8th Annual LA Wine Festival 2013 Recap

A few weeks ago, I drank wine. Lots and lots of wine. Stop #4 on my Eventbrite blogger LA tour was at the 8th Annual LA Wine Festival at the historic Raleigh Studios on Melrose Ave. My ticket gave me access to over over 500 wines, spirits & brews, lifestyle exhibitors, seminars, cooking demos with Celebrity Chefs (Eric Greenspan and Chang Sivilay) and oh yeah, food trucks.

The two day event featured a handful of popular LA food on wheels like Heirloom LA, the Lobsta Truck and gelato from Palazzolo’s. There was also live music and a photo booth. Did I mention there was wine? Cause there was… and it flowed like water.

This was an event to celebrate all things grape-derived. Not to be outdone, there was also a good variety of other alcoholic beverages. The beer line for Stella Artois was impossibly long…

…so instead I decided to dip over to the Peruvian, Pisco Portón for a cocktail. And I was glad I did, this was such a refreshing treat! Probably my favorite drink of the whole event!

There were cheese pairings, spicy Tabasco Brand chocolates, mini sandwiches from Solo Tapas and the Korean wine, Kooksoondang which had a fruity and smooth taste that reminded me of Japanese sake.

I stopped by to say hi at the Farm Fresh to You booth. They are a local farm-to-door delivery service of organic produce, which I wrote about in a previous post, here.

There were so many vendors, it was impossible to try them all. Good thing, the event spans two days!

Overall, it was a relaxing way to spend the afternoon with friends. Compared to other LA wine events, I’d say the size was medium. (Not too huge, not too small).Check out the slide show below for more highlights from the festival.

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