Delicious Winter Wine & Food Festivals Roll Out The New Decade
Wine and food festivals offer the best way to expand your knowledge and taste a wide selection of deliciousness at a single location. This winter’s festivals offer a decadent way to kick off the new decade!
The Boston Wine Expo
January 23-24, 2010
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
The largest wine festival on the East Coast showcases an impressive collection of wineries from around the globe. The venue is located right on Boston Harbor just a rocks through from where the Boston Tea Party happened!
There are many guided tastings and celebrity chef demonstrations offered to expand your knowledge of wine and cuisine. At the Grand Tasting, over 450 wineries from around the globe pour over 1,800 wines for you to sample! Single day tickets start at $95.
Salute to Escoffier – January 29 & 30, 2010
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, continues to raise the culinary bar for resorts in North America. Their annual “Salute” to French Master Chef August Escoffier is a gourmands orgy of French cuisine and wine. Best of all it is held in The Broadmoor’s exquisite world-class resort overlooking the Cheyenne Mountain. The SPA and exercise facilities will help you maintain your rigorous foodie lifestyle.
* Accommodations for two nights
* Friday night reception
* Saturday Grand Buffet
* Cooking demonstration and wine seminars
* Sunday Brunch
Package prices starting at $449 per person, plus tax for two nights based on double occupancy. Limited availability! Call 866 837-9520.
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ZAP’s 19th Annual Zinfandel Festival
January 28 – 30, 2010
San Francisco, CA
Celebrate America’s Heritage Grape in San Francisco with the annual ZAP festival. You will get to taste hundreds of zesty big reds that are bound to stain your lips and teeth for weeks to come. Several fundraisers and exclusive tastings take place around San Francisco. But the big event is the Grand Zinfandel Tasting showcasing 250 wineries. It is held on Saturday January 30th at Fort Mason on beautiful San Francisco Bay with stunning views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Cost: $59 advance/$69 door.
Schedule and tickets:
The Virginia Wine Showcase
February 6-7, 2010
The Virginia Wine Showcase is Virginia’s premier winter wine festival located near Washington D.C. It features tastings of over 300 world class wines from the boutique farm wineries of Virginia. Includes a collection of fancy foods, fine arts and crafts, home, lifestyle, culinary products and seminars.
Dulles Expo Center
4368 Chantilly Center
Chantilly, VA 20153
For more information about upcoming festivals in your region, visit the world’s biggest wine & food event calendar, Localwineevents.com
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