The 5th Annual Epicurean Classic takes place September 11-13 at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute in Traverse City, Mich., and promises to be a great event for foodies and imbibers. With nearly 70 cooking demos and tasting classes (including sessions on wine, spirits beer, coffee and tea), you're guaranteed to find something interesting and delicious. Plus, scores of well-known cookbook authors and chefs will be on hand serving up their own creations (and giving autographs) during the Grand Reception overlooking Lake Michigan on Saturday, complete with wines from Michigan and around the world.
Last week, we invited Midwestern Imbibe readers to enter a drawing to win two 2-day passes (a $458 value) to the event by sharing their favorite summer sips with us, and John Bertoldi of Iron Mountain, Mich., won the random drawing. John's drink of choice this summer has been absinthe. He also says he's been making lots of drinks from the pages of Imbibe—very fitting since he just installed his very own home bar. Congrats, John, and thanks to all the readers who entered the drawing.
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