If you missed out on tickets for this years Eat Drink SLC, take note of a few more food and wine focused events following on from the big party itself. As Tracey Thompson of Wine Lore mentioned to me, “we are fortunate enough to have a lot of talent still in SLC after Eat Drink SLC and Vine Lore is sponsoring several wine events beginning July 7th.”
IF you weren’t lucky enough to secure tickets to the big bash on July 6th, or you don’t want the party to stop, check out these follow on events:
Friday July 7th
Port Wine Seminar
Join Judson Carroll of Premium Port Wines as he guides guests through a tasting of
three award winning brands-Dow’s, Graham’s, Blandy’s.
He will give a glimpse of Portugal and the producing families behind the wines being explored who carry on 350+ years of heritage while continuing to advance the quality of the wines produced in this region. Jud will provide background and romance, as to the origins and evolution of the Douro DOC, Port, and Madeira wines. The Port Seminar includes 8 wines with light cheese & charcuterie selection.
Please stay for after the seminar- Jud will be on site all evening and FINCA is offering 5 wine pairings for guests to enjoy all evening.
Meet The Maker: Baileyana Winery
Scott Woodward, founding partner of Appellation Wine Co., will be the special guest for the evening to chat table side with guests about Baileyana Winery — the flagship winery from the Niven Family. Featured Wine: Baileyana Rosé of Pinot Noir — Limited production, award-winning rosé.
Meet The Maker: Heron Wines
Winemaker Laely Heron will be on site to chat with guests about her wines that will be featured by the glass. Laely launched Heron wines when it was rare to find a female winemaker and winery owner. Over the past 20 + years she has continued to create award winning affordable wines that reflect her spirit- pioneering, adventurous, daring, smart, adaptable. Reservations not required.
Sunday July 9th
East Liberty Tap House
Meet The maker: Winemaker: Mindy Kearney of Lorenza Winery
5.30 – 8.30 p.m.
Winemaker Mindy Kearney will be joining us at East Liberty Tap House to pour her stunning Lorenza Rosé. Her wine will be featured by the glass and Mindy will be available to visit tables to talk about her rosé and her winery. Reservations not required.
Hops On The Hill – Returning for another Summer long run at Stein Eriksen Lodge, this fun event that mixes brews, BBQ, and free live music on Tuesday nights.
Running from from July 11th through August 15th guests can enjoy craft-beer tastings from celebrated breweries and brew masters, along with a savory patio barbecue from executive chef Zane Holmquist from 6–7.30 p.m. Free concert performances will take place from 6-9.00 p.m.
The beer tasting costs $20, and the BBQ experience costs $20 on the Stein Eriksen Lodge deck. Brats, burgers, and hot dogs, as well as beer, wine, and liquor will be available for purchase on the lawn for concert-goers.
The local breweries and live performances scheduled for the 6-week Tuesday summer series are as follows:
Breweries: Squatters & Red Rock
Band: Mother Lode
Breweries: Park City & Epic
Band: Red Desert Ramblers
Breweries: Roha & Bonneville
Band: Gary Tada
Breweries: 2Row & Bohemian
Band: Terrence and the Two Headed Monster
Breweries: Proper & Uinta
Band: The Lazlos
Breweries: Wasatch & Melvin
Band: Utah County Swillers
Founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review. Former restaurant critic at the Salt Lake Tribune. Stuart is largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words he doesn’t understand. Ate all the pies.