The third edition of Vini, Birre, Ribelli takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday at the prestigious garage Citroen Yser in Brussels.
The event brings together over 160 wine makers, 25 brewers, 13 Slow Food restaurants with the collaboration of Slow Food France and 12 ethical and other stands.
The winemakers in attendance hail mainly from France and Italy with six wine makers from other countries.
As for the first two editions of the event, the exhibition will be exclusively craft, sustainable, organic and mostly natural products. It brings together in a single location the better and wine’s alternative worlds and food that is good, clean and fair.
Last year, the event welcomed 3,200 visitors. This year, the organisers aim to have 4,500 visitors attending the Citroen Yser building which was recently acquired by the city of Brussels to become the Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou.
The exhibition opens on Saturday and Sunday at 10am and there will be events throughout the day (some of which have unfortunately already sold out). One such sold out event is a beer tasting by Jean Hummler on Saturday morning.
On Saturday afternoon you will have the opportunity to meet four authors and get their books signed. These include Jamais en carafe with author and blogger Sandrine Goeyvaerts; Le Pilori with writer and journalist René Sépul and the Pilori’s sommelier, Marc Leveau, Boucher Dierendonck with writer and journalist René Sépul and Dix façons d’accompagner le Vin Jaune with author and blogger Olivier Grosjean.
As in 2015, Carlo de Pascale will transfer his Mmmmh! Kitchen to Vini, Birre, Ribelli to give a course based on market fresh and local products, all at a very affordable price. This year, Carlo will be helped by the blogger Jehan Delbruyere of Le Verre e l’Assiette.
On Sunday, there will be nine authors signing books. Apart from the list of Saturday authors you can get the following books signed. Wine on Tour with writer and winemaker Stéphane Derenoncourt, La cuisine des Pigeons by Carlo de Pascale, Mimi, Fifi, Glouglou 2 with writer and cartoonist Michel Tolmer Tronches de Vin 2 with co-authors and bloggers Eva Robineau, Olivier Grosjean, Antonin Iommi-Amunategui and Patrick Böttcher and Manifeste pour le vin naturel with author and blogger Antonin Iommi-Amunategui.
Also on Sunday you can watch the screening of Vin Nature, Vin Vivant from Rino Noviello. The screening will be followed by a debate with the film director.
You can find more details about the event here.