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San Antonio Wine Festival: Prepare to Celebrate the Vine

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At the KLRN wine competition.

At the KLRN wine competition.

The KLRN wine competition was held this past weekend, meaning that the San Antonio Wine Festival, benefiting our local public television station, is just a few weeks away.

The festival is Feb. 15-17, and as always, wraps up the weekend with the venerable (33 years!) and popular Fine Wine & Cuisine Tasting, Sunday, Feb. 17, from 6-6:30 p.m. at the Alamodome. This event, which hosts around 3,000 enthusiastic wine and food aficionados, will be pouring both imported and domestic wines, while San Antonio restaurants and caterers will pass out plates, offering tastes of some of their best culinary creations.

KLRN Wine-Festival-LogpWhile the Fine Wine & Cuisine Tasting is at the heart of the festival, the party starts two days before that event with the 19th annual Winter Wine Opener at the St. Anthony Hotel. This black-tie event, Feb. 15, from 7:30-10 p.m. and features the gold-medal winners of the San Antonio Wine Competition plus a generous buffet of fine cuisine to complement these winning wines. Dance, if you love Latin jazz, to music from Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz.

On Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.,the Champagne Brunch, another sparkling event,  allows patrons to taste medal winners from the San Antonio Wine Competition, alongside a multicourse brunch prepared by chef Michael Mata of the St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel.

For complete information, including prices, where to buy tickets, how to be a sponsor and more, check online at the festival’s website.

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