, WOW! World of Organic Wines returns to Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 with a selection of international organic and biodynamic wines and spirits. This event within an event capitalises on the worldwide appeal of Vinexpo Bordeaux to win over buyers looking for wines with the organic or biodynamic label.
To complete the picture, there will be a restaurant serving dishes that are 100 % organic.
The Vinexpo symposium
At a time when the wines and spirits industry faces yet more major challenges, Vinexpo is supporting its visitors and exhibitors to help them find answers. In association with the New Aquitaine Regional Council (Conseil régional de Nouvelle-Aquitaine), Vinexpo Bordeaux is organising the first day devoted entirely to the impact of climate change on the wine and spirits industry, a key concern for the future which affects all professionals. The scientific, technical and economic aspects will be discussed in a series of talks to take place throughout the day on 14 May.
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Since its establishment in Bordeaux in 1981, on the initiative of Bordeaux Gironde’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vinexpo has been a leading organizer of events for the wine and spirits industry. In 38 years, Vinexpo has developed a unique understanding of the market and an extensive network of key distributors around the world. The brand currently runs exhibitions in five set locations (Bordeaux, Hong Kong, New York, and soon Shanghai and Paris), and the touring event Vinexpo Explorer. Every year, the Group also publishes the Vinexpo/IWSR Report, which is the most comprehensive survey on the global consumption of wine and spirits.