Vinisud will enter the 15th round: the next edition of the trade show of Mediterranean wines will take place from February 11th to 13th 2019 in the Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord Villepinte. For the first time, it will be held together with the Vinovision and therefore two large French wine shows will be combined.

Vinisud 2019 – the world of Mediterranean wines

Being ranked among the top 5 trade events for buyers, Vinisud brings together many Mediterranean wine producers as well as trade buyers from all over the continent. 1.500 exhibitors from countries like Spain, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Macedonia and France present their wines and offer them to be tasted. About 30.000 trade visitors join the fair to make use of this B2B event. Unlike the last years, the next edition of Vinisud will not be held in Montpellier: In 2019, the Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord Villepinte will open its doors to welcome visitors from all around the world. Vinisud will continue to be held in Montpellier in even years.

Vinovision – the international cool climate wine exhibition

French cool climate wines are produced in the North of France and include not only red, rosé and white wines but also the majority of French sparkling wines, like the world famous Champagne. The fair is the perfect complement to Vinisud and takes place in Paris in odd-numbered years.

France and the wine industry

Wine consumption patterns: Due to the increase in the number of people who only casually consume wine as well as the one of non-consumers, the general amount of wine consumption in France is decreasing. Nevertheless, wine is still seen as the most popular alcoholic beverage when based on sales value. Furthermore, following tab and bottled water, wine is the most frequently found beverage at the dinner table.

However, not for nothing France is known for its wine: France is not only one of the biggest producers of wine regarding hectoliters, but also counts to the top 3 countries of exporting wine (together with Spain and Italy). These three nations make up for more than half of the world’s wine exports in terms of value of sales as well as in terms of volume. Even though France’s sales volume might be smaller than the one of its neighbors, its sales value is remarkably higher, which displays the predominance of premium wines in France.

The French “Wine week”

The month of February is said to be the most favorable period for purchasing in the wine calendar. Besides Vinisud and Vinovision, also the WWM Global business meetings will be held at the beginning of February: From February 7th to 10th 2019, they will be hosted at the 5-star Hôtel du Collectionneur in Paris. Therefore, a period of 7-days will be dedicated to wines thanks to the three successive events (WWM Global business meetings, Vinisud and Vinovision).

Barcelona Export – expert in the wine industry

Barcelona Export has already gained plenty of experience in accompanying companies of the viniculture sector during their internationalization process. During Vinisud 2018, we have supported our customer Bouquet d’Alella at the exhibition and could establish more than 50 contacts from various countries worldwide. Also in 2019’s edition, it would be our pleasure to help wine growers to promote their business on the international level.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to make use of our experiences. In the case you want to participate at the exhibition, you can register at ICEX.

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Vinisud 2018, the French trade-show of the Mediterranean wines