Glasses ready to be filled at last year's Winefest. (Juice file photo)
Mark your calendars for Winefest
Published on January 13th, 2014 | by Ameena Rasheed
The Des Moines Wine Festival Foundation is scheduled to host its 12th annual Winefest from May 31 to June 7.
The festival will begin with the Meredith Saturday Sessions, food and wine classes that will be held at Meredith’s headquarters, and will end with the Willis Grand Tasting, an event showcasing high-end wine and hors d’oeuvres from restaurants and caterers from around the city.
Tickets go on sale in the spring, but you can prepare your palette by attending the Ernst & Young Wine Flights.
The Ernst & Young Wine Flights are classes that help participants expand their wine knowledge and tasting skills on the third Thursday of each month leading up to the week of Winefest. Tickets are on sale now at winefestdesmoines.com. The monthly event sessions will include:
Hidden Gems of the Wine World
Date: Thursday at 6 p.m.
Location: South Union Bread Café, 1007 Locust St
Date: Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.
Location: South Union Bread Café, 1007 Locust Street
Pinot Noir & Chardonnay World Your
Date: March 20 at 6 p.m.
Location: Splash Seafood Bar & Grill, 303 Locust Street
Beyond the Plum Wine: Asian Food & Wine Pairing
Date: April 17 at 6 p.m.
Location: Willis Infiniti, 2121 NW 100th Street
Dinner Party Wine Pairing
Date: May 15 at 6 p.m.
Location: Sbrocco Wine Bar, 208 Court Avenue
Watch the video below for more information on the Ernst & Young Wine Flights: