Millésime BIO 2021 Organic Wine Fair
Millésime BIO 2021 takes place in Montpellier, France, from 25-27 January 2021. It will be the 28th edition of the world’s biggest Organic Wine Fair. However, this will now be held in 2021 as a Virtual Event for the first time due to continuing pandemic.
WORLD ORGANIC WINE FAIR, NOW A 100% DIGITAL EVENT FOR TRADE PROFESSIONALS
Millésime Bio remains strictly open to trade professionals only and will be accessible via a dedicated online platform in its digital format. From their digital stands, exhibitors will present their estates via digital tools such as videos, links to their websites, access to digital technical sheets, medals and awards. Likewise, visitors will be able to use search engines to help them navigate through the event and explore the show’s digital aisles. During those three days, meetings between exhibitors and visitors will be by instant messaging or video conferencing.
As was already the case last year, visitors will also have the possibility of organising their visit and plan their business meetings ahead of the event, and as soon as registration opens, mid-December 2020. Millesime BIO will also reveal the list of participating exhibitors as well.
I’m looking forward to this event immensely. Millésime BIO 2020 was the last physical international event I attended because of the Covid-19 disruption. For a flavour of what it’s usually like, here’s my review of this event in 2020.
Regardless of the change of format, expect high-quality exhibitors and wines. Moreover, all exhibitors must be certified as organic, and they come from 20+ countries, not just France. And if should you tire of wine, there’s beer, cider and spirits. Conferences and masterclasses too.
Registration and information
Meanwhile, all the details you need, in French and English, are on the excellent Millésime BIO 2021 website. That includes all the pre-registration details and what’s on.
Parc des Expositions de Montpellier
PS: if you are ever in Montpellier, why not take time out to visit the statue honouring Dr Jules Émile Planchon. You’ll find it in the Square Planchon. He was one of the key figures in combating Phylloxera and was based at Montpellier University. So it’s fair to say that there would be no wine without him as we know it today!
PPS: Why not take a look at the new Slow Wine Coalition, an international initiative that shares many of the values of the organic movement.