You will also get the opportunity to have a ‘Wine Pass’, a tasting passport that gives you the opportunity to be a sommelier and get a better understanding of Bordeaux wines.
Gathered in dedicated pavilions, different sommeliers from Bordeaux will educate you about their profession, make you taste their wines and share their passion. Armed with your wine pass, you can go from one pavilion to the next in order to discover some of Bordeaux’s finest exports that can teach you all about classifications, appellations or blending. If you are a passionate expert, amateur or just a visitor, the Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux (the Bordeaux wine school) will give you an introductory trip of the Bordeaux wines. For centuries, the knowledge and secrets of Bordeaux’s wines have been passed down from generation to generation, the school was born out of the desire to share this living heritage all over the world, starting with this event.
As an international, cosmopolitan city and region, Brussels sees a great opportunity to promote and honour regions, provinces and towns of which the product are derived from.
During the event, workshops will be held to taste good food and wine such as cured meats partnered with organic wines, while anecdotes and stories are being told If you are more into sweets and bonbons, you can attend the gourmet stands and taste the best of local craftsmen and confectioners.
For the Brussels-Capital Region, the festival is once again an opportunity to be regarded as a dynamic city-region open to the world by directly inviting worldwide chefs and boarding the range of cuisines even further. This has always been important Brussels-Capital Region has they have signed 24 cooperation agreements with cities, provinces and regions from all over the world. Overall, if you are a wine lover and always eager to discover new flavours this is the event for you!
For more information, visit the website of visit.brussels: https://visit.brussels/en/sites/eatbrussels/m_article/the-festival
Dates and opening times
Thursday 7 September, from 12 pm to 11 pm
Friday 8 September, from 12 pm to 11 pm
Saturday 9 September, from 12 pm to 11 pm
Sunday 10 September, from 12 pm to 8 pm
In the very heart of Brussels, the eat! BRUSSELS, drink! BORDEAUX Festival will be held in the Brussels Park just in front of the Royal Palace. Whether you are coming by car, public transport, bicycle or on foot, there are many ways to get to the festival. The park is always open to everyone, even without a PASS, but there will be security personnel controlling the entrances. We recommend that you do not come with backpacks or big bags. The festival is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility (PRM). There will be toilets for PRM as well as access ramps for the Park and the marquee. A PRM car park will be set up on Place des Palais. Close to the festival site, the Rue de la Loi, Porte de Namur and Albertine Interparking car parks offer you parking with total peace of mind. There will be bicycle parking near to the festival as well as on Rue Royale.