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Thursday, July 29, 2010

August Wine Events

Summer is the season of wine festivals, and over the next few weeks, several events will be happening across the country that are worth checking out. First off is the Wine Festival at Steamboat, happening August 5-8 in picturesque Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This year's event will have about 500 wines, spirits, beers available for tasting along with a range of seminars covering everything from South American wines to how to do a blind tasting.

Just outside of Portland, Oregon, the Best of Oregon Food & Wine Festival will kick off on August 14. This festival showcases the best of Oregon's wine and food. In addition to being able to sample wine and food from area producers, there will be cooking demos and live music—right during the peak of Oregon's amazing summer weather.

Across the country, New Yorkers have two great events to look forward to: the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival and the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival. The Finger Lakes have been earning a reputation for the impressive white wines coming out of the region, especially Riesling, and the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, happening August 14 and 15, is a fun celebration of those efforts. In addition to lots of regional wines, there will be local foods, art and music, along with classes and demos.

Over the same weekend, the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival will kick off in Jamesport, NY. Admission to this event will get you delicious barbecue from Maple Tree BBQ, a tasting glass, and samples of craft beers and wines from across the country—well worth the $50 ticket price. VIP tickets are already sold out, so be sure to get your general admission tickets while you can.