Vinexpo Bordeaux to focus on Riesling

10th March, 2017 by Patrick Schmitt

Vinexpo Bordeaux is to focus on the Riesling grape at its show in June, according to head of the exhibition, Guillaume Deglise.

At a briefing on the show in London last month, Deglise said that the Tuesday of the fair, which runs from Sunday 18 June to Wednesday 21 June, would be “Riesling Day”, which a “programme of events” around the grape.

Expressing surprise at the choice, the drinks business asked Deglise why he had chosen Riesling – a grape that may be the darling of the wine trade, but in commercial terms lags the likes of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.

Deglise justified his decision on the grounds that it has a high level of global recognition and is planted worldwide. He also said that he….

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