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A tale of two wine Salons – MillésimeBio and the Salon des Vins de Loire

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2014 MillésimeBio, Montpellier 

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IMG_68142014 MillésimeBio: Michel Smith speaking@a conference on Carignan 

This month sees the start of for me trying to assess the 2014 Loire vintage. Certainly I tasted juice and partially fermenting wine throughout the Loire during the vintage but the more finished wine is, of course, a different matter. In late January I’ll be heading to Montpellier for MillésimeBio (26th-28th January – http://www.millesime-bio.com/en) – a dynamic and successful fair. After that it is up to Angers for the annual Salon des Vins de Loire (2nd-4th February –www.salondesvinsdeloire.com), a fair that is hoping that changes this year, especially the new organic section will revitalise the Salon.

MillésimeBio has found its simple formula of the same sized table for every exhibitor much appreciated and successful – a complete and very welcome contrast to the bling of fairs like Vinexpo.

Founded back in 1987 The Salon des Vins de Loire has been slow to adapt to changes and has suffered from a series of Salons-off. This year with the exception of La Dive Bouteille, held in the cellars of Ackerman in Saint-Hilaire Saint Florent, none of them clash with the main Salon which is welcome news.

2014 Salon des Vins de Loire – quiet times. Can that be changed this year?

2014 Salon des Vins de Loire – quiet times. Can that be changed this year?

No Jean-Marie Bourgeois at this year's Salon as Henri Bourgeois won't be exhibiting this year.  Can they be enticed back in 2016?

No Jean-Marie Bourgeois at this year’s Salon as Henri Bourgeois won’t be exhibiting this year.
Can they be enticed back in 2016?

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7 réflexions sur “A tale of two wine Salons – MillésimeBio and the Salon des Vins de Loire

  1. Pingback: A tale of two wine Salons – MillésimeBio and the Salon des Vins de Loire | Wine Planet

  2. Should Le Salon des Vins de Loire disappear, i would regret it, because it is a an exhibition where journalists can work properly – here we know what to find, and we find it. Is it cost effective for the exhibitors and the organizers? This is another, very important question.
    But the Loire will always be stronger as a collective body than dispersed.

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  4. Pour ma part, pour des raisons économiques, ce sera Millésime Bio à Montpellier. See you there Jim ! 😉

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  5. Cela nous fait déjà 2 rencontres en ce début d’année Jim, Montpellier et Angers, top!
    Marco

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  6. I hope the Salon des Vins won’t disappear it is trying to change but it may be too late. In addition to no Bourgeois Couly-Dutheil won’t be there and I believe there will be others. On the other hand having the organic producers on the same site is a step forward.

    I look forward to seeing Michel and Marco@MillésimeBio!

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