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Upcoming Wine Events – November 2014

Wine Tasting Events

November Wine Festivals


November 2, 2014

Poughkeepsie, NY – Taste of the Hudson Valley

“Held on the banks of the majestic Hudson River at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY, the Taste prides itself on bringing together both amazing wines from the world’s top producers, and the finest culinary delights from establishments and purveyors located in the Hudson Valley and beyond. The result: an event that boasts nearly 100 exquisite food and wine pairings. Proceeds from the Taste benefit Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Poughkeepsie, NY – home of the busiest Level II Trauma Center in New York State. Since its inception, the Taste of the Hudson Valley has raised well over $1.5 million for the greatest needs of Saint Francis Hospital. Many consider the Taste a “must-do” event year after year. Reserve your tickets today and help celebrate 25 years of Taste in the Hudson Valley! We promise, you will not be disappointed.”


Taste of the Hudson Valley webpage has all the information regarding this event


November 7-8, 2014

Des Moines, IA – Iowa’s Premier Wine & Food Expo

“Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo, presented by Hy-Vee, will be a melting pot for culinary enthusiasts throughout the Midwest, offering the opportunity to discover the latest cooking techniques from local and regional culinary experts. Don’t miss out on an exciting new opportunity at Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo, presented by Hy-Vee— our Gourmet Pairing Dinners—that will be offered during the show. This unique, exclusive dining experience pairs a tapas-style multi-course meal with select wine or beer presented, paired and served by one of Des Moines’ top chefs! Reservations can be made in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating for 20 is available for each experience. Please note that the $50 price does NOT include admission to the Expo.”


Please visit Iowa’s Premier Wine & Food Expo for all the information.


November 9, 2013

Chicago, IL – Night of the Bubbles

“Discover the magic behind sparkling wine. There is a lot more to bubbly than just French Champagne. Come taste over 100 different sparkling wines from around the world, all in one room along with 2,000 of your (soon to be) closest friends. From elegant white sparklings to pink bubbles, dry to sweet, we even have red sparkling from Italy and Australia. There is an entire world of bubbles out there and we’re putting it into one, amazing event. Come learn about bubbly from wine experts, take a 20 minute Crash Course seminar, grub on the food trucks, snag some of our new, custom gold temporary tattoos, hit up the Ambonnay pop-up Champagne Bar, take a tour of how sparkling wine is made, get your photo taken in our gold photo booth, rock out to our DJ and more. This is a night (or afternoon) you won’t want to miss.”


Visit Night of the Bubbles webpage for all the details.


November 14-15, 2014

Boca Raton, FL – Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival

“Please your palate, step into your stride and enjoy the largest outdoor Culinary Affair in South Florida during the5th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival on Friday, November 14th, Saturday, November 15th, and Sunday, November 16th, 2014. The special 5th Annual Celebration takes place at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) campus in Boca Raton. This year promises to be a party no one will ever forget with four very special events over three days. Friday night kicks off the festivities with two unique events, the exclusive VIP Dinner Under The Stars, A Four-Course Food & Wine Affair; 7 PM to 10 PM, and the Vineyard Party, A Vine to Glass Affair; 7 PM to 10 PM. Then on Saturday evening, over 75 chefs from the tri-county area converge upon the festival grounds for the Best Florida Food Festival event the Grand Tasting, A Culinary Affair; 6 PM to 10 PM. And, for you Craft Brew lovers we have added a very special event just for you! Join us for the inaugural Craft Brew Battle, A Hoppy Affair!; Sunday afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM.”


The Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival website has information on tickets and the complete event schedule.


November 15, 2014

Portland, OR – Northwest Food & Wine Festival

“In 2014 The Northwest Food and Wine Festival will return as the definitive wine festival in Portland with a targeted half day wine and food celebration created to present a rich rewarding experience for wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts. Held on Saturday at the Double Tree Hotel Exhibit Hall and Ballroom the festival kicks off with the Big Grand Wine Tasting Event. Guests can expect a floor filled with over 600 wines and 50 restaurants and gourmet food tastes which feature an incredible array of options for pairings. They will receive a wine glass, and be able to navigate the floor, smelling, savoring and seeing the bounty of the Northwest, delighting in its offerings. Whether enjoying the raw oysters and wonderful seafood, chocolate with fresh strawberries or the one on one conversations with the restaurants involved all will appreciate the epicurean atmosphere. Industry booths of gourmet food, wine and culinary accoutrement’s will introduce their brand or product to attendees. The festival also highlights spirits, beers, pate’s, lamb and all things good! Spirits, wines and some food may be purchased to be enjoyed later at home.”


More information is located at Northwest Food & Wine Festival’s webpage.


November 16-23, 2014

San Diego, CA – San Diego Food and Wine Festival

“As one of the largest wine and food festivals in the nation, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has helped shine the light on San Diego’s thriving food scene. We’ve got our eyes and ears peeled for the city’s most drool-worthy restaurants and newest food trends to hit the streets, bringing you an epicurean experience unlike any other. The magnitude of culinary talent in San Diego combined with an international showcase of the world’s premiere wines and spirits, and the nation’s trendsetting culinary masters, makes attendance at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival a mouthwatering feast and precursor to the Thankgiving holiday.”


Visit San Diego Food and Wine Festival’s webpage for all the details.


November 19-21, 2014

Denver, CO – Denver International Wine Festival

“The 10th Annual Denver International Wine Festival is the premier International wine and food festival in the Rocky Mountains! Join us November 19 to 21, 2014, for the most delicious ever, International celebration of wine & cuisine! Meet celebrity TV chef and author Sara Moulton our honorary host of Pairsine. Sara will also conduct cooking demonstrations at the Grand Tasting. This year’s venue is the beautiful Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado”


Information on seminars, tastings, and all the events can be on Denver International Wine Festival website.

The International Wine of the Month Club