An annual highlight of the Livermore Valley wine scene is the annual Taste Our Terroir weekend. Great news: it is time to choose your events for this year’s celebration! Here is what is just around the corner.
This year, there are 13 different events between July 21st and the 24th, each striving for your attention. The centerpiece event is the food and wine pairing competition at Casa Real on Thursday night. Twenty local winemakers and chefs are paired to present their very best food and wine pairings. The creations will be judged by Catherine Fallis of PlanetGrape.com, Carolyn Jung of FoodGal.com and Ian White of San Francisco Magazine, plus the ever-popular People’s Choice award based on attendee voting. Add the amazing dessert room (provided by Sysco) and the silent auction and you have a recipe for an amazing evening.
This event sells out every year, so don’t delay ordering your tickets! VIP tickets are $125 and grant access to the event at 5pm (one hour early). General admission tickets are $85 in advance and $95 after July 1st.
There is much more to enjoy during the Taste Our Terroir weekend. There are a dozen more events from which to choose, all following the food and wine competition. Learn about wine from Livermore icons like Karl Wente, John Concannon and Earl Ault. Study pickling, cooking techniques, or the Livermore terroir with experts. Still hungry? Have lunch in the garden, a lobster boil, or a progressive dinner spanning three wineries. Then you can wrap up the weekend with an in-depth exploration of Port. So many choices!
The only difficult part of the entire weekend is choosing which events to attend. Order tickets soon so that these popular sessions don’t get away. See you there!
About the Author: John grills a mean steak and is always in the market for another wine fridge. Believes that if a winery has more than 10 employees, it's probably too big. Buys wine faster than he drinks it, but who cares?
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