Vinexpo opens its doors to 48,000 visitors
The international global event Vinexpo 2013 opened its doors today, for the next five days, exhibiting over 2,400 producers, representing 45 different countries of the wine and spirits world and attracting over145 different nationalities in Bordeaux, France.The bi-annual event is anticipating over 48,000 visitors this year. The venue’s focus this year appears to be a great opportunity for producers to showcase new packaging concepts, including innovative closures and smaller single serving containers, such as 20-cl wine bottles or cans.
The exhibition is expected to connect producers with global distributors, wine stores, merchants and importers with an anticipated high volume of Asian visitors at this year's show.
Vinexpo also has an extended spirits section this year with designated areas dedicated to Cognac, vodka, rum, whisky, gin, sake, grappa and tequila.
Key themes to be discussed this year include online wine sales, global wine distribution, the potential of the Chinese and Asian wine markets as well as decode the latest trends including low alcohol wines and lighter styles of wine and a key focus on rose wines.
“Tasting by Vinexpo” which attracted one in four visitors when launched in 2011 will again be a highlight of the show. The events will take place in several rooms in the Halls 1,2 and 3 hosting over 80 meetings, tastings, and conferences throughout the five-day affair.
Stéphane Le Foll, the French Minister of Agriculture, officially opened Vinexpo today at 14:30pm.