Third edition of Bordeaux Fête le Vin – success or not?

Third edition of Bordeaux Fête le Vin – success or not?

Quebec City (Quebec) 31 August 2015 – The third edition of the now famous Bordeaux fête le Vin, took place this last weekend with an estimated 50,000 people attending the giant wine tasting event. The Espace 400, just east of the market in front of the marina, where the “party” takes place, was replete with wine-lovers. The bi-annual event seemed to have been another success according to Mayor Régis Labeaume.

The festival started with 12,000 bottles of wine from all around the world, especially from Bordeaux (twinned with Québec) and at the end of it all there were only about 600 left. That’s a lot of wine. There were accordion players and representatives from France to add a certain flavour to the celebrations.

On the other side of the coin however, the Soleil newspaper, after having interviewed several people on the scene, discovered that not everyone was enthusiastic about the layout and or the concept. It cost $35 to enter the site and it was calculated that it took about 20 to 30 minutes standing in line at each offering before one could be served a sample size of the products on offer.

In general most people thought the festival was enjoyable but needs some rethinking as to layout and people perception for the next edition in 2017.


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