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the saint-vincent 2017 in mercurey

mercurey-1The Saint-Vincent is a regional celebration that was created by the Confrérie des chevaliers du tastevin in 1938* and the poster (right) for the 2017 event has been released this week. It is a meeting of all the grower syndicates of Burgundy in one village each year, and their associated (about 80) small statues of Saint-Vincent are paraded through the streets, before the eating and drinking commences.

Mercurey 2017 has taken the baton from Irancy 2016 – and hopefully they will have booked nicer weather than was the case in Irancy!

I note that it is not just Mercurey that is the home of the 2017 Saint-Vincent, but also Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu (though usually Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu is mentioned in brackets!) This will be third edition of the Saint-Vincent in Mercurey, the others being 1962 (a great vintage 🙂 ) and 1985.

The organiser’s website is up and running, though without much info so far. They are targeting between 50 and 100,000 visitors over the weekend – 30-40,000 has been nearer the mark in recent years – but that’s still a lot of frites, and presumably some wine too.
*List of towns since 1938.

2 responses to “the saint-vincent 2017 in mercurey”

  1. Brian M. Dorsk, M.D., 37 Concord Place, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA

    Frites & only questably some wine?- sounds like “slim pickings”

  2. Roelof Ligtmans

    Don’t you worrie Brian, there’ll be plenty wine and good Burgundian food. Local growers have been busy gathering up to 15.000 bottles for the event. The grand Saturday night dinner will be supervised by chef Eric Pras of Maison Lameloise (3 Michelin stars, no less). So lots of things to enjoy in Mercurey!

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