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Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 64 members
Review from Goldstar Member

Once again, an ultimately disappointing event. LA WineFest just isn't getting the premium wineries I would like to see. Plus, it is still a mystery to me as to why a 'wine' festival would include spirits such as tequila, scotch and vodka. While...continued

reviewed Jun 06 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Adriana Ruiz

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

reviewed Jun 05 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Dolores

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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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.

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