I normally like to post info about events within most folks' attention spans -- that is about 2 to 3 weeks. However, there are some events worth mentioning that will sell out long before that time. The annual Masters of Food and Wine is one such event. I have never attended, but like the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, it has one of the largest draws of people from around the country, and the assembled culinary talent is frankly astonishing.
Taking place February 17th through the 20th at the Park Hyatt Carmel, this event features meals, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, and more. Tickets run about $150 - $200 per event for most of the events, making it a pricey weekend for those who want to truly indulge. Here's a selection from the lineup:
Peter Michael Wine Tasting
Alice Waters Cooking Demonstration
Dom Perignon Champagne Tasting
Charlie Palmer Cooking Demonstration
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Wine Tasting
You get the picture. Full details at their Web site.
A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more.
The Superb Grace of Old Vines: Drinking Janasse The Zinfandel Experience: January 31, San Francisco Vinography Unboxed: Week of January 4, 2015 Vinography Images: The Colors of a New Season Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 27th, 2014 Vinography Images: Rich Skies Losing a Legend in Serge Hochar Flirting with the Ecstatic: The Wines of Nikolaihof, Austria Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 20, 2014 A Grape By Any Other Name
Wine Will Never Smell the Same Again: Luca Turin and the Science of Scent Forlorn Hope: The Remarkable Wines of Matthew Rorick Debating Robert Parker At His Invitation Passopisciaro Winery, Etna, Sicily: Current Releases Should We Care What Winemakers Say? The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria's Ruster Ausbruch Wines 2009 Burgundy Vintage According to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Charles Banks: The New Man Behind Mayacamas Wine from the Caldera: The Incredible Viticulture of Santorini Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Chateau Rayas and the 2012 Vintage of Chateauneuf-du-Pape A Life Indomitable: The Wines of Casal Santa Maria, Portugal Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets Forgotten Jewels: Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane The First-Timer's Guide to Les Trois Glorieuses of Hospices de Beaune