Tons of Chances to Win Tickets to San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Events

November 12, 2014

The 11th annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is almost upon us. We've already narrowed down our top 5 picks from the schedule of events for Southern California's largest epicurean extravaganza. Now it's time to give away some passes. We have a boatload of tickets to various classes and presentations. Be sure to enter, because you have a pretty great chance of winning!

Below you'll find information on the events that we're giving away tickets for. Enter below the description for a chance to win 2 passes to attend that specific event. 

Mio Cibo: Italian Cuisine & Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Presented by Lucini Italia & Martini Sparkling Wines - Friday, November 21, from 11am-1pm at the Macy's School of Cooking ($45) - At this tasting experience, Lucini Italia will take you on a multi-sensory journey through Italy as you learn the deep complexity of super-premium extra virgin olive oils and their use in traditional Italian Cuisine. Taste each oil in its native state and again in its use in three traditional Italian dishes from Chef David Warner of Bottega Americano, while the olive oils will be expertly paired with one of Martini Rossi’s famed sparkling wines.  Martini Sparkling Wine Ambassador and respected wine connoisseur Jimmy Cefalo will add his unique wine perspective in the spirited discussion of pairings, terroir, and viticulture. While Jimmy is known by many as a former Miami Dolphins wide receiver and voice of the Miami Dolphins, he also has a passion for wine, namely Italian wine. Jimmy will walk attendees through Martini's full line of hand-crafted Sparkling Wines deriving from Pessione, Italy; including Prosecco, Sparkling Rose, Asti and Moscato d’Asti.

Bargain Bordeaux. Discover Amazing Chateaus with Bordeaux Under $40 - Friday, November 21, from 12:30-2pm at the US Grant Hotel Crystal Ballroom ($50) - Discover and enjoy the unsung stars of one of the best and oldest wine producing regions in the world. This tasting and Master Class will feature the Gold Medal winners of the Commanderie de Bordeaux United States' annual blind-tasting competition as well as the top under-$40 wines in New York's "Today's Bordeaux" competition. One need not break the bank to enjoy the Bordeaux blends that the rest of the world continues to try to emulate.

Deceptively Decadent Holiday Desserts & Port Pairing - Friday, November 21, from 3-4:30pm at the Macy's School of Cooking ($40) - Join Cooking Light for a lively demo and tasting of holiday treats that are sure to satisfy all sides of the sweet tooth, from deep chocolate bliss to creamy-silky satisfaction to crisp pastry perfection. Participants will come away with foolproof recipes that are perfect for entertaining, pop-in guests, or your own happy “me time,” plus the peace of guilt-free noshing - because even though they taste decadent, these delicious desserts are light!  Decadent pairings include Chocolate Baklava with Cockburn’s Special Reserve Port, Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes with Graham’s Six Grapes Port, Cinnamon-Apple “Fried” Pies with Dow’s 10 Year Tawny Port and Salted Caramel Cheesecakes with Graham’s 20 Year Tawny Port.

Stump the Masters Blind Tasting Featuring Master Sommeliers Michael Jordan, Thomas Price, Sur Lucero & Advanced Sommeliers Lisa Redwine, Josh Orr, and Elizabeth Huettinger - Friday, November 21, from 3-5pm at the US Grant Hotel Crystal Ballroom ($85) - Join world-renowned Master Sommeliers and San Diego’s brightest Somm’s as they battle it out in the ultimate Blind Tasting Challenge. Journey with each Sommelier as they take you through an exciting tasting experience of six wines as you try to establish each wine’s varietal, region and vintage utilizing classic techniques involving sight, smell and taste. Find out what the professionals look for and learn how to identify different varietals and styles of wine following the Master Sommelier technique of wine identification. The blind tasting is conducted in the Court of Master Sommeliers’ tasting format.