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New nightly wine festival at Utrecht’s Central Studios

Last updated 2 years ago by Michael Darmanin

In the night from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 7 July, the first “Night of Wine” will take place in the Utrecht Central Studios. A new wine festival with music, entertainment, food trucks and of course … WINE.

On the Night of Wine you will become acquainted with all the characteristics of the well-known wine grapes. Of course you can taste pinot grigio, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, but also new discoveries from emerging wine regions. In addition to tasting, you will experience the largest wine college in the Netherlands during this evening and the most popular grape of the Netherlands will be announced in a festive manner.

Election Most Popular Grape in the Netherlands
The Night of Wine starts at eight o’clock in the evening and offers a varied and vibrant program: watching, smelling, tasting, eating and dancing. At the festival you will find different grape bars where you can taste wines from one particular grape; you can taste them all by sip so that you have the chance to discover many new, surprising flavors. The Night of Wine is also the election of the most popular grape in the Netherlands. You can vote for your favorite grape before and during the event and at exactly 12 o’clock at night our mystery wine VIP will announce the “most popular grape of the Netherlands 2019”.

Largest wine college in the Netherlands
Janna Rijpma told, “More and more people are becoming interested in wine in their own way and fortunately we are also seeing more and more taste recognition and preference among consumers. Yet many people remain attached to their preferred grape for a long time while there is so much to discover. With this event we want to attract visitors in a playful way to try out the beaten track. ”

An official SDEN encouragement certificate has been developed especially for The Night of Wine in collaboration with SDEN. The required knowledge for this diploma is acquired on during the largest Dutch plenary wine lecture on this evening. Afterwards, participants receive the diploma signed and will be taken home.

Initiators and partners of De Nacht van de Wijn
The Night of Wine is a joint initiative of Milan Gennissen and Janna Rijpma Meppelink, both well known names in the Dutch wine world. Milan is the owner of the event organization “Girls of Wine” and Janna is a wine expert, working as a wine journalist and the author of the book “Wine guide for women”. The Night of Wine is further supported by the Royal Association of Dutch Wine Merchants (KVNW), Stichting Dranken Examens en Normering (SDEN), Stichting Wijn Onderwijs Nederland (SWON), Pitch Communicatie & PR and Pays d’Oc IGP wines.

The Night of Wine takes place on 6 and 7 July in the Central Studios in Utrecht and lasts from 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. No access under 18 years.

Michael Darmanin
Michael Darmanin
Michael is founder and managing editor of Utrecht Central. He graduated in Communications and Media at the Hogeschool Utrecht in the summer of 2012. He specializes in Web Development, Content Management and Online Marketing. Interested in co-operation? We are open to all kinds of suggestions. Contact us!

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