FLEURS DE VIGNE IS BACK!
The Fleurs de Vigne celebration, which has been missing from the riverbank in Auxerre since 2014, is back and this year will be held on Sunday 3 June 2018.
Fleurs de Vigne is organized by the Auxerrois Tourist Office in partnership with the BIVB. The event, which runs every two years, was not held in 2016, in order not to clash with the Saint Vincent de Bourgogne celebrations which were held in nearby Irancy that year.
On Sunday 3 June, the winemakers of the Yonne will take over the riverbanks in Auxerre to share their produce and tempt wine lovers and the general public alike, and there will be plenty more entertainment besides.
The 50th Saint-Vincent Tournante du Chablisen 2018 in Viviers
Every year, the Chablis edition of the Saint-Vincent Tournante festival attracts thousands of visitors from the Bourgogne region, France, and the rest of the world, including wine-lovers, industry professionals, and journalists, who descend on a single village in Chablis.
Saint Vincent is the patron saint of winegrowers and symbolizes solidarity. He is celebrated every year, his statue passing from village to village. In 2017, some 10,000 people took part in the 49th edition of the Saint-Vincent Tournante, held in the village of Poilly-sur-Serein.
On 3 and 4 February 2018, it’s the turn of the village of Viviers to welcome the party. And as dictated by tradition, producers from the village all give some wine from the vintage to make the “Cuvée Saint-Vincent”, which is enjoyed during the festivities!
La Fête des Vins de Chablis: 4,000 visitors from across the globe
The 69th Fête des Vins was enjoyed by around 4,000 visitors during the weekend of 21 and 22 October in the streets of Chablis. It began with the traditional baptism of the 2017 vintage in Viviers, the commune which will be hosting the Saint-Vincent Tournante du Chablisien on 3 and 4 February 2018. The patrons of the new vintage are Cyrielle Debreuil, star of the new season of the American Netflix show “Outlander”, and actor Gérard Chaillou. People from all over the world came to enjoy the party – including Brazilians, Japanese, Chinese, Swiss, Australians, Americans, Germans, Britons, Belgians, and Canadians – reflecting the international appreciation for Chablis wines.
And we look forward to seeing you on 27 and 28 October 2018 for the 70th edition of the Fête des Vins de Chablis.
Share the spirit of the event through some photos below.
A stroke of Chablis luck!
The winner of the Pure Chablis Canada 2016 competition, Torontonian Stéphanie Guth, has gone on to be named New Zealand’s Sommelier of the Year. The Pure Chablis Canada 2016 competition brought together three of the next generation of sommeliers from Toronto with some of the very best food and Chablis wine combinations.
Chablis clearly brought Stéphanie luck, just like it did with Iwata Wataru, named Best Japanese Sommelier 2017, just a few weeks after receiving the Chablis 2016 prize in partnership with the Young Sommelier Competition organized by the Japan Sommelier Association (JSA).
Click here to find out more about Stéphanie Guth in an article from The Real Revue from 31 August.
Video of Chablis winegrowing region seen from the sky
In 2016, the video of "the Chablis winegrowing region seen from the sky" won the prize of the best professional film on wine at the 23rd Festival International Œnovidéo in May, and the prize of the best wine video at the Born Digital Wine Awards in November !
Discover the 2016 winners Born Digital Wine Awards here.
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THE CHABLIS BLOGGER CHALLENGE 2014
Chablis is for life, not just for Christmas - The Chablis blogger Challenge 2014
This year, Chablis challenged several top UK food bloggers to come up some summer food pairings to go with Chablis wines. Many people like to enjoy a glass of Chablis at Christmas time, but sometimes people can forget it can also work incredibly well with summer dishes and flavours. Chablis wanted to demonstrate what great summer cuisine pairings there are out there.
Several bloggers including feast with bron, Heidi Roberts Kitchen Talk and Eggs On The Roof took part and came up with some fantastic food pairing suggestions which the judges thought went perfectly with the Petit Chablis and Chablis wines they were challenged to find a summer food match for.
The overall winner was Elly McCausland with her blog Nutmegs,seven who was selected for the overall creativity of the food pairing and the explanations behind her choice.
Said Françoise Roure, Communication Manager at the Chablis Commission of the BIVB, “The entries to this year’s Chablis Blogger Challenge were brilliant. It was great to see people really taking up the challenge and thinking about what summer foods would pair well with their wines. All the entries were a really good standard, the judges felt that Nutmegs,seven had the edge for the overall creativity of the blog entry. But it was definitely a tough decision! Thank you to everyone who took part!”
Elly McCausland is a PhD student in children's literature and food writer based in York. Her culinary interests include breakfast, British puddings, south east Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, which she explores on her food blog 'Nutmegs, seven'.
www.nutmegsseven.co.uk / @nutmegs_seven