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Annual WINE FESTIVALS celebrate viticulture and usually occur after the harvest of the grapes which, in the northern hemisphere, generally falls at the end of September and runs until well into October or later. They are common in most wine regions around the world and are to be considered in the tradition of other harvest festivals.

The Egyptian god Osiris was dedicated to wine, but the oldest historically documented wine festivals can be traced back to the Greek celebrations for their wine god Dionysos. The typical ingredients of a wine festival include wine drinking, grape pressing, regional foods, music and, in many areas, religious ritual.

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  • Blind wine tasting - wine tasting undertaken in circumstances in which the tasters are kept unaware of the wines' identities.
  • IWSC | IWSC International Wine & Spirit Competition - "Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, the IWSC remains as relevant today as it did when wine chemist Anton Massel founded the original format back in 1969." When Massel created the International Wine & Spirit Competition, his aim - as it remains to this day - was to reward excellence in drinks worldwide, ensuring recognition for the very best wines and spirits. The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality, standing out in the crowded world of drinks awards with hundreds of global experts - including buyers, producers, distillers, sommeliers, distributors and influencers - judging wines and spirits throughout the year.
  • London Wine Competition (LWC) Announces The Top Wines Of 2022 - "The wines are rated across three main criteria: quality, value and packaging. To win a medal, wines must score a top rating in each of the three categories, although the score for quality is given disproportionate weight."
  • The Champagne fairs - "It is mainly in the urban fabric that the memory of the great Champagne Fairs can be found, fairs that were held in the city of Troyes during the festival of Saint-Vincent (9-15 July), and Saint Remi (1st or 2nd November). The confusion of streets and small squares with closed courtyards give an idea of the city at this period."
  • The History of Beaujolais Nouveau Day - "There’s no better time to try this fruity red wine than today, the third Thursday in November, when the French celebrate the release of the new vintage."
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  • Wine tasting - the sensory examination and evaluation of wine.
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  • 10 best wine festivals across the country for 2023 - "To find the best wine-centric celebrations throughout the United States, 10Best tasked a panel of wine industry experts with nominating their favorite events. Then, readers voted for their top picks. Here are the 10 best wine festivals in the United States."
  • 2023 Events Calendar - Wine & Spirits Magazine.
  • Beaujolais Nouveau Day - since 1951. "Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine’s grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first wine of the season." November 16, 2023.
  • FÊte des Vignerons - "Recognized by UNESCO on its list of intangible cultural heritage, the Fête des Vignerons brings generations together, connecting people from the villages, the countryside and the vineyards, locals and foreigners, and offers each one the opportunity to go beyond himself, to transcend and collectively participate in a show unique in the world." Takes place in Vevey, in Switzerland.
  • The Bordeaux Wine Festival 2024 - "Meet those responsible for bringing us wine on the Bordeaux quays from 27nd to 30th June 2024, and take part in a rich program of tastings and experiences! The festival warms up from with Avant-Première events taking place across the city."
  • Wine festivals in France - "A round up of Frances best wine festivals."
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