Classic wine-producing countries will present old favourites alongside modern innovations in a combined show of traditional force

The classic wine-producing nations will be out in force this year with extended pavilions for many, including Italy and France, and a dedicated stand for Champagne producers, which will feature at the fair for the first time. Old favourites and modern innovations will also be represented together throughout the fair.

From France, Maison Louis Jadot from Burgundy will be showing its new Jacques Lardière Les Climats 2002, a blend of Premier Cru and Village wines from the Côte d'Or region.

And importer Myliko will be showing its new Repertoire brand, aimed at bringing a collection of wines from lesser-known areas to consumers. The company hopes to attract new consumers to the French wine category as well breaking new ground for existing enthusiasts.

Under its dedicated France umbrella, HwCg will be launching two wines, a Muscadet and a Sancerre, from the pan-French Le Charmant range. New from Caves de Rasteau will be a range of wines exclusively for the independent sector.

Premium Bordeaux producer Dourthe will also be making an appearance at the fair and it will be showing its 2005 vintage of Dourthe No. 1 White along with vintages from Dourthe Barrel Select St Emilion and Barrel Select Médoc. CEO Jean-Marie Chadronnier says: "Dourthe's main focus is to deliver approachable and exciting wines at all price points."

Meanwhile, from Spain, HwCg will show two new brands from Vinartis, both aimed at multiple grocers. The Tonas red and white pair are from Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, priced at £2.79. Barica, the second new brand, is targeting a more traditional Spanish wine drinker, priced at £2.99.

And at the German pavilion, Reh Kendermann will launch the latest styles from the German brands Black Tower, Kendermanns and The Bend in the River.

Kendermanns has introduced its first German red varietal, Dornfelder, to be available to the UK trade and a Merlot will also join the company's The Bend in the River range.

Thierry's Wine Services will be showcasing a number of its suppliers, including Binderer St Ursula, owner of the Devil's Rock brand, which will be introducing its new venture, a collection of the best Rieslings from around the world.