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Vinexpo, M. Shanken Communications Unveil “Rendez-Vous By Vinexpo” Consumer Wine Event

November 8, 2011

Vinexpo, known for its signature international wine trade events held in Bordeaux and Hong Kong, is partnering with M. Shanken Communications Inc. and Chocolate Show New York on a new consumer wine showcase, Rendez-Vous By Vinexpo. Vinexpo’s first business-to-consumer event, Rendez-Vous By Vinexpo will allow producers, importers and distributors to meet American consumers firsthand and encourage them to taste and explore a vast range of wines to be presented.

The first Rendez-Vous By Vinexpo will be held November 16-18, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. 150 exhibitors from around the world will present their wines to the expected 6,000 visitors, who will also be offered 12 master classes with once-in-a-lifetime tastings and wine and food pairings. The entrance fee to the event is $180.

“I am looking forward to partnering with Vinexpo in what appears to be a very exciting undertaking,” commented Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Wine Spectator magazine.

“The collaboration amongst the three partners is a fantastic opportunity for our exhibitors,” said Vinexpo CEO Robert Beynat. “By combining our respective areas of expertise, Rendez-Vous by Vinexpo will become a benchmark annual event in New York for consumers and all the players in the wine and spirits industry.”

 

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