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Daily Dish: Set Sail on a River of Fine Wine

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There are few pleasures in San Antonio equal to sailing down the river on a barge cruise. But the New World Wine & Food Festival has made even this joy better by adding wine into the equation.

The annual Texas Vintner Cruise is set for Nov. 11. Parties catch a barge at the Hotel Valencia, 150 E. Houston St., and sip the state’s best wines while listening to the winemaker. Back at the hotel, they can sample more wines and eat the food from chef Jeffrey Balfour of Citrus, chef Diana Barrios Treviño of Los Barrios and La Hacienda and chef Michael H. Flores among others.

The first barge leaves at 6 p.m. Guests are asked to show up at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Tickets are $50 apiece or $55 on the day of the event (though tickets are often sold out before the day). For ticket to this other festival events, click here.

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