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Bordeaux Wine Festival

The world capital of Wine holds its wine festival   23-26 June  2016 (every 2 years)

This festival, organised by the town of Bordeaux, is an opportunity for fans of fine wine, good food and culture to enjoy a great festive moment. It will be a celebration of the senses on the largest square in Europe, right on the banks of the Garonne.

The riverbanks and the Esplanade des Quinconces will welcome more than 300 000 gastronomes and culture-vultures throughout this four-day event.

The festival spreads over 12 acres right in the heart of Bordeaux itself. Visitors will thus be able to sample vintage Bordeaux and other local wines, and also meet local producers, visit wine-producing chateaux and discover the Gironde area as a whole.

With over 400 000 samples, hundreds of visitors in the fields, initiations to proper wine-tasting technique and 40 000 people every evening, you’ll be so busy having fun you won’t want to leave! Come and join in with this enthusiastic celebration of wine (to be enjoyed responsibly, of course!)…

THE HEART OF THE FESTIVAL, THE FAMOUS WINE ROAD – Pavilions featuring 80 appellations from Bordeaux and the Aquitaine region, as well as the great brands of Bordeaux wine, form a “wine road” stretching over 2 km along the banks of the Garonne. Visitors will be able to discover the rich diversity of regional wines, from 11 am to midnight in the eight Appellation Pavilions as well as négociants in the 3 Pavillons Millésime or, “Vintage Pavilions”.

See Anthony Peregrine’s take on Bordeaux and its wine festival in the Telegraph (2 Jan 2014)

for more info see www.bordeaux-fete-le-vin.com

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