On October 25, Sopexa hosted a debate entitled 'The relevance of French wines to today's consumer'. Moderated by Robert Joseph, of The Sunday Telegraph, the speakers were: David Cobbold, editor of the Wine Review of France; Anne Colombo, a Rhône-based oenologist; Nerida Abbott, a Languedoc-based winemaker; Gérard Basset MW, a sommelier and author; and Joe Wadsack, a wine buyer for Waitrose.