New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Uncorks 2021 Plans

Five-Day Event To Be Held June 9-13
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NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has announced tickets are now on sale for the 2021 event. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, organizers have moved NOWFE to a mid-summer event, taking place June 9-13. “We are excited about our summer plans,” states Aimee Brown, NOWFE Executive Director. “We will have several of our popular events, however, coming together safely is most important. Rest assured NOWFE 2021 will be a safe place to share your love of food and wine.” Events will have limited attendance; however, some events will have additional time slots added. “We’ve created several ticket packages to help guide our guests through the best experience that fits their needs,” said Joey Worley, NOWFE President. “With varying levels, everyone can find something to fit their budget and their schedule.”

(Details for our Wednesday, June 9th Wine Dinner Series, Labs and Experiences will be announced soon.)

 
2021 Events include:

VINOLA
True wine connoisseurs, with a higher level of appreciation for fine wines, will enjoy the opportunity to sample rare and highly valued wines, each one boasting a retail value of at least $75. Elite wines from around the world will be presented by winemakers themselves. Vinola also features participating restaurants that provide delectable samples of food to go with your upscale wine.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Price: $185 
Location: The Capital on Baronne, 210 Baronne St.
Two Time Slots
Vinola Afternoon: 12:30pm-3:00pm (Trade, The VIP and The Connoisseur Package attendees entrance starts at 12:00pm)
Vinola Evening: 5:30pm-8:00pm (Trade, The VIP and The Connoisseur Package attendees entrance starts at 5:00pm)

GRAND TASTINGS
The Grand Tastings at NOWFE showcase wines from around the world and food served by New Orleans Finest Chefs. Wine connoisseurs will take pleasure in the opportunity to meet winemakers, ask questions and taste special appellations from across the globe. Novice wine drinkers will simply enjoy the experience of trying many new wines and learning what they like about different styles, varieties and price ranges. All attendees will appreciate the prospect of chatting with well-known and up-and-coming chefs in the culinary world. The Fleur de Lis Culinary Awards will also be bestowed upon the winners at the Grand Tastings!
Friday, June 11, 2021
Price: $149
VIP a la Carte: $195
Location: The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd.
Time: 6:00-9:00pm (The VIP and The Connoisseur Package attendees, as well as VIP a la carte ticket holders entrance starts at 5:30pm)

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Price: $149
VIP a la Carte: $195
Location: The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd.
Two Time Slots
Grand Tasting Saturday Afternoon: 12:30pm-3:30pm (The VIP and The Connoisseur Package attendees, as well as VIP a la carte ticket holders entrance starts at 12:00pm)
Grand Tasting Saturday Evening: 6:00pm-9:00pm 
(The VIP and The Connoisseur Package attendees, as well as VIP a la carte ticket holders entrance starts at 5:30pm)

TOURNAMENT OF ROSÉS
Get your game on and head to Fulton Street for this unique opportunity to see the world through rosé-filled glasses. Taste through premier rosés- both still and sparklers- from France, Spain, Italy, United States and the Southern Hemisphere. Then you be the judge- cast your vote for your favorite in NOWFE’s second annual People’s Choice Tournament of Rosés Awards. Best of Show, Gold, Silver and Bronze will be awarded. Tasty bites to accompany the wines will be served up by Harrah’s.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Price: $70
Location: 500 Block of Fulton Street
Time: 11:00-1:00pm

BURLESQUE, BUBBLY & BRUNCH
Join Trixie Minx and her Burlesque Beauties for a one of a kind NOWFE experience: Burlesque, Bubbly, and Brunch, which features a plated brunch prepared by the Chefs at the Omni Royal Orleans, and a burlesque performance to “top off” this festive closing event of NOWFE 2021. Bloody Mary and Coffee vendors included. Bottomless Luc Belaire and Luc Belaire cocktails will be served.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Price: $60
Location: Omni Royal Orleans
621 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Time: 11:00pm-1:00pm

There are three levels of ticket packages from which guests may choose:

THE GRAND TASTINGS PACKAGE
Price: $225 (a $73 savings compared to purchasing each ticket a la carte)
The Tasting package gives just a “taste” of our main events this season.
Includes entrance to:
· Grand Tasting Friday Evening
· Grand Tasting Saturday- Select Afternoon or Evening

Please email info@nowfe.com to select your Grand Tasting Saturday session (Afternoon or Evening).


THE CONNOISSEUR PACKAGE
Price: $610
The Connoisseur Package is for the wine and food enthusiast looking to be a part of the entire experience that NOWFE has to offer. Includes 30 minutes early entry and the following:
· Vinola- Select Afternoon or Evening (Plus Early Entry)
· Grand Tasting Friday Evening (Plus Early Entry)
· Grand Tasting Saturday- Select Afternoon or Evening (Plus Early Entry)
· 
NOWFE After Party
· Choice of 3 Labs
· 10% Discount on Additional Labs 
· $20 Voucher to use at NOWFE Merchandise Store

Please email info@nowfe.com to select your choice of Labs and your Vinola and Grand Tasting Saturday sessions (Afternoon or Evening).


THE VIP PACKAGE
Price: $900
Upgrade to the VIP Package! This ticket allows you to experience the event at the highest level. Includes 30 minutes early entry, VIP areas and the following:
· Vinola- Select Afternoon or Evening (Plus Early Entry)
· Grand Tasting Friday Evening (VIP)
· Grand Tasting Saturday- Select Afternoon or Evening (VIP)
· NOWFE After Party
· Choice of 4 Labs (with Priority Seating)
· 10% Discount on Additional Labs
· $20 Voucher to use at NOWFE Merchandise Store


Please email info@nowfe.com to select your choice of Labs and your Vinola and Grand Tasting Saturday sessions (Afternoon or Evening).\
 
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