2nd January, 2020 by Phoebe French
Millésime Bio, Montpellier, France
When: 27-29 January
Millésime Bio, a trade show devoted to organic wine, is expecting to welcome over 1,300 organic wine producers from 22 countries, as well as 7,000 international buyers, to this year’s show. Now in its 27th edition, the event is organised by SudVinBio, the association for southern France’s organic winemakers.
The 2020 Millésime Bioevent will be its biggest yet, with a refreshed exhibition space and a new hall to allow room for an additional 100 exhibitors. Last year, the event included spirits, beers and ciders for the first time, and they are set to return again in 2020.
Patrick Guiraud, president of Millésime Bio, said: “It’s safe to say our fair is in very good shape, and continues to gather momentum. In 2020, we wanted to offer the opportunity for more exhibitors to take part. They’ve been quick to secure their stands and we’ve even had to open a waiting list in September.”
Recent research conducted by the trade show found that global organic wine consumption is on track to hit almost 1 billion bottles by 2023, more than doubling in a decade. The rapid rise of organic wine contrasts with the steady decline of overall wine consumption, and the desire to drink less, but better quality alcohol.