More Than 50 Wine, Spirits and Artisanal Purveyors Featured in Grand Tasting Tents

at Lincoln Park during First Annual Festival, August 29-30, 2015

Chicago, IL (July 23, 2015)Chicago Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce the scheduled exhibitors for the Grand Tasting, held at Lincoln Park on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, 2015:


Chicago Food + Wine Festival, a partnership between Charlie Jones, founding partner of C3 Presents (whose festival production credentials include Lollapalooza and Austin Food + Wine Festival), chef Tim Love (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie’s Steakhouse, Love Shack and White Elephant Saloon) and Christina Grdovic, SVP/Publisher of FOOD & WINE, will bring world-class chefs, sommeliers, cocktail experts, culinary personalities, rising stars, and musical acts to a national and international audience of food and wine lovers, while showcasing the talent, innovation and unique flavors of Chicago.


The Grand Tasting, located in Lincoln Park, is scheduled to feature over 50 wine, spirits and artisanal culinary purveyors in addition to samples of signature dishes from more than 35 of Chicago’s best local chefs in the previously announced Chef Showcase.


Scheduled Grand Tasting purveyors throughout the weekend include: Banfi Vintner’s; Barritts Ginger Beer; Barton & Guestier Patriarche USA; Bodega Norton; Bonterra Organic Vineyards; Brewer-Clifton; Bronco Wine Company; Bruichladdich; California Olive Oil; Carolina Wine Brands; Clos Du Val; Death’s Door Spirits; Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines; Excelsior Wines; Fetzer Winery; Foley Family Wines; Gemini Spirits & Wine; Hammer Stahl; Infinium Spirits; Jackson Family Wines; KIND Bars; Kobrand Wine & Spirits; Labriola Ristorante & Café; Lucas Bols; LUX Wines; Luxco; M Imports; McWilliams Wines; Michael David Winery; Montes Wines; Oberon Napa Valley; Pacific Highway Wine & Spirits; Peet’s Coffee & Tea; Phillips Distilling Company; Precept Wine; Rodney Strong Vineyards; Rishi Tea; Sazerac Company; Schmitt Söhne Wines; Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards; Spellbound Wines; St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery; Tenzing Imports; Terra Moretti Trading USA; The Infinite Monkey Theorem; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Topo Chico; Total Beverage Solution; Turquoise Life; andWilson Daniels.


Tickets & More Information:

Chicago Food + Wine Festival ticket options include an All-In TicketSaturday Day Ticket, Sunday Day Ticket, Toast & Taste Ticket, Last Call Ticket, andFeast Under the Stars Ticket.  All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.


The All-In Ticket ($550 per person) enables guests to experience the full weekend of Chicago Food + Wine Festival, including access to cooking demonstrations, wine, beer & spirits tastings, Saturday & Sunday’s Grand Taste tents, Saturday’s Toast & Taste and Last Call events, and a one-year FOOD & WINE Magazine Subscription (US Only).


The Saturday Day Ticket ($175 per person) includes single-day access to Saturday, August 29 festival programming at Lincoln Park, including cooking demonstrations, wine, beer & spirits tastings, book signings and Saturday’s Grand Taste tents.


The Sunday Day Ticket ($175 per person) includes single-day access to Sunday, August 30 festival programming at Lincoln Park, including cooking demonstrations, wine, beer & spirits tastings, book signings and Sunday’s Grand Taste tents.


Toast & Taste ($225 per person) tickets are available as a stand-alone ticket option. Saturday’s Toast & Taste will offer guests the opportunity to sample signature dishes from over 16 of Chicago and the nation’s most decorated chefs, paired with live music set with the backdrop of Chicago’s famous skyline from Grant Park.


Last Call Ticket:  ($75 per person) Saturday’s late–night sips and sweets nightcap party hosted at an undisclosed location will feature a selection of creative chefs driving Chicago’s pastry scene. Attendees can satisfy their sweet tooth and enjoy signature drinks throughout the evening.


Feast Under the Stars:  ($225 per person; SOLD OUT) This is a separately ticketed, intimate 5-course outdoor dinner held Friday, August 28th at Chicago’s Lincoln Park.


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Chicago Food + Wine Festival is generously sponsored by FOOD & WINE, Wirtz Beverage, Citi, Stella Artois, Zappos and Renaissance Hotels.


About Chicago Food + Wine Festival

The Chicago Food + Wine Festival marks a compelling collaboration between C3 Presents, Tim Love (Iron Chef Champion, the co-host of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, and the owner/chef of The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Love Shack, TLC Catering, White Elephant Saloon, Queenie’s Steakhouse, and The Woodshed Smokehouse in Ft. Worth, TX), and FOOD & WINE Magazine.  C3 Presents is the Austin-based event company that produces Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park, Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin’s Zilker Park, Austin Food + Wine Festival, Music City Food + Wine Festival in Nashville and more than 800 shows nationwide.  Chicago Food + Wine Festival will take place August 28-30, 2015, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Please visit for details.



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