For the first time in the fair's 14-year history , organisers the Languedoc-Roussillon organic wine producers' association had targeted the UK market, with a mailing to 300 potential attendees.
Threshers' head buyer Jonathan Butt, looking for wines to include in the revamped, ethically-sourced Origin range, said he was impres sed with the variety . Almost all of France was represented, with exhibitors also from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and Argentina.
Angela Lynas, of Glasgow-based merchant Wineconnect, described the show as "great". With close to 250 growers exhibiting - and more on the waiting list - the fair has grown beyond all recognition since the first gathering of fewer than 20 Languedoc-Roussillon domaines in 1993.