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February 2014 Food & Wine Events Calendar

People sipping and sampling at the Boston Wine Expo

Seasonal Tip:
ARTICHOKES are best this month. Steam them and dip the leaves in drawn butter with tarragon, marjoram and thyme.


February 15-16, 2014
Boston, MA—23rd Annual Boston Wine Expo
Revelers at the Boston Wine Expo
Beginning February 15, wineries will host exclusive Vintner Dinners at some of the city's most enticing restaurants. Saturday and Sunday's Grand Tasting features wines from four regions of the world, as well as food and wine pairings from more than 40 restaurants. Ticket admission covers all wine and food samples, and allows consumers to enjoy two Chef Stages showcasing demonstrations from celebrity chefs. The educational series offers seminars featuring top winemakers and industry experts. The Boston Wine Expo donates to many charities each year through the Boston Guild of Oenophilists, Inc., having given more than $1,000,000 to more than 27 charitable organizations. For more information and tickets, visit www.wine-expos.com

February 20-March 2
Montreal, Canada—Montreal High Lights Festival
A fire artist performing at the Montreal High Lights Festival in Canada

The winter festival lights up the sky in its fifteenth year with culinary events, performing arts and family-friendly outdoor activities. Since 2000, about 400 celebrated chefs have paired up with wine producers and speakers to create enticing events and food and wine pairings, and this year will be no different. The event also highlights music, circus arts, song, dance and theater performances, as well as creations of artists from around the world. For more information, call 855-864-3737 or visit www.montrealhighlights.com


February 20-23
Miami, FL—South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Giada De Laurentiis at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Foodies, wine connoisseurs, world-famous chefs and celebrities convene for the thirteenth year of the South Beach Food & Wine Festival. The event hosts 200 renowned chefs and 150 wineries and spirits producers to create over 50 events, including cooking demonstrations, beer and wine seminars, a celebrity golf tournament, dinners, parties and brunches hosted by acclaimed chefs.  Other guests will include Emeril Lagasse, Giada De Laurentiis, Tyler Florence, Michael Symon, the Deen Family, Rachael Ray, Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain, Marcus Samuelsson, José Andrés and Alex Guarnaschelli. All proceeds will go to Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. For more information about activities, guest chefs, and to purchase tickets, visit sobefest.com

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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.