Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival
WHAT: 5th Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 8 (5-10pm) | Friday, Nov. 9 (4pm-10pm) | Saturday, Nov. 10 (Noon-10pm)
NOTE: 2012 Festival dates are one week earlier than in previous years.
WHERE: The elegant 40,000 sq-ft Steelcase Ballroom inside DeVos Place, downtown Grand Rapids.
WHO: Celebrating its 5th year, this show will be even bigger and better than ever before! Drawing more than 12,000 people, it is the largest culinary event in the state and one of the premiere festivals of its kind in the Midwest. Catering to both the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of wine, food and other culinary delights, this festival delivers a grand experience that is sure to please every palette.
INFO: Over one hundred wineries from around the world provide samples of as many as 1200 assorted wines – including some hard to find, top shelf vintages. Brewmasters and distillers are also on hand, providing tastes of their hand-crafted beverages.
Chefs from the area’s top restaurants prepare and serve small plates of their culinary specialties.
Select restaurants partner with distinguished wineries and breweries for special Pairings – gourmet multicourse meals served on-site in a casual yet intimate “bar top” setting. Tickets are $35-$45 each and may be purchased in advance online or at the Festival on a first-come, first-served basis.
Esteemed individuals from the culinary world host seminars, demonstrations and workshops on the Meijer
Food Stage. Free beverage seminars, held classroom style in the breakout rooms off the Grand Gallery,
give festival-goers a more in-depth look into the world of wine, beer and spirits.
Gourmet specialty items and high-end accessories are available in the Riverfront Marketplace.
Culinary and hospitality students from Secchia Institute of Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University and Baker College – Culinary Institute of Michigan work side-by-side with industry leaders for an unparalleled educational experience.
INFO: 800-328-6550 | GRWineFestival.com | Facebook.com/GRWineFestival | Twitter.com/GRWineFestival
Henri Boucher, Show Producer (616-447-2860 | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dawn Baker, Show Manager (616-447-2860 | email@example.com)
Dianna Stampfler, Show Publicist (269-330-4228 | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wine and Food Festival, LLC
2121 Celebration Dr NE · Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525 · 616-447-2860 · FAX: 616-447-2861
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