The first Wine & Shoes event took place in London on 2 November to inaugurate the resumption, following the pandemic, of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags Around The World, the business-oriented format that is base on a series of national and international appointments aimed at fostering relations between sector operators.

On that occasion, the event "Wine Tasting and Innovative Ideas for the footwear industry" was organised to meet British retailers in an unusual context. A tasting of Italian wines accompanied them in the discovery of some of the style themes present at the fair: Casual Fashion, Fashion Forward, Sport Fashion, Classical Evening wear, Classical Urban chic.

Participants greatly appreciated the special nature of the event, and so, during the days of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags in January 2023, the Wine & Shoes format will be resumed in the the Business Club, the new exclusive area of the fair to which access is by invitation only. Meetings will encourage business opportunities while palates will be delighted with the tasting of selected wines from some of Italy's most renowned wineries.