The Southland’s signature celebration of wine, beer, spirits and food takes place June 8-9, benefitting homegrown charity Food Forward
LOS ANGELES, CA; (June 7, 2013) -- In addition to showcasing award-winning wines from 13 countries, pouring craft brews and mixing up artisan cocktails, the 8th Annual LAWineFest will serve up interactive cooking demos, wine tasting seminars, Twitter-ific food trucks and early-entrance VIP tickets for those looking for an exclusive fest experience.
Saturday, June 8 - 2:45pm: Discovering Spain’s Rioja; $15 | 3:45pm: Artisinal Cheese & Wine Pairing Adventures with Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario; $35 (a sell-out every year) | 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 (a sell-out every year)
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.
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; not included in event ticket price.
Saturday, June 8, 2-6 p.m. and Sunday, June 9, 12-5 p.m.
Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave. LA, CA 90038
$85/single; $150/couple; $20 designated driver
Visit www.LAWineFest.com for early-bird pricing and to purchase tickets
Street parking (metered on Saturday) and paid parking available at Paramount Studios lots on Bronson and Van Ness.
Founded in 2005 by wine personality Dr. Joel M. Fisher, LAWineFest is L.A.’s largest and longest-running wine-tasting event, with the goal of making wine fun and accessible for Angelenos while supporting a local charitable organization each year.
About Food Forward
Food Forward’s mission is to bring together volunteers and neighbors to share in the harvesting and recovery of locally grown produce from private homes, public spaces and farmers markets, 100% of which is then distributed at no cost to agencies serving our community's most vulnerable.