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Bigger and Tastier: The London Wine & Food Show

Written by The Editors

 

We look forward to seeing you at London’s bigger, better and tastier wine and food experience.  The 2014 London Wine and Food Show expands 25% to take over the West Annex, Canada and Progress Buildings with even more high-end, wine and food experiences, complimented by an eclectic mix of industry experts, culinary masters and educational tasting sessions.

With never a dull moment to be had, guests can look forward to the 70’s inspired Constellation Disco, where you and your friends can take a break under the mirror ball, from the aisles and aisles of domestic wines, imported beers, spirits and food samples. Kick-back on glow-in-the-dark, LED lit couches, and if the mood is right shake-your-bootie on the multi-colored disco dance floor within the show.

Enjoy some tasty treats on LondonLicious Lane. This restaurant showcase focuses on local eateries participating in the annual foodie event which offers discounted lunch and dinner at participating restaurants.  Walk the large carpeted aisles of this fantastic food and wine showcase and check out your favourite eatery or find a hidden gem and make a reservation for LondonLicious beginning January 24, 2014.

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Visit the new garage themed Man Cave.  All the guys (and gals) will enjoy a taste of beer, spirits, and wine with manly consumers in mind.  Catch the NFL Wild Card games in the Moosehead Lounge and bikes from Inglis Cycle and Hot Rods from In Time Hot Rods will provide a little eye candy in man’s land.

The event is the ultimate place to explore new tastes and discover the latest culinary trends. Cheese presentations from Dairy Farmers of Canada as well as exhibitors come from across London and south-western Ontario providing a show full of flavours. Purchase sample tickets from booths on the show floor and start your extravagant walk-around wine and food tasting tour.

The much anticipated London Wine and Food Show red carpet premiere takes place Thursday, January 16, 2014 sponsored by Harrison Pensa, KPMG and Libro Credit Union and includes the evening’s recipe for success, a highly anticipated stage show with Chef Bob Blumer of Food Network® fame.  Bob is the creator and host of Glutton for Punishment and Surreal Gourmet, both of which air on the Food Network® along with his latest show, World’s Weirdest Restaurants.  Adding to the evening’s atmosphere It’s a String Thing, brings the beautiful sounds of several stringed instruments to serenade guests as they sample a scrumptious blend of all that interests the savvy wine and food connoisseur.

Wine-Show-WFD2093_eatdrink-Magazine-Ad(HR)Friday Night is the ever-popular Ladies Night, highlighting some of the industry’s hottest new products and promising the first 250 ladies through the doors a delightful gift bag. Take-in a trendy fashion show highlighting the latest styles from Nova Vita, and on tap for this special evening a ‘ladies only’ beer seminar.

Saturday is the finale of the three-day event and your last chance to sip and taste the wide variety of wine and food available.  Saturday evening, Savour the Night sponsored by South Western Ontario Tourism Corporation entertains and inspires guests as food and wine ideas continue to tantalize attendees walking to aisles or partaking of an educational seminar or demonstration.  The final evening also includes the ever-popular Jack Astor’s Flair Competition a singles and couples bartender challenge that shows off some of the best in the business of drink slinging.

Admission to the show is $15.00 at the door, or $12.00 in advance of opening day.  Advance ticket purchasers benefit from two show entry points and can access a special express line at each entrance therefore avoiding waiting in line with walk up patrons!  If you are interested in purchasing tickets in advance for stocking-stuffers or Christmas gifts please visit westernfairdistrict.com or drop by the District in-person and purchase at one of our Guest Service locations.  Our Couples Package for $50 (SAVE $10) which includes 2 admissions + 30 sample coupons is a great gift and makes for a wonderful time for you and a special someone. Couples packages are only available in advance, not during the event.  Need more sample coupons look for ticket booths throughout the show: 10 Sample Coupons for $10. Show hours are 5:00pm – 10:30pm Thursday and Friday and 12:00pm till 10:30pm on Saturday.

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