Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris is set to open February 14th

Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris confirms it will take place February 14 – 16 2022 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and is all-set to greet the international wine and spirits industry in the best possible conditions.

The Vinexposium group’s flagship event will be the first major international gathering of the year. Highly awaited by the wine and spirits industry, which has been unable to meet up in Paris for nearly two years, Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris will welcome 2,800 exhibitors from 32 countries over three days. France will be widely represented with ramped up attendance by every region, all of which support this major export-focused exhibition and have jointly decided to go ahead with it as scheduled in February. Stakeholders across-the-board are very involved in the final preparation stages leading up to Paris next month and the teams at Vinexposium are redoubling their efforts to make Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris a highly effective tool for promoting market recovery.

“Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris has rapidly become an unmissable event that we are very much looking forward to! We are delighted to be able to take part in this major wine gathering in Paris next month, to meet up with our customers again and to boost our business in export markets”, is the reaction from Philippe Guigal, CEO of E. GUIGAL.

“February 14 this year is a long-awaited date in my diary, not for Saint Valentine but the return of a great European wine fair in Paris. Sorely missed last year, I eagerly await reconnecting with dear friends and suppliers and hunting out new great wines and relationships to build on for the year ahead. With an enormous array of excellent wine on show my only reservation is three days isn’t long enough”, comments John Chapman, Managing Director of The Oxford Wine Company.

Ongoing safety arrangements will be executed with utmost rigour to ensure the event runs seamlessly while providing the comfort and conviviality expected by attendees. Measures include a valid health pass (or vaccination pass depending on current regulations) which will be essential for accessing the event, along with mandatory face coverings. Digital access badges (e-badge) will be favoured and an enhanced cleaning process will be used in every area throughout the three-day event.

These conditions will enable all attendees to fully benefit from the extensive range of features at the 2022 exhibition, which will be punctuated by key areas and headline events. The programme has been designed to offer all industry members an optimised in-person experience with numerous masterclasses and tastings, multi-format talks by experts and inspiring personalities and popular themed areas – Be Spirits will honour spirits and mixology, Wine Tech Perspectives will allow attendees to dive deep into the heart of innovation and digitalisation in the industry and La Nouvelle Vague will highlight young winemakers and talents.

Vinexposium’s teams have a good handle on the development of the health situation and government regulations to ensure the event is a success.

For more information: wineparis-vinexpo.com

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Benvenuto Brunello 2021 Preview  – Tasting Sensational New Vintage Brunellos – A Tempting Invitation To Discover the Wines and the Captivating Region of Montalcino – by Filippo Magnani

After Benvenuto Brunello “OFF”, the first preview of the year which was in March, an additional edition of Benvenuto Brunello was organized for the press from the 16th and the 17th May dedicated to the Tuscan wine previews “Anteprime di Toscana”. Thanks to the diligence of the Consortium Brunello di Montalcino, the tastings took place in-person in the heart of Montalcino village in the beautiful Monastery of Sant’Agostino. Forty kilometers south of the city of Siena, Montalcino is a stunning hilltop town in the heart of Tuscany. With rolling hills and farmland of rare beauty, the village’s distinctive mount is encircled by forest. Vineyards and olive groves fill the countryside and many historical stone buildings are witness to centuries of cultivation in this area. Montalcino and the villages of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Sant’Angelo, and Torrenieri are picturesque hamlets with an overall population of just over five thousand inhabitants. This territory is of particular historical character, having never lost touch with the cultural heritage and traditions.

It is important to note that this DOCG is among the wine-growing areas with the highest organic incidence in Italy.

Following safety protocols, the capacity of participants was extremely limited and ensured proper distance between persons. All journalists and writers were called to taste and evaluate the last vintages released on the market: Rosso di Montalcino 2019, Brunello di Montalcino 2016, and Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015. We can say that this edition of Benvenuto Brunello will surely remain a memory in each of our minds, not only for the outstanding organization that the consortium put on stage but also for the combination of two remarkable vintages.

Both 2016 and 2015 had exceptional conditions in the vineyard and produced wines of absolute complexity and longevity.

 The vintage 2016 was outstanding in terms of balance. Rainfall throughout the winter into the beginning of the spring was consistently average. After the blooming, rains in July set the perfect conditions for a great vintage. Summer shifted from not so high temperature (max 32°) to very chilly nights (min 13°), diurnal moderate temperatures alternated to night precipitation, which offered the wines an amazing structure, complexity, and aroma. The maturation took longer, a fundamental factor both for the different layers of the aroma and the quality of the tannins (especially in the Sangiovese grape and for long lasting wines)

The 2015 vintage was characterized by a cool winter preceded by an irregular spring, which continued with a hot growing season during the summer with adequate rain. Harvest brought limited rainfall and good ventilation which favoured the last stages of ripening of the bunches up to harvest…..continues .. https://bit.ly/3zbCDJR.

I have missed my friends and colleagues during this Benvenuto Brunello but I really hope that was the preview of the restart, once again in-person hopefully we will be able to discover this beautiful wine paradise in the near future.

Always a big thank to my collegue and friend Liz Palmer !

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Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2021 Focuses on ‘Bouncing Back’ in Digital Format

Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2021 has moved to digital format for this year, it will be providing live sessions focusing on the recovery of the wine and spirits industry called ‘Bouncing Back’ – the dates are June 8, 2021 – June 29, 2021.

Webinars, roundtable debates and exclusive interviews will go live every Tuesday on 8, 15, 22 and June 29.  Sessions will be dedicated to the new major trends in the sector including online sales and the digital sprint, the tasting revolution and sustainability.

New on-demand content will also feed into Vinexposium Connect every Thursday in June.

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) will host a webinar on the guiding principles of sustainability and its environmental, social, economic and cultural aspects, while the IWSR will present the results of its latest report on trends and outlook to 2025 for wine and spirits consumption.

There will also be virtual tastings with Marc Almert, ASI (International Sommeliers’ Association) 2019 World’s Best Sommelier, focusing on ideas and tips for remotely stimulating the senses.

Heini Zachariassen, CEO of Vivino, will also take the floor to explain how his business tackled the health crisis and outline his strategic ambitions.

Vinocamp & La WineTech will provide an overview of solutions for improving online sales, featuring good practice to make a success of e-commerce sales.

At the end of last year Vinexposium made major changes to its schedule for 2021 due to the pandemic. In addition to moving Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, Vinexpo New York, Vinexpo Hong Kong and Vinexpo Bordeaux have all been postponed until 2022.

Registration and further details https://bit.ly/VinexposiumConnect

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ProWein 2022 Starts Online Registrations

Preparations for ProWein 2022, the world’s largest wine and spirits trade fair, has commenced online registrations.

ProWein 2019 had over 6,900 exhibitors from 64 countries and 61,500 visitors from 143 nations taking part in the show.

Taking place in Düsseldorf from 27-29 March 2022, registrations for the ‘Same but Different’ event within the show will be open from the end of May. Registrations for exhibitors can sign up through the website: http://www.prowein.de/2330

“Our focus is on looking forward and going back to business. Physical events with real tastings and personal networking are indispensable to the international wines and spirits industry.

Digital formats such as online tastings or virtual panel discussions are important building blocks but cannot replace the real thing – trade fairs,” said Bastian Mingers, project director of ProWein.

“This has been an unmistakeable statement made by our partners and exhibitors from throughout the world. In the interest of the industry, we will look to blended events with a combination of physical and virtual formats while falling back on the experience we have gathered over the past few years.

In this extraordinary year we will open our international database with our Matchmaking Tool earlier than usual, to bring exhibitors and visitors together most efficiently,” Mingers added.

The hall concept with its clear segmentation according to product ranges and groups will also be developed next year.

The hall layout at ProWein 2022 will be as follows: Hall 9: New World; Hall 10: Spain; Halls 11 and 12: France; Hall 12: Spirits; Halls 13 and 14: Germany; Hall 13: Organic Wines/Packaging; Hall 15: Italy; Hall 16: Italy and Europe; Hall 17: Austria and Greece; Hall 7.0: ‘Same but Different’.

The masterclass and tastings program for the show will be announced shortly.

 

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Oregon Wine Month Starts Now…. with “Pour It Forward”

Commencing May 1, 2021 Oregon wine lovers are set to celebrate Oregon Wine Month.  This month-long celebration showcases the best in Oregon’s rapidly growing wine industry.

This is the 9th year for Oregon Wine Month – it gives wine lovers different ways to celebrate including in-person and virtual events.

It kicks off with a social media campaign hosted on their Instagram and Facebook channels “Pour It Forward” (#pouritfORward), which serves as a chain of appreciation between Oregon winemakers across the state and globally.

Thirty-one Oregon winemakers are featured in this campaign and are featured daily by video. To see the campaign, go to the Wine Board’s Instagram and Facebook channels during the month of May. Videos will also be posted on the Oregon Wine Month site.

(May 1), features winemaker John Grochau of Grochau Cellars in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA tasting and sharing his thoughts on a Vermentino from winemaker Nate Wall of Troon Vineyard in the Applegate Valley AVA.  On May 2nd Nate Wall discusses a Mencia from Analemma Wines in the Columbia Gorge AVA – videos are featured here clicking here.

The month-long campaign will also feature wineries from all corners of Oregon’s rich and varied winemaking landscape – from The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater to the Chehalem Mountains in the Willamette Valley.

These short videos provide a window into the collaborative Oregon wine industry and give a platform for winemakers to praise wines made by their talented peers. As well as on social media platforms, the videos will also be housed on the Oregon Wine Month site.

Other episodes in the “Pour It Forward” series include winemakers like Master of Wine Billo Naravane from Rasa in The Rocks District and Walla Walla Valley, fellow Willamette Valley alums Doug Tunnell of Brick House, Grant Coulter and Renée St. Amour from Hundred Sons Wine.

The Oregon Wine Month sweepstakes returns for 2021, with an even bigger prize package for those eager to visit Oregon wine country. This year the stakes feature two spectacular prizes with two grand prizes – one trip to the Rogue Valley in partnership with Rogue Valley Vintners and one trip to the Willamette Valley in partnership with the Willamette Valley Wineries Association – Oregon Wine Month sweepstakes

Oregon Wine Month also includes a series of free educational seminars led by Master of Wine Bree Stock. Stock is a leading authority on the Oregon wine industry.

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