Manhattan will be the place to be for wine and spirits professionals on March 5 and 6, as Vinexpo New York takes over two exhibit halls at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for the most dynamic wine and spirits trade event focused on the North American market. High demand has resulted in the near doubling of the sold-out show’s original footprint to 75,000 square feet, as more than 450 wine and spirits producers from across the globe have seized the opportunity to showcase their brands in the world’s largest wine-consuming market. They represent countries from Australia to the U.S. and Argentina to Uruguay.
For trade professionals, Vinexpo New York offers the largest platform in the U.S. to connect, learn, taste and do business with global wine and spirits producers in one location. In addition to heavy hitters like France’s Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild, Italy’s Mare Magnum and Australia’s Robert Oatley, attendees will encounter a number of important brands to watch. Among these rising stars are France’s Albert Bichot, Chapoutier and Bernard Magrez, Spain’s Bodegas Altanza and Bodegas Lan, Argentina’s Grupo Penaflor, and Bordeaux wine merchant Joanne US.
Vinexpo New York will feature two full days of business meetings and educational programming, including master classes and conference sessions on industry trends, new products and emerging technologies. Master class attendees will explore the wines of Australia’s Barossa Valley, take a deep dive into Grenache from the Côte du Rhône region, meet the new faces of Austrian wine, and gain insights into the myths and facts of Old vs. New World reds, among other intriguing topics.
Conference sessions include a can’t-miss Global Wine Report facilitated by Brandy Rand, who will present the latest industry data from the International Wine and Spirits Report (IWSR). There will be panel discussions on industry trends in the U.S. market, as well as e-commerce and the purchasing power of millennials.
The Wine Origins Alliance will host a press conference on March 5 at 2 p.m. to announce issues concerning the protection of wine origins. A tasting event will follow featuring wines from several regions active in the movement: Barossa, Bordeaux, Bourgogne/Chablis, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Long Island, Napa Valley, Paso Robles, Texas and Willamette Valley.
Vinexpo New York will also provide strategic networking opportunities through One to Wine Meetings. This is a complimentary business matchmaking service that enables attendees to select in advance the exhibitors with whom they would like to meet. Pre-registered attendees to Vinexpo New York will have the ability to schedule meetings with exhibitors participating in the service prior to the expo, enabling them to make the most efficient use of their time. Business meetings will take place at the exhibitor’s stand and One to Wine Meetings staff will be available on-site to help with any questions and schedule conflicts.
Early registrants save
Trade professionals who register for Vinexpo New York by March 4 enjoy advance pricing of $125 – a $25 savings over on-site registrations.
Billed as “the new gateway to the U.S. wine and spirits market,” Vinexpo New York extends the success of the global Vinexpo brand to North America. The event has been jointly organized by France-based Vinexpo, which has grown to become the world’s leading show for wine and spirits professionals since its 1981 launch, and Diversified Communications, a leading international media company based in Portland, Maine.