“This event offers exhibitors the opportunity to showcase AOC wines at their booths or to highlight them during special “tasting table” sessions and masterclasses. Further, this event represents an opportunity for those in attendance to meet the people that make the wines and learn about the diverse appellations represented in their wines.
The “Village des Villages” event on April 4, from 6-9 p.m. For the first time ever, the fair will be open to the general public. At this event, held on the forecourt of the Palais des Papes, visitors will be able to taste a wide selection of cuvées from the 22 different Côtes du Rhône Named Villages. Present on site, the winegrowers, merchants and cooperative cellars will be keen to meet and exchange with as many people as possible in order to make their work known.
Panel discussion featuring Josh Raynolds from Vinous on April 5, from 8:30-10 a.m. Professionals (visitors and exhibitors) will be invited to learn more about the characteristics of the iconic white varieties of the Rhône Valley and the blending know-how of Rhône Valley winemakers. This roundtable will take a look at Raynolds’ insights around topics such as: evolutions in the global and US white wine market, trends expected in the future, what defines and sets Rhône Valley wines and their styles apart, and the main strengths of the wines on the global and US market and key success factors in their future development. Attendees will also learn about the challenges vineyards face – including a presentation of relevant technical, economic and market research findings. These findings will be shared and discussed with British expert Jamie Goode from the Wine Anorak and Inter Rhône President Philippe Pellaton. Attendees will also learn about the real growth opportunities for these wines in light of their great diversity and growing demand around the world.”