Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris – new heights, limitless prospects


41,253 visitors from 137 countries, 4,070 exhibitors from 48 countries, and more than 100 events, seminars, tastings and conferences. These are the results achieved by the main Vinexposium exhibition, which reflects political and economic trends in the wine and spirits industry – Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris.

In 2024, Drinks+ & Wine Travel Awards continues fruitful and active cooperation with Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris. And we are glad to remind you once again that Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris has become a nominee of Wine Travel Awards in Enogastronomic Events / Event of the Year.

As part of the partnership between Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris and the Wine Travel Awards, the Wine Travel Awards Guide 2022-2023 was distributed at the exhibition, a unique printed and digital catalog that brings together members of the WTA community for the second award season. The guide will also be on the Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris website. The WTA Guide is a real navigator in the fascinating world of wine and wine tourism for professionals and wine lovers.

From February 12 to 14, 2024, Paris opened a window to the world of wines and spirits more widely than ever before – Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris reached new heights, exceeding all expectations of the organizers.

41,253 visitors from 137 countries, 4,070 exhibitors from 48 countries, and more than 100 events, seminars, tastings and conferences with the entire international wine and spirits industry.

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On the first day of the event (February 12), the Vinexpo Challenge took place – a traditional blind tasting organized by the International Association of Sommeliers (ASI) and Vinexposium. Raimonds Tomsons (Latvia), the best sommelier of the world 2023 and Valeria Gamper (Argentina), the best sommelier of North and South America 2022, participated.

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And the very next day – February 13, in contrast to the Vinexpo Challenge, where deep knowledge and skills were demonstrated live by the best sommeliers, artificial intelligence surprised visitors with its skills. AI is currently revolutionizing many industries – the bar and liquor industry is no exception. From developing new recipes to optimizing operations, marketing and customer engagement, the potential of AI can bring efficiency to every stage of the alcoholic beverage creation process. Through a selection of case studies, visitors had the opportunity to learn exactly how to incorporate these technological advances into their toolkit to design, create, develop, analyze, optimize and promote the bars, cocktails and spirits of the future.

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La Nouvelle Vague – an exclusive platform designed for young producers in the wine industry with less than 5 years of experience – attracted huge interest from visitors. Exhibitors of La Nouvelle Vague were given individual space to present their debut wines in ideal conditions to an audience of qualified distributors. The aim of La Nouvelle Vague is to give young producers just starting their journey a decisive boost at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris and allow them to develop their distribution network in France and abroad.

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In an expanded format (1500 m2), with more than 140 alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, beer and cider exhibitors, Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris presented Be Spirits, a platform dedicated to spirits, beer, cider and mixology of the future. Innovative events and concepts were also presented, which will help decipher new market trends, discover products that destroy stereotypes and are able to unite producers, distributors, bartenders and experts, for the sake of building the business of the future.

Among the new Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris directions:

  • NO/LOW – as a response to the rapid development of the non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks market. About twenty international brands were presented: non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beverages, including exquisite tinctures, functional beverages (non-alcoholic beverages containing minerals, vitamins, amino acids, probiotics, etc.), etc.;
  • BEERS & CIDERS is the main novelty of this year’s exhibition, the zone of beer and cider, the consumption of which has grown rapidly in recent years.

Infinite bar impressed visitors with its scale – in the largest temporary cocktail bar in France (40 meters long) twenty world famous cocktail bars worked, including three guest bars from London, Barcelona and Madrid. Bartenders and mixologists collaborated for three days to offer visitors their first-class mixes.

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Craft Pavilion offered a line of inspiring authentic brands from young talented makers.

The educational program of Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris deserves special attention. Speakeasy room became a place for lively reports, panel discussions and master classes conducted by international industry experts.

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Since 2022, Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, like all Vinexposium events, has committed to achieving an important and ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. In 2023, Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris became the first Vinexposium event to measure and take action to reduce carbon emissions based on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) performance indicators aimed at achieving carbon neutrality. A team of professionals has defined indicators that allow us to measure, adjust and track the consequences of our actions over time. Their monitoring is carried out using the Climeet resource developed by Green Evénements. Detailed indicators and results can be found here. After the event, exhibitors and visitors, service providers and partners were consulted to jointly carry out the first carbon audit of Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris.

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