Upcoming Wine Events May 2013
May 10-17, 2013
Columbia, MO – Inside Columbia Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival
“We hope you’re ready for six days of extraordinary cuisine and more than 400 world-class wines! This festival brings together the area’s best chefs and pairs their unique talents with the creations of winemakers from around the world for an experience that transcends the boundaries of Collegetown, USA. We are confident you’ll enjoy this festival and our wonderful city. In addition to our featured restaurants and wineries, the festival’s schedule of events incorporates other favorite CoMo pastimes such as shopping, art and exploration! Keep checking back for updated information and event news! Thanks again to the generous sponsors of this year’s festival. Without their support and continued encouragement, such a quality event would not be possible. Please express your appreciation by giving them your patronage. Here’s a toast to a wonderful festival … Bon Appetit and Salut!”
For all the details, visit Inside Columbia Magazine’s Wine & Food Festival.
May 15-19, 2013
Nantucket, MA – Nantucket Wine Festival
“Located in the heart of Nantucket, 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, we bring you this boutique experience of world class wines and food. Over the past 16 years the Nantucket Wine Festival has become one of the nation's most celebrated wine and food events.” Events will include: Tastings, Galas, Seminars, dinners and luncheons, and much more!"
Ticket and event information are located at Nantucket Wine Festival webpage.
May 17-19, 2013
Paso Robles, CA - Paso Robles Wine Festival
“The 31st Annual Wine Festival begins Friday, May 17, 2013 as select wineries feature their Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, Futures and terrific tastes at the Reserve Event. On Saturday, May 18, 2013, more than 60 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines alongside culinary samplings during the Grand Tasting. There will also be a fun Winemaker Seminar preceding this tasting event. New in 2013, the wineries for the Grand Tasting will be arranged by region to create an even more enjoyable and memorable tasting experience. Wineries will be organized into five “regions” for tasting: Bordeaux, Rhône, Zinfandel, Burgundy and other wild wines for your tasting pleasure. Taste wines from more than 60 Paso Robles wineries, featuring more than 300 wines, all in the Downtown Paso Robles Park! Wine and food at the Grand Tasting will be complemented by the sounds of One Time Spaceman, an original rock band from the Central Coast of California! Travel beyond the Park to explore more than 130 winery events throughout the weekend including winemaker dinners, live music, barrel samplings, and more! ”
Complete event information can be found by visiting Paso Robles Wine Festival webpage.
May 17-19, 2013
Lodi, CA – Zinfest
“Sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 250 handcrafted wines from 50 Lodi wineries. Passionate winemakers and winery representatives welcome guests, offering practical knowledge and sharing their delicious wines. Enjoy local provisions, learn some new tips at the ZinFest Wine and Cooking Schools, or relax along the beautiful Mokelumne River to an eclectic mix of live music. Guests can peruse merchandise from regional vendors and take home a commemorative bottle of custom blended Old Vine Zinfandel from the ZinFest Wine Shoppe. There is no better way to celebrate the fantastic wines of Lodi Wine Country! Tickets include a ZinFest wine glass, wine tasting, participation in seminars and entertainment. Festivities are held from 12 noon – 5 pm.” There will also be a Vintner’s Grill the day before on May 17 and Winery Open Houses the day after on May 19."
All the details for these events are located at Zinfest’s webpage.
May 22-25, 2013
New Orleans - New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
“Over the past 20 years the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has raised more than $1 million for non-profit organizations right here in our community, while showcasing local food and chefs, and national and international wines. We invite you to raise a glass and be a part of the festivities as we make New Orleans a better place to live, work and play. This year in an effort to fight hunger and support culinary education, the 2013 beneficiaries will share 100% of the proceeds. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana will receive 40% and the following will share the remaining 60%: the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation's ProStart Program, Delgado Culinary Arts School, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts’ Culinary Program, the John Folse Culinary Institute and the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans.”
Tickets and more information regarding the event are at New Orleans Wine & Food Experience’s website.
May 24-26, 2013
Vancouver, BC, Canada – Eat! Vancouver
“EAT! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival is the ultimate Food Expo. Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together for a three day public extravaganza at the newly refurbished BC Place Stadium. EAT! Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities.”
The Eat! Vancouver’s website has all the information.
May 3-4, 2013
Chicago, IL – 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.”
More information on tickets and the event can be found at Wine Riot’s webpage.
May 9, 2013
Pittsburg, PA – Pittsburg Wine Festival
“Come celebrate all things wine, and help us kick off a new decade of the Pittsburgh Wine Festival. The Festival returns May 9th for its 11th spectacular year. Over the last decade, the Pittsburgh Wine Festival has grown from a highly specialized event into one that welcomes guests with all levels of wine experience. Whether you are a novice wine drinker who is looking to expand your palate with hundreds of wineries to sample, or you are a serious collector looking to try, buy and cellar the best of this year’s releases, our Festival is the only place to get it all. The 2013 event will feature over 165 vendors serving over 500 different wines, so some experienced attendees will come with a strategy. Others will not, but regardless of the plan of attack, everyone enjoys a diverse selection."
Visit Pittsburg Wine Festival for additional information.