Vinexpo 2009 - the programme

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We've put together a list of the main events happening throughout the week at Vinexpo. You can read decanter.com's full Vinexpo coverage here.

Click on the links below to view the events by day. If you are attending Vinexpo and want further details, visit the Vinexpo webpage.

Events on Sunday 20 June

Events on Monday 21 June

Events on Tuesday 22 June

Events on Wednesday 23 June

Events on Thursday 24 June

Events on Friday 25 June

Saturday 20 June 2009

General Assembly of the "Association de la Sommellerie Internationale "(ASI) Location: Amphitheatre C Convention Centre

Evening with 2009 Trophy Ceremony

Location: Casino de Bordeaux

Crus classés de Graves Evening

Location: Château La Mission Haut Brion

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Sunday 21 June 2009

"Les Alienor" assocation tasting

Location: Room 211 H2

Official inauguration

Location: Amphitheatre B Convention Centre

Italian sparkling parallel : Prosecco Tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Eiswein Tasting

Location: H1 AB 338

Italians Wines roads : Appia Antica wines (white Campania wines, red Apulia wines)

Location: Room 222 H2

Saint-Emilion "Crus" Challenge

Location: Espace Dégustation 2 H3

Castilla-La Mancha tasting

Location: Room 221 H2

Vino Chianti Classico tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

St Emilion Grands Crus Classés tasting : vintages 2006 and 2008

Location: Espace Dégustation 2 H3

"Assemblages en Bordeaux" tasting

Location: Espace Dégustation 1 Convention Centre

Travelling through Italy… Italian sweet travel : strolling with Goethe tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Sommellerie and contest : The new challenges of the sommelier's business by the Best Sommeliers of the World (Conference)

Location: Amphitheatre C Convention Centre

Dream Team: Riesling & Pinot Noir tasting

Location: H1 AB 338

Grandes Pagos de Espagna tasting

Location: Room 221 H2

Regions of Italy : Piedmont wines ( Barbera) tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

13th ASI Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World, Chile 2010 (Press Conference)

Location: Amphitheatre C Convention Centre

Conference about countries risks by COFACE (Conference)

Location: Salle H1-H2 Palais des Congrès

1855 Grands Crus Classés Dinner in honour of the International Press at Château Lafite-Rothschild

Location: Château Lafite Rothschild

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Monday 22 June 2009

Tasting of AOC Medoc; Vintage 2006, 2007 & 2008

Location: Room 211 H2

"Portraits of Burgundy" Tasting session

Location: Espace Dégustation 1 Convention Centre

55th Congress of Wine Brokers Federation

Location: Amphitheatre C Convention Centre

Challengers of "Rive Droite" : Lalande de Pomerol, Loupiac and St Croix du Mont tasting

Location: Room 223 H2

Italian sparkling parallel: Life in pink - Pink on Pink : comparison of six producers Location: Room 222 H2

New Wines in Rioja Spain, Coming from old unusual native grapes (tasting)

Location: H1 E 60 - 4

Tuscan wines selection tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

How to pass on a winery: Methods and tools presented by SAFER du Sud (Conference)

Location: Salle H1-H2 Convention Center

"Malbec Day" by Union Interprofessionelle des vins de Cahors (tasting)

Location: Room 221 H2

2008 vintage presentation by "Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux" (tasting)

Location: Tasting space 2 H3

Treasure day: aged Riesling wines tasting

Location: H1 AB 338

Porto and Douro wines pairings tasting

Location: H1 BD 329

Italian Wines roads: The via Francigena tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

French Kiss to Turkish wines tasting

Location: Room 223 H2

Official lauching of Bordeaux City Bond (Conference)

Location: Room H1-H2 Convention Centre

Porto and Douro wines pairings tasting

Location: H1 BD 329

Travelling through Italy… Monastery and Pilgrim wines tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Supply or demand marketing: the position of the wine and spirits industry? (Conference)

Location: Amphitheatre B Convention Centre

Treasure day: German Pinot Noir tasting

Location: H1 AB 338

Alsace wines tasting

Location: Room 221 H2

Masters of the press, master class tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

Porto and Douro wine pairings tasting

Location: H1 BD 329

Regions of Italy : Campania wines (Red) tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

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Tuesday 23 June 2009

Ubifrance's Meetings

Location: H1 Gate 35

American wine market future (Conference)

Location: Amphitheatre C Convention Centre

Tasting of "Terravitis" association

Location: Room 223 H2

AOC Listrac-Médoc and Haut Médoc Tastings : Vintages 2006, 2007 and 2008 Location: Room 211 H2

Return to Terroir Tasting

Location: Espace Dégustation 1 Convention Centre

"Savoir Boire Savoir Vivre" : Laws, pressures, auto regulation, responsibility, communication, education: the role of each, the responsibility of all (Conference) Location: Amphitheatre B Convention Center

Italian sparkling parallel : Alta Langa - Oltrepo Pavese tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Rioja Wines in Vinexpo: Taste of history and vanguard tasting

Location: Room 221 H2

Tuscan wines selection tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

2008 vintage presentation by "Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux" (tasting)

Location: Espace Dégustation 2 H3

Riesling on the Beach: fresh, crisp,dry (tasting)

Location: H1 AB 338

The urgent issue of biodynamic agriculture by Nicolas Joly (Conference)

Location: Room H1-H2 Convention Centre

Porto and Douro wines pairings tasting

Location: H1 BD 329

Italian wines road : Antica Aurelia wines tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Rioja Wines in Vinexpo: Taste of history and vanguard (tasting)

Location: Room 221 H2

Vernaccia di San Gimignano tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

The French owners of foreign vines tasting

Location: Room 223 H2

Importance of sustainable development (Conference)

Location: Amphitheatre B Convention Center

Travelling through Italy… Volcanic wines tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Noble sweet wines from Germany & Austria tasting

Location: H1 AB 338

Organics wines at JeanJean Winery tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

Alsace wines tasting

Location: Room 221 H2

The urgent issue of organic agriculture by Nicolas Joly (Conference in english)

Location: Room H1-H2 Convention Centre

Regions of Italy : Marches wines tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Porto and Douro wines pairings tasting

Location: H1 BD 329

Inauguration of the Wine and Vine Sciences Institute Bordeaux Aquitaine (Conference)

Location: ISVV Bordeaux Aquitaine

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Wednesday 24 June 2009

Ubifrance's Meetings

Location: H1 Gate 35

Economic crisis: Solutions and prospectives for the wine industry (Conference) Location: Amphitheatre C Convention Centre

International awards of the best web sites for wine sales: e-Performance Barometer study (Conference)

Location: Amphitheatre C Convention Centre

The BRIC (Brasil, Russia, India and China): will they be the key of wine market growth? (Conference)

Location: Amphitheatre B Convention Centre

The Merlot expression on the right bank of Bordeaux tasting

Location: Espace Dégustation 2 H3

Vintages for connoisseurs of "Crus Classés" of Sauternes and Barsac tasting

Location: Room 223 H2

What prospects for french wines in today's global economic climate ? View point from industry professionals, live from export markets (Conference )

Location: Room H1-H2 Convention Centre

Rioja Wines in Vinexpo: Taste of history and vanguard tasting

Location: Room 221 H2

New Wines in Rioja Spain, Coming from old unusual native grapes (tasting)

Location: H1 E 60 - 4

2007 Vintage of "Union des Grands Crus de Chablis" tasting

Location: Espace Dégustation 1 Convention Centre

Napa-Valley, a modern perspective tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

Italian sparkling parallel: Franciacorta - Trento tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Riesling in three dimensions: Alsace, Austria, Germany tasting

Location: H1 AB 338

Porto and Douro wines pairings tasting

Location: H1 BD 329

Italians wine roads: Ulysses' sea route wines tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Vino Brunello di Montalcino tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

Press Lunch Invitation

Location: CIVB Pavilion

Pomerol Tasting

Location: Room 211 H2

Travelling through Italy… Etruscan heritage : on the footsteps of Tarquinio Prisco tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

Wine tourism new trends, benefits and challenges for wineries (Conference)

Location: Amphitheatre C Convention Centre

Globalisation: Chances of french wines (Conference)

Location: Amphitheatre B Convention Centre

The business of sparkling wines by "FranceAgriMer" (Conference)

Location: Room H1-H2 Convention Centre

Porto and Douro wines pairings tasting

Location: H1 BD 329

The German "Pinot Trio": Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir tasting

Location: H1 AB 338

Wine&Perfume Experience tasting

Location: Room 231 H2

Masseto - storia di un Cru di Merlot a Bolgheri tasting

Location: Room 221 H2

Vintage port - The decade so far (2000, 2003, 2007) tasting

Location: Espace Cocktail F1-F2 Convention Centre

Regions of Italy: Veneto Amarone tasting

Location: Room 222 H2

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Thursday 25 June 2009

Ubifrance's Meetings

Location: H1 Gate 35

Tasting of "Alliance des crus Bourgeois du Médoc"

Location: Espace Dégustation 2 H3

General assembly C 10

Location: Amphitheatre C Convention Centre

Final press conference

Location: Room 221 H2

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