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Vinexpo 2009

Vinexpo – Day 5: innovative strategy in Alsace

June 25, 2009

Today I met Jean-Claude Rieflé, owner and wine maker of the Domaine Rieflé in Pfaffenheim, near Colmar. The Rieflé family goes back to 1850 in the history of Alsace wine. Jean-Claude is also an expert in international commerce. As many of his peers, Domaine Rieflé produces Riesling, Late Harvest and all the varietal wines of […]

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Vinexpo – Day 4 : New Technologies for the wine business

June 24, 2009

Today is devoted to new technologies with the conference of the Bordeaux School of Business (BEM) in the morning and the Great Wine Capitals in the afternoon. The focus of the morning was on Prof. Gregory Bressoles’ new study on wine e-commerce. My readers know about Gregory’s first study conducted in 2007 and presented at […]

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Vinexpo – Day 3: organic wines

June 23, 2009

Today was my “organic” day. Organic wines are a growing category in many countries and attract the attention of the wine consumers. I was a little confused about the differences between organic and biodynamic wines. Very basically a wine is considered organically grown when not using any pesticides, chemicals, fungicides or herbicides. Some countries have […]

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Vinexpo – Day 2 : Malbec Summit and Tutti Quanti

June 22, 2009

Vinexpo is this year again bubbling with activity and people: 2,400 exhibitors representing 48 countries, some new to Vinexpo (Poland, Sweden, Belarus and Egypt). In the halls you meet a lot of Eastern European professionals as well as people from India, Maghreb or Middle East. A fascinating medley of languages and styles. But a girl […]

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Vinexpo: Day 1

June 21, 2009

Today, June 21st, Vinexpo opened its doors. Thinking naively it would be a very quiet day, I took the tram and the shuttle to the Exhibition Park and… started feeling sorry for myself! In spite of the early hours, a lot of people were walking on the footbridge on the lake linking the Congress Center […]

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Wine Tourism and New Technologies in Vinexpo

June 15, 2009

I’ll be speaking on Wine Tourism and New Technologies at Vinexpo on June 24th during the seminar organized by the Great Wine Capitals Network. Here is the program for those who will be in Bordeaux at that time: Great Wine Capitals Wine Tourism Conference Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWC GN) is pleased to announce, […]

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