NEW YORK – Jan. 22, 2018 – Vinexpo New York – the leading international exhibition for wine and spirits professionals in North America, jointly organized with Diversified Communications – today announced a lineup of master classes that will be given at its March 5-6, 2018 exhibition at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Vinexpo New York will hold 10 master classes over its two days. Wine Australia will present “Barossa: Rare and Distinguished,” featuring some of Australia’s most legendary wines and showcasing the region’s 170-year history, and “Coast to Coast: Cabernet Sauvignon Terroirs of Australia,” including wines from the West and East Coasts of Australia, describing why this grape grows well in many parts of the country and shows wildly different characteristics depending on terroir. Côtes du Rhône Crus will host “A Deep Dive Into the Grenache Variety of the Southern Rhône Crus” and “Three Adjacent AOC From the Northern Rhône (Saint-Péray, Cornas and Saint-Joseph): Different Expressions From the Same Granite Soil.” Other master classes include “New Faces From Austria” with the Austrian Wine Marketing Board, “The Well-Tempered Crescendo of Champagnes by Fine Winegrowers” with Champagne de Vigneron, “The Best Pinot Noirs in the World (Outside of Burgundy and California)” with Decanter, and “Old and New York Reds: Myth vs. Fact” with Institute of Masters of Wine. For the full schedule and details of master classes, please visit www.vinexponewyork.com/master-classes/.
After nearly doubling the original footprint in October to accommodate unprecedented demand, the event’s exhibition space sold out shortly thereafter. Open exclusively to the trade – wine and spirits producers, wholesalers/distributors and retailers – the event will feature more than 450 exhibitors from 23 countries. The full list of exhibitors is available here.
Regarding the overwhelming response to the upcoming show, Guillaume Deglise, CEO of Vinexpo, noted, “The U.S. is now the world’s top consumer of wine. With the consolidation of distribution in the U.S., many brands are not getting enough attention from the bigger players. Vinexpo New York offers valuable opportunities for smaller distributors who are looking for new brands, particularly as U.S. consumers look to discover new products. The exhibition further benefits from Diversified’s approach to niche market events and its ability to attract the right exhibitor base.”
Attendee registration is open at www.vinexponewyork.com/attend/.
Vinexpo was established in 1981 to organize wine and spirits events for the trade and act as the sector’s international partner. Vinexpo Bordeaux takes place in uneven years, while Vinexpo Hong Kong (formerly Vinexpo Asia-Pacific) has been held in even years since 1998. In 2014, Vinexpo expanded into the Japanese market with the launch of a third biennial fair, Vinexpo Tokyo. Vinexpo Hong Kong and Vinexpo Tokyo are now key events in the Asian wine and spirits trade calendar. In January 2017, Vinexpo initiated a new concept, Vinexpo Explorer, two days of business meetings and discovering vineyards. Vinexpo New York, which takes place for the first time on March 5-6, 2018, will open doors to the U.S. market for international exhibitors. For more information, visit www.vinexpo.com. Join Vinexpo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital products, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: technology, seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.divcom.com.