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Vinexpo 2009

The Decanter team is down in force to report on the 'Cannes of the wine world' - Vinexpo. Throughout the week, we will bring you news, views, reports, blogs, videos and more from the world's biggest wine fair in Bordeaux.

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What’s on

A comprehensive list of what’s on at Vinexpo 2009.

Where we’ll be:

Chateau Haut-BaillyThe Decanter team – Stephen Brook, Steven Spurrier, Guy Woodward, Adam Lechmere, Oliver Styles and Jane Anson will be reporting from early morning to late at night.

Don’t miss Guy Woodward and Adam Lechmere’s Five Continent Guide to Vinexpo – on Video!

And we’ll also be bringing you news, views and blogs from every corner of Vinexpo – visiting as many as possible of the 2,500 exhibitors from every wine producing region of the world, the seminars and the tastings…

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter…. decanter.com now has over 700 followers and we want to reach 1000 by the end of Vinexpo.

For the first time ever at Vinexpo, visitors will have a chance to taste some of the award-winning wines on Decanter’s stand at the Decanter World Wine Awards Winners Tasting. More than 130 wines will be showcased – simply visit stand D269 in Hall 1 to taste some outstanding wines.

Le Blog

Stephen Brook reports from the frontline. We don’t know what he’s doing during the day, but as the sun dips below the vines he dons his dinner jacket and mixes with the Bordeaux beau monde at Chateau Lafite, La Mission Haut Brion, Pichon Lalande, Angelus, Haut Bailly…

Stephen Brook’s Vinexpo Party Blog


Decanter’s editors bring the Fair in Five Continents, in the most condensed guide to Vinexpo ever!

Vinexpo 2009: The Fair in Six Continents

Video tour of the opening party at Chateau Lafite

Vinexpo from the sky: Join decanter.com on a helicopter tour of Bordeaux

Vinexpo from the sky (part two): Landing in St Emilion

Vinexpo 2009: The Fete de la Fleur at Chateau d’Issan


Vinexpo boss denies assault, files own complaint

Vinexpo boss Robert Beynat has denied a senior colleague assaulted a competitor and claims that rival show organiser, Anna Serio, was responsible for the attack. Full story

Vinexpo organisers ‘hid’ wine and assaulted me says rival

Organisers of the Vinexpo wine fair have been accused of assault and illegally appropriating wine. Full story

Vinexpo 2009: Cream of wine world celebrate at Chateau Lafite’s opening party

There were no fireworks this year but Chateau Lafite-Rothschild gave a suitably sumptuous dinner to open Vinexpo 2009 last night… Full story

Latour: lavish Vinexpo celebrations ‘indecent’

First major women and wine survey overturns perceptions

Torres pulls out of Vinexpo

Vinexpo: Beynat upbeat despite high-profile no-shows

Vinexpo: Beynat upbeat despite high-profile no-shows


Partying at Vinexpo

Decanter’s Consultant Editor, Steven Spurrier, reports on the 2003 Vinexpo and successive evenings of dinners throughout the week. FULL STORY

‘Tornado’ destroys Gaffeliere party

in 2003, thousands of pounds worth of damage was wreaked in a few seconds as the gardens of Chateau La Gaffeliere were torn apart by a devastating wind during a Vinexpo wine party. FULL STORY

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