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The Best in the World of Food and Drink this September

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The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Food and Drink Calendar highlights the best in the world of food and drink, including food and wine festivals, craft beer festivals, and wine auctions in September 2019. Here, you’ll find luxurious events in food, wine and spirits and craft beer all over the world. Plus new September 2019 cookbooks! For the full Luxury Calendar for September 2019, click here.

the best in the world of food and drink this September 2019

If you’re hungry for delicious adventures, your time is now. From Nashville to Tuscany, Denmark to Bangkok, there are wonderful events all over the world this month. 

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Closer to home for us, there’s the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest and the Greenwich Food + Wine Festival. Our travel-worthy international picks include the Rioja Wine Harvest Festival, Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival and Oktoberfest in Munich. 

And if you missed the news of the auction of the wine cellar of La Fontaine Gaillon in Paris in our monthly news to know in the world of fine dining last month, fear not. Because the big auction houses have a few new sales up their sleeves for us to enjoy. Oh, and there are a slew of new cookbooks for you aspiring home chefs too.  Bon appetit, friends.

what are the best events in food and drink, wine and craft beer in September 2019?

1. food and wine festivals in September 2019

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Food and wine take center stage at this festival in Bangkok. It’s a week of special dinners, tastings and masterclasses at the 20th annual World Gourmet Festival – Sept 2 – 8

Set in the beautiful harbor of Denmark’s second largest city, the Aarhus Food Festival is considered the largest food festival in Denmark. And even one of the largest food and wine festivals in Northern Europe. Before you go, be sure to make a stop in beautiful Copenhagen – Sept 6 – 8

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Bon Appétit presents the Northwest food and drink festival, Feast Portland.  Since its inception, the festival has donated close to $450,000 to help end hunger  – Sept 12 – 15

Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is a multi-day event celebrating this area’s rich culinary landscape.  This year’s event will feature Martha Stewart, along with a performance by Little Big Town – Sept 20 – 21

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Among the best food and drink festivals this September is the 2019 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival with Martha Stewart.

Nashville hosts the Music City Food + Wine Festival.  Celebrity chefs Tyler Florence, Martina McBride and Carla Hall and more will partake in the events.  Other highlights include the harvest night and gospel brunch – Sept 20 – 22

Each year, on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognized Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day and the world’s longest running Oyster Festival – Sept 27 – 29

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The Chianti Classico Festival returns to the town of Greve in Tuscany – Sept 5 – 8

Now in its 18th year, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is an annual celebration of the Hudson Valley’s gourmet lifestyle.  Located in Rhinebeck, NY on the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, guests can purchase wines, spirits and craft beers directly from the producers themselves – Sept 7 – 8

The bourbon capital of the world will host the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival. One of September’s most popular food wine festivals, bourbon lovers enjoy 6 full days of tastings, food, and entertainment – Sept 18 – 22

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The Rioja Wine Harvest Festival brings thousands of wine enthusiasts together to drink some of Spain’s best wines. Red, white and rosé wines are combined with regional cuisine and tapas for this wonderful food and wine festival held every September in the capital of the Rioja region – Sept 19 – 26

2. new cookbooks in September 2019

Chris Shepard is dropping his first cookbook, Cook Like a Local ($35), bringing to the page the ideas and recipes that have made him a sensation in his adopted hometown of Houston – Sept 3

In Josh Niland’s Whole Fish Cookbook ($40), he shares both basic and creative techniques for cooking fish, from proper butchery to using fish bone marrow – Sept 17

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The best new cookbooks of September 2019.

American Sfoglino ($35) is the debut cookbook from Evan Funke, esteemed chef of L.A.’s Felix Trattoria.  In it he shares classic techniques from his Emilia-Romagna training for how to create some of the best pastas in the world.  With little more than flour, eggs, and a rolling pin, home cooks can recreate 15 classic pasta shapes, spanning simple pappardelle to perfect tortellini – Sept 24

Instead of a book focused on the work of one chef, writers Rick Kinsel and Gabrielle Langholtz traversed America to gather recipes from chefs who immigrated to America. The result is A Place at the Table ($40). Among the recipes are Corey Lee’s bibimbap. And Daniela Soto-Innes’s striped bass moné with mole verde. Charles Olalia shares his recipe for sea urchin lumpia – Sept 24

3. wine and spirits auctions in september 2019

Christie’s Fine & Rare Wine and Spirit Sale will include an extremely rare Macallan 1937 Lalique Golden Age of Travel. And Macallan Anniversary Malt 25-Year-Old from 1964 and 1965. Meanwhile, wine connoisseurs will find extraordinary vintages from Mouton-Rothschild, Lafite-Rothschild and La Mission Haut-Brion – Sept 7

Sotheby’s will present The Don Stott Cellar: 50 Years of Collecting Part IV this month.  The sale is considered to be the most important Burgundy collection ever to come to auction.  Among the highlights are 101 lots from Domaine Georges Roumier. 54 lots of Domaine Armand Rousseau. And 56 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. 

Beyond Burgundy, the sale includes an impressive roster from the Rhône, featuring Jean-Louis Chave and Paul Jaboulet Aîné. Plus Italian wine-making legends such as Giacomo Conterno, Bruno Giacosa and Gianfranco Soldera – Sept 14

In Shanghai Christie’s will host its The Spirit Of China – Kweichow Moutai Sale – Sept 21

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Top fine wine auctions in September 2019 include the Don Stott Cellar- 50 Years of Collecting.

4. craft beer festivals in September 2019

Among the best events in food and drink this September is Toronto Beer Week – Sept 13 – 22

The 7th annual Hudson River Craft Beer Festival in Beacon, NY will showcase over 180 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries – Sept 14

Every September and October Munich is home to one of the world’s largest craft beer festivals in the world, Oktoberfest.  This year’s event will be bigger than ever, with 545 separate businesses partaking and over 13,000 employees to assist with the 6 million guests.  No wonder Munich is one of our top picks for best luxury travel destinations in September – Sept 21 – Oct 6

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The top craft beer festivals in September 2019 include Oktoberfest in Munich.

the best in the world of food and drink this September 2019

That’s it. Our picks for the best events in food and drink, wine and craft beer and wine auctions in September 2019. Plus the new cookbooks of September 2019 that we’re most excited about. Forks in the air!

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier. Formerly, she was a Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design. She previously owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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