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2014 GRAND TASTING HALL DETAILS

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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 consumers 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!

Location

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

2014 TICKET DETAILS

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
Fri Eve $25 $30 $36.50 $35
Sat Aft $18 $20 N/A $24
Sat Eve $26 $31 $37.50 $36
Fri Groups $23/pp $27/pp N/A N/A
Sat Aft Groups $16/pp $18/pp N/A N/A

FRONT OF THE LINE

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

Corporate tickets were available for groups of 20 or more on Friday and Saturday.

SAMPLING COUPONS

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.

REMINDERS

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.

Calgary

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

On October 17th and 18th wine and food lovers were invited to indulge at the 17th annual Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. The Festival featured a wide array of world-class wine, premium spirits, import and micro-brewed beer, and an assortment of local culinary creations in a fun, social, and relaxed atmosphere. This year, the Festival once again featured a Saturday Afternoon Session, providing even more opportunity to sip and sample.

The Grand Tasting Hall

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 this year's 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.

Personality Behind the Food

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.

Festival App

Phone App

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.

 

What can you do with your Festival App?

  • Check out the exhibitor list, plus food and beverage samples
  • Take notes and 'favourite' the samples you love
  • Search for specific samples - food, wines, beer and more
  • Find general event information
  • Locate exhibitors using the interactive map
  • Share your experiences on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
  • Find information about future events and tickets

Download the Phone App!

Dairy Farmers of Canada Cheese Seminars

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.

All You Need is Cheese

Sunshine Village Grand Prize

This year's Grand Prize at the Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is 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.

The Great Big Taste Awards

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:

Taste Awards
  • STARRED their favourite food and beverage samples in the App
  • VOTED from a list of semi-finalists in the email survey received after the Festival
  • WON - The Taste Awards winners will soon be announced and a handful of lucky voters will be awarded with great prizes!

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

Liquor Connect makes finding and sampling your favourite beverages a breeze. Visit LiquorConnect.com to find out where your favourite wine, beer or spirits are sold in Alberta.

Wine Slings

Attendees kept their hands free for more sipping, sampling (and using the upgraded Festival App with the Liquor Connect Wine Sling!

Wine Plates

Liquor Connect/Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival wine holder plates were are available for purchase at this year’s Festival, making sampling a breeze!

JUMPSTART CHARITY

A portion of the proceeds from bottled water sales at the Festival were donated to Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a charity that helps disadvantaged youth participate in sport and recreation activities.

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Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival

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