Upcoming Wine Events - April 2014
April 2-5, 2014
Vail, CO - Taste of Vail
"WHO IS THE TASTE OF VAIL: Taste of Vail showcases more than 30 of Vail's finest chefs and restaurateurs alongside the owners and winemakers from nearly 50 of the countries' top wineries. WHAT IS THE TASTE OF VAIL: Taste of Vail is an idea, a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle via the community's ever-evolving food and beverage assets. This is done through the organization's iconic food and wine event in the spring, along with additional activities throughout the year designed to support and elevate the community. WHY ATTEND THE TASTE OF VAIL: Taste of Vail is the nation's premier spring food and wine festival held at iconic locations throughout North America's most popular mountain resort showcasing the finest chefs in Vail and the nation's top vintners."
All the information can be found at Taste of Vail.
April 10-13, 2014
Pebble Beach , CA - PebbleBeach Food & Wine
"PebbleBeach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed wineries and 75 celebrity chefs to create a hedonistic four-day destination on one of the most picturesque strips of coastline in the world. Throughout the weekend you'll enjoy intimate access to the pinnacle of culinary and wine talent at wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world."
Tickets and more information are available at The Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival.
April 10-13, 2014
Santa Barbara , CA - Santa BarbaraCounty Vintners' Festival Weekend
"The annual Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend attracts wine lovers from near and far for an opportunity to attend wine maker lunches and dinners, educational wine-focused seminars, winery and tasting room open houses, vineyard walks, a golf tournament, a Farm-to-Table picnic and concert event, and the annual Vintners Festival Grand Tasting where every one of our 100+ member wineries gather to present and sell their wines, often poured by the winemakers themselves."
All the information and maps can be found at Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival Weekend's webpage.
April 18-19, 2014
Boston , MA - Wine Riot
"Wine Riot is your all access pass to hundreds of new wines. With two parts education and one part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented "wine tasting" for the thirsty and curious. Grab a glass and hit the floor -- it's you unleashed against 250 wines from across the globe. Travel the world of wine all under one roof and tackle things you've never tried before. We've rallied up a team of die-hard experts to bring you the brain juice: interactive booths and crash courses loaded with tips and tricks for conquering the wine world. Fueling your night of conquest is a tireless DJ, photo booth, temporary tattoos, and a few thousand of your closest friends. The best part is, we made an app that tracks your favorite wines and shows you where to buy them later, arming you with all the tools needed for total wine domination."
For more information on this exciting event, please visit Wine Riot's webpage.
April 25-26, 2014
Dana Point, CA - California Wine Festival
"Wine, food, music, sun and sea. Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California's finest vintage wines, delicious gourmet foods and lively music. Discover new wines at every Festival, find a new favorite and pair it with a dizzying variety of fresh gourmet appetizers like artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and so much more. Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited fun, food and music - at the biggest wine festival under the sun!"
Please visit California Wine Festival for further information.
April 26, 2014
Chicago , IL - Pinot Days
"Pinot Days is the largest gathering of Pinot Noir producers in the world. It has to be; pinot noir is exceptionally stylistically diverse, and our aim is to give every pinot lover a place to "go deep" within the style you love. And, if you're open to venturing outside of your comfort zone, you can experience, and quite possibly love, other styles as well. To this end we gather hundreds of pinot noir winemakers to pour hundreds of pinots that range from the picture of elegance to forward and "wow." You can't try them all - don't try - it's not the point! The point is to follow your palate like a North Star, and experience this beautiful little grape in as many forms and styles as compel you. Ignore the critics; ask folks in the crowd, "Who have you tried? What do you like?" Pinot noir is way more than a grape variety - it's an art form. It is an endlessly fascinating intellectual and aesthetic pursuit for people who want to savor the good things in life. So we invite the world to Pinot Days, because pinot noir can change the world, one pretty, little, thin-skinned grape at a time."
Got to Pinot Days's website for more information.