Category Archives: Vinexpo

Philippe Sereys de Rothschild Brings Business Savvy and Impish Humor to a Wine Empire

Bordeaux is transforming itself. Change was widely on display during Vinexpo, the biennial trade fair held this month at the city’s Parc des Expositions with satellite parties at chateaux throughout the Left and Right Banks. The visible changes were magnificent … Continue reading

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Malbec Throw-Down at Vinexpo

Vinexpo 2009, which ran 21-25 June in Bordeaux, featured an interesting and obviously intentional juxtaposition. The Wines from Argentina pavilion was flanked by a more modest but still brazen presentation of the wines of Cahors, in southwest France, which considers … Continue reading

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What are you going to drink, dear?

This isn€™t a wine glass, actually, but an impressive and thirst inducing decanter. It is rather tricky to pour from, but it certainly does a nice job of aerating the wine. This was taken at L€™Envers du Décor, a delightful … Continue reading

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From A-List to Riffraff in 12 Hours at Vinexpo

One very important aspect of Vinexpo is the industry’s effort to flatter the press. On Sunday evening, the Conseil des Grands Crus Classés en 1855 Médoc et Sauternes hosted a black-tie dinner at Château Lafite-Rothschild in honor of the international … Continue reading

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Scenes from Vinexpo

Vinexpo, Bordeaux’s biennial bacchanal for the wine trade, is dangerous. It is easy to get whiplash flitting from Austria to Australia, or Burgundy to Romania, with a mere turn of the head. This wine fair is not your garden variety … Continue reading

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