02 March, 2008

Salon du Vin

Last week while Paula and I were taking a nice bike ride on a warm Sunday, I came across a poster advertising what looked like a wine festival for this weekend. I did a little research online and found out that this festival was in the town of Steinsel in Luxembourg and looked to be in civic hall in this little town that was about 15 minutes from our flat. I could not tell exactly how this fest work but it looked like it was €4 per person for samples of wines from about 30 different producers from Luxembourg, France, Germany, Greece, South Africa and a few others.

We went to the festival today, Sunday, with our friends Heather and Ray and it turned out to be a great time. After getting through the initial shock of not speaking French at most stands, the wine stand attendants, mostly the wine producers, were more than happy to help us through their various wines and offered really generous pours in many cases. After roaming around for about 2 hours or so, we had some snacks and then went back to purchase some bottles of wine from our favorite stands. I think we ended up with about 3 free bottles from stands that wanted to get ride of opened bottles or were just in a good mood.

I hope to post some pictures on this soon.

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