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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Upcoming Wine Events


Wine enthusiasts around the country can look forward to a number of great wine events coming up next month. From November 12-16, the San Diego Wine & Food Festival will be showing off more than 150 wineries, as well as a variety of specialty foods, celebrity chefs, wine dinners, cooking classes, wine tastings, and live and silent auctions. This is always a fun event to check out, and the weather and location can’t be beat. Tickets to the Grand Tasting on November 15 are $100, and they’re going quickly, so be sure to get yours soon, and for more info, check out their website.

Up the coast in Oregon's Willamette Valley, the annual Wine Country Thanksgiving will be held on November 28–30. This is a fantastic opportunity to tour some of Oregon's best wineries, some of which only open their doors to the public over this particular weekend. More than 100 wineries participate, and festivities include tastings of new releases and older vintages as well as barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited-run wines. If you're visiting Portland over Thanksgiving, or you have family in town, this is always a terrific way to enjoy the holiday weekend.

Heading across the country, the first annual Phiz Fest will be rolling out in—where else?—Philadelphia. This unique event will showcase the variety and versatility of Champagne, and it will be a fun chance to see how well Champagne can be paired with an array of foods. The festival happens on Thursday, November 13, from 6–8:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 in advance, $65 at the door. For more info, click here.

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