LA Wine Festival returns to Raleigh Studios June 8-9th
Hollywood CA (West Hollywood Today) 5/29/2013
The Southland’s signature celebration of wine, beer, spirits and
food returns to Hollywood June 8-9th, and will be benefitting
homegrown charity Food Forward .
By Karen Ostlund
8th Annual LAWineFest is
back to Hollywood’s Historic Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave. for two days;Saturday, June 8th, 2-6
p.m.and Sunday, June 9th, 12-5 p.m.
the studio operated as “Famous Players Fiction Studio”s, with a Mary Pickford
production as one of the first features to be filmed on the lot. This was
during the silent era, and the owner had already vision to build one of the
world's first soundstage, complete with a glass top, so light could enter
without disrupting sound recording.
Among the 500 wines and 37 wineries, breweries, distilleries featured are Allied Importers, Rosenthal Estate Winery, Jada
Vineyard, Ventura Country Winery, Wilson Creek, Vibrant Rioja, Cielo Malibu
Estate, ZAP – Zinfandel, Karl Strauss, K & L Wines and Phantom Rivers
LAWineFest was founded in
2005 by renowned wine personality Dr. Joel M. Fisher, and is L.A.’s largest and
longest-running wine-tasting event, with the goal of making wine and also to
support the homegrown charity Food Forward.
Dr. Fisher is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The
Circle of Wine Writers (UK), and the International Federation of Wine and
Spirits Writers. Awarded a Wine Enthusiast Media Scholarship for 2005 at the
Culinary Institute of America, he is the author of the Wine
Work Book, now in its 6th edition.
Celebrity Chefs Eric
Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose and Chang Sivilay of the Mandarin Hotel
West Hollywood and Asia de Cuba will be presenting interactive cooking demos on
the Wolf Range, one of the event’s premiere sponsors.
This year’s event will also
showcase award-winning wines from 13 countries, pouring craft brews and mixing
up artisan cocktails, interactive cooking demos, wine tasting seminars, food
trucks and early-entrance VIP tickets. All
tickets include all wine you can drink, but excludes the food and seminars.
LA Wine Fest 2013 Seminars
Saturday, June 8at 2:45pm: Discovering Spain’s Rioja;
$15 | 3:45pm: Artisinal Cheese & Wine Pairing Adventures
with Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario; $35 4:45pm: Walking in Their Shoes: a
panel discussion with California winemakers and winery owners, $15.
Sunday, June 9 - 1pm:
Wine & Cheese - A Good Combo? Hosted by Terry & Wally August of
Fancifull Fine Food & Baskets, $35 | 2pm: Discovering
Spain’s Rioja, $15 | 3pm: Artisanal Cheese & Wine
Pairing Adventures, $35
Stella Artois Beer Garden will
offer several brew varieties on tap for all guests to enjoy.
Food Trucks &
Restaurants include Lobsta Truck, Heirloom, Tainamite, Green Truck, Slammin’ Sliders,
Hot’s Kitchen, The Surfer Taco, Sweet Arleen’s Cupcake & Bread Puddings.
Plates start at $2.
Street parking (metered on
Saturday) and paid parking is available at Paramount Studios lots on Bronson
and Van Ness.
VIP Tickets are
available on Saturday, June 8 only; $30, upgrade includes early admission at 1pm,
access to the VIP Garden featuring exclusive tastings and VIP gift bag. For
more info visit: www.lawinefest.com