Vignerons en Seine organic wine sale –
10th & 11th December 2011

Twenty-two producers of organic and biodynamic wines gett together on a boat on the Seine for a wine sale direct from producer to consumer. Perfect for stocking up for the holiday season!

photo by 'le Vin Parfait' used under cc licence

Thanks to this article, I may finally have understand what biodynamic winemaking involves.

The Vignerons en Seine site explains that it’s the ultimate form of the organic ethic, where the wine producer takes a more holistic approach, analysing the elements (earth, air, water, fire), the influence of the stars and, er, “cosmic forces”. Wow!

photo by Chris de Rham used under cc licence

Coming from the Loire, the Southwest, Alsace, Bordeaux, Bourgogne, Champagne, Languedoc Roussillon, Côtes du Rhône and Provence, they’ll all be one a sweet little boat on the Seine to let you taste (and hopefully buy) their wares.

You’ll also be able to taste the famous bread made by l’Autre Boulange (apparently his flan has also won competitions!), eat some oysters and consult the eco-themes books from publisher Editions Sang de la Terre.They’ve purposefully kept the event small and sweet, so if you’d like to try out some of France’s best natural wines and support the producers, here’s your chance!

Vignerons en Seine is at the Melody Blues boat (here, near the pont de Tolbiac, on the Bercy park side) on 10th & 11th December 2011

Open from 10am – 7pm

Admission: 5€ with a free glass of wine

Official site (in French): www.verrebouteille.net