Non-alcoholic or red wines that can be tasted chilled. Winemakers from all over the world gather in Paris for an annual exhibition and, in addition to traditional wines, they will also offer products that they hope will satisfy the taste of lovers who consume less and less of this drink, reported France Press.

For the 5th edition of Vinexpo Paris, the largest exhibition for wine and spirits producers in France, some 3,900 exhibitors will welcome producers, exporters, restaurateurs and sommeliers from today until Wednesday (February 14). .

The exhibition center "Port de Versailles", in the south of the French capital, is expected to be visited by about 40,000 people.

Established in 2019, the salon is attracting more and more international exhibitors. The space allocated for them has now been increased by 72 percent compared to last year.

For the first time, official delegations from Australia and New Zealand will be present, and the Italian exhibitors will have an entire hall at their disposal.

Wine consumption in Germany is falling

"Some small importers don't have the means to visit exhibitions in different countries, that's why we have to offer them the opportunity to do business in one place," said Rodolphe Lamaze, general director of the organizer of the Vinexposium exhibition. 

According to him, the wine and spirits sector is at a "tipping point". In addition to the impact of climate change on wines, winegrowers face a general increase in their costs, the crisis of purchasing power and geopolitical dangers.

For economic reasons or in the interest of moderation, there is a tendency for wine consumption to decline worldwide, as in France, where it has shrunk by 70 percent in 60 years. 

In 2022 and 2023, France exported drinks with a total value of more than 20 billion euros, notes BTA.

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