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Monday, August 29, 2011

THE BEST WAY TO SPEND THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND--ATTEND THE TANGLEWOOD WINE & FOOD CLASSIC in Lenox, Ma. by Philip S. kampe


IRENE is a storm of the past--the grounds at TANGLEWOOD are greener than ever--waiting for the 8th Annual TANGLEWOOD WINE & FOOD CLASSIC to begin this LABOR DAY HOLIDAY.

I couldn't think of a Better way to spend your Labor Day Holiday in the Berkshire's.

This year's Festival is unlike the past--your Grand Tasting ticket admits you to the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, as well. The GRAND TASTING takes place on Saturday, September 3rd, in the HAWTHORNE TENT and is divided into two sessions: 12-2pm and 4-6pm.
Each session is ticketed separately and comes with a Complimentary Lawn ticket for the Jazzfest held on the Tanglewood grounds. At only $75 a ticket, this a true BARGAIN!
The GRAND TASTING features 75 wineries, Artisan Cheese, a Farmers Market(TAFT Farms) and SPECIALTY Meat Products from HUDSON VALLEY FOIS GRAS.

For the true WINE COLLECTOR, on Thursday night, September 1st, an AUCTION DINNER takes place at BLANTYRE ($225) and features wines auctioned by CHARLES ANTIN, from Christie's Auction House. A fabulous 'Gourmet' Dinner will be provided by Blantyre'S Chef CHRISTOPHER BROOKS and Chef DAMIAN SANSONETTI from New York's famous BAR BOULUD.

On Friday, September 2nd, THREE events take center stage:
1)JOSH NEEDLEMAN, founder of CHOCOLATE SPRINGS, will lead a 4pm CHOCOLATE Seminar coupled with Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic's Founder, DENIS TONER, who will lead a PORT SEMINAR ($40) at HIGHWOOD MANOR HOUSE.
2)Following Josh's seminar, a 5:30pm WINE and CHEESE Seminar ($50) will be led by DOM FERA, cheesemonger from NEJAIME'S wine shops of the Berkshires.
3) At 6pm a DIM SUM DINNER ($60) will take place at PRONTO Restaurant in Lenox. Fine wine and Champagne will highlight the meal.

The culmination of the Weekend ends with a lively 11am WINE BRUNCH ($85) featuring the cuisine of Chef CLAUDIA FITZGERALD. The Brunch will take place at the Exclusive SERANAK Club on the grounds of Tanglewood.

TICKETS can be purchased at the event or online at: www.bso.org

DENIS TONER, founder of the TANGLEWOOD WINE & FOOD CLASSIC can be reached at 508-680-6674 for further questions.

PHILIP S. KAMPE
philip.kampe@thewinehub.com



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