Wine Paris & Vinexpo 2023 – World in Motion!

Wine Paris & Vinexpo 2023 – World in Motion!

From 13 to 15 February 2023, Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris will offer all its visitors an extensive programme of business meetings, tastings, masterclasses and seminars.

For 3 days, the heart of Paris will be the beating with the vibe of the international wine and spirits industry, showcasing its appeal and creative spirit. More than 3100 exhibitors from 52 producers countries will present their products to 30,000 from more than 100 visiting countries. All French wine regions and numerous international producers will be pouring their wines to the curious public. Three halls will be entirely set aside for guest countries and will house many pavilions –Argentina, Austria, Canada, Germany, Greece, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the United States. Other major international players will also be presenting their products – these include Chile, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

2023 is the year of spirits

The forthcoming exhibition will also dedicate a hall to the spirits and craft beverages. Be Spirits Hall will make room for spirits from all backgrounds, from the craft distilleries to the household brands, and shed light on industry trends for professionals. The new format comes with a change in tempo stemming from a desire to meet the community’s needs through specific opening times, from 10 am to 8 pm. A new area, the Craft Pavilion, will be reserved for the upcoming generation, with young producers of spirits, RTDs, alcohol-free drinks, ciders and beers, allowing them to promote their products in an outstanding setting. Alongside the many French exhibitors, international attendance will be very strong with the return of Belgium, Canada, the United States, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Romania, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. Alongside them will be Uzbekistan, the Czech Republic and Vietnam as newcomers to the exhibition in 2023.

Making their debut in the Be Spirits hall are alcohol-free drinks which will come in a range of styles from semi-sparkling, spirits and beers to mixers and tonics, broadening the choice on offer in response to market demand.

The battle of the Mixologists, a new event, will bring together the industry’s most creative figures. One of the go-to attractions at Be Spirits is the huge, 40-metre- long Infinite Bar which is a focal point in the Be Spirits hall and the point where business meets inspiration. In 2023, it will welcome European, Parisian and French bars to showcase the incredible creativity of the top mixologists or up-and-coming personalities on the bartender scene.

A selection of 180 restaurants and cocktail bars for the OFF programme

The OFF selection for Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2023 will feature 180 restaurants and cocktail bars spread across the city where particular emphasis is placed on wine service and mixology. The criteria for the latest selection run the gamut, from friendly, unique and lively venues with an eclectic wine list – featuring at list fifty wines and a great range of French wine regions – to wines by winegrowers with a clean work ethos, quality spirits, good food and the feel-good factor.

The eclectic selection – from the wine merchant serving food to the Michelin-starred restaurant – features 100 new establishments this year. It aims to provide a unique, user- friendly experience for all Epicureans and wine and spirits enthusiasts, and to celebrate Paris’ incredible range of gourmet foods.

ASI Best Sommelier of the World Competition

Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris is partnering with the ASI Best Sommelier in the World competition in 2023. The French sommelier organisation (UDSF), chaired by Philippe Faure-Brac, has the honour of hosting the 17th competition. The finals will take place in Paris on February 12, the day before Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris opens. As part of the partnership, the exhibition will host the press conference by the international sommelier organisation ASI, with attendance by the 2023 winner from February 13 onwards. Also, a number of events focusing on sommeliers will be organised during the exhibition, including the “Chef and Sommelier” duos, so that they can share with visitors their inspirational vision of the gourmet food and wine space.

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