19th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival @ Seaside. Nov 5-8.

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    19th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival @ Seaside
    November 5-8, 2009


    Partners with Taste of THE Beach to include a Weekend of Special Events

    Seaside is ?seeing red? ? again. The coastal holiday town, located on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast, will host the 19th annual Seeing Red Wine Festival Nov. 5-8, 2009 throughout the community. The four-day festival, which is a part of the Autumn Tides series of events, will include special vintner dinners, al fresco wine tastings, a sparkling wine brunch, live music and a wine retail sales tent.

    Seaside will partner with THE Beach on both the Friday and Saturday events for the second year in a row. ?The Seeing Red Wine Festival has been one of this area's leading culinary events for many years,? says Seaside general manager Pam Avera. ?Our partnership with Taste of THE Beach will allow us to continue to refine what has worked so successfully in past events while also enhancing Seeing Red with their expertise.? THE Beach is a coastal coalition recently formed to collectively market the Gulf Coast as one destination. For more information on Taste of THE Beach, visit them online at: TasteoftheBeachFLA.com.

    The Seeing Red Wine Festival will begin on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. with a Vintner Dinner at Seaside?s signature restaurant Bud & Alley?s. Walter Shug of Shug Winery in California will be the guest winemaker and will offer a unique pairing of wines, with assistance from Opici Wine Company, to accompany a wonderful menu from Chef Ed Reese. Seating is limited. For reservations, call (850) 231-5900. The price for the wine dinner is $125 per person.

    On Friday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Seaside will host its popular Al Fresco Reserve Wine Tasting in Ruskin Place. Enjoy an elegant evening for wine enthusiasts where all will enjoy superb hors d?oeuvres prepared by Chef Jim Shirley of Great Southern Caf?. Whether a passionate enthusiast or eager beginner, guests will taste highly allocated and reserve wines. The Guffman Trio will fill the open air with Latin Jazz while attendees learn first hand about the special characteristics that geography bestows upon particular varieties, varietal compositions, as well as food pairings. Admission is $145 per adult and tickets are limited. Call 866-976-7990, or e-mail info@cottagerentalagency.com.

    Saturday, Nov. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. Seaside hosts the Seeing Red Wine Festival Grand Tasting throughout the town. All afternoon wine lovers can sample an extensive variety of domestic and international wines from Southern Wine & Spirits, all while listening to live music, strolling through scenic Seaside and feasting on cuisine from notable chefs. In addition, sample chocolates, cheeses and savory fare from the new culinary pavilion which will be located in the heart of Central Square. The retail sales tent in Seaside will be fully stocked with wines featured at the event. Admission is $120 per person. To reserve tickets call 866-976-7990 or e-mail
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    The event concludes on Sunday, Nov. 8 with the grand finale, A Celebration of Bubbles hosted by Great Southern Caf? beginning at 11am. Sparkling wines from around the world will be accompanied by great music and perfectly paired fare. Tickets are $25 and seating is limited. For reservations call (850) 231-7327 or visit TheGreatSouthernCafe.com.

    Make a weekend of it with a Seeing Red Weekend travel package. Reserve a cottage in Seaside and receive complimentary Seeing Red Wine Festival tickets as part of your package. For more information call 866-976-7990 or visit CottageRentalAgency.com.


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    Taste of the Beach media release - Wine. Dine. Donate. Returns to Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast Nov 5-8. Festival events include wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, a charity auction, film screenings and more.

    Taste of the Beach. for brochure, events, and tickets.
     
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    Chan's will be hosting a cheese seminar at Seaside Friday night. I will be preparing 4 different cheeses in unusual ways and they will be paired with wines. I am not sure of the charge as of yet.
    We will also have a culinary tent on Saturday. There will be an additional charge, but this will include high end wine tasting, cheese and meat tasting as well as a chocolate tasting. It will also include a tray of food which incorporates each cheese and meat: some sandwiches, pasta and kebobs, along with nuts, fruits and olives, designed to enhance your experience. We had a cheese tent last year and it was a hit, we have opted to expand this year, I am really looking forward to it!
     
  3. Seaside Events

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    Thank you to SoWal.com for continuing to help promote the wonderful programs that we offer in this area. Seaside is proud to produce this great event with "Taste of THE Beach" and are very pleased with the new additions to the "Seeing Red Wine Festival."

    Just to clarify what Allifunn stated, the Culinary Pavilion, which is a new component to the Saturday Grand Tasting, will be included in the ticket price. The cost per person is $120, which includes a commemorative glass, festival bag and entrance into the pavilion (not to mention the large number of wines guests can sample throughout the event).

    Thank you again for the support and we do look forward to seeing everyone out at the "Seeing Red Wine Festival" and "Taste of THE Beach!"

    For more information, or to purchase tickets and accommodations, please visit: Cottage Rental Agency - Official Site for Seaside, Florida vacation rentals. You can also learn more about Seaside by visiting: Seaside.
     
  4. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    seaside - seeing red wine festival - nov 5-8

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    The artwork/poster for this particular event is such a collector's item. I have several from over the years!



     
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  5. Jdarg

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    Do we know who did this one?
     
  6. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    the poster artist is Linda Kernick from Fort Walton Beach.

    its a beautiful/funn/funky poster. I like it. a lot.
     
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    We are less than two weeks out from the 19th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival and the entire community is abuzz with excitement. The official event t-shirts have gone on sale at Seaside Classic; a great way to show your support and take home a piece of the festival (the front of the shirt has the Seaside logo and the back of the shirt features the festival artwork).

    A limited supply of tickets remain for both the Al Fresco Reserve Wine Tasting on Friday, November 6th and the Seeing Red Wine Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 7th. Through our partnership with "Taste of THE Beach," these two events will feature a wonderful selection of wines for sampling and if you should find one that you can't live without, visit our Retail Wine Sales tent to purchase a few bottles to take home.

    Also, new for this year's Saturday event - arrive early, stay late and leave the driving to Seaside. Festival-goers can park at the WaterColor Crossings Publix Shopping Center (off of 395) and take the tram to Seaside beginning at 10AM. Come early to walk around town before the main event, then stay late to enjoy dinner at one of our many fine restaurants...and don't worry, the trams will run until 9PM!

    For more information or to purchase tickets, call: 866-976-7990.
     

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