As the leading international exhibition for wine and spirits professionals in North America, Vinexpo New York offers tastings, events, exhibitions, and more to industry professionals who are interested in understanding and learning about wine and spirits brands and the hospitality business.

Vinexpo New York is especially beneficial for bartenders, not only as an incredible networking tool, but the event also presents bartenders with the opportunity to gain insight from experts in the Wine & Spirits Industry with a series of conferences and masterclasses.

Here are just 5 educational and worthwhile event features for bartenders: For more information or to register to attend, visit

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VinePair Presents: The Health Halo—How Health is Impacting How We Drink.

Monday, March 2, 3:30PM
There is a lot of talk surrounding low abv and no abv drinks, but what is driving this interest? The Health Halo, is a phenomenon that allows certain drinks, brands, and styles to flourish simply because consumers perceive them to be better for you. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Agence De L’Alimentation Nouvelle-Aquitaine & Cognac Presents: Cognac Masterclass

Monday, March 2, 2:30PM
Ever wondered what it goes into making cognac and why it’s one of the most revered spirits in the world? Join Cognac Educator Ms. Franky marshall for an exploration of this timeless eau-de-vie. From its storied history, to the terroir, the distillation, maturation, and assemblage, then delve into the world of cognac and examine what makes it so unique. Learn how to enjoy cognac—whether neat, in cocktails, or paired with food; and ways to introduce it to your guests and customers. You will have the opportunity to taste through a selection of six expressions of various ages, styles, and crus, and discover the myriad flavors in each glass. You will leave this class with a deeper understanding of the category, and a new appreciation of cognac’s enduring versatility.

Anne Kozaria, Riedel Master Class - Vinexpo New York 2019

Anne Kozaria, Riedel Master Class – Vinexpo New York 2019

Riedel Mixology Class/Riedel Spirits Specific Glasses Class with Zane Harris

Tuesday, March 3, 12:30PM:
Over a 100 years ago, Georg Riedel, a 10th generation Austrian glassmaker, created an affordable line of crystal glasses featuring different shapes for different types of wine. Yes, even serving wine in different glasses can change the way it tastes. Learn the basics for serving wine and spirits, including tips from experts on picking the right glassware for each.

Conference Session - Vinexpo New York 2019

Conference Session – Vinexpo New York 2019

2020 Vinexpo launches The Buzz

Tuesday, March 3, 11AM:
Helen Mackey, VP Enterprise Beverage Strategy and Innovation at Darden will lead a conversation on spirits. Perfect for bartenders, “The Buzz” is a new feature to the exhibit hall that is a zone for knowledge exchange, group discussion, and networking on current events, issues, and trends impacting the United States beverage alcohol market. It provides an opportunity for discussion and knowledge exchange on topics current to beverage alcohol. Members of our Advisory Board will lead the conversations and serve as the moderator. On Tuesday, March 3, 11AM, Helen Mackey, VP Enterprise Beverage Strategy and Innovation at Darden will lead a conversation on spirits.

Helen Mackey, VP Enterprise Beverage Strategy and Innovation at Darden will lead a conversation on spirits.

Vinexpo New York 2020 promises to build on the momentum of the March 2019 program, which drew 400 exhibitors and 3,000 wine and spirits professionals—three-quarters of whom indicated they are directly involved in purchasing. The exhibitor list continues to grow with 25+ countries represented at Vinexpo New York. Spirits exhibitors include Amber Beverage (Latvia), Distillerie Des Moisans (France), Distillerie Du Perigord (France), Eden Specialty Ciders (United States), Fire & Ice Beverages (Switzerland), Kardasi Distillery (Greece), Kremlin Vodka (Russia), Loire Proprieties (France), Shumi (United States), Tennessee Distilling (United States), Terrisson (France), The National Distillery Company (New Zealand), and Acquired Taste (France).

WOW! Pavilion and Attendees – Vinexpo New York 2019

WOW! Pavilion and Attendees – Vinexpo New York 2019

The 2020 show will introduce several significant new features, among them a new Importer Pavilion that will provide importers with an efficient platform to showcase their wine and spirits portfolios to top buyers and decision-makers from all regions of the U.S. and Canada. ASSA Imports, Graziano Imports, Matthew Ackland Selections, MHW, Ltd., MPP Selections, and San Rafael Import Company will be present.


About Vinexpo:
Jointly organized with Diversified Communications, Vinexpo New York is open exclusively to trade professionals. It features two full days of educational programming, networking opportunities, and an exhibition hall strategically organized to foster business relationships between both domestic and international producers and American importers, distributors, retailers, brokers, e-commerce representatives, on-trade buyers and sommeliers. Registration for attendees is now open, with an early bird rate offered through Nov. 30. New for 2020 is a Key Buyer Program offering VIP perks to high-volume wine and spirits buyers from top distributors and importers. Key buyers enjoy free entry to the exhibit hall, including all networking events, special events, One to Wine Meetings, conferences and master classes. They also have exclusive access to a Key Buyer Lounge that provides a comfortable place, stocked with complimentary refreshments, to meet with their team during the expo. Key buyer nominations are being accepted at Vinexpo New York 2020 will also see the return of popular signature offerings like the complimentary One to Wine Meetings matchmaking service and WOW! World of Organic Wines, an exhibit and tasting area devoted exclusively to organic and biodynamic wines and spirits from around the world. More details of the 2020 program will be announced shortly.