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Are you an Alsace wine lover?

Would you like to broaden your knowledge of Alsace wine in the company of experts?

Banquet roomAfter several years’ absence from the UK, the Confrérie Saint-Etienne d’Alsace will be hosting a ceremonial Chapter event at The Vintners’ Hall, London on Tuesday 26th November 2019 starting at 5.00 pm.  This will include a formal commented wine tasting showing the key Alsace grapes, an induction ceremony, a Crémant d’Alsace reception and a 5-course Black Tie Banquet featuring Alsace wines. During the evening there will be opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge by identifying a mystery wine (and win a prize), and to join the Confrérie by taking a simple tasting test.  The Confrérie will be supplying all of the wine for this event directly from Alsace and the wines served at dinner will be specially chosen to complement the menu.



The Confrérie St Etienne d’Alsace, one of the oldest wine guilds in France, can trace its roots back to the 14th century.  Today it is a group of wine producers and lovers of Alsace wines whose declared mission is to have fun while promoting the wine and food culture of Alsace.  The Confrérie is based in the Chateau de Kientzheim where there is a museum devoted to Alsace wine and they have a legendary cellar with wines dating back to 1834.  Besides hosting tastings and events at Kientzheim all through the year, they also have active Chapters in Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland, America and elsewhere which have their own events programmes.  The Confrérie is hoping that this event at Vintners’ Hall will mark the birth of a new London Chapter.

IWFS has been helping to make the arrangements for this event and we are very much hoping that some of our members will attend.  The ticket price will be 190 euros (£170 at the current exchange rate 25thJanuary).

If you would like to attend, for details please contact Eric Fargeas at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. (with copy to Guillaume Bauer at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) or write to Confrérie Saint-Etienne, Château de Kientzheim, 1 Grand’rue, Kientzheim, 68240 Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France. 

Payment can be made by direct bank transfer to the Confrérie :

IBAN : FR76 1027 8034 2000 0317 0084 529 – BIC : CMCIFR2A

It is not necessary to join the Confrérie if you wish to attend this evening but if you would like to be inducted on 26th November please register when you make your booking, as above. Induction costs 55 euros and includes the tasting test, medal and ribbon, diploma, annual newsletter and the first year’s membership.

Places will be reserved in order of receipt but will not be confirmed until your funds reach the Confrérie’s account. Final confirmation of your ticket(s) will be made by email from the Confrérie.






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