The Second Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will take place Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, 2011. And, like last year, you can sign up for one of six beverage seminars being held both evenings of the Classic!
Choose from Wine Blending; Modern Mixology; Riesling Rendezvous; Base to Bubbles; Beer, Please!; All Things Sake; and new for 2011, Spanish Wines! The hour-long seminars will be held at 4:30pm on both nights of the Classic. Learn more about the seminars and order your tickets online here. Tickets are $35 plus tax/fee.
This year, many of the seminars have changed hands and will be a bit different from what guests experienced last year. Once again, we wanted to give a sneak peek into what you can expect; so we’ve interviewed three seminar leaders to get you the inside information about this year’s Beer, Mixology, and Spanish Wines seminars!
Beer, Please!, DJ Robertson, Assistant Manager at Todd English’s bluezoo
Returning this year after a successful debut last year, the Beer, Please! seminar will be slightly different this time around.
Wisconsin native Robertson plans to feature beers that are unique — some you wouldn’t necessarily find at your grocery store craft beer section.
Guests will have the opportunity to sample seven different beers, including:
- Orange Blossom Ale from Nevada and brewed with water that is infused with orange blossoms
- Effinheimer Red Ale, a local brew from a Minneola, FL, brewery that has only been in existence for a year and a half
- Widmer Black IPA, a new style of beer with a “dark side” due to hints of coffee flavor, roasted barley, and a high amount of hops
Food Pairings at the Beer, Please! seminar include: Rogue’s Morimoto Soba Ale with their beer-soaked cheddar cheese — and look for Rogue chocolate stout cake and Beer bread, too!
One fun takeaway from the Beer, Please! seminar will be [Read more…]