The San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council hosts the longest running wine tasting in the Texas. The 31st Annual San Angelo Wine and Food Festival will be held in April. On April 23, the Cactus Hotel will host Uncorked: The Art of Food and Wine. This event showcases art, food, and fine wines. SACAC will be adding a new activity to this event called "Blind Date with a Cookbook". Chefs and publishing companies from across the United States have donated cookbooks that will be available for purchase that evening only! It will be a potluck as you pick your cookbook based not on the title, but on the description of the book and an ingredient used in a recipe! Each of you will also get to take home a new, limited-edition glass available ONLY at Uncorked! The evening will end with a rocking dance party in the Cactus Lobby with entertainment from THE DIVAS. Advance tickets are only $50.00; read on for a way to receive a larger discount!
The next evening, the festivities move over to the newly air-conditioned Fort Concho Stables for the Fork and Cork Finale. We will have beer and wines from across the country paired with food from local grocers and restaurants. This event is your chance to find the wines you like without having to buy the bottle! I've found a new favorite at every wine tasting I've ever attended! We'll be adding some new activities to this event as well. First, Janette Sloper of Sloper Jewelry has graciously donated a $2000 piece of jewelry for our first ever GRAPE STOMP. Also, we will be having a TEXAS TASTE-OFF where Texas wines compete with wines from around the world! You will decide the winner! Finally, SACAC is bringing the hot jazz group, Vintage 15 to town to provide entertainment for the Finale. Advance tickets to this event are only $40.00.
To make your wine research more enjoyable and affordable, SACAC has a few special deals. If you ado not like crowds, you can ensure an early entry into the Fork and Cork Finale on April 24, 2015 just by being a member! You can join right here. Early birds also get a discount by purchasing tickets to both the Uncorked Event and the Fork and Cork Finale for only $75.00 on our website. The combined tickets are limited, so get yours early! Visit sanangeloarts.com to join or buy tickets.