LAWineFest 2014 Hits Hollywood May 31 and June 1

New LAWF logoIf you’re in the LA area, and you love wine and food, I bet I know where you will be this weekend!

This Saturday May 31 from 2-6pm and Sunday June 1 from noon-5pm, 7500 LA Wine lovers will attend the 9th Annual LAWineFest (www.lawinefest.com), held once again outdoors under the sun at Hollywood’s historic Raleigh Studios  5300 Melrose Ave to benefit Make-a-Wish, Greater Los Angeles.

Remember to wear a hat and sunscreen! And if you’re attending, get social! Hashtag: #lawinefest Twitter: @lawinefest Instagram: #lawinefest

L.A.’s largest and longest-running consumer wine-tasting event, LAWineFest aims to make the world of wine fun and accessible for Angelenos. Founded in 2005 by renowned wine personality Dr. Joel M. Fisher, the event is considered one of the Southland’s signature celebrations of wine, beer, spirits and food.

LA Wine Fest tickets are still available at the door for $85 which gets you:

–unlimited tastings of more than 500 wines, brews and spirits from around the world with more than 100 labels/brands including many LA and Ventura County Wineries:

–access to food trucks onsite including:

–chef demos, seminars, guided tastings, live entertainment and more. Sessions include

SAT 2:30, SUN 3pm        Choosing Wines for Home-Cooked Meals with Del Frisco’s Grille Sommelier Adem Sash

SAT 3:00, SUN 1pm        Casey Flat Ranch: Where Bordeaux meets Rhone and cattle Roam

SAT 3:30        Cooking Demo & Pairing with Chef Tony Esnault (followed by an artisanal cocktail session hosted by Church & State’s mixology master Jon Navasartian, showing how to create a perfectly paired seasonal libation!)

SAT 4:30        Drinking for Health: Wine’s Beneficial Side  Dr. Patrick Farrell, MW

SUN 1:30        Taste Like a Master with  Dr. Patrick Farrell, MW
SUN 2:00      Cooking Demo & Pairing with Chef Connie Tran (BEP Vietnamese Kitchen)   followed by Rivera’s noted mixologist, Andrei Kissin, who will craft a Vietnamese-inspired cocktail.
SUN 3:30      Finding French Values: An Insider’s Look at the Languedoc with Michelle McCue,
Visit Programs & Seminars for details.
Street parking (metered on Saturday) and $10 paid parking available at Paramount Studios lots on Bronson and Van Ness. For more information, visit www.LAWineFest.com.
Looks like fun! I’m hoping to go–will I see you there?

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