Winefest Calgary

February 23, 2011 13:10 ET

Winefest Calgary -Uncorking A Festival of Flavour

The year's most anticipated all-inclusive wine event returns to spoil Calgarians

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2011) - Your every sense will be seduced during three hours of all-inclusive wine sampling! Winefest invites Calgary and surrounding areas to spend an evening indulging in a vast selection of local and international wines, port, sparkling and dessert wine from the world's most celebrated wine regions. Now in it's 13th year, Winefest is the oldest wine festival in Calgary. The event will take place February 24 - 26 at Stampede Park's BMO Centre.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of swirling, sipping and savouring at Winefest's relaxed and social atmosphere. During the tasting session, guests can get to know their grapes, as knowledgeable experts point out subtle tasting notes and pairing tips. Winefest is a playground for the palate, where attendees can anticipate three delicious days of decadent wine and tasty hors d'oeuvres.

"Winefest is a great chance to explore new wines on the market, and the perfect opportunity to 'try before you buy," said Cathy Miller, Festival Director. "Attendees can interact with wine reps, explore interesting blends, hunt for new finds and track down their old favourites. This year, we're really excited about the incredible selection of hors d'oeuvres. Guests can have fun experimenting how each wine's characteristics transform and compliment this year's delicious bites, which include grilled mushroom and goat cheese flatbread, butternut squash soup and sugar spiced salmon."

With more than 200 wines and over 60 wineries featured at Winefest, attendees can look forward to sampling a broad range of wines from around the globe. This year's festival will feature wineries from a dozen different countries including; Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Greece. New and old world wines, unique labels, port and dessert wine will all be available for sampling.

Winefest guests will receive a complimentary Riedel wine glass and a Tasting Notebook upon arrival. Attendees can make tasting notes about their favourite wine and purchase their finds at the onsite liquor store.

About Winefest Calgary

Winefest Calgary is one of the most anticipated wine events in all of Alberta . It will be held at Stampede Park's BMO Centre from February 24 -26, 2011. Please visit www.celebratewinefest.com for more information on ticket prices, times, and the tasty details on what's happening at this year's Festival.

Contact Information

  • Brookline Public Relations
    Sharon Lee
    403-538-5641 ext 108
    Celluar: 403-830-1688
    slee@brooklinepr.com