Brussels, November 26 to 27
The third edition of Vini Birre Ribelli will take place from 26 to 27 November 2016, at the Garage Citroën Yser that will become the future Museum of Contemporary Art in Brussels. Along with this prestigious venue, this third edition is labelled as a “Zero Waste” event.
As for the first two editions, the exhibition is fully devoted to craft and traditional products, organic and sustainable and mostly natural, uniting the alternative worlds of beer, wine as well as food that is good, clean and fair: 160 wineries, 29 breweries, 13 food stands and 12 other stands.
We expect this year nearly 4500 visitors.
We are also pleased to invite to our press conference which will take place on November 18, 2016 from 11:30 to 13:00 in the “Brel” meeting room in the premises of our partner visit.brussels.
The conference will be followed by a lunch buffet by ‘Pistolet Original’ and with a selection of craft beers and wines.
Brel meeting room, visit.brussels, Bip, maison de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels
“visit.brussels supports this exhibition that is labelled « zero waste ». By adhering to Slow Food approach of promoting short supply chain and environmental protection, this initiative helps raise awareness on the problematic of waste reduction during public events, to which visit.brussels is very sensitive. “
Patrick Bontinck, CEO visit.brussels.
The Citröen Garage/Photo: Peter Forret via Flicker
For this third edition, Vini Birre Ribelli innovates, offering the following new services:
The exhibition will take place at Garage Citroën Yser, a great opportunity as this splendid building was recently acquired by the city of Brussels to become the Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou.
- Zero Waste
Vini Birre Ribelli will be the first wine & beer exhibition in Belgium labelled as “zero waste”.
More info on www.vinibirreribelli.net/UK/zerowaste.htm
- Slow Food event
For this third edition, Vini Birre Ribelli received officially the support from the international Slow Food organization.
At the same time, we will invite our visitors to contribute to the Slow Food campaign “EartHeart – Defend the Future”. More info : http://donate.slowfood.com/en/
- GoodFood Brussels
VBR is also fully integrated into the strategy of GoodFood Brussels, launched by the Ministry of Environment in December 2015, and with whom it settled a partnership.
More info: http://www.goodfood.brussels/
- Two famous ambassadors
Two top-notch celebrities of the wine and beer planet have accepted to become the ambassadors of this 3rd edition: Eric Boschman, for wines and Lorenzo « Kuaska » Dabove for beers.
- PCharity with Viva for Life
For this third edition, we offer 1 euro per ticket sold to Viva for Life, a Belgian initiative for vulnerable children. This will be completed by a special auction of +/- 200 bottles in four lots, led by Eric Boschman and Carlo Pascale.
More information https://www.rtbf.be/vivacite/emissions/detail_viva-for-life?programId=5973#toplivearea
- Exhibitors set a record
VBR will present 214 exhibitors (a 43% increase from 2015):
160 winemakers (+33%) of which 78 French, 76 Italian and 6 from other countries
25 brewers (+61%)
13 Slow Food restaurants, with the collaboration of Slow Food France (+85%)
12 ethical and other stands (+100%)
- Lambic becomes Slow Food Presidia
This is of course the cherry on the cake : We will officially announce early afternoon on Saturday November 26th that spontaneously fermented Lambic is becoming the fourth Slow Food Presidia for Belgium, and the first beer (Info on http://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/slow-food-presidia/)
Many personalities from Slow Food International such as Piero Sardo as well as Belgian political representatives have been invited to celebrate this event with us.
More info: http://www.vinibirreribelli.net/UK/participants.htm
Location: Main hall and annex room on the ground floor