Sunday, March 22, 2015

Is the Capture Artisan Wine Tour Visiting Your City?

On April 10-11, I will be attending one of the many stops of the Capture Artisan Wine Tour, "an epic urban party, celebrating beautiful but affordable artisan wines, paired with cuisine from the hottest local chefs. It's set to great music, in a downtown arts-district venue filled with rebel winemakers, marquee restaurateurs and rising culinary stars". Let's hope it's epic.  The tour stops in ten U.S. cities throughout the year, starting in Washington DC April 10-11 at Union Market. There are both matinee and evening events with the former an affordable option at $89 plus a $20 Lyft voucher.

What does admission get you? First an impressive selection of American wine, with Oregon and Sonoma overly represented. Pinot anyone?  Then there's the local fare specific to that city which includes fresh, farm-to-table dishes; seasonal locavore specialties; petit-bites; artisan cheeses and chocolates; locally sourced delicacies; and a variety of champagnes, brandies and creative cocktails from top mixologists. Sounds like a good party.

Update: I just learned that the first six stops of the Capture Wine Tour has been postponed until Spring 2016. The tour will begin in September in San Francisco. The east coast cities will commence following the west coast tour.
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