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2016 wine and food week at the woodlands

The 2016 Wine and Food Tasting Event

The Woodlands Town Center & Market Street

The 2016 Wine & Food Week kicks off on Monday, June 6! Wine & Food Week welcomes 10,000+ guests who choose from a broad selection of offerings designed for the novice to the serious enthusiast for both culinary and wine, to events held at various locations in and around The Woodlands each Spring. Here's a look at just some of the events that will take place at this year's Wine & Food Week:

 

It's A Guy Thing

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Big bold wines and craft beer to satisfy every taste and wash down the delicious "man grub" from featured restaurants. Sit down for a shoe shine while puffing on a cigar and soaking in the live music and you've got the perfect "man's man" experience. Held at Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands. Tickets are $45 per person in advance ($50 at the door). Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands is located at 16917 I-45 S (Northbound), The Woodlands 77385.

 

Women, Wine and All Things Fashionable

womens wine events at wine and food weekWednesday, June 8, 2016
Ladies, Women, belles, mujeres, chicks, females all step into your feminine side and enjoy a night out with your friends at Women, Wine & All Things Fashionable. Women, Wine & All Things Fashionable is a girls' night out event including fashions, displays, food, wine tasting, music and other engaging and interactive displays. Jewelery, unique finds, girly-girl wines - not to mention a few surprise elements you surely won't expect. A glorious girls evening, sip through wine tasting selections and nibble on delicious selections and live acoustic sounds by Gabe Montoya. Tickets are $30 each, in advance, ($40 at the door if available) for this special experience from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Women & Wine will be held at The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway, The Woodlands 77381.

 

HEB Wine Walk at Market Street

heb wine and food weekThursday, June 9, 2016
Stroll around Market Street during the Wine Walk from 5:30 - 8:30 PM and enjoy the magic of Market Street as it is transformed to a wine walkabout with wine industry experts sharing their fruit of the vine with you. Grab your keepsake glass, your gift bag and enjoy an evening out with friends. You'll find tented tasting stations in the main area surrounding the live music stage with performances throughout the evening. Want to get a head start? Be sure to upgrade your ticket to a Wine Walk VIP and enjoy the "New York State of Mind" before anyone else. Market Street is transformed into a festival-like atmosphere with guests enjoying wines from around the world, food sampling and demonstrations, and an offering of chef selections. Cost: $35 per person in advance, $40 at the gate, based on availability. For $75, you can be one of only 200 Wine Walk VIPs, gaining access a half hour earlier and receiving a swag bag filled with some wonderful wine-related items. Market Street is located at 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands 77380.

 

Ladies of the Vine at Carlton Woods

wine and food week activitiesFriday, June 10, 2016
Ladies will enjoy the Ladies of the Vine Tasting, Luncheon & Panel Discussion at the Club at Carlton Woods from Noon to 3:00 PM. Join the discussion with a panel of women in various roles in the wine industry. In the elegant setting of an Italian-style villa, amidst the marble, winding staircases and opulent décor, you'll join a panel of women wine-makers, owners and experts as they guide you behind the bottle to what it takes to get it to your taste buds. Always a sell-out, this event allows one-on-one interaction with some of the most knowledgeable and fun ladies in the wine industry. Cost: $85 per person, in advance. The Club at Carlton Woods is located at One Carlton Woods Drive, The Woodlands 77382.

 

Sips, Suds & Tacos

sips, suds and tacos at wine and food weekFriday, June 10, 2016
Or, for a little more laid back vibe, you can attend Sips, Suds & Tacos, also on Friday, at 6:00 PM where grills sizzle as chefs prepare tacos and compete for the Taco Take Down Trophy, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. It's a sizzling experience. Grab your BFF, wife, husband, girl friend, guy friend, neighbor friend, work friend... If there's anyone you like - bring them to Sips, Suds & Tacos. But be forewarned - after selling out for the past three years, you don't want to wait to get your tickets and risk being turned away as your stomach growls from the yummy smells! The doors open at 6:00 PM for wine and craft beer sampling. The aroma of tacos will rev up your appetite. At 6:30 the tacos are served and then it's game on for the Taco Take-Down. You'll choose your favorite taco while the judges choose their favorite tacos! For $20 admission ($25 at the door), each guest ticket includes entrance into the event, high energy music, tacos from competing chefs, interactive activities and one drink card good for five tastings or one full beverage of your choice and more! Additional tasting tickets will be available on site, $1 per drink sample ticket. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott is located at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands 77380.

"Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting And Chef Showcase"

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Celebrate the magic at this dressy affair, from business chic to sequins - the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting And Chef Showcase is one of the most magnificent wine and food events in the country! The Capitol One Champagne Gazebo will greet you upon arrival and offer an array of sparkling selections to start your experience. A limited number of upgrades are available for the Premium Lounge. This chic lounging area is stocked full of premium wine selections not available on the general tasting floor. Guests of the Premium Lounge will rub elbows with the Wine & Food Week's special guests, winemakers, and authors while enjoying créme de la créme wine selections in their upgraded keepsake challis. Fifty chefs from all over the world are personally invited to showcase their talents for the attending guests, and accomplished judges as they compete for the national Waterford Crystal Chef of Chefs Award. And watch the battle of renowned pastry chefs for the "Just Desserts" Award. You'll enjoy chef demonstrations, taste their submissions and savor the flavors of their culinary creations. Nearly fifty top restaurants will showcase incredible culinary creations and more than 500 wines will be offered for tasting. It's a sensory overload! It all takes place within The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. Cost is $125 per person, in advance (if available, $135 at the door).

 

A limited number of upgrades are available for the Premium Lounge. Only VIP guests have access the Premium Lounge, featuring créme de la créme wines and special guests in an exclusive, intimate VIP area with seating. Visit with the special guests in this relaxed setting as you sip your premium selections in your keepsake Waterford Crystal glass. Cost: $175 per person in advance ($190 at the door, if available), which also gains attendees advance entry and participation in to the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase with access to the Premium Lounge starting at 7:00 PM.

Platinum Wine Vault Tasting

At this exclusive tasting, participants mix and mingle with wine experts who are well versed in the finest of wines. This luxurious affair will have highly acclaimed wines for discriminating collectors and enthusiasts.

 

The Platinum Wine Vault will only be open from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Platinum Vault tasting includes entry to the VIP Reception at 6:30 PM, then advance entry and participation in to the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase as well as access to the Premium Lounge starting at 7:00 PM. Cost: $250 per person, in advance.

Tickets for all events are available online at the Wine & Food Week Website, including reduced-price tickets for designated drivers to several events.

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