Galena Wine Lovers Weekend Set for March 18-20, 2016 - VisitGalena.org

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A city-wide celebration of good wine, good food and good friends.

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This year’s Grand Tasting promises to be even more fun-filled, with dozens of new wines open to taste! From Albarino to Zinfandel, this tasting has it all

Tickets are available online now—and selling quickly—for Galena’s extremely popular Grand Tastings during Galena Wine Lovers Weekend. This year’s event is slated for March 18-20, with Grand Tastings being offered on Fri., March 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. and Sat., March 19 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Drive, in Galena, Illinois.

“This year’s Grand Tasting promises to be even more fun-filled, with dozens of new wines open to taste! From Albarino to Zinfandel, this tasting has it all,” said event sponsor Tim Althaus, owner, Family Beer & Liquor. “We do highly recommend early purchase for Grand Tasting tickets as we have sold out quickly in past years.”

After selling out three weeks before the event in 2009, the committee expanded to offering two Grand Tastings in 2010, both of which have also sold out in the past three years. Tickets are $40 in advance and may be purchased online: http://www.wineloversweekend.com.

Why are the Grand Tastings so popular? They provide epicureans of all levels the opportunity to choose from more than 300 varieties of hand-picked wines and spirits to sample. Admission also provides you with a keepsake wine glass and an opportunity to win a weekend Getaway to Galena package. Additional trip chances may be purchased for $15 each. The wine silent auction includes items such as vintage wines, artwork, large format wine bottles and related items of interest.

Now in its tenth year running, Galena Wine Lovers Weekend is a community-wide celebration of good wine, good food and good friends. Wine lovers of all sorts are invited to enjoy three event-filled days of fine wine, culinary delight, celebrity chefs, wine makers, pampering packages and all of the stops Galena can possibly pull out.

Galena Wine Lovers Weekend is a spirited way to warm the winter and add romance—whether it be for vino, gourmet cuisine or the love for a town with history and charm all its own. Wine-inspired dinners, spirit tastings, spa experiences, history tours, cooking demonstrations and shopping welcome and enchant visitors.

Lodging specials and package deals fuel the passion. From dining packages to pampering in luxurious accommodations and the warmest of hospitality, Galena’s finest provide a variety of options to cater to every taste and budget.

Visit http://www.wineloversweekend.com for a detailed listing of extended-weekend activities, links to lodging, and an opportunity to purchase tickets online. Additional area offerings may be found at these local tourism sites: Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://www.galena.org and VisitGalena: http://www.visitgalena.org.

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