Wine events calendar still uncertain

Some 2021 in-person events still planned, but many wait for 2022. Roger Morris gives an update.

Combined Vinexpo and Wine Paris event in February 2020
Combined Vinexpo and Wine Paris event in February 2020

The last major in-person wine trade event before the world was shut down by Covid-19 was most likely Vinexpo New York, held 3-4 March 2020 at the Jacob Javits Center, and attended by a few hundred wine producers, buyers and media. In the year since, there have been almost no “live” meetings of the more than a handful of people, and the global wine shows that didn’t cancel their 2020 events held them mostly virtually.

These cancellations have continued into the first half of 2021, but there are hopes that those planned for this summer can be held, as parts of the world achieve significant vaccination levels. Still, immediate plans remain iffy. Nevertheless, as Covid-related restrictions and lockdowns are gradually lifted, members of the professional wine community are ready to get back to work in-person as much as possible.

Listed here are updates of wine trade shows and related events for the remainder of 2021 and for 2022.

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