August 2015 Food Wine Culinary Events Calendar
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August 6-9
Napa Valley, CA 

17th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration

Guests enjoying the V Foundation Wine Celebration in Napa Valley, CA

Support the fight to find the cure for AIDS at this weekend wine celebration in Napa Valley. Mike and Mickie Krzyzewski, the head coaches of men's basketball at Duke University and for Team USA, are the hosts of the event. The festivities start Thursday with exclusive winery dinners arranged and held at Raymond Vineyards, Silver Oak Cellars, Joseph Phelps and B Cellars followed by a new event addition: dancing in Club Red at the Wine Lounge. The fun continues on Friday evening with the Let's Get It Started party, featuring the All-Stars of Research. Restaurants, vintners and a connoisseur barrel auction will be showcased along with more dancing. The Cancer Research Symposium will have the nation's leading physicians and scientists share the latest developments in treatments with a tasting to follow at the Innovators & Icons Marketplace. The celebrations continue with a Gala Dinner & Live Auction, a private performance by Huey Lewis and the News and an after party. To register for your tickets at the V Foundation Wine Celebration, call 707-963-0611 or visit their event page

August 8-9
Philo, CA

California Wine Pairing Championships and Wine Club Weekend

Greenwood Ridge Vineyards is home to the California Wine Pairing Championships in Philo, CA

Following an exciting start last year with chef Paul Schroeder crowned as the winner, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards once again hosts the second annual California Wine Pairing Championships (CWPC). Come see which of the three chef challengers, Dory Kwan, Mike Sudia and the defending champion Schroeder, who serves as the executive chef at Fountaingrove Gold Club in Santa Rosa, California, will win this year. Two wines are chosen from the cellar and the three competitors must create dishes to complement them. Attending guests serve as taste testers and proceed to vote for their favorite food and wine pairing. The event is limited to the first 60 club members and their guests. Keep your eye out for more information on the Greenwood Ridge Vineyards official website

August 13-16
Big Sky, MT

2nd Annual Vine & Dine Festival

Mountain Village is the setting for Vine and Dine's Wine Stroll in Big Sky, MT

After a successful turn out to the inaugural event last year, 2015 promises to be just as fulfilling. The Vine & Dine Festival will be located again in the beautiful northern Rockies of southwest Montana at the Big Sky Resort. In 2014, the program was filled with wine paired dinners, adventure tastings, such as Toast on the Top and a diverse selection of seminars, including Tasting the Masters' Way, Touring the Italian Countryside and Cheese and Wine: One Stinky Good Time. The main event, Wine Stroll, featured 20 vintners with vinos ranging from areas such as Oregon to Chile and Argentina. For tickets and information as it becomes available, continue to check the Big Sky Resort event page

August 14-16
Mammoth, CA

Mammoth Wine Weekend

Guests mingle and sip on wine at the Mammoth Wine Weekend in California

Take the weekend to drink, dine and relax in the great outdoors at the Mammoth Wine Weekend. The event kicks off on Friday with exclusive Winemakers' Dinners at Parallax Restaurant and Lakefront Restaurant at the resort. Chefs Mark Estee and Bobby Brown will deliver an unforgettable five course meal paired with exceptional wines. The Wine Walk in The Village the following day features more than 20 wineries pouring more than 45 vintages for guests to sample. The event ends with a family-style seated Champagne Brunch at Campo Mammoth on Sunday featuring a crepe station, wood-fired breakfast pizzas, fresh frittatas and drinks, including signature Bloody Marys and other morning cocktails from the bar. For more information, visit the event page

August 27-30
Los Angeles, CA

5th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Bird's-eye view of the lively Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival celebrates its fifth year! This four-day event showcases the finest eats and drinks in a city-wide epicurean extravaganza set in downtown Los Angeles. The most notable culinary talents in the country will delight guests through live demonstrations, wine and spirits tastings, book signings, after parties and more. Guests can try dishes inspired by cuisines from all around the world and tune into live musical performances. For more information, visit Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

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There's always more to learn about wine. Take part in a class, a wine and cheese pairing or a fancy prix-fixe meal at these events across the country.

Eat, drink and celebrate at these festivals, special dinners, happy hours, cooking classes and more from Los Angeles to New York to London.