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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2014 Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. This year’s Festival was a huge success thanks to all of the participants and guests who came out to celebrate, serve, and sample the best food, wine, beer, and premium spirits in Calgary. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Stampede Park BMO Centre, Halls D & E
Dates & Times
|Friday, October 17, 2014||5-10pm|
|Saturday, October 18, 2014||12-4pm|
|Saturday, October 18, 2014||6-10pm|
Tickets are day specific and only valid for one session. An entrance ticket brings you into the Grand Tasting Hall where you can purchase Festival sampling coupons (with cash only), allowing you to customize what you try and how much you spend.
|Early Bird||Regular Online||Front of the Line (Online)||Door|
|Sat Aft Groups||$16/pp||$18/pp||N/A||N/A|
Take the fast-track to flavour with a Front of the Line ticket. A Front of the Line ticket grants speedy entrance into the Grand Tasting Hall through an exclusive entrance, a special welcome upon arrival and other surprises!
Corporate tickets were available for groups of 20 or more on Friday and Saturday.
Sampling coupons are $0.50 each and can be purchased at the Grand Tasting Hall. Samples range from 1 to 20 or more coupons, depending on the item. Prices per sample are set by exhibitors.
Please note that this is an adult only event. All attendees must be 18 years or older. Minors (including infants and babies) are not permitted to attend. Please remember to enjoy your beverages responsibly.
On October 17th and 18th wine and food lovers were invited to indulge at the 17th annual Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. This year, the Festival once again featured a Saturday Afternoon Session, providing even more opportunity to sip and sample.
The Stampede Park BMO Centre hosted Calgary's 2014 Grand Tasting Hall, where over 200 exhibitor booths showcased the latest adult beverage products, including a distinguished collection of wines from around the globe, premium spirits, single malt and blended scotches, port, specialty liqueurs, and import and micro-brewed beer. Guests paired beverages with a delicious selection of nibbles from local restaurants, hotel and food purveyors. Offering something for everyone, products ranged from value based to ultra-exclusive. The Grand Tasting Hall offered a unique opportunity to explore new products, interact with experts and discover new finds.
While at the Festival, attendees could stop by the on-site Sobeys Liquor store to pick up new, exciting products and old favourites to enjoy at home. Be sure to sign up for Sobeys Liquor eFlyer for great deals on the wines you love by clicking here.
Check out the food, wine, and beverage samples that were offered at the 2014 Calgary Festival:
This year, the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival was proud to support various organizations, and offer attendees unique opportunities to give back to the community while they enjoyed the Festival! With the help of attendees and an on-site Food Bank Donation drive, the Festival was able to raise over $850 in monetary donations and over 320 pounds of non-perishable food items, between the Calgary and Edmonton Festivals! In addition, the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival team will be donating over 25 hours of volunteer time to the Calgary Food Bank. Front of the Line ticket holders also helped give back – for every Front of the Line ticket sold, a meal was donated via Mealshare. Over 3,000 meals were donated to people in need! For additional information on the organizations the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival supports, click here.
Learn more about the Personalities Behind the Food from the 2014 Festival. Find out how these top chefs entered the culinary scene, what inspires them and how they continue to stay fresh in an ever-changing industry.
Download the FREE Festival Mobile App to your smartphone! This mouth watering App will help you make the most of your Festival experience - before, during and after the event.
Throughout the tasting sessions, guests were invited to attend complimentary Cheese Tasting Seminars hosted by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. Reg Hendrickson, cheese expert for Dairy Farmers of Canada, guided attendees through a 'sensing' of 6 varieties of cheese, sharing his knowledge of the characteristics of soft, semi-soft, firm, and delicious blue cheeses. Reg also provided tips on caring for your cheese and advice on tasty pairings with wine and beer.
This year's Grand Prize at the Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival was an All-Inclusive Alpine Getaway for two at the beautiful Sunshine Mountain Lodge! Visit our contests page for more information and details about the 2014 prizes.
YOU BE THE JUDGE! This year, attendees helped to determine the top sips and samples at the 2014 Festival, by using the Festival App. Attendees:
More information, including winners of The Great Big Taste Awards 2014 can be found here. Be sure to mention the Great Big Taste Awards on social media using #tasteawards!
Liquor Connect makes finding your favourite beverages a breeze. Visit LiquorConnect.com to find out where your favourite wine, beer or spirits are sold in Alberta.
Attendees kept their hands free for more sipping, sampling (and using the upgraded Festival App) with the Liquor Connect Wine Sling!
Liquor Connect/Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival wine holder plates were available for purchase at this year’s Festival, making sampling a breeze!
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