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TERROIR at BEAUCASTEL, COURTHÉZON

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

APRIL 2017

LES PRINTEMPS DE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE

SATURDAY 8 APRIL, SUNDAY 9 APRIL, 2017 [OPEN TO ALL], MONDAY 10 APRIL 2017 [TRADE DAY]

SALLE DUFAYS, CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, 10.00-18.00 HRS SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 10.00-19.00 MONDAY

COST: €10 with a tasting glass

INFORMATION: +33(0)490 83 71 08 www.lesprintempsdechateauneufdupape.fr contact@lesprintempsdechateauneufdupape.fr

This started as a Fair for the younger group of growers at CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, but has enlarged to being more of a spring celebration of the wines of the noble appellation. 90 Domaines and Châteaux will be involved, showing and selling their wines. This year there will also be a presence from CORSICA.

For €40 you can review the 2007 vintage, which is not something I would hasten to do, given how hot and potent were many of the wines. That is in the ÉCOLE PRIMAIRE ALBERT CAMUS at 11.00 and at 16.30 on SATURDAY 8 APRIL.

On the food front, there will be a market and SLOW FOOD products. Truffles from VENTOUX, oysters from CANCALE, strawberries, a wide selection of cheese and much more will be available. A 2016 blanc with some oysters would be a belle marriage.

AMPUIS: TWICE BUSY IN 2017 WITH THE MARCHÉ IN JANUARY, AND DÉCOUVERTES EN VALLÉE DU RHÔNE IN APRIL. MASS AT 09.00, THEN OFF TO THE TASTING IN JANUARY!

A LINE-UP OF SALONS & TASTING EVENTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER 2017

JANUARY 2017

The year kicks off with what has become an extremely successful and therefore vastly crowded event, the MARCHÉ AUX VINS D’AMPUIS, featuring CÔTE-RÔTIE. After all the hoopla surrounding 2015, this will be an action-packed affair this year.

MARCHÉ AU VINS D’AMPUIS

AMPUIS, FRIDAY 20 JANUARY – MONDAY 23 JANUARY, 2017

60 domaines will be showing their wines, with around 200 wines to taste across CÔTE-RÔTIE, CONDRIEU, SAINT-JOSEPH, CORNAS, HERMITAGE, CROZES-HERMITAGE and SAINT-PÉRAY.

FRIDAY 20 JANUARY 2017 11.00 to 19.00

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY 21-23 JANUARY 2017 09.00 to 19.00

INFORMATION: +33(0)474 56 18 20

VINISUD

MONTPELLIER, PARC DES EXPOSITIONS, SUNDAY 29 – TUESDAY 31 JANUARY 2017

Vinisud has been suffering from a drop-off of interest in recent years – PROWEIN has taken trade from it, for example. The solution from the organisers has been to switch to an annual rather than bi-annual presence. Hmmm. They are also going head to head with the growing in popularity MILLÉSIME BIO, the organic wines salon, which is being held in MARSEILLE from MONDAY 30 JANUARY – WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2017

ROUTE DE LA FOIRE 34470 PÉROLS +33(0)467 17 67 17

SUNDAY 29 JAN & MONDAY 30 JAN       09.00-19.00

TUESDAY 31 JAN                                   09.00-17.00

www.vinisud.com

MILLÉSIME BIO

MARSEILLE, PARC DES EXPOSITIONS DE MARSEILLE-CHANOT, MONDAY 30 JANUARY – WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2017

A good location beside the Mediterranean, with the varied interest and delights of MARSEILLE. This outpoints VINISUD in terms of environment. It has been running since 1993, gaining strength year on year. Beyond the tasting of domaine wines, there are talks on The Organic Wine Market, and a Focus on China and Europe as export markets for Organic Wines, the Organic Rosé wine market and others.

PARC CHANOT ROND-POINT DU PRADO 13008 MARSEILLE

MONDAY 30 JAN                                    10.00-19.00

TUESDAY 31 JAN                                   09.00-19.00

WEDNESDAY 1 FEB                               09.00-17.00

www.millesime-bio.com

 

PINK: PREMIER FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU ROSÉ

PALAIS DES FESTIVALS, CANNES, WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY - FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY, 2017

Apart from the tastings on exhibitors’ stands, the programme for this new event talks about pre-matched appointments and networking breaks, a networking cocktail from 19.30 until 20.30 on THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY, and a networking lunch in the ESPACE RIVIERA from 12.30 to 13.55 on FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY.

WEDNESDAY 15 FEB                              17.00-19.00

THURSDAY 16 FEB                                09.00-18.00

FRIDAY 17 FEB                                            09.00-19.00

www.pinkrosefestival.com

 

SALON DES VINS DE TAIN L’HERMITAGE

MAISON DES QUAIS, PLACE DU 8 MAI 1945, TAIN L’HERMITAGE, FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY – MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2017

In a Salle near the well-restored Church, as TAIN shows ever more signs of prosperity. The 33rd edition of this event.

FRIDAY 24 FEB                                      16.00-21.00

SATURDAY 25 FEB                                 09.30-19.00

SUNDAY 26 FEB                                    09.30-19.00

MONDAY 27 FEB                                   09.30-19.00

INFORMATION: +33(0)475 06 14 59

www.salondesvinsdetain.fr

 

DÉCOUVERTES EN VALLÉE DU RHÔNE

MONDAY 10 APRIL – THURSDAY 13 APRIL 2017

Held every two years, with a change this year in going back to being a NORTH-SOUTH operation, rather than having everything in AVIGNON. 2017 is the 9th version.

MONDAY 10 APRIL 2017 PALAIS DES PAPES GRANDE AUDIENCE

This will cover BEAUMES-DE-VENISE, GIGONDAS, VACQUEYRAS, GADAGNE VILLAGES, PLAN DE DIEU VILLAGES, VENTOUX: 124 STANDS

MONDAY 10 APRIL 2017 PALAIS DES PAPES GRANDE CHAPELLE

This will cover CAIRANNE, RASTEAU, MASSIF D’UCHAUX VILLAGES, ROAIX VILLAGES, SABLET VILLAGES, SAINTE-CÉCILE VILLAGES, SÉGURET VILLAGES, LUBÉRON: 101 STANDS

TUESDAY 11 APRIL 2017 PALAIS DES PAPES GRANDE AUDIENCE

This will cover LIRAC, TAVEL, CÔTES DU RHÔNE, CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES, CHUSCLAN VILLAGES, LAUDUN VILLAGES, SAINT-GERVAIS VILLAGES, SIGNARGUES VILLAGES, CLAIRETTE DE BELLEGARDE, COSTIÈRES DE NÎMES, DUCHÉ D’UZÈS: 106 STANDS

TUESDAY 11 APRIL 2017 PALAIS DES PAPES GRANDE CHAPELLE

This will cover VINSOBRES, CÔTES DU RHÔNE, CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES, PUYMÉRAS VILLAGES, ROCHEGUDE VILLAGES, SAINT-MAURICE VILLAGES, VALRÉAS VILLAGES, VAISON-LA-ROMAINE VILLAGES, VISAN VILLAGES, CÔTES DU VIVARAIS, GRIGNAN-LES ADHÉMAR: 90 STANDS

WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL 2017 TAIN L’HERMITAGE ESPACE ROCHEGUDE

This will cover CROZES-HERMITAGE, HERMITAGE: 48 STANDS

WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL 2017 MAUVES SALLE POLYVALENTE

This will cover CORNAS, SAINT-JOSEPH, SAINT-PÉRAY: 59 STANDS

THURSDAY 13 APRIL 2017 AMPUIS SALLE POLYVALENTE

This will cover CONDRIEU, CÔTE-RÔTIE: 71 STANDS

Master Classes are promised for CAIRANNE, GIGONDAS, LUBÉRON, SÉGURET, BEAUMES-DE-VENISE, GADAGNE, DUCHÉ D’UZÈS, LAUDUN, SIGNARGUES, TAVEL, LIRAC, VINSOBRES, CÔTES DU VIVARAIS

www.decouvertes-vins-rhone.com decouvertes@inter-rhone.com