Spit or Swallow Newsletter Mid-Feb 2009
Don’t Know About the Economy,
A change for the better has come our way. Now when you visit our site and wish to view future wine festivals, just click on All, Eastern or Western WineFests. New feature is our calendar that allows your search to start with the month you wish to view. So instead of starting with festivals starting this week to ad infinitum, your choice is to start with a time frame you know that you want to get out and kick up heels at a wine festival. Hope you enjoy this as much as we have enjoyed adding this new feature.
South Beach Wine & Food Fest
5 Thumbs! Kudos to the South Beach Wine & Food Fest held this month. Either our in-house journalist had way too much of the grape or this event just continues to lead the way. Read more about it so you can plan now to attend next year’s festival at our comment section under the event; now in our “Past Wine Festivals” section.
Washington D C
2 Thumbs! Notice the height of the word WINE and that of the word food. Why? That was out take on this President’s Day weekend festival. A great sampling of wines, for sure. Lacking was the food portion. However, if you are within a reasonable drive to our nation’s capital or wish to spend a fun long weekend there, jump into this festival. Just make sure you have something on your tummy before going and be ready to jump across the street to the Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant to soak up some of that alcohol. And, if attending, remember to make dinner reservations if in town during Valentine’s Day, like it was this year. See more under our comments for this festival as well as some pics and video.
Where We’ll Be Visiting
Of course, we will be attending our own local find festival, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest this year being held at Miromar Lakes in Estero, FL (between Naples & Ft Myers.) Since this is near our office, stop by and we’ll sample some of the grape!
Suggestion of the Month
Get writing at our “comments” section for any wine festival you either have attended in the past or are planning to during this upcoming year. Others, including us here at winefestnews.com want to know your opinions.
So write your ROAR — Rave Or/And Rant about a festival NOW……
Upcoming Festivals & Things to Check Out
Couldn’t help but notice an ad in the NYTimes for the Compass Lobster Festival. Not really a real festival but this restaurant if offering a 3lb Grilled Whole Lobster from ME for $39. Makes you want to jump on a plane and fly up to the Big Apple. 212-875-8600. Yes, it is okay to make your own 1 or 2 person festival over dinner of lobster and WINE…….
Pigs & Pinot in Heraldsburg on Fri/Sat, Mar 20-21 at Charlie Palmer’s seems like an ideal setting and pairing for the likes of Emeril and ME!!! www.hotelhealdsburg.com/pp.php
Traveling late in March/early April? Try the Taste of Vail, if not sold out or the Spring Wine & Jazz Fest in lonely Las Vegas. Of course, we have set our sites on the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival in mid-April.
Joke of the Month
New Age Cowboy was driving throught Montana when he sites a sign in front of a local bar that reads
Happy Hour Special - Lobster Tail and Wine
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