Calendar of main events

This page lists in chronological order the notable events accessible to all our members, organized or proposed by them or by the FICB, likely to interest our brothers and sisters, whatever their geographical location. It also indicates o 


Wine Knights Ceremony organised by the Slovenian Consulate of the Ordo Equestris Vini Europae (OEVE)

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 in Celje

information to be provided



"Fédération Suisse des Confréries Bachiques et Gastronomiques" 50th Anniversary

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 in Yens-sur-Morges (VD)

For information, follow the link 


 Grand Chapter of Honour of the Commende Majeure du Roussillon

Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 6pm at the headquarters of Crédit Agricole Sud Méditerranée in Perpignan (Pyrénees-Orientales)

Induction of personalities from the agricultural and economic world

participation to be confirmed by email ( ) or phone (06 08 33 35 46).


Grand Council of the Fleur of the "Echansonnerie des Papes"

Saturday, 21 May 2022 at the Châteauneuf-du-Pape pontifical cellars (Vaucluse, France)

For more information, email to à

or phone  + 33 4 28 70 38 27 

you can book following this link (application before May 13th)


Great Chapter of the Confreria do Vinho do Porto

22 June at 17:30 : Ceremony of Annual Enthronization at the Palacio da Bolsain Porto, followed by procession to the Alfandega do Porto for the Gala Dinner
24 June at 18:30 – Regatta of the Barcos Rabelo – unique in the world – from Afurada to Ponte Dom Luis 1, there will be a ship to accompany the Regatta (limited to 150 persons, €15 person).
2 or 3 September – 40th Anniversary Event: Tasting of 1982 & 1983 Vintage Port (limited seating), Celebration of 2018 Vintage Port, Celebration of the Art of the Blend, and an innovative Port and Gastronomy Event.
More information will follow on the Confraria website

 1st F.I.C.B. sponsored wine discovey tour, in Madeira

22-26 September, 2022

Registration is open until 15 May 2022.

Click here for more information



"Beaujolais Nouveau" Celebration

November 3rd thursday worldwide

This festival has existed in France since 1985 but corresponds to an ancient tradition of opening the cellars of monasteries to the people of Saint-Martin, around November 10th. Many events are organized around the world by wine merchants and brotherhoods.


Grand Winter Council of the Echansonnerie des Papes

December 3 (Saturday), 2022 in the Palais des Papes d’Avignon

For more information, please send an e-mail to

or phone to  + 33 4 28 70 38 27 (application before May 13th)



Saint Vincent

Saint Vincent, patron saint of winegrowers, is celebrated in France in many villages, usually on the Saturday or Sunday following 22 January.


FICB General Assembly

February 4th, 2023 in Paris



FICB International Congress

organised by the Portuguese Wine Brotherhoods and their federation

27 - 31 May 2023, in the Porto and Douro region

followed by a two days extension in the Lisbon and Alentejo region (June 1-3).

The final programme will be available in 2022



2nd FICB International Wine Tasting Challenge, organised by the Ladies of Pannonia

23-28 May 2024, Budapest, Hungary

The program includes a two days extension  in the Tokai and Eger region.

Click here for the rules of the Challenge