Leading organic wine fair to include cider, beer and spirits
Organic alcoholic drinks from other categories will we be exhibited alongside wine for the first time at next year’s Millesime Bio, described as ‘the world’s leading organic wine fair’.
For 2019 the show in the Montpellier region of France is set to be bigger than ever as the organisers have announced they are opening an additional concourse, including an area dedicated to other drinks, including cider, beer and spirits. The expanded area reflects the growing interest in organic wine and drinks.
Thierry Duchenne, director of Sudvinio, organiser of Millesime Bio, said: “With nearly 1,200 certified organic exhibitors from more than 15 countries, Millésime Bio is the industry's leading business event, representing a the global market of organic wines. We’ve responded to the strong and growing interest in the sector, and the rising appetite for organic products, by launching an additional concourse this year and even opening up further exhibition space dedicated to other organic alcoholic beverages: spirit, cider and beer.
“What’s more, Sudvinbio throws a launch party in partnership with Inter Oc. at the beginning of the fair that is dedicated to promoting wines from the Pays d’Oc, the first ever region to produce organic wines and supporters of the fair since 1993. With this heritage and depth of winemaking expertise at the heart of the fair, Millésime Bio is the ultimate showcase for the trade to explore breadth of the industry.
“Thanks to the diversity of exhibitors, the enthusiastic buyers are guaranteed to find plenty of wines to their tastes, and potentially discover new producers or bottles that excite their palates.”
For 2019 the fair will see 1,200 exhibitors in the Parc des Expositions exhibition space, which is an increase from the 1,000 who exhibited in 2018.
Wines will come from 15 different countries, although organic wines from France, Spain and Italy will dominate the show. From France there will be a big focus on wines from Occitanie. The region, which combines former French regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees, now accounts for 30% of France’s organic vineyards.
The 26th Millesime Bio will take place on January 28 to 30.