Vinexpo-Asia-Pacific is to be held in Hong Kong from 23rd to 25th, May 2006 The wine and spirits industry players from 26 countries (and still counting!) have decided to exhibit either individually or inside a national pavilion. Among them, France is
The "French Area" covers nearly 3,000 sq. m made up of a majority of individual stands and pavilions.
The companies who have confirmed that they will be taking part include Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Barton & Guestier, Borie-Manoux, Castel, Cordier-Mestrezat, C.V.B.G.-Dourthe-Kressmann, Ginestet, L.D. Vins, Marie Brizard, Sichel, Sovex-Woltner, l'Union de Producteurs de St Emilion, Veyret Latour, Les Vins de Crus and many others from Bordeaux, Boisset, Bouchard Père & Fils, Louis Jadot, Pagès-Védrenne, Picard from Burgundy, Grands Chais de France from Alsace, the Cognac producers C.C.G International, Ferrand, Frapin, Rémy Cointreau group and others like Bourgeois (from the centre of France), Jeanjean (Languedoc-Roussillon), Meffre and La Cave de Rasteau (Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur) and La Martiniquaise.
For the first time a 1000-sqare-meter "French Pavilion" managed by Sopexa (the French organisation promoting food and wine from France), will accommodate a number of French individual wine companies, including H. Mounier, La Fiée des Lois, Les Caves du Mont Tauch, Armagnac Castarède, le Château Roubine, les 5 Côtes de Bordeaux, le Cellier des Dauphins alongside several regional representations (Aquitaine/Bordeaux, Burgundy, Provence).
The impressive attendance from French companies show they are pretty optimistic about Asian, especially Chinese soaring wine markets with huge potentials.