Drinkhacker Reads – 02.14.2013 – Festival Announcement Edition

Drinkhacker Reads – 02.14.2013 – Festival Announcement Edition

Citizens of Pittsburgh and the surrounding metropolitan area: did you forget it was Valentine’s Day? Looking for a last minute gift idea? The Pittsburgh Wine Festival has you covered. Today it’s offering up a discount on VIP and Grand tasting tickets, but you best hurry because it all starts at 5pm EST. You can purchase tickets at the website. [Pittsburgh Wine Festival]

For our frigid friends up north, the debut edition of the Winnipeg Whisky Festival takes place Friday, February 22nd at the Fairmont Winnipeg.  The one-day event will feature over 100 whiskies and a generous presentation of local chefs whipping up culinary delights. While the VIP tickets have sold out, there are still a few tickets available at the general admittance level. [Winnipeg Whisky Festival]

The 5th annual Distill America event will be taking place on Saturday, February 23rd at the Inn On The Park in Madison, Wisconsin. Over 45 distilleries and 150 spirits will be available for tasting, and local mixologists will be on hand making cocktails throughout the evening on a roving cart. You can still purchase advanced tickets, and more information is available on Distill America’s website. [Distill America]

For those closer to Kentucky, the Bourbon Classic will be making its debut on March 22nd and 23rd at the Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts in Louisville. Plenty of roundtable discussions, seminars, culinary classes and much more will be packed into the two day experience. Tickets are available online, and a complete list of events is also posted on the website.  [Bourbon Classic]

And finally today, also making its debut on the festival/tasting circuit is the Tupelo Craft Beer festival, taking place March 2nd at Veterans Park in Tupelo, Mississippi. It will feature over 30 brewers and 100 different beers. Tickets have been going quite quickly, but there are still some available for purchase. [Tupelo Craft Beer Festival]

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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