The International Wine Festival offers more than just wine. This popular festival also has an assortment of delicious food, live music, and art, all for the low price of $45 in advance and $55 at the door. You can also pay an extra $5 if you want to see the exhibit “DRIVE! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles.” This special ticketed exhibit usually costs $12 for adults, so that’s a great deal.
This year’s festival will be held at the Taubman Museum of Art on Jan. 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Get the details, grab some friends, and head to this one-of-a-kind event.
Expert Wine and Food Pairings
Are you the type of person who uncorks a bottle of wine and then just grabs whatever’s in the fridge to eat? You’re far from alone. Most people don’t know what foods and wines go together, but you’ll find out at the festival. You’ll get to sample more than 30 wines that range from sparkling whites to bold reds while enjoying some appetizers and desserts as well. The food and wine and perfectly paired, allowing you to appreciate the flavors.
You’ll even get tasting notes as you try the different wines. The tasting notes will help you understand what you should be looking for as you sample the wines. Suddenly, you’ll discover those fruity or oaky hints as you enjoy the wine. You’ll become quite the wine connoisseur during the festival.
The Insider’s Talk
Have you always wondered how wine is made? Virginia Tech Senior Instructor John Boyer will be on hand, providing an expert talk about winemaking. You’ll get all kinds of cool information during the talk.
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Just in case wine isn’t entertaining enough, you can also listen to music and explore the galleries at the museum. There are all kinds of cool exhibits going on right now, including “Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present.” You’ll want to spend quite a bit of time walking through the galleries.
You might need a designated driver when you go to the International Wine Festival. Sweeten the deal with the help of a new vehicle from Berglund Automotive in Roanoke, Virginia. Let the designated driver take you in your new ride. Your friends will fight for the chance to drive you to the festival in your new vehicle, so that’ll be one worry off your list.