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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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.
This will cover BEAUMES-DE-VENISE, GIGONDAS, VACQUEYRAS, GADAGNE VILLAGES, PLAN DE DIEU VILLAGES, VENTOUX: 124 STANDS
This will cover CAIRANNE, RASTEAU, MASSIF D’UCHAUX VILLAGES, ROAIX VILLAGES, SABLET VILLAGES, SAINTE-CÉCILE VILLAGES, SÉGURET VILLAGES, LUBÉRON: 101 STANDS
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
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
This will cover CROZES-HERMITAGE, HERMITAGE: 48 STANDS
This will cover CORNAS, SAINT-JOSEPH, SAINT-PÉRAY: 59 STANDS
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