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Wine festival

Annual wine festivals celebrate viticulture and usually occur after the harvest of the grapes which mainly is at the end of September until well into October. They are common in most wine regions around the world and are to be considered in the tradition of other harvest festivals. The oldest known cultivation of wine took place in the ancient Egypt. The knowledge was passed on from there along the mediterreanen sea where over the nowaday territories of Israel, Turkey, Greece it reached Etruria and Rome. Although already the Egyptians god Osiris was dedicated to wine the oldest historically documented wine festivals can be traced back to the Greek celebrations for their wine god Dionysos. Until the very day drinking wine in company is the center of all wine festivals. It usually goes along with regional foods and music.



In culture

The grape, and the extraction of the juice to produce wine, have become meaningful parts of mankind's history that is more than a food or drink. It is both rich in flavor, nutrients, and an icon symbolizing virtues used in religion and culture. Although the alcohol content could lead to intoxication, the festivals embody the enlightened spirit of mankind.

Competitions

Main article: Wine competition

Festivals

Australian festivals

Canadian festivals

  • Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival, British Columbia, Canada

German festivals

  • Baden
    • Wine festival calendar
  • Mosel
    • Moselfest, Winningen
    • Weinfest der Mittelmosel, Bernkastel-Kues
  • Palatinate
    • Backfischfest, Worms
    • Burg- und Weinfest, Wachenheim
    • Deidesheimer Weinkerwe, Deidesheim
    • Deutsches Weinlesefest, Neustadt
    • Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt, Bad Dürkheim
    • Eselshautfest, Mußbach
    • Fest des Federweißen, Landau
    • Kändelgassenfest, Großkarlbach
    • Mandelblütenfest, Gimmeldingen
    • Stadtmauerfest, Freinsheim
  • Rheingau
  • Rheinhessen
    • Weinmarkt Mainz, Mainz
    • Winzerfest, Groß-Umstadt
  • Saxony
    • Herbst- und Weinfest, Radebeul
  • Württemberg
    • Fellbacher Herbst, Fellbach
    • Weindorf, Stuttgart

Hungarian festivals

  • Gourmet Festival, Budapest
  • BorZsongás, Wine Festival of Villány
  • Győr Wine Days, Győr
  • Tokaj Wine Festival, Tokaj
  • Etyek Cellar Festival, Etyek
  • Budapest International Wine Festival, Budapest - the largest Hungarian wine festival (about 50,000 people per festival) [1]
  • Balatonfüred Wine Weeks, Balatonfüred
  • Wine Festival of Balaton's wines, Budapest
  • Pannonhalma Wine Region Cellar Festival, Pannonhalma
  • Eger Star Wine Festival (Egri Csillag Borfesztivál), Eger
  • VinAgora, Budapest
  • Rosé Riesling and Jazz Days, Veszprém
  • Badacsony Wine Weeks, Badacsonytomaj
  • Grape harvest Festival of Tokaj-Hegyalja, Tokaj
  • Villány Grape harvest Festival, Villány
  • Sopron Grape harvest Days, Sopron
  • Tihany Grape harvest Days, Tihany
  • Balatonboglár Grape harvest Days, Balatonboglár
  • Eger Grape harvest Festival, Eger
  • Szekszárd Grape harvest Festival, Szekszárd

Italian festivals

French festivals

Beaujolais Nouveau

United States festivals

Other festivals

References

See also

External links

  • Hamburger Abendblatt
  • Vendemmia Festival Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
  • Vendemmia Festival Sicily Italy
  • Vendemmia Festival Societa' DaVinci of Wilmington Delaware USA
  • Dallas Texas Annual Beaujolais Wine Festival
  • New Orleans Louisiana, French Quarter Wine Festival
  • La Vendemmia wrapped up Sept 28 with the Grape Stomp relay race and a wine and food show at Sala San Marco
  • List of Balkan Wine Festivals
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