Friends, mark your calendar! Lyon's two biggest public wine salons are coming this October.
Here's some information on the first one:
Le Vignerons de France
This wine salon showcases wines from more than 100 winemakers throughout France. That's more than 100 stands to taste from. Glasses and maps are provided for free at the entrance and all tastings are gratuit. Don't forget to bring a backpack to cart some good finds home :).
(photo by Zest-pk)
Possibly useful tips: If you're not sure where to begin, try those wines which have won medals or recognitions in recent years. There should be a list at the salon with all the "winning" wines listed. If you are into sweet wine and especially Muscat de Rivesaltes, a personal favorite of mine is a domain called Lauriga. Santé!
Dates: October 15-17
Location: Centre de Congrès L'Espace Tête d'Or
103 Boulevard de Stalingrad 69100 Lyon-Villeurbanne
Cost: 2.50 euros (To request free invitations visit Vinomedia)