Hot on the heels of a successful Wine Paris / Vinexpo, came Millésime Bio in Montpelier. Describing itself as the ‘Number One Fair for Organically-Produced Wines and Other Alcoholic Drinks’, after a one-month postponement, the 2022 show was transformed into a ‘phygical’ event that was both physical and digital.
To host an exhibition in a pandemic, in a city with a newly-imposed 8.pm curfew and alongside street protests against vaccinations, is not simple, but the World Bulk Wine Exhibition seems to have succeeded.
Despite current concerns of a rise in the number of Covid cases and deaths in many countries, the wine industry is preparing itself for a return to the rhythm of international trade fairs. The first of these will be Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris at the beginning of the year. We took the opportunity to put a few tough questions to Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of the event.