Day three of Vinexpo, and it already feels like I live in the press room. Although have made four trips over the wobbly bridge already today, so at least they are letting me out for a bit of air.
This is also the third 'morning after' a Vinexpo party - Sunday was at Lafite for the press dinner, while last night I somehow managed four parties, which I am paying for today.
But during the day there are lots of interesting stories. I just interviewed Robert Madelin, Director of Consumption at the European Commission for a Decanter piece, but thought I would share a wine tourism story: that Bordeaux FÍte le Vin will be going to Hong-Kong.
There's already a good link here, because Vinexpo is now held in Hong Kong every year that it is not in Bordeaux (wonder if it is quite such a marathon out there aswell???), and the two cities signed a cooperation accord in October 2008 (the Hong Kong government and the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce).
The Bordeaux Wine Bureau will now be doing a partnership with the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival to put together a Wine Festival in Hong Kong looking at Bordeaux's wine, food and culture.
Laurent COURBU, President of the chamber of commerce, said they were looking at doing similar things in other countries around the world also. They are also looking at opening an office in China to promote investment in the region.