Barefoot Wine Celebrates 10 Years with NOWFE 2015

 

Barefoot Wine Celebrates 10 Years with NOWFE 2015

Last week I flew out to Louisiana to celebrate with my favorite wine brand at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE). NOWFE has been presenting trailblazers in the food and wine industry since 1992; and along the way began a 10 year relationship with the most awarded wine brand in the country. Barefoot Wine has been a partnering sponsor since 2005, and I was all too excited to come out and celebrate with them at the festival.

 

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The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is a 4 day festival filled with classes, seminars, and tastings. Since the event’s inception, NOWFE has been committed to giving 100% of the proceeds to arts, careers in wine, and the hospitality industry; and provide funds for other charitable organizations. Barefoot shares that same commitment to service, and for the last 25 years has partnered with local charities in communities around the world. With both brands committed to giving back it was only natural that they team together during this festival that showcases the best in the industry.

 

Barefoot Wine Celebrates 10 Years with NOWFE 2015

Barefoot Wine Celebrates 10 Years with NOWFE 2015

One of the many events that takes place during the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is the Grand Stroll that allowed paid attendees to experience a New Orleans style food and wine crawl down Royal Street, parade style. No parade is complete without a grand marshal; there were several renowned winemakers serving as Grand Marshals this year. During the final day there was a Grand Tasting that took place at the New Orleans Convention Center. Trust me when I say that I was oh too excited to attend! In fact, I was so excited that I arrived 30 minutes early. The convention center was filled food stations with the best chefs from around New Orleans. The wine selections were broader with reds and whites from around the world. My palette is biased as I prefer California brands such as Barefoot and Terra d’Oro πŸ™‚

 

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Speaking of which, as soon as I stepped through the door I Β­Β­b-lined straight for the Barefoot Wine booth which was sampling their newest additions: Rosa, Sweet, and Rich Red. My personal favorite being the latter of the three. I find the Rich Red true to its name with a sophisticated taste that sends my taste buds into a delightful frenzy. As most people know I prefer spirits over wine; Barefoot Wines has been the exception at my home bar. They make products that bridge wine and spirit connoisseurs together. In fact, my go to staple is whiskey… but sometimes I need something light and cute to get me through a late night of writing at my laptop. I think the Rich Red is perfect in those situations, while the Sweet Red would be perfect for a girl’s night out. The Rosa would be perfect for brunch in my opinion.

 

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All-in-All a great time was had all around and I can’t wait for my next Barefoot Wine adventure!

 

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Barefoot Wine Celebrates 10 Years with NOWFE 2015

 

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