International Wine Masters announce the second annual Wine & Food Festival of New Paltz to be held May 29-31, 2015 at the celebrated Mohonk Mountain House. A spectacular backdrop for the festival, this 1869 Victorian castle is perched on cliffs overlooking the pristine Lake Mohonk in the heart of New York's Hudson Valley.The Wine & Food Festival of New Paltz will welcome consumers, trade members, press and media from throughout the East Coast. Wine and food seminars, celebrity chef demonstrations, a Red Carpet Cru tasting experience, a fashion show, wine competitions as well as a Grand Tasting are just a hint of the activities planned for this extensive three day festival. Our silent and live auctions will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.We are pleased to announce that Martha Stewart and Sara Moulton will be presenting during the Festival on Saturday. Martha Stewart is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Emmy award-winning television show host, entrepreneur and best-selling author, is America's most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful "how-to" information for all aspects of everyday living--cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living, and pets. Sara Moulton kicked off her fourth season as host of public television’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” it was the latest milestone in a storied career that stretches back more than 30 years. As a protégé of Julia Child, founder of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, executive chef of Gourmet magazine, Food Editor of ABC-TV’s ”Good Morning America,” and the host of several popular shows on the Food Network during that channel’s first decade, the diminutive chef has made her mark over and over again. Other food and wine celebrities headlining the event include: Kevin Zraly, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Michael Weiss, Steven Kolpan, Lou DiPalo, Marcus Guiliano, Mile Rupcic, Rosanna Di Michele, and more will partake in this remarkable weekend in the Hudson Valley.Along with the food and wine we will be presenting a fashion element this year featuring the fashion houses from Milan. World-renowned fashion models will be modeling for the fashion show and photo shoot following with Max Soly, photographer of Vogue magazine, among others.For more information, celebrity biographies, and a complete event schedule visit our website at www.internationalwinemasters.com.###"This is a festival that should not be missed. The beauty of Mohonk paired with world-class wine and food make this one of America's premier festivals"
Philip S. Kampe