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1st Wine Festival in the Mexican Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen

1st Wine Festival in the Mexican Rivera Maya in Playa del CarmenThe first annual Mexican Wine Festival will take place next Wednesday, March 9th to Saturday March 12th. at the The Royal resort in Playa del Carmen. The festival will include conferences & workshops, wine tastings, and cultural events. There will be more than 50 wine labels from 13 different Mexican wine houses presented. El Bistro at La Tortuga is on the list of participating restaurants, see menu here. This is sure to be an exciting event, so mark it on your calendars! 

Below you'll find an outline of each days events:

Wednesday March 9, 2011

Where: 5th Avenue & Calle 38

When: 7pm

What: Inauguration Ceremony

Wine tasting, bottle music (using wine bottles), trio of musicians, and art exhibition.

Thursday March 10 & Friday, March 11, 2011

Where: The Royal, 

When: 9am-6pm

What: Series of conferences, workshops and tastings

Winemakers, sommeliers, opinion leaders, wine consultants, wine marketing advisors, experts, journalists such as Laura Zamora, Rene Renteria, Hugo Dacosta, Pilar Mere, among others bring invaluable knowledge to share through more than 40 conferences, workshops and training.

Later on in the evening, enjoy.......

Where: Wine Pairings at Ambassador Restaurants - 13 different restaurants

When: 8-10pm

What: Food & wine pairings will be offered at 13 different restaurants, combining the knowledge of the restaurant's chef and the wine house's sommelier. 

The cost will be standard at all restaurants, 600 pesos, and will be limited to 30 people per restaurant. Reservations through the restaurant are recommended. The restaurants are as follows:

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El Bistro (See Menu)
Blue Lobster
Casa del Agua
Cava Veinte 33
Cocina 38
La Cueva del Chango
Frida at Grand Velas resort
Madre Tierra
El Puerto at Fairmont Mayakoba

Saturday, March 12

Where: Xcaret

When: 10am

What: Keynote Speaker & Round-table

Mexican wine personalities, wineries, distributors, and consumers will discuss the theme "The future of Mexican wine in Mexico. "

A little bit later on.......

Where: La Hacienda Henequenera at Xcaret,

When: 7pm

What: Harvest Night

The 13 wineries will surprise us at this authentic hacienda with the winning wines and new releases for 2011. Sensory tastings and blind tastings are some of the activities you will enjoy. A gala night, full of music and dance!

1st Mexican Wine Festival in the Riviera Maya Playa Del Carmen



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