Tastingfestival own preference challenges your senses from

Taste may be our most beloved sense, it operates never just. What if your other senses are not allowed to use during the trials? That is the approach of the third edition of tastingfestival own preference, 23 and 24 February in the Antwerp Zuiderpershuis.

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Drankenfestivals are all very fine, but own preference is always trying that little bit extra to offer. So you learn not only a lot of new drinks and brands, but you will also learn a lot about the background and brewing process. This year, the visitor gets on top during the two-day festival also insight into how we taste.

Blind tasting

On Friday, visitors can during own preference Afterwork themselves to challenge with blind tasters. “It is surprising how bright our taste is influenced by what we see. The classic is blind pils of each other trying to distinguish, but that is actually a gambling game. The taste of a commercial lager is very, very close to each other. What is much more surprising is that people often red and white wine is not able to distinguish between when they are from a black glass to drink’, as Friedrich Picard of smaakbureau own preference.

Nice is that, later during the festival, the Association for the Blind and visually Impaired, VeBes and it in the attention to be asked.


In addition, some foreign breweries for the first time new creations. ‘So will the Hungarian Horizont Brewery and the English Anspach & Hobday for the first time in Belgium as a guest,” says the organization. For the first time there will also cachaça, co and mezcal tasting on the tastingfestival. Beverages in Belgium is still not so well known, but where the festival like to change in me.

Practical info

Own preference Afterwork : Friday, 23 February, 16-22h

Own preference Tastingfestival: Saturday, 24 February, 14-22h

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