Vinisud organisers say its 2017 show has delivered on its promise

03 February, 2017

The first annual Vinisud show in Montpellier has been hailed a success for attracting more than 20,000 buyers and almost 7,000 international visitors.

Organisers said their mission to deliver expertise, discovery and sharing was achieved and that the 922 exhibitors praised the quality of visitor attendance from more than 70 countries.

For the first time, the show that shines a light on Mediterranean wines and spirits has moved to an annual format, until now it was only held on even-numbered years.

The show also allowed new products and designs to make their debut while offering a preview of the latest Northern Hemisphere vintage.

Over the three days, January 29-31, a series of conferences, masterclasses and workshops were held.

Bernard Magrez of the eponymous group, said: “An annual fixture is better because distributors across the globe are used to travelling and if some of them cannot attend one year, they can come the following year. You therefore tend not to miss out on seeing interesting people”.

Brazilian visitor Ari Gorenstein, founder of EVino Comercio de Vinhos LTDA, added: “Every year, the show seems increasingly well organised and conducive to some great reunions. Our entire stay in France during Vinisud is extremely productive and effective”.

Digital Edition

Drinks International digital edition is available ahead of the printed magazine. Don’t miss out, make sure you subscribe today to access the digital edition and all archived editions of Drinks International as part of your subscription.


Nick Strangeway

How bars must adapt to post-Covid industry

Nick Strangeway on how bars must addapt to a new and improved hospiality sector as we emerge from lockdown.