I know there are a few of my readers who are within striking distance of Burgundy, so I wanted to give them the head’s up for what is supposedly a great wine festival being held in the nearby town of Nuits-Saint-Georges this weekend (the 27th and 28th of October).
The festival is called “La Fete du Vin Bourru“. Vin Bourru is the freshly squeezed juice that comes from the grapes harvested less than two months ago, and which is on its way to becoming wine. There will be a lot of this nectar a’ flowing, as well as the other wines for which Nuits-Saint-Georges is renowned (did you know that a bottle of Nuits-Saint-Georges was actually taken up into space by astronauts once? I’ll have to get back to you as to which particular mission) .
As with many of these homegrown wine festivals here in Burgundy, there doesn’t appear to be any actual website for the event. However, if you just show up you will be pretty much guaranteed to have a blast. There will undoubtedly be good food (maybe some of those yummy waffles like at the Fete de la Patate http://grapejournal.blogspot.com/2007/10/la-fete-de-la-patate.html ), entertainment, and lotsa, lotsa good wine to drink.
Here’s the only link I could find. It doesn’t tell much but you can trust me – Allez!