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Friday, January 28, 2011

The Virginia Wine Showcase - Another Festival During Valentines Weekend

We were miffed that not many Virginia wineries were participating in the Washington D.C. Wine & Food Festival and think we've discovered a clue. During the same weekend of February 12th-13th; the Virginia Wine Showcase is being held at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. Tickets are very reasonable $45 for a tasting; $20 for non-tasting; and children under 11 are free. Why not bring the kids and get a hotel room.

What to expect at the festival? There are currently 37 Virginia wineries planning to pour their wares - including a couple infants: Rosemont Vineyards and Winery and Annefield Vineyards. The wineries represent a large array of regional and grape variety that is making Virginia a popular wine region. There will also be plenty or wine and food seminars for foodies so you won't spend all your time at the tasting booths. And unlike the event in DC; all these seminars are included with the purchase of a ticket. Here's who's presenting:
  • Richard Rosendale, Executive Chef, Greenbrier Resort
  • Mamma Agata: Simple and Genuine Book Tour
  • Warren Brown of CakeLove and Love Café
  • Andrew Stover, Vino50 Selections
  • Executive Chef John Emerson, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
  • Mary Schellhammer, Spice Rack Chocolates
  • Brandon Walsh, Hosted Wine Tasting, LLC
  • Chef Bernard Henry
  • Dorit Paz, Sababa Market
  • Chef Patrick Wilson, Culinary Institute of America
  • Jeffrey Mitchell, Frenchman's Cellar
  • James Ricciuti, Ricciuti's Restaurant
  • Carl Henrickson, Farm Wineries Council
  • Joe David, Author

1 comment:

Tony said...

The Show everyone will be talking about!! VA WINE SHOWCASE & sleepover Feb 12-13. Use coupon code TWEET @ www.vawineshowcase.org to SAVE $15 per ticket! Wine & Art Show located at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles!