PITTSBURGH, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th annual Pittsburgh Wine Festival is returning to Heinz Field on May 5th, 2016. The event will once again give attendees the opportunity to sample some of the world's very best wines and provide a chance to meet and talk with some of the world's foremost authorities on wine.
The festival will feature more than 500 wines from wineries all over the world, and around the corner. Noted winemakers include Richard Sowalsky, a winemaker at Clos Pegase in Napa Valley; Italo Jofre, an international wine ambassador for Concha Y Toro in Chile; and Claire Foresier from Chateau De Bellevue.
Charles Woodson, a Heisman trophy winner, Super Bowl Champion, and soon to be Hall of Famer, is also a wine enthusiast. He, along Rick Ruiz, will be coming from Twentyfour Winery, which is named after the jersey number Charles Woodson wore for the Oakland Raiders. Rick Ruiz, the President of Twentyfour, began making one barrel for Charles Woodson at Robert Mondavi, and is now making 110 barrels.
This year's event boasts more than just luxury wines and winemakers. Display cars, musical performances, and photographers will be both outside and inside the festival. The Café Trio musical group will set the mood as guests enter, and continue to entertain all night with violin, accordion, and bass. Audi cars, provided by Sewickley Audi, will be on display upon entry, and inside the festival.
Three special events will be held the week leading up to the festival. The Society for Middle Ear Disease will host their 4th Annual Soirée at the Hillman Cancer Center Atrium on May 4th at 6:00 pm. Guests will be able to enjoy fine wines paired with hors d'oeuvres, sponsored by Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. A dinner at Senti in Lawrenceville will be held, as well as a dinner at the Carlton restaurant for Magee-Women's.
The 2016 Festival will be held at Heinz Field East and West Club lounges on May 5, 2016. The VIP tasting runs from 5 pm – 7 pm, and the Grand Tasting runs from 7 pm – 9 pm.
For more information, visit www.pittsburghwinefestival.com
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SOURCE Pittsburgh Wine Festival