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Wine Festivals: Road Trip!
Traveling for wine is always a good idea, whether it’s down the street or across the country. There’s no better reason for a road trip! This year, plan your vacation around one (or all?) of these fine wine festivals…
The wine festivals you need to visit this year:
The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, takes place in June this year (June 15th through the 17th to be exact). At the Food & Wine Classic you’ll find esteemed winemakers and celebrity chefs, seminars and tastings, food and drink. It’s the perfect way to spend a long weekend. There are over 300 wines represented, so there’s something for everyone.
Love a glass of rosé? There’s a festival for you, too! Head to New York City this May for La Nuit en Rosé. The festival began in 2014 in NYC, and it takes place on the Hornblower Infinity Yacht. You’ll take in the view as you drink in the wine! There will be more than 100 different rosés on hand as well as some delicious snacks to pair with them. The festival takes places from May 18th to May 20th.
If you’d like to spend the weekend in wine country, the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is the place to be. Located in the Green Mountain Center at Sonoma State University, and held from September 1st through the 3rd, the weekend includes dinners (and lunches) with winemakers, seminars, and demonstrations. Choose from hundreds of wines, talk with sommeliers, and enjoy delicious food pairings. Tickets for the weekend sell out quickly, so grab yours now.
New Orleans is known for its food, but did you know it’s also a celebrated wine destination? From May 23rd through May 27th, the city holds their annual Food and Wine Experience complete with a parade-style stroll, lots of live music, great food, and over a thousand wines. It’s a four-day affair which also raises money for local non-profits, like food banks and culinary schools.
Prefer a trip to the Northeast? Try the Nantucket Wine Festival! It’s held in May, from the 16th through the 20th, which is the start of the area’s ‘season’. Many prestigious wineries can be found at the festival, and a number of fun events are planned each year, like their “Great Wines in Grand Houses” tour (where you can wine and dine in some of the city’s most historic homes) and their Harbor Gala held at the historic White Elephant waterfront hotel.
Where will your love of wine take you this year? Have another favorite festival to share? Let us know!