Okay, so here’s the deal gang. I have a giveaway! That’s right, 2 tickets to the Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival which is just around the corner. Having gone to this event more than a few times now, I can say that it is easily one of the better events you can attend. You get to mingle with other food lovers and drink aficionados’ while meeting producers, chefs, wine makers and more. If you can grab a few friends to accompany your night of food and wine, I think it could be a very memorable time. Plus, at least in my experience, it will introduce you to something you didn’t know about or were worried about buying. All in all, it’s a win-win situation.
So here’s the deal, I have two (2) tickets for the Friday, October 21 session (4-10pm). When presented at the door, these tickets will allow for complimentary access into the Grand Tasting Hall. Tickets are not transferable to Saturday’s session. Please note that all attendees will need to purchase sampling coupons (50 cents each) to use in exchange for samples of food, wine and other beverages. This is an adult only event. All attendees must be 18 years or older. Minors (including infants) are not permitted to attend. **The winner, selected by random.org, is comment number 7 – Linda**
The rules of the giveaway are as such; tell me the best thing you’ve ever won in the comment section. It could be a free trip from a radio station, a bag of chips, or a high five. I’ll close the giveaway this upcoming Sunday (16th), at 5PM MST, and hold a random draw. You’ll need to put a valid email in the appropriate box when telling me your story (not in the comment itself), so that I can contact you. Now, let’s have some fun and hear what you’ve won!!!!
What: If there was ever a weekend where taste, texture, colour, and aroma come together in breathtaking and mouthwatering detail, than this is it. From gourmet mini-bites, to decadent sweets, wines, and adult beverages, the Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is the perfect place to indulge and succumb to all senses. Back for two days, the Grand Tasting Hall will see its largest gathering of food and beverage exhibitors. Attendees can enjoy an endless array of delectable cuisine from local restaurants and hotels, as well as a diverse selection of wine, import beer and premium spirits.
This year, guests can sample award-winning wines from the Wine Access International Value Wine Awards (IVWA), which showcases the best in affordable wines.
A major trend this year is creating new and funky ways to drink spirits. Liqueurs and vodkas are making it easier to try new variations on established styles of drinks with quirky new flavours. Chocolate wines and flavoured sakes and have raised eyebrows and helped to create new and interesting taste profiles. To name a few:
- Flavoured fruit sakes such as a Takara Hana white peach sake;
- Dessert inspired vodkas from Pinnacle including cookie dough, cake and whipped chocolate ; and
- Spice infused beers including a Mexican chilli beer.
For the first time, the Festival welcomes the Dairy Farmers of Canada Cheese Seminars. Patrons will be treated to complimentary cheese samples while learning about cheese made from 100% Canadian milk. Legendary winemaker Charles Smith, known for his big hair, rock star attitude and bold and fun wines will be making several appearance at the Purple Valley Imports booth, and International Cellars, Peter Lehman booth will have daring aerialists suspended from “chandeliers” over their booth.
Chef’s from across the city will be serving up specialty’s such as:
- Vension Meatballs, slow braised in a red wine sauce and topped with duck cracklings, aged pecorino and micro greens by Niche Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge;
- Bulgogi beef on Chinese green onion cakes created by Evil Dave’s Grill;
- Salted burnt caramel, truffle with burnt caramel ganache accessorized with sea salt courtesy of JACEK Chocolate Couture and much more!
Liquor Depot will once again feature an on-site liquor store, where attendees can purchase their favourite finds from the night. Liquor Connect will also be available to demonstrate to consumers how LiquorConnect.com can help find sensational sips after the festival.
Who: Food lovers, wine, spirit, and beer enthusiasts are invited to indulge in a selection of palate pleasing samples from local exhibitors. Attendees can sample some of the award-winning wines from several of the Wine Access International Value Wine Award (IVWA) winners. It’s an evening of tasty treats, that are sure to leave taste buds completely satisfied and craving more.
Why: Enjoy an evening of sampling fine wines, delicious food, and an array of unique spirits and beer in a relaxed atmosphere with family, friends, and co-workers alike.
When: Friday, October 21, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, October 22, 3-10 p.m.
Where: Shaw Conference Centre, Halls A –C
*A big thank you to the fine people behind the Edmonton Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival for allowing me to have this giveaway!!!