Vinexpo Shanghai counts down to October show

Vinexpo Shanghai is counting down to its show next week, taking place from 23 to 25 October, and featuring 260 wineries from 19 countries, including Domaines Barons de Rothschild’s new Chinese estate.

Wines on pour at the show will hail from Italy, Spain, Chile, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Argentina and China.

There will also be a programme of masterclasses and talks throughout the three-day event, including a one-hour tasting of the wines of Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite, including Carruades de Lafite, Château Duhart-Milon and the renowned Château Lafite Rothschild.

Attendees will also have the chance to sample the group’s wines from outside of Bordeaux, including Château d’Aussières from Corbières, Le Dix de Los Vascos in Chile and Caro from Argentina. The tasting will finish with a presentation of the company’s latest project – Domaine de Long Dai, the group’s newly opened Chinese winery.

Among the wine experts presenting masterclasses at the event are sommelier Marc Almert, who was crowned the ASI Best Sommelier of the World this year. He will present the Vinexpo Challenge which consists of a blind tasting of eight wines from some of the show’s exhibitors.

There will also be a contest between the next generation of ‘best sommeliers’ which will include the likes of Martin Bruno (Best Sommelier of Argentina 2017), Raimonds Tomsons (Best Sommelier of Europe and Africa 2017) and Wataru Iwata (Best Sommelier of Asia and Oceania 2018). The sommeliers will taste three red and three white wines made with six different grape varieties and share their insight with the audience.

Vinexpo Shanghai will be held in theShanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). For more information, please click here. 

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