The last two years have seen a lot of commotion in the French wine fair world. World leading Vinexpo has long been firmly rooted in Bordeaux. So, the decision to move Vinexpo to Paris this year surprised many. Just as surprising was Vinisud’s decision in 2019 to move from Montpellier in Languedoc to Paris and team up with Vinovision, the wine fair for “cool climate wines”. Together these two fairs now form Wine Paris.
A few weeks ago, on February 10-12, Vinexpo and Wine Paris joined forces in in Paris, at the Expo Porte de Versailles. The result was Paris’ first really big professional wine fair. About time, according to some people.
This first edition was in general successful. 2,800 producers exhibited and more than 29,000 professional visitors from 126 different countries attended the fair. The three largest visiting countries were the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United States. We heard many positive voices, both from exhibitors and from visitors.
On February 15-17, 2021, it is time again for Wine Paris, i.e. Vinisud and Vinovision. What Vinexpo does in 2021 is still unclear.
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