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Sparkling wine, Chile and premium spirits forecast to continue to buck UK downward consumption trend

Published:  15 February, 2018

The growth in sparkling wine, along with premium gin, rum and whisky, is set to continue beyond 2021, helping offset the impart on value sales of a 10-year decline in consumption.

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Wines Unearthed expands to Hong Kong with Vinexpo

Published:  09 November, 2017

Wines Unearthed, known to the industry through the London Wine Fair, is expanding to Asia.

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Q&A: Guillaume Deglise, chief executive, Vinexpo

Published:  29 June, 2017

Prior to the Bordeaux fair earlier this month, Guillaume Deglise spoke to Andrew Catchpole on the trends and developments shaping this year’s content 

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European launch for first Uruguayan icon wine at Vinexpo

Published:  23 June, 2017

Uruguayan producer Bodega Garzon unveiled the first edition of its new Balasto 2015 blend during an event presided over by celebrated asado chef Francis Mallman during Vinexpo.

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Vinexpo partners with Alibaba in China and reboots NYC event

Published:  20 June, 2017

Vinexpo has announced an agreement with leading Chinese online platform Alibaba to promote recognition of the exhibition brand in China and deliver a partnership with its annual 9 September wine fair.

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Q&A: Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpo's chief executive officer

Published:  18 February, 2016

Vinexpo Hong Kong is set to return on 24-26 May, 2016 and harpers.co.uk talks with Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpo chief executive officer about what to expect at the show

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Lanson Champagne year end results down slightly, but looks to expand globally

Published:  23 June, 2015

Lanson Champagne's year end financial results saw revenue and profit slide for the year, but with renewed investment in the brand, building inventory stocks and expanding internationally, Paul Beavis told harpers.co.uk at Vinexpo, he is optimistic about the future of the brand.

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Vinexpo 2017 show to drop to four days

Published:  19 June, 2015

Vinexpo closed its doors on 2015 yesterday and in the concluding press brief a new format for 2017 was announced taking the show from five days down to four.

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Vinexpo: Val d'Orbieu-Uccoar rebrands as Vinadeis and bets on bulk wine for the future

Published:  18 June, 2015

Val d'Orbieu-Uccoar, the biggest wine producer in France, has announced at Vinexpo it has changed its name to Vinadeis and it would be moving forward with a greater focus on the bulk wine market.

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Vinexpo: Spirits globally are bouncing back

Published:  18 June, 2015

Spirits globally are bouncing back according to the latest Rabobank Spirit Quarterly Q3 2015 report, which made Vinexpo's new "Spiritual" zone a big draw for attendees.

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French President Hollande opens Vinexpo 2015

Published:  15 June, 2015

French President François Hollande opened the 18th bi-annal Vinexpo 2015 yesterday.

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Vinexpo opens with a new look expecting 48,000 visitors to attend

Published:  10 June, 2015

Vinexpo 2015 is set to begin this weekend in Bordeaux with a new look and is expecting to attract an estimated 48,000 visitors to the bi-annual show in France.

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Newly redesigned Vinexpo 2015 sells out of exhibitor space

Published:  07 April, 2015

The newly redesigned space at Vinexpo has now been fully book and all 2,400 exhibitor stalls have sold.

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Vinexpo makes changes to 2015 show

Published:  22 December, 2014

France's major wine and spirits show Vinexpo, has made changes to the 2015 exhibition to focus more on gastronomy, a bespoke meeting booking service and networking.

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Vinexpo strengthens management team ahead of 2015 Bordeaux show

Published:  04 September, 2014

Vinexpo has strengthened its management team ahead of next year's exhibition in Bordeaux with two new directors joining the team.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2014 expecting record breaking visitors

Published:  28 May, 2014

The eighth Vinexpo Asia-Pacific kicked off yesterday with 1,300 exhibitors - making it the largest exhibition of its kind in Asia, say organisers - who hope to welcome more than 17,000 visitors to the three-day show.

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Next Bordeaux Vinexpo set for June 14-18 2015

Published:  12 May, 2014

The next French Vinexpo exhibition will be held in Bordeaux, from June 14 to 18, 2015.

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Big interview: Vinexpo's new ceo,Guillaume Deglise, and his plans to modernise the show

Published:  07 March, 2014

Guillaume Deglise has big shoes to fill in replacing Robert Beynat as chief executive of Vinexpo. Here he tells Richard Siddle how he intends to create a very different type of show - based largely on the customer and branding lessons learnt from his career in Champagne

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New Vinexpo chief open to idea of starting new shows around the world

Published:  07 March, 2014

Guillaume Deglise, the new chief executive of Vinexpo, said he remains open to running events in new markets around the world but only in the context of the bi-annual Bordeaux show remaining "the number-one priority".

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Matthew Dickinson: Who really benefits from wine fairs?

Published:  06 March, 2014

Having attended my fair share of wine fairs (geddit?) over the years, both as buyer, producer, agent and now general dogsbody (sorry, highly regarded entrepreneur), I find myself getting cynical - a dangerous place to be during your mid-life crisis.

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Published:  14 February, 2014
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New Vinexpo chief offers something completely "different" for 2015 show

Published:  29 January, 2014

Vinexpo 2015 will be something "completely different" from previous shows, according to its new chief executive, Guillaume Deglise.

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Laurent-Perrier's Guillaume Deglise to replace Robert Beynat as chief executive of Vinexpo

Published:  04 October, 2013
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Vinexpo 2013: Around the world in five days

Published:  28 June, 2013

With nearly 50,000 visitors from 135 countries, Vinexpo was the centre of the wine and spirits world last week...

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Global wine consumption rises according to Vinexpo

Published:  18 January, 2013

Global wine consumption has risen despite the global economic crisis, according to Vinexpo chief executive Robert Beynat.

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Vinexpo gears up for 2013 wine and spirits exhibition

Published:  08 January, 2013

Vinexpo has begun its six-month countdown to its 2013 wine and spirits exhibition, which will take place in Bordeaux from June 16-20.

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Vinexpo 2013 to take place from June 16-20

Published:  19 November, 2012

Vinexpo has confirmed that its 17th trade show will be held from June 16 to 20, 2013, at Bordeaux's Lake Exhibition Centre.

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Vinexpo unveils new logo

Published:  25 June, 2012

Vinexpo has adopted a new logo and graphic identity that aims to highlight its international presence, innovation and dynamism.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific announces record attendance

Published:  12 June, 2012

The fifth Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, held in Hong Kong, has announced it's final visitors figures as 25% up on last year.

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Number of wine importers to China skyrockets

Published:  29 May, 2012

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific to is to give centre stage to the Chinese wine market after a Rabobank report revealed the number of importers has grown by around 73% in one year.

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New Vinisud president to launch event in Shanghai

Published:  28 May, 2012

The newly elected president of Vinisud, Fabrice Rieu, is to launch a Shanghai Vinisud in 2013, to alternate with the French event in Montpellier.

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China leapfrogs UK in world wine league

Published:  13 January, 2012

China has overtaken the UK to become the world's fifth biggest consumer of wine.

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UK wine consumption to fall 4% by 2015, says Vinexpo

Published:  11 January, 2012

UK wine consumption will drop between 2011 and 2015 as consumers "drink better and less", according to new figures released by Vinexpo.

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Fine & Rare celebrates an "excellent" 2010 en primeur campaign

Published:  20 July, 2011

The 2010 Bordeaux en primeur campaign was a "massive success" providing brokers were able to pick the best value wines, according to Fine & Rare Wines.

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Vinexpo 2011: An independent merchant's view

Published:  27 June, 2011

Karl Walton, the manager of Hennings Wine Merchants in Petworth, West Sussex gives his views of his trip to Vinexpo

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Kleine Zalze looks to spread its appeal to independents and on-trade

Published:  24 June, 2011

South African producer Kleine Zalze is looking to widen its range to appeal more to independent wine merchants and restaurants.

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The plus £8 wine category is here to stay, says Dedicated Wines' Edward Squires

Published:  24 June, 2011

Higher wine prices can be sustained in the UK as consumers grow to accept them and buyers recognise the higher margins that can be made for all in the supply chain, according to Edward Squires, co-founder of Dedicated Wines.

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Vinexpo news - varietal wines find favour in UK

Published:  23 June, 2011

Varietal wines are perceived as the "most dynamic sector" in the UK drink's market, according to findings revealed at Vinexpo in Sopexa's 2011 Wine Trade Monitor.

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Vinexpo - visitor numbers up on 2009

Published:  23 June, 2011

Early indication of final visitor numbers to Vinexpo 2011 show a rise of 3% on 2009, suggesting that around 48,000 wine and spirits professionals attended the exhibition.

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Producers can only compete below £5 with low-alcohol wines, says Origin Wine's Bernard Fontannaz

Published:  23 June, 2011

Low-alcohol wines will be the only way producers will be able to compete in the sub £5 category in the UK in the future, according to Bernard Fontannaz, chief executive of Origin Wine.

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Origin Wine launches premium Fairtade wine as part of new launches at Vinexpo

Published:  23 June, 2011

Origin Wines is set to introduce three new ranges in to the UK and international wine markets covering low alcohol, organic, Fairtrade and premium wines.

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Vinexpo - US finds UK market a 'tough nut to crack'

Published:  22 June, 2011

US producers are finding the UK market a 'tough nut to crack' due to production costs, and a more rigorous UK pricing structure, according to US producers and exporters at Vinexpo.

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Lurton looks to new opportunities in France

Published:  22 June, 2011

Francois Lurton has his eye on vineyard acquisitions in the Languedoc-Roussillon in a bid to develop his white Grenache offering.

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UK is no longer number one wine market, says Mentzendorff's Andrew Hawes

Published:  22 June, 2011


The UK wine trade needs to come to terms with the fact it is no longer the number one market for many international wine producers, according to Andrew Hawes, managing director for Mentzendorff.

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Vinexpo blog: Bordeaux and en primeur rock

Published:  22 June, 2011

Harpers news editor Gemma McKenna blogs on the lively scenes in Bordeaux from Vinexpo

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Best Value Vin de France competition looks to double in 2012

Published:  21 June, 2011

The Best Value Vin de France selection of wines hopes to increase its range of award winning wines from the 46 chosen in the 2011 competition to at least 100 for the 2012 awards.

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Vinexpo blog - what does it take to be crowned Best Sommelier of the World?

Published:  21 June, 2011

Harpers features editor Laura Clark blogs from Vinexpo 2011.

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Spanish producer Vicente Gandia signs deal with Bottle Green

Published:  20 June, 2011

Spanish wine producer, Vicente Gandia, said it has signed a deal with UK wine agency Bottle Green to help drive its wines in the UK off-trade.

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Yvon Mau vents frustrations over en primeur campaign

Published:  20 June, 2011

French negociant Yvon Mau has spoken out about its frustrations over how this year's en primeur campaign has been handled by the main Bordeaux houses.

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Opus One: 2010 vintage symptomatic of climate change

Published:  20 June, 2011

The winemaker at icon California winery Opus One says the 2010 vintage is symptomatic of climate change happening in Napa Valley.

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French minister slams plans to liberalise grape planting rules

Published:  20 June, 2011

European Union plans to liberalise grape planting regulations were slammed by the French Agriculture Minister.

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Collaboration and partnership is way forward for global wine industry, says Vinexpo's Robert Beynat

Published:  19 June, 2011

A key consequence of the 2009/2010 global financial crisis has been the willingness of international wine players to work far more collaboratively and for the world wine industry to act far more as one, according to Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo.

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We must do more to fight "Ayotallahs" in health sector, warns Vinexpo's Robert Beynat

Published:  19 June, 2011

The global wine industry needs to ensure it does everything it can to take the "fight to the Ayotollahs" in the health sector that are threatening to restrict the responsible way in which it sells and promotes its wines, according to Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo.

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Vinexpo to retun to the United States but not as an exhibition

Published:  19 June, 2011

Vinexpo is set to return to the United States with an as yet to be confirmed event, but it would not be a full blown exhibition similar to the ones in Bordeaux and Hong Kong, revealed chief executive Robert Beynat at Vinexpo 2011 today.

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Vin de France selection made

Published:  09 March, 2011

The amount of wines chosen to represent the new French wine classification Vin de France have increased by 70% from last year.

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Vinexpo: World wine industry is robust

Published:  13 January, 2011

Vinexpo insists the world wine industry is in good health - despite big companies looking to dispose of assets.

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UK spirits market on course for growth

Published:  12 January, 2011

Spirits consumption in the UK will continue to increase over the next four years, according to research carried out by Vinexpo/IWSR.

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Richard Siddle, South Africa World Cup and wine blog. Day 4

Published:  11 June, 2010

Oh the shame, oh the embarrassment...
Here I am in South Africa on the day the country makes history and the World Cup comes to Africa for the first time. Here am I a lifelong football fan who can talk Christmas tree formations with the best of  them and who has long been the answer to England's left sided problems for years...but when asked in front of a crowded bar to blow on a vuvuzela - South Africa's icon musical emblem of the games - I fail miserably.

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Richard Siddle, South Africa World Cup and wine blog. Day 4

Published:  11 June, 2010

Oh the shame, oh the embarrassment...
Here I am in South Africa on the day the country makes history and the World Cup comes to Africa for the first time. Here am I a lifelong football fan who can talk Christmas tree formations with the best of  them and who has long been the answer to England's left sided problems for years...but when asked in front of a crowded bar to blow on a vuvuzela - South Africa's icon musical emblem of the games - I fail miserably.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific numbers almost double

Published:  09 June, 2010

The rise in the numbers of visitors to Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2010, has taken the show to another dimension and points to the vitality of the Asian markets, said Vinexpo.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific sees visitors up by 40%

Published:  27 May, 2010

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific closed today after what it claims was its most successful ever show with a 40% increase in visitors on its last show in 2008.

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Asia's wine consumption to increase by 25% in five years

Published:  21 January, 2010

Asia's wine consumption is set to grow by 25% in the next five years in stark contrast to a predicted fall in European wine drinking, according to new figures released today by Vinexpo.

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Pieter Rosenthal of www.corkandbottle.co.uk on the Thierry Cabanne Scholarship.

Published:  18 August, 2009

Harpers Blog - Week 2:

Pieter Rosenthal, winner of the WSET Thierry Cabanne Scholarship Award.

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New Taste

Published:  13 July, 2009

A low-calorie cocktail range, a Spanish brand and a new generation of tequilas.

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Richard Siddle, Editor's blog June

Published:  02 July, 2009

Around the world in 80 stands - well 2,400 exhibitors to be exact - but if you really want to get a feel for the global drinks industry then there is no better place than Vinexpo.

 

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Richard Siddle, Editor's blog June

Published:  02 July, 2009

Around the world in 80 stands - well 2,400 exhibitors to be exact - but if you really want to get a feel for the global drinks industry then there is no better place than Vinexpo.

 

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Vinexpo organisers say figures down, but confidence up

Published:  26 June, 2009

An early release of Vinexpo attendence figures show a decline in numbers from 2007's event, but organisers are saying that Vinexpo 2009, has marked a turning point in business confidence.

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Rosé sparklings are star of new products at Vinexpo

Published:  21 June, 2009

Rosé sparkling wines and lower sugar Champagnes are some of the many new product launches expected to take centre stage at this week's 15th Vinexpo exhibition that opened in Bordeaux on Sunday, June 21.

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Vinexpo opens with record numbers

Published:  21 June, 2009


A record number of countries have descended on Bordeaux this week for the 15th Vinexpo exhibition, which was officially opened by the French Agricultural and Fisheries minister, Michel Barnier, on Sunday, June 21.

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Vinexpo gears up for 2009 show

Published:  26 November, 2008

Major wine and spirits trade exhibition Vinexpo has reappointed drinks specialist Voice PR to conduct public relations in the UK for the 2009 exhibition.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific exhibition set for May

Published:  23 July, 2008

Hong Kong has been named as the venue for the 2008 Vinexpo Asia-Pacific conference.

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Vinexpo breaks 50,000 barrier

Published:  23 July, 2008

More than 50,000 people from 154 countries attended this year's Vinexpo wine fair in Bordeaux, a 3% rise on the previous event in 2005.

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2007 IWSC winners announced at Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

Organisers of the 2007 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) have staggered the results to fit in with Southern hemisphere-based producers' production cycles.

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Foreign visitors descend on Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

The world's biggest wine and spirit fair sees a record number of foreign visitors.


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No show for South African wine at Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

French customs impound the country's wines for two days forcing scores of wine producers to miss the world's largest wine fair.

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Vinexpo opens

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vinexpo has been officially opened by the Mayor of Bordeaux

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New Zealand pulls out of Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

There will be no generic presence from New Zealand at this year's Vinexpo fair in France - for the second time in three events.

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Vinexpo and IWSR

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vinexpo is fully booked and has been since November, according to chief executive, Robert Beynat.

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VinExpo 2007 almost booked up

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Christian Davis
Vinexpo 2007 is nearly full, according to its chief executive Robert Beynat, who was in London last week.

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Details on 2007 Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 14th Vinexpo exhibition will take place from 17 to 21 June next year, at the Parc des Expositions in Bordeaux.

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Mot to sue Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

Mot & Chandon is set to sue Vinexpo for loss of business, image and credibility' after not being allowed to occupy its contracted stand space at last month's exhibition in Bordeaux.

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Vinexpo numbers up

Published:  23 July, 2008

In a statement that will surprise many of this year's visitors to Vinexpo, the organisers of the biennial trade fair in Bordeaux have declared last week's five-day event an unexpected' success, with an increase in visitor numbers on the previous show in 2003, and a record number of non-French visitors.

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IWSC trophy winners announced at Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

The International Wine and Spirit Competition used the opening day of Vinexpo earlier this week to announce the first round of Trophy Winners in this year's competition.

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Opening Speech at Vinexpo 2005 by Mr Dominique Bussereau, French Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries

Published:  23 July, 2008

I am delighted to be at Vinexpo today, the largest wine and spirits exhibition in the world, the most comprehensive showcase for French and international viticulture.

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Vinexposed

Published:  23 July, 2008

The organisers claim that the exhibition site has been totally reorganised, thanks to the recently built Hall 3, a permanent 12,000m2 structure that replaces the former temporary building. Standing to the west of Hall 1, it will house some 200 exhibitors, with air-conditioning, no interior pillars, picture windows and 10-metre-high ceilings. Hall 3 will also contain a 400m2 conference room that will accommodate a number of tastings and provide 2,000 extra parking spaces.

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Italian generic cancels Vinexpo space

Published:  23 July, 2008

Seven weeks from the upcoming Vinexpo 2005, ICE (Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero), Italy's institute for external trade, has informed Vinexpo organisers that ICE, sponsor of Italy's collective hall, is cancelling its participation.

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VINEXPO LABELS LONDONERS 'BLISSFUL' WINE DRINKERS

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine is the last piece of the jigsaw' and when it fits, it's absolute bliss'. This is one of the findings of research into Londoners' view of wine commissioned by Vinexpo in advance of its major exhibition in Bordeaux in June.

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NEW WORLD TAKES LESS AT VINEXPO

Published:  23 July, 2008
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NEW-LOOK VINEXPO

Published:  23 July, 2008
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LIWSF UP, VINEXPO DOWN

Published:  23 July, 2008
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NEW WORLD TEMPERATURES RISE AT FIERY VINEXPO

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Tim Atkin MW

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BROWN FORMAN PULLS OUT OF VINEXPO

Published:  23 July, 2008
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Domaine de Rimauresq highlighted for innovation and difference' at Vinexpo.

Published:  18 January, 2007

Domaine de Rimauresq, Provence has been selected as one of Vinexpo 2005s discoveries' by an international team of journalists. The R' Rimauresq Ros 2004 was one of only ten wines chosen out of tens of thousands as the most innovative and different in the show, adding to a raft of awards and accolades collected by the estate.

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Vinexpo: taking the temperature

Published:  18 January, 2007

For many in the trade, Vinexpo is a test of strength, stamina, bonhomie and their underarm deodorant. For some, it appears to be a macho thing, a passage into maturity: Boy it was tough, but we got through it with a few late nights, ha, ha, ha.' The number of Vinexpos you have attended is the equivalent to Casanova's notches on his bedpost. Whether it's just boy's banter or not, few seem to have much positive to say about it.

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