European wine harvests in 2012 were down by 11% compared to 2011, and down by -14% compared to the five-year average.
To be able to offer its exhibitors and visitors an artistic interest during their time at the exhibition, Vinexpo has again formed a partnership with a renowned art gallery.
Rémy Cointreau finalised its acquisition of the independent cognac producer Larsen.
Vinexpo 2013 will be more than ever the major world gathering of all wine and spirits professionals.
Fabien Bova, 53, is to be the new Director of the Bordeaux Wine Board (CIVB) replacing Roland Feredj, who is retiring next July after more than 20 years in the position.
Launched in 2011, “Tastings by Vinexpo” has become a logo that is recognised by all exhibition attendees as a highly sophisticated set of venues for tastings and conferences on industry trends and issues.
It is less than a five-month countdown before Vinexpo opens its doors again. The exhibition is fully booked yet again, filled with exhibitors, who have remained loyal for many years
Olivier Bernard has been elected as President of Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux in succession to Sylvie Cazes.
As a result of the ratification of the preferential trade agreement between Columbia and the European Union, the current 15% customs duty on European wine imports into the South American country are to be abolished.
Alfred Tesseron, owner of the eponymous cognac brand and the great Château Pontet-Canet, is taking over the 20-hectare (50-acre) Jenssen estate in the Grande Champagne appellation area.