Friday, October 24, 2008

Mexican Wines to be Featured at San Diego Bay Wine Event (1/3)

by Steve Dryden

One of my favorite annual wine and food events takes place from November 12th thru the 16th, along the beautiful harbor of San Diego Bay. I love this event because it features local, regional and national wine from Mexico and the western United States. In addition, it exposes Mexican wine to over 6,000 wine lovers and consumers that live within easy driving distance of our premier wine country, and allows us from Mexico a convenient opportunity to sample some of the best wines coming from US wine producers.

The Baja California premier wineries featured will be: L.A. Cetto, Cavas Valmar ,Chateau Camou, Bodegas San Rafael, Vin˜a de Liceaga, and Vinisterra, along with micro-brewed beer from Tijuana Brewery and Cucapah Brewery. Baja California restaurants in attendance are some of our region’s best: Villa Saverios Restaurant ~ Casa Plascencia Restaurant of Tijuana, La Querencia Restaurant of Tijuana, El Olivo Restaurant of Ensenada and El Asao Restaurant of Tecate. Copies of food and wine articles from The Baja Times will be available at the Baja California pavilion.

This amazing wine and food event features over 700 wineries, 60 of San Diego’s top fine dining restaurants, 30 gourmet food companies and many other exhibitors. Several palate pleasing events include presentations of gourmet foods, celebrity chefs, wine dinners, cooking classes, wine tasting classes, olive oil competition, live and silent auctions, personalities and “way too much” premium wine and gourmet food.

Endorsed as a “must do” event by the Baja Times, The Guadalupe Grapevine and other lesser known publications to include: voted one of California's top food festivals by the Los Angeles Times, ranked top 100 Southern California Events by BizBash Magazine and listed among top U.S. Wine & Food Festivals on One thing is certain, the diversity of food and wine selections are enormous and marvelous ~ there is something here to make everyone happy and content! The 5th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods with part of the proceeds used to benefit the American Institute of Wine & Food culinary arts scholarship program.

(to be continued)

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