The world’s biggest wine fair for organic wine will take place on January 25-27, 2016 in Montpellier, Millésime Bio, or if you prefer the World Organic Wine Fair. This is certainly a very important wine fair to visit for anyone interested in organic wines (and biodynamic). But it is also a very interesting wine show if you are simply interested in quality wines from small and small-ish producers, since that is what it mainly showcases.
Millésime Bio also has an original approach to exhibitors: Everyone gets exactly the same space, one table. You have no fancy stands, and comparatively little marketing whiz-bang. It is in a way a quite refreshing approach compared to many wine fairs (and other industry fairs too) where big marketing budgets sometimes overwhelm you with constructions to impress.
There will be some 900 exhibitors. France will no doubt be the biggest country, but the show is quite international. Many different countries are represented: Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland…
More information about The World Organic Wine Fair here.
If you want to know more about organic wines I can recommend our book: Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. It explains in detail what organic wine is, as well as all associated methods, biodynamic, natural, sustainable viticulture etc.
Last year BKWine was one of the invited speakers at the show. This year it seems unfortunately unlikely that we will be able to attend since we will be travelling to South America shortly after on our wine tour to Chile and Argentina, where we certainly will visit some organic producers.
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