2016 edition

by Abdon FLORES

The Grand Tasting is back in town. Since 2005, late November has been the date chosen by Bettane+Desseauve (b+d) to gather in Paris a noticeable selection of wines from allover France and part of the world. It’s not only a “one more” salon de vin; the vocation of this event was given by Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve since the very beginning: to inform and advice amateurs and professionals about everything concerning wines.

The Carrousel du Louvre will host around 3,500 wines, 350 winemakers, 39 Master Class and Gourmet workshops in a two day format: November 25th and 26th.The size of the event indeed appears to be gigantic, that is why an application has been developed by b+d to help visitors and eliminate any stress. With Grand Tasting l’Appli Experte, you can optimize your time by defining a personal visit according to your criteria. The application is available for OS and Android.




A major event like this one will always offer a surplus not only in terms of information but of experiences. Being a really great meeting around oenology, this so called Festival de Grand Vins, is definitely a must go in the wine events calendar in France. Info and reservations: