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LA WineFest 2011
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LA WineFest 2010
64 ratings
4.4 average rating
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38 events
29 reviews
74 stars
attended Jun 05 2010

Event was just OK. Wine tasting options were many with only a couple standouts from some Paso Robles wineries and one Sake tasting booth. Day was extremely hot and event was super crowded. We've been to many wine fests (our absolute favorite...continued

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 05 2010

Once again, the LA Wine Fest fails to "get it right", and in some cases, appears to be purposefully vague in it's advertising, compared to so many other similar, well-run events offered through Goldstar. On the plus side, there were plenty of...continued

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6 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 05 2010

The event was okay. Disorganized in the beginning with ticket holders and will call lines confused. Parking area/rates not clearly identified Also gates opened late. Some decent wines. Limited shade and seating.

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With more than 130 wineries, spirits and thirst-quenching craft beers, great food, and over 30 lifestyle vendors, this is a weekend you will not want to miss! Sample over 500 different wines from at least 14 different countries. Meet and greet with LA’s top Master Sommeliers, wine educators, winery owners and vendors, and enjoy food from LA’s top restaurants. The event will also feature live music as well as DJ sets by Henry Eshelman.

About L.A. WineFest Presenter Joel M. Fisher:

Joel M. Fisher, PhD is the wine columnist for the Culinary Connection of the Chefs de Cuisine Association of California and for the Beverly Hills Courier. Since 2007 he has been teaching at Cordon Bleu in Pasadena. He was also, a wine instructor for the Culinary Arts Department of the Art Institute of California- Los Angeles for seven years and is a founding partner of the educational Wine Vine and Dine, which conducts programs throughout Southern California. A Sommelier for the Escoffier Association of Southern California, he is also a member of Patterson’s Tasting Panel, and is currently Wine Host for CRN’s _What’s Cooking _show. Dr. Fisher is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, The Circle of Wine Writers (UK), and the International Federation of Wine and Spirits Writers. Awarded a Wine Enthuiast Media Scholarship for 2005 at the Culinary Institute of America, he is the author of the Wine Work Book, now in its 6th edition. Dr. Fisher co-led a program for chefs and culinary students to the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany and to wineries in Burgundy and Champagne in 2005. In June 2006 he again led a program, “Wine and Cuisine of Iberia,” to Spain and Portugal.