**Editorial/Photograph Review, June 9, 2012**
The 7th annual LA Wine Fest kicked off on Saturday, June 9, with various wineries and vendors sampling and selling various wines, goods, and food.
The LA Wine Fest brought a mostly young crowd out to Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, where booths dotted the walkways and courtyards to keep attendees entertained and sipping wine. Several food trucks serving Indian food, sliders, and pastries kept bellies full.
Overall, the event was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, with plenty of wine and other beverages (including Sake, Limoncello, Pisco, and an Acai spirit) served with samples of tasty snacks. While the food and beverages were great, the event size seemed small for a wine festival representing Los Angeles. (The Los Angeles Beer Festival, for example, did justice for a beer event in the nation’s second-largest city, with scores and scores of breweries at Paramount Studios.)
The musical act at the LA Wine Fest gave event goers a mellow set of tunes to socialize and relax to. Hopefully the heat will die down at next year’s LA Wine Fest, but that shouldn’t keep anybody away from this top-notch event. Check out our (watermarked) pics below to get an idea how it was like.
Original article, May 15, 2012
The 7th Annual LA Wine Fest is set to have vendors serving more than 500 wines, spirits and brews along with some of SoCal’s best food trucks on hand to keep bellys full.
If you’re looking to learn how wine and food go together, there’ll be a few classes about wine, along with other classes on Scotch. Like any other wine or beer festival, there will be live entertainment. On Saturday, June 9, Jane Fuller and Mike Gallegos will be performing, and on Sunday, June 10, salsa band Sazon performs.
The LA Wine Fest runs from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday, June 9, and from noon to 5pm on Sunday, June 10.
Tickets run on the high ends ($80 with fees), but the list of participating wineries – from California, Hungary, Slovenia, France, Spain and Israel – makes it worth it.
They include: Dalton Winery, Israel; Teperberg Winery, Israel; Derby Wine Estates, Paso Robles; Firestone Walker Brewery, Paso Robles; First Crush Winemaking, Paso Robles; Frank Family Vineyards, Napa; Frey Vineyards, Mendocino; Grizzly Republic, Paso Robles; Le Grande Cortâge, France; Inception Wines, Santa Barbara; Jada Vineyard & Winery, Paso Robles; Lone Madrone Winery, Paso Robles; Martian Ranch and Vineyards, Santa Barbara; Opolo Vineyards, Paso Robles; Pacific Edge Wine and Spirits; Modus Operandi Cellars, Napa; Reyes Winery, Agua Dulce; Regency Wines, Inc; Riboli Family Wine Estates; Rosenthal, the Malibu Estate, Malibu; Roxo Port Cellars, Paso Robles; San Antonio Winery; Cantara Cellars, Camarillo; Bella Victlorian Vineyard, Camarillo; Four Brix Winery, Ventura; Magna Vino, Oxnard; Ventura Limoncello Company, Ventura; Carpathian Wines; Vino Kupjen, Slovenia; Bock Prince, Hungary; Ricardus Corculom Winery, Napa; Witch Creek, San Diego; Wedell Cellars, California Central Coast.
Participating restaurants and food trucks include: The Bun Truck, Crispy Waffles & Frite, Dogtown Dogs, M.O. Eggrolls Truck, No Tomatoes!, PJ’s BBQ , Raleigh Grill, Slammin’ Sliders, and Tainamite Food Truck.