Wine events can be overly stuffy, intimidating, and can make those of us unfamiliar with wine regions and grape horticulture techniques feel very out of place. The wide world of wines can seem really booshie but Wine Riot NYC is changing the way people approach wine. The two-day wine tasting festival, held September 21–22, at the 69th Regiment Armory showcases what fine wines have to offer in a relaxed and accessible way. Similar to how microbreweries have marketed their products through fun, interactive festivals, Wine Riot is a great way for amateur sommeliers, or the seldom wine drinker, to enjoy the many facets of the wine industry. Wine Riot NYC, organized by SecondGlass.com, is dedicated to helping people learn more about wine without the conservative nature associated with traditional wine tastings.
This weekend is full of “F” bombs: Free, Food, and Fun and you can find all three in a charming little village know as, Coconut Grove. Come stroll the streets of Miami and feast on some tasty fare at The Great Taste of the Grove Food & Wine Festival, now celebrating 21 years of deliciousness.
The event held at Peacock Park on April 16 and 17 starts at 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. and offers new “high-end, cutting –edge components” like a full scale “Sommelier Tasting Grove” and “Connoisseur Spirits Lounge” all included with free general admission. Enjoy Miami’s sunny weather while tasting some of the best wines and spirits on the market and have fun creating your own cocktails, like a pro.
Okay so if you are a true foodie at heart, you may just be recovering from the annual SOBE Food & Wine Festival. I was in a food coma and wine hangover for about two weeks post this phenomenal event and now I'm ready for more! Enter: The 16th Annual United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival! Perfectly placed on a Thursday evening, this modest festival on it's 16th year running, is sure to satisfy any food festival withdrawals, and allow for a smooth Friday work day. It's not too much, it's not too understated, it's just right!
Come one, come all to the first ever Wine on the Water festival hosted at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. Not only is this event full of food, wine and live music (provided by Jeff Jones & Friends) but 100% of the proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.
The festivities run from 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday August 29 with a silent auction somewhere in between. Event attendees have the whole day to sample the delectable wine and food from renowned local and regional chefs. All the wine from the event will come from the many acclaimed Northern California wineries and later there is even a chance to take a bottle home in the silent auction (other gifts include dinners and gift certificates).
New York City
Winter Wine Fest
When: Friday, February 5, 2010, 7-10pm
Where: NOKIA Theatre
(Between West 44th & 45th Sts.)
New York, NY 10036
2010 host the 1st New York City Winter Wine Fest at the NOKIA Theatre in Times Square. This first-ever event will feature over 200 wines chosen by a local New York City wine retailer, Bacchus Wines. The experts at Bacchus Wines selected wines from boutique vineyards all around the world.