2,400 exhibitors from 44 countries
• France is the largest exhibitor with 25,450 sq. m of stand space.
All the French wine producing regions are present at Vinexpo. The Bordeaux-Gironde region leads with nearly 8,200 sq. m of stands, where Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, and Sauternes wines will be tasted as well those from all the 57 appellations in the Bordeaux winegrowing area. Champagne beats its own record in terms of representation with 3,000 sq. m of stands, and positions itself second ahead of Languedoc Roussillon and Burgundy.
• The 43 other countries exhibiting at Vinexpo occupy 36.3% of the 40,000 sq. m of stand space.
Having reserved more than 4,800 sq. m of stand space, 20% more than in 2009, Italy will be the second most represented country at Vinexpo, ahead of Spain with 3,500 sq. m, then Portugal, Chile, Argentina, Germany and the U.S.
The companies selling spirits occupy 4,800 sq. m of stand space, equivalent to 12% of the total exhibition area. The companies Angus Dundee Distillers and International Beverage from the UK, Choya Umeshu and Miyasaka Brewing Cie from Japan, Wenneber Distilleries BV from the Netherlands, Heaven Hill Distilleries from the U.S., La société des Armagnacs Sempé, Bardinet, La Martiniquaise, la Grande Distillerie Peureux, Hardy Cognac and Frapin & Cie from France are exhibiting again as loyal supporters of Vinexpo.
“TASTINGS BY VINEXPO”
For the first time this year, Vinexpo is bringing together a number of facilities and developing tastings under one single label, “TASTINGS BY VINEXPO”. To host these events, Vinexpo has put together 4,500 sq. m of tasting areas made up of tasting labs, 5 rooms for tastings standing up or in a lounge format and a cocktail area. 150 staff will take care of reception, serving the beverages, the audiovisual facilities and translation, while 20,000 glasses will be used every day in partnership with Chef et Sommelier.
The full programme of events is available on the Vinexpo website www.vinexpo.com.
source: media corner, http://www.vinexpo.com