Vinexpo Paris prepares for 2023 showBy Melita Kiely
Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris will return for the fourth iteration of the annual exhibition in February next year.
The 2023 show will take place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, from 13 to 15 February.
Next year’s event will focus on welcoming international visitors and brands, with more than 45 producer countries due to appear.
International pavilions will include the US, Japan, Argentina, Canada, Germany, Austria, Greece, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium, and more.
The Be Spirits area will also be back next year to showcase spirits and craft drinks, spanning craft distillers and household brands to hard tea and infused rum.
Confirmed brands include Eyland Spirits, producer of Icelandic gin Ólafsson. Notaboo will be bringing whisky, rum and vodka from Canada.
Meanwhile, the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association will highlight Japanese products.
American ready-to-drink brand Slim Chillers will also be in attendance.
Native French spirits will also be highlighted. Vinexpo Paris will welcome the National Armagnac Bureau, while Château Montifaud will bring its Cognac selection, and La Mentheuse will be showcasing its range of craft cream liqueurs. Furthermore, La Distillerie Warenghem will be highlighting whisky.
In addition, the Infinite Bar will host 10 Parisian bars, five bars from French regions, and five European years. The bar will span 40m in length.
Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris welcomed 25,739 visitors from around the world at its comeback event in February 2022, after facing postponements because of the pandemic.
Vinexpo Asia will move its 2023 show from Hong Kong to Singapore.