THE BELOW INFORMATION IS FOR 2014 - PLEASE CHECK BACK AROUND JANUARY 1ST FOR INFORMATION ON THE 2015 EVENT! 

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AND PARKING INFORMATION

  

This NEW Culinary Event is a MUST VISIT for Foodies everywhere. From the producers at Drink.Eat.Relax … join us for a weekend of food enjoyment and relaxation that has never been tasted before. Escape the hustle of the Beltway politics and imbibe in the most delicious pairings and demonstrations of the summer.

Over 100 International Different Wines, Beers, and Spirits in an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE affair.

Authentic South American Grilling Demonstrations to start your summer off right. Join Chef Victor Albisu, owner of Del Campo, an upscale South American grill in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was named a Best New Restaurant of 2013 by Esquire magazine. Chef Victor will be hosting the South American Grilling Demonstrations!

Two Tracts of Hands-On Workshops from Wine Exploration, to Butchering … get into a small group and get your hands dirty.

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• Enjoy the Mid-Atlantic’s Best Food Trucks

• Picnic under the Great Tents

• Enjoy gourmet cheese from Cedar Hill Farm.

• Travel The World in Specialty Pavilions including The South American Adventure and the Pan Asian Expedition

• Enjoy Chef Demonstrations on the Cooking Stage

Join Scott Drewno, Spike Mendelsohn, and Jonah Kim for amazing cooking demonstrations all weekend long. Check out the full schedule of chefs on the Cooking Stage here!

  

         Scott Drewno        Bart Vandaele          Joe Yonan

• The Craft Beer Tasting Village will offer the latest in seasonal craft beers and ciders

• Tryout your favorites at the Gin Tasting Table, Compare Scotches at the Scotch Lounge, Find love at the Rum Shack, and many other specialty areas.

• The VIP experience is nothing like other events we have produced and not like anything seen before. The VIP area offers additional, higher-end tastings, a lounge atmosphere and special seating. It is designed to offer new surprises every hour, starting on the hour. This year’s theme is an Ode to the Orient Express. Guests will enjoy different tastes throughout the day. As well – guests will still be able to leave the space and enjoy the rest of the event without missing out. VIP guests are very limited and admission includes a Goodie Bag.

VIP Schedule:
Paris, France  Noon – 1pm
Strasbourg, Germany  1pm – 2pm
Vienna, Austria  2pm - 3pm
Budapest, Poland  3pm – 4pm
Bucarest, Romania  4pm – 5pm
Istanbul,Turkey  5pm – 6pm

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JOIN FESTIVAL FOUNDER GREG NIVENS FOR AN EXCLUSIVE VERTICAL TASTING IN ONE OF OUR WORKSHOP AREAS!
 
 

ADMISSION OPTIONS:
*Advance ticket purchasers have priority entry.
Onsite Ticket Sales are Cash ONLY.

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VIP ADMISSION & TASTING GLASS: $149 Advance Saturday / $129 Advance Sunday. Access to the show from Noon - 6pm. Includes a souvenir wine glass & lanyard, unlimited samples of all beverages, one extra hour of sampling, goodie bag and all performances and cooking demos. These packages include admission to ALL workshops during the event at no charge (seats are limited and first come first serve). Access to VIP Experience and all VIP benefits including specialty tastings and access to the VIP washrooms.

GENERAL ADMISSION & TASTING GLASS: $59 Advance / $69 on-site Access from 1pm–6pm. Includes a souvenir wine glass, unlimited samples, cooking demos and selected workshops.

VIP DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $99 Advance, either day. Includes access to VIP Experience and all VIP benefits including specialty tastings and access to the VIP washrooms. No alcohol sampling is included with this ticket.

REGULAR DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $39 Advance and includes admission into the event ONLY. This does not offer any access to the VIP areas or benefits.

KIDS- 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE! This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.

 

 

 

 

 
Advanced Ticket Sales will close at 5pm on the Wednesday before the event or 5/28/14 or when sold out. Advance tickets will NOT be sent to your mailing address, your name will be placed on the Will Call list. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. You can gain entry by presenting a valid ID (Driver's License or Other Government Issued form of I.D. that verifies legal drinking age of 21). All ticket sales are final. No Refunds and No Exchanges. Ticket price does not include the guarantee of an autograph. Show is rain or shine. Chairs and blankets welcome! Please no pets. Management reserves the right to check all bags. No outside glassware allowed. All alcoholic drinks must be sampled from tasting glass/cup provided. Management reserves the right in our discretion, to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and / or rudeness without a refund. All ticket purchasers understand that their voice, name and image may be recorded by various mechanical and/or electrical means. All ticket holders release any claim they might have in law or equity in connection with the utilization of such material by Trigger Agency, LLC and authorize Trigger Agency, LLC and grant unto it or its assignees the absolute right to use said materials in connection with advertising, publicity, exhibitions, or, without limitation, any other purpose. Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Please drink responsibly.