News of Wine Paris 2020
For wine merchants, buyers and restaurants we are bringing you some advanced details of the substantial Paris based wine fair held early next year. Here then comes news of the event from the organisers.
After a successful inaugural event and with 7 months to go before it officially opens, WINE PARIS is more than ever confirming its status as a major international wine trade event in Paris. With support from all the wine marketing boards, it is poised to welcome over 2,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors, including 35% from outside France, to Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and promises even more new discoveries, engagement and business.
WINE PARIS is the combination of two complementary exhibitions, Vinisud and VinoVision Paris, where Mediterranean climate and international cool climate wines converge. Its first event in 2019, boasting collaborative support from all the founding wine marketing boards and their partners, enabled WINE PARIS to earn itself a place as a major business event and consolidated Paris’ reputation as the world capital of wine.
This same dynamic process has made the 2020 exhibition hugely popular. To date, 1,800 exhibitors have signed up, including 300 newcomers. With the number of winegrowers, co-operatives and trading companies on the increase and the show’s collective dimension strengthened, the prospects for WINE PARIS 2020 are excellent.
All the French wine regions have witnessed greater attendance and new attendees, spearheaded by Alsace, Burgundy and Champagne, where exhibitor numbers have increased two- or three-fold, followed by the Rhone Valley, Beaujolais, Bordeaux and the Nouvelle Aquitaine (AANA) region, the South-West, Provence, Roussillon, Languedoc and Pays d’Oc.
Another defining feature of WINE PARIS 2020 is the decision to gather international exhibitors (South Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Croatia, Spain, Italy, Lebanon, Portugal…) under one roof, illustrating the variety of choice in foreign wine regions. Regions from across the globe have already reserved their space. Italy, for example, is making a strong comeback with increased attendance and the presence of the ITA (Italian Trade Agency), Consorzio Doc delle Venezie, Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna, Associazione Puglia in Rosé and Piemonte Land of Perfection as well as other important Italian institutions and wine regions.
Readers may also enjoy our review of the Fenavin wine fair held in May in central Spain.
It would also be well worthwhile reading our overview of France’s wine regions.