1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20004

The Mid-Atlantic region’s most comprehensive indoor wine and food event returns to the nation’s capital for its 10th year, on Saturday, February 14 and Sunday, February 15 – Valentine’s and Presidents’ Day weekend – at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Over 200 international and domestic wineries will pour some 800 wines, and for the second year, spirits and some beers will be poured at the Washington, D.C. International Wine & Food Festival’s Grand Tasting. Weekend highlights include the 3rd Annual Grand Cru Wine Lounge, which this year will be incorporated into Saturday’s schedule (with a separate, exclusive admission); Plus Chef Demonstrations featuring culinary experts from Public Television and several local chefs.

Because the event has experienced massive growth over the years, the space being utilized at the Reagan Building has been increased and the redesigned in order to better accommodate the crowds in a manner that will enhance the experience and ensure that guests are able to interact with the various exhibitors.

Schedule of Events:
Saturday, February 14
- Grand Tasting for the Trade Noon – 2 pm
- Grand Tasting for Consumers 2 pm – 6 pm
Saturday, February 14
- Grand Cru Wine Lounge 2 pm – 6 pm

Sunday, February 15
- Grand Tasting for the Trade Noon – 2 pm
- Grand Tasting for Consumers 2 pm – 6 pm

Grand Tasting Ticket Prices:
Saturday or Sunday Grand Tasting Ticket
- $85 prior to February 6 or $95 after February 6
Two Day Grand Tasting Tickets – good for Saturday AND Sunday
- $140 prior to February 6 or $160 after February 6
(Plus $2.50 administrative fee per ticket ordered in advance, price includes tax, seminars priced separately).

Grand Cru Ticket Prices:
$125 prior to February 6 or $150 after February 6

Show highlights include:
• Grand Tasting: Main area – 800 wines from 200 international and domestic wineries. Countries divided into pavilions – take the world tour!
• Chef Cooking Demonstrations: Noted chefs and others will present their specialties and demonstrate to an admiring audience. Recipes are distributed.

Media Contacts: Kerry Lynn Bohen/Aubrey Davis, 703-534-4600
Tickets: 1-800-343-1174
Website: www.dcwinefestival.com

Official Website: http://www.dcwinefestival.com

Added by BWF1 on December 17, 2008