For me, mid-fall always means hitting up the Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival! I have attended for the past few years now and still like going to hang out with friends while being surrounded by wine and food, especially Papa Chocolat’s handmade chocolates. This year’s event will be taking place on November 6-7 at the Shaw Conference Centre.
Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival 2015. Photo Supplied.
It’s that time of year again… The Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is back the 13th year on Oct 24-25! I have had fantastic experiences the last two years that I have attended the event. I always look forward to trying some of the wonderful food and wine the city (and beyond) has to offer.
For those that are not familiar the Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival, it takes place in Halls A-C of the Shaw Conference Centre and is food and beverage filled extravaganza. The Grand Tasting Hall will be serving up a collection of wines from around the globe, premium spirits, single malt and blended scotches, port, specialty liqueurs, and import and micro-brewed beer to go with tasty food from local restaurants, hotels and food purveyors. There will definitely be something for everyone and if you want to see what you’re in store for, check out the lists of wineries participating, other adult beverages and food samples! In addition to the food and wine, the Dairy Farmers of Canada will be hosting free cheese seminars (first come first serve) – I missed participating last year but it looked like a lot of fun!
It’s that time of year again – Winefest is back in Edmonton for the 6th year and this iteration falls on Valentine’s weekend (is Valentine’s weekend a thing?), so if you’re looking for something to do with someone you love (or just like a lot) – this would be a fun time! I was at Winefest last year and had an absolute blast – I can’t wait to go back this year!
Winefest is an all-inclusive tasting event covering 17 different wine regions (247 wines!) that will be taking place at the Shaw Conference Centre. Attendees will be able to sample a variety of red, white, sparkling and desserts while nibbling on hor d’oeuvres provided by the Shaw Conference Centre and talking to wine experts about the various wines available to sample. Sobeys Liquor is the title sponsor of the event, so they will have a store on-site for people pick up a bottle of their favorite wines or stock up on at a later date at one of their retail locations.
Wow. Time really does fly by when you’re having fun… but I am kind of back on the blogging wagon (or at least trying to get back on). So let’s talk about the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival! As you may remember, I went for the first time last year (and hosted a giveaway back then too) and while I never got around to posting a review of the festival, I will say I had a fabulous time and pretty much ate my way through the event (I think I had to be rolled home?!).
The Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival is back for the 12th year! How did I not know about this from years 1-10 – I blame the poor student budget for keeping away me from wine and food. Anyways, the Festival is back next weekend in the Shaw Conference Centre and I have a pair of tickets to give away to one of my awesome readers (despite a lack of reading material lately).
I originally wasn’t planning on attending Winefest as I had to work during the industry tasting and couldn’t afford the $75 ticket price in my Frugal February budget, but JP won tickets for the Saturday afternoon tasting and invited me along (yay JP!).
Winefest is an all inclusive event held at the Shaw Conference Centre that allows participants to sample hundreds of different wines from all the around the world. While I like wine, there was no way we would be able to sample everything and I have to admit, I was really harsh with which sips I finished and which ones I just dumped out. But there was so much wine that I probably missed some really good ones, but *shrug* that’s what next year is for?