Now in its fifth successive year, La Revue du vin de France Wine Fair is the place to go if you want to swat up on wine and play connoisseur for the day. Professionals and enthusiasts gather to sample the best wines of France, and other wine-producing regions of the world. Taking place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2011 at the Palais Brongniart (the former Paris Stock Exchange), visitors can learn about some 250 denominations: their regions, varieties and history.
Spain’s wines have a place of honour at this year’s event, with more than 10 Spanish Bodega’s presenting their most celebrated wines.
There are also some great workshops for enthusiasts, who want to do more than just sample the grapes:
Corsican Great Wines Discovery presents six of the best Corsican domains, including Clos Canarelli and Clos Nicrosi.
The Chablis Grand Cru 2008 is apparently the most prestigious ‘chablisian domain’, a mythical vintage; so the program states, and this workshop takes you through its history.
The RVF Best Discoveries workshop takes participants through six recently discovered wine ‘gems’. Including Newman and Liber Pater domains.
Finally the fair closes with the ‘Prestiges of Bordeaux’. Experts will gather eight of the most prestigious domains of Bordeaux to discuss and sample.
La Revue du vin de France Wine Fair takes place on 14-15th May 2011 at the Palais Brongniart, Place de la Bourse, Paris. For further information visit the official website (French only).
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