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Sneak a Taste of Chicago Toast of the Town

Monday, April 27th, 2009 at 4:25:18 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

We are only a few days away from our exciting Toast of the Town Chicago, this Thursday at the Field Museum. To whet your palates, we’ve asked some of the chefs from participating restaurants to send us recipes and photos of some of the featured dishes they will be serving. Today we have seared scallops with artichokes in 3 styles from Lockwood Restaurant and roasted vegetable, hearts of palm and carrot mousse terrine with caramelized popcorn coulis from Carlos’. Give these recipes a try at home, then taste the real thing this Thursday! Tickets are still available, $75 for a limited time.

Cheers to San Francisco Toast of the Town 2009

Friday, April 10th, 2009 at 3:25:11 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

San Francisco Toast of the Town

Anticipation builds for our upcoming Toast of the Towns in Atlanta, Chicago and New York following a tremendous San Francisco event on March 26th. The War Memorial Opera House was filled with happy tasters who strolled its beautiful floors, eating flavor-packed bites and drinking wines from all over the world.

Toast of the Town 2009: 10 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss It

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 6:34:36 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Toast of the Town San Francisco

In just three short weeks, our exciting, annual wine and restaurant tasting event, Toast of the Town, will hit San Francisco (March 26th), followed by Atlanta (April 16th), Chicago (April 30th) and New York (June 15th).

We realize this year it may be tough to indulge in a night such as Toast of the Town, so let us offer you 10 reasons why it’s worth every penny:

10) The Early Bird Discount. Though Toast of the Town sells out every year, this year we are offering an exclusive discount to early buyers. Secure your tickets now and take $20 off the cost of a grand ticket and $25 off the cost of a VIP. We like to reward the early birds.

9) 500 Wines. Rather than splurging on one bottle of wine at a restaurant with a high markup, you’ll be free to experience hundreds of unique tastes in one room.

Wine Enthusiast Toast of the Town New York: The Final Stop

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 at 1:50:21 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Last Monday, May 19th, marked the final stop on our 4-city Toast of the Town 2008 tour. We began in San Francisco, then hit Atlanta, Chicago and ended at New York’s Lincoln Center. Everyone enjoyed truly memorable food and wine in the company of many spirited people. Not only were there hundreds of bottles being poured and unique tastes served like crispy sweet breads and lasagna with truffle oil, there were also some brand new potions like champagne beer and ginger liqueur, that Toast of the Town attendants were privy to.

Wine Enthusiast Toast of the Town Atlanta: A Swimming Success

Monday, May 5th, 2008 at 4:40:56 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

This year we sailed into uncharted territory, hosting our first Toast of the Town at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The cavernous room at the aquarium was simply breathtaking, with a multicolored roof and a beluga whale tank. There was so much amazing food, I filled up before making it halfway around the room. I did try to follow the “10 Ways to Make the Most of a Wine/Food Tasting Event”, pacing myself as I tasted plates, paired with standouts like a Sonoma-Cutrer Single Vineyard Chardonnay, German Rieslings and Brunellos beyond belief.

Highlights from San Francisco Toast of the Town 2008

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 at 3:01:17 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Lips are still smacking as the buzz following our second annual Toast of the Town, San Francisco echoes through the blogosphere. We’re honored to have met so many readers and customers, and to have received such positive feedback following the event.

10 Ways to Make the Most of a Wine/Food Tasting Event

Friday, March 21st, 2008 at 11:56:26 AM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

A tasting event is a true culinary adventure, with rows of tables filled with unique bites and prestigious bottles of wine for sampling. With all of the options on the table, you want to get the most for your money and time. After hosting (and attending) these events for years now, we have some secret tricks of the trade to offer, which will help you maximize your evening.