Europe’s Best Beer & Wine Festivals in 2016

Europe’s Best Beer & Wine Festivals in 2016

Best Beer & Wine Fesivals in Europe

What better way to experience local culture than to drink it?! Beer and wine festivals are definitely one of my favorite ways for experiencing a new place and the Europe is chock full of them. Ready to prost with the Germans and sante with the Parisians? From what I found, the best time to experience Europe’s best beer and wine festivals in the late summer/early fall.

Here’s a look at a some of the biggest and funnest boozy festivals that I’m LOVE to attend in 2016:

January

20 – 23 | Manchester Beer & Cider Festival | Manchester, England

February

6 -7 | Bruges Beer Festival | Bruges, Belgium

March

4 – 6 | Barcelona Beer Festival | Barcelona, Spain

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April

10 – 13 | VinItaly Wine & Spirit Exhibition | Verona, Italy (Nearest Airport: Verona & Venice)

23 – 24 (est) | Paisley Beer Festival | Scotland

28 – May 1 | Reading Beer & Cider Festival | Reading, England

29 | Orange Wine Festival | Izola, Slovenia (Nearest airport: Trieste – Friuli)

May

25 – Jun 5 | Weindorf Wurzburg Wine Festival | Wurzburg, Germany

30 – 31 | Radda in Chianti Wine Festival | Radda, Italy
(Tuscany // Nearest airports: Pisa & Florence)

Also worth noting: Gelato Festival | Florence, Italy

June

2 – 4 | Taste of Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands

23 – 26 | Bordeaux Wine Festival | Bordeaux, France

28 – 30 | The Battle of Wine | Haro, Spain (Nearest Airport: Bilbao)

July

6 – 9 | Beer Festival Ollesummer | Tallinn, Estonia

8 – 11 | Mosel Wine Festival | Mosel Valley, Germany (nearest airport: Frankfurt)

23 – 25 | Birmingham Beer Bash | Birmingham, England

August

1 – 4 (est.) | Leeds International Beer Festival | Leeds, UK

5 – 7 | Berlin Beer Festival | Berlin, Germany

9 – 13 | Great British Beer Festival | London

12 – 14 | London Craft Beer Festival | London

17 – 21 | Rothenburg Wine Festival | Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany (nearest airport: Munich)

read about my visit to Rothenburg here

25 – 29 | Cochem Wine Festival | Cochem, Germany (nearest airport: Frankfurt)

31 – Sep 9 | Rheingau Wine Market & Festival | Frankfurt, Germany

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September

2 – 4 | Belgian Beer Weekend | Brussels, Belgium

10 – 11 (est.) | Sherry Festival | Jerez, Spain
(nearest airport: Seville)

(early) Ban Des Vendages | Avignon, France
(Nearest airport: Marseille, France)

17 | Rhine in Flames | Saint Goar, Germany

(read about my visit here)

10 – 11 (est) Chianti Classico Wine Festival | Greve, Italy
(Tuscany // Nearest airports: Pisa & Florence)

15 – 18 (est) Vin al Vino Chianti Wine Festival | Panzano, Italy
(Tuscany // Nearest airports: Pisa & Florence)

7 – 11 | Budapest International Wine Festival | Budapest, Hungary

9 – 13 & 16 – 19 | Durkheim Wine Festival (the world’s largest wine festival!) | Bad Durkheim, Germany
(nearest airport: Frankfurt)

17 – Oct 3 | Oktoberfest | Munich, Germany

Read about my time at Oktoberfest here.

26 – 27 (est.) | Vienna Wine Hiking Day | Vienna, Austria

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October

1 – 2 (est.) | Boccaccesca Food & Wine Festival | Certaldo, Italy
(Tuscany // Nearest airports: Pisa & Florence)

3 (est.) | Pilsner Fest | Pilsner, Czech Republic
(Nearest Airport: Prague)

5 – 9 | Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival | Paris

23 – 25 (est.) | Craft Beer Calling | Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

30 – Nov 1 | Hoppy Beer Festival | Liege, Belgium
(Nearest Airport: Brussels)

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