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How to plan the perfect Virginia Wine Country getaway? Which Virginia wine varietals truly shine? What Virginia wines should be on your holiday table? Which wines pair best with Virginia’s signature seafood - oysters? How to make the most of a wine tasting.

Imagine having your own personal wine expert to talk to - for free - to discuss these topics and more.

You will at The Somm Salon, presented by Patrick Evans-Hylton and Virginia Eats + Drinks Magazine at the 29th Annual Virginia Town Point Wine Festival. 

Come both Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11:30  pm – 3:30 pm  and talk with guest sommeliers and other wine professionals about a variety of Virginia wine topics; it’s free to festival attendees. 

The area is BYOB, but your cup will runneth over with great information in this one-of-a-kind offering. There will be takeaways, too, including a free guide with all sorts of tips to make the most of the sips. 

Stop by and ask Patrick for tips on what to sample and purchase during the festival… bring your newly discovered “favorite” wine from the festival over to Patrick to discuss the perfect pairings for your next gathering.   

Virginia’s Secretary of Taste and Festevent’s own culinary consultant, Patrick Evans-Hylton, will be available all day; wine experts will be on hand from 11:30  a.m. until 3:30 pm - come and visit anytime. 


Fall Wine Festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm 

Table 1: Virginia Wine Tourism
A discussion of wineries and other great places for the ultimate Virginia wine experience 

Table 2: A Perfect Pair - Virginia Wine & Virginia Oysters
A talk about Virginia’s signature imbibe and edible, with tasting tips and pairing ideas

Table 3: Very Virginia Varietals 
A discussion of wine varietals that puts Virginia front-and-center on the wine map

Table 4: Virginia Wine for the Holidays 
A talk about wines great for the upcoming holidays, with tasting tips and pairing ideas

SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 2016
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Table 1: Virginia Wine Tourism 
A discussion of wineries and other great places for the ultimate Virginia wine experience

Table 2: A Perfect Pair - Virginia Wine & Virginia Oysters
A talk about Virginia’s signature imbibe and edible, with tasting tips and pairing ideas

Table 3: Wine Sips & Tips 
A discussion about wine basics and some great tasting and other essential tips

Table 4: Open Mike - Ask a Virginia Winemaker
A talk about anything and everything you’ve ever wanted to ask a Virginia winemaker

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