Thursday, July 31, 2014

GR International Wine, Beer & Food Festival Returns to DeVos Place for 7th Year, Nov. 20-22

The 7th Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival returns to the DeVos Place Steelcase Ballroom and Grand Gallery, November 20-22. Attracting more than 17,000 consumers and industry trade last year, this is the largest festival of its kind in the Midwest and one of the premier culinary showcases in Michigan.

As a kick-off to the holiday season, this festival offers more than 1400 wines, beers, ciders, meads and spirits for sampling throughout the The Vineyard (Steelcase Ballroom), Brewer’s Loft and Cider House. More than a dozen area restaurants feature small plate samples as well as a handful of intimate “Pairing” dinners which offer three- or four-course meals prepared and served on site, along with carefully chosen wines and/or beers. A special cordials, dessert and gourmet coffee area offers an opportunity to end the day (or evening) on a sweet note.

An impressive line-up of free workshops and seminars, led by industry leaders, are held throughout the three-day event. The Riverfront Marketplace offers samples and items for purchase as you plan for the holiday season.

More information about the featured presenters, workshops, restaurants and beverage producers will be available soon. Check back to for the most up-to-date details.

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