Vinexpo starts this weekend

Vinexpo starts this weekend

VinExpo throws open its doors on Sunday as the wine - and spirits - world returns to Bordeaux for the French edition of the exhibition. In the lead up, we're running a series of daily previews highlighting a selection of companies and regional trade bodies at the week-long show.

Wines of South Africa (Hall 3/Pavilion U350) is hosting 20 producers at VinExpo this year, as well as discussing issues from the South African industry. Visitors can meet with biodynamic wine maker Rudiger Gretschel, from Reyneke, and certified organic wine farm proprietor Johnathan Grieve, from Avondale.

Côtes du Rhône Wine (Hall 1/Stand AB48-1) will have about 60 Rhône Valley AOCs on its self-service tasting table, including bottles from Château de Panéry and Domaine du Bois de Saint Jean.

Antoine Moueix (Hall 1/Stand A77) will be showcasing wines from its new Cru Bourgeois properties in the Médoc: Chateau Patache d’Aux (AOC Médoc), Château Liversan (Haut-Médoc) and Château d’Hanteillan (AOC Haut-Médoc). Last year, the Bordeaux producer acquired shares in Lapalu, a Medoc-based vineyard.

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