Sip Wine Like a Millionaire, Pair Wine with Heat and Sparkle with the Wine Experts at the 2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival April 24-26th

Sip Wine with the Experts under the Big Texas Sky!

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2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival April 24-26th  Tickets here!

There is a special place in my heart for Austin and The Hill Country! While living in Austin (Dripping Springs-Gateway to the Hill Country), I became inspired to become a student of wine and my passion has continued to lead me to great places in my life!

On Saturday and Sunday, come and learn why wine can be an integral part of your culinary experience as they work together to complement and enhance each other! Whether you are a novice or collector, these seminars will heighten your love for wine!

Vilma Mazaite Advanced Sommelier at laV Restaurant in Austin,Texas

04/25 | 12:45 – 1:30 | Surprising Sparklers

Vilma Mazaite, Advanced Sommelier at the Provence-inspired laV Restaurant  and Wine Bar, will walk you through some of her favorite sparkling selections. From world-renowned bottles to surprising and hard-to-come-by finds, she’ll taste you through her favorite bubbles from around the world perfect for every occasion and price range.


photo courtesy of AFWF 2015

Mark Oldman n award-winning author, wine expert for Pottery Barn, wine columnist for The Food Network, and tv judge on PBS.

04/25 | 12:00 – 12:45 | Heat Seekers: Best Wine for Spicy

Whether your passion is Cajun Shrimp, Flaming Orange Habanero Kimchi, or generous shakes of Texas Pete, Mark Oldman reveals the best wines – bubbly, white, and red – to combat fiery food.
04/26 | 12:45 – 1:30 | Wine for IPO Millionaires: Special Occasion Wine

Author Mark Oldman takes you on a high-flying tour of some of the world’s most delicious “special occasion” wines. Whether it’s for a special gift for your boss, in-laws or yourself, Mark provides the low down on the best high-end bottles


  photo courtesy AFWF 2015


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