Bordeaux’s Lake Exhibition Centre will play host to the 17th Vinexpo next June. 
The emphasis will be on the ‘global wine market’. This is a direct response to the rise of the emerging markets, in particular China and Brazil. Rather than keeping the focus on Europe and North America, the exhibition hopes to attract visitors from all over the globe. 
The biennial exhibition boasted figures in 2011 of 48,000 visitors from 47 countries, and next year looks like being even bigger. 
Vinexpo will offer tastings, restaurants and exhibits from all over the world. The event is a great draw for the region, especially at a rough time for the wine market. 
Vinexpo takes place between June 16-20 2013.