The Coop Languedoc Roussillon is the winner of the 2015 Voice of Wine award, a tribute to the continuing effort in promotion carried out by the Languedoc Roussillon region in France and abroad. By delivering the 2015 Voice of Wine award we want to praise the quality and diversity of these wines, produced with the utmost respect for the wine tradition typically associated with this emblematic region of the South of France.
The 7th edition also brought novelties that were oriented towards an important increase of business opportunities and to develop the possibilities of the wine sector. The official launch of this new area (THE VINE, ALL ABOUT VINE, EXCEPT WINE) within the fair, left very good impressions both for its first participants and for the visitors; and that is why the development and growth perspectives of this area are promising. THE VINE was conceived to foster business opportunities and to create synergies among professionals of the vine sector but who are not necessarily winemakers.
«We wanted to show that the bulk wine sector has also a top end – and that a producer with 35 million liters production per year can handle the quality issue without any problems. More than 20 very interesting new contacts from all around the world show us that we are on the right way. WBWE is a very good exhibition, exactly the right place to go.»
The gourmet area was one of the highlights of the WBWE: a tasting workshop with gourmet creations inspired by the wine regions of the participating countries. The chef in charge of this area was Galician chef Kike Piñeiro, who was accompanied by his usual partner Mark Wernink.