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22nd Festival of Wine and Sausage

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For us, one of the highlights on the Valencian calendar is the yearly Wine Festival, celebrated in the Turia riverbed. The Mostra de Vins i Menjars offers cheap wines and food (for €10, you get 4 glasses of wine and 4 samples of sausage or cheese), in a wonderful location.

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Valencians show up to this festival in droves and, by around 9pm, everyone on the grounds will be buzzing, providing an exciting and boisterous atmosphere. It’s easy to fall into conversation with both vendors and other attendees; inhibitions are largely not present.

The festival, which began on Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday the 18th, features over 140 stands. We plan on visiting all of them… let’s see, 3 days, 140 glasses of wine. Doable.

Keep in mind that the closing time is early, at 10pm, probably to avoid drunken late-night rowdiness. If you’re in Valencia, we highly recommend this feria — go, sample some wines, and buy a couple bottles of your favorites.

Sausage Festival in Requena

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April 16, 2010 at 9:22 am
3 comments »
  • April 17, 2010 at 10:27 amAndy

    I believe that you get 4 instead of 5 glasses of wine and 5 sausages.
    thanks very much for info all the time.

  • April 18, 2010 at 10:03 ammpowell

    You’re right! In past years, I’m sure it was €10 for 5 drinks & 5 food samples… and this year, it’s 4 & 4. That’s 20% less food & drink, for the same price. Grrrrr. I’ve updated the post.

  • April 18, 2010 at 7:37 pmAJS

    Yeah that was my reaction too. 4 glasses! Not enough with so many to try. Luckily the vendors are always friendly and generous with their pours.

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