August is finally here and it's a very exciting month. This coming month offers some of the best wine tastings, festivals, and parties across the country during the summer.
No matter where you are this month, chances are there's ample opportunity to eat some good food, sip some great wine and just relax. Read on for some of the best wine events happening around America.
SF Chefs 2011, San Francisco, August 1-7
SF Chefs is San Francisco's premier food, wine, and spirits festival. Set on San Francisco's legendary Union Square and at venues throughout the city, the festival offers numerous opportunities to mingle with master chefs, mixologists, winemakers and other culinary superstars. Click here for tickets and information.
Wine, Women & Shoes Buffalo, NY, August 2
Shop, sip, and savor. Enjoy an amazing selection of this season’s must-have shoes and wine from across the country. Bid on designer apparel and enjoy a fashion show all the while benefiting the Kaleida Health Foundation. Click here for tickets and information.
13th Annual Paso Robles Rotary Winemakers’ Cookoff, August 6
Enjoy choice wine and excellent food prepared by some of the best winemakers in the Paso Robles Appellation. Tickle your tastebuds, listen to live music, and have a great time while benefiting local high-school seniors. Click here for tickets and information.
Summer BBQ Wine Dinner, Minnesota, August 10
Prepare yourself for a delicious evening of BBQ and vino at Spill The Wine restaurant. For only $35, you will be able to taste four different wines from around the world paired with a grilled feast. Click here for tickets and information.
5th Annual Divas Uncorked Wine and Food Festival, Martha’s Vineyard, August 11-14
Enjoy wine dinners, tastings and the beach during this festival on Martha’s Vineyard. Part of the event proceeds benefit The Island Food Pantry. Click here for tickets and information.
2011 Telluride Mountain Village Grand Tasting, August 12-14
Part of the 2011 Telluride Festival of the Arts, the signature Grand Tasting will feature fare from local restaurants, breweries and fine wineries. Click here for tickets and information.
Woodland Park Jazz Food and Wine Festival, Colorado, August 13
Enjoy jazz, wine and sunshine at this festival in Colorado. Tons of delicious local food will be available to enjoy in addition to all the music. Click here for tickets and information.
Napa Valley Wine Library Association’s Wine Library Weekend, August 13-14
Napa Valley Wine Library Weekend is an exceptional opportunity to become better acquainted with white wines of Napa Valley. Choose to attend the winemakers seminar featuring "Cool Whites, Hot Pinks and a Bit of Fizz" or sip your way through the annual wine tasting celebrating the whites wines of Napa. Click here for tickets and information.
Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, August 13-14
Finger Lakes wineries will be showcasing wines made from the New York region’s signature grape, along with live entertainment, arts and crafts, local harvest-fresh produce, a classic car show and a battle of the bands. Click here for tickets and information.
25th American Harvest Workshop Grand Chefs' Tasting, August 19
This is a not to be missed public walk-around tasting with dishes prepared by local chefs and purveyors, paired with Cakebread wines. Food and wine stations throughout the Cakebread grounds will give guests the chance to explore the winery lawn, garden and cellar. Tickets are $75 per person and available on Cakebread's website. Click here for more information.
Columbus Wine Festival, Ohio, August 26-27
With over 270 wines to taste and live music to enjoy during cooking seminars, the Columbus Wine Festival celebrates food, wine, music and friends. Even better, a portion of the proceeds from festival benefits the Franklin Park Conservatory. Click here for tickets and information.