Seven companies from France, 9 from Italy and 8 from Spain will share their wines with Vietnamese experts in Ho Chi Minh City (SOFITEL Hotel on June 25) and Hanoi (MELIA Hotel on June 26) at the 2012 Traditional Quality Wine Tasting.
More than 200 professionals are expected to attend this unique event which will be jointly organized by the trade commissions in Vietnam of France (Ubifrance), Italy (ICE) and Spain (ICEX).
In a joint initiative put forward by the three countries, Vietnamese wine experts will have a unique occasion to enjoy great wines from some of the most renowned European wine producing regions.
Wine lovers will have the chance to enjoy a rich menu of flavors and essences which mirrors the rich cultural tradition of these regions.
Vietnam is now one of the most dynamic wine markets in Asia. 2011 wine imports grew 56 percent over the previous year and reached US$77.8 million. Favourable growth perspectives, improving personal incomes as well as a growing tourism industry help to explain why Vietnam has become a very attractive market for wine makers all around the world.
France has been Vietnam’s top supplier of wines in the past years, in 2011 alone accounting for 14.8 percent of Vietnam’s imports, followed by Italy (2.3 percent) and Spain (0.7 percent).