Mark your calendar: The 8th Annual LAWineFest starts on June 8, 2013

On June 8-9, 2013, the LAWineFest will be held at Hollywood’s Historic Raleigh Studios. It will showcase award-winning wines from 13 countries, craft brews, artisan cocktails, interactive cooking demos, wine tasting seminars, GFT’s (Gourmet Food Trucks), and early-entrance VIP tickets for an exclusive festival experience. Every year, the LAWineFest picks a charity to sponsor and this year’s beneficiary is Food Forward, bringing together volunteers and neighbors to share in the harvesting and recovery of locally grown produce  from private homes, public spaces, and farmers markets – 100% is distributed at no cost to agencies serving our community’s most vulnerable.

LAWineFest Seminars
Discovering Spain’s Rioja: Rioja is Spain’s leading wine region, where winemaking dates back to Roman times. It became Spain’s first DO (Denominación de Origen) controlled appellation in 1926, then was promoted to the newly–created DOCa (or Denominación de Origen Calificada) status in 1991. The region isn’t a part of dusty history, however. Rioja is absolutely thriving, with more and more bodegas (wineries) expanding. That means now is the time to come discover and learn more about the notable and diverse wines coming from this exciting region of Spain. Exclusive wine tastings included. Saturday, June 8, 2:45pm and Sunday, June 9, 2pm - $15

Mahalo and see you there!

OC Food Diva