Kick-off Party for San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival 2008

Interviews with California's Winemakers, Wine Experts, and Notable Chefs show

Summary: The San Diego W Hotel's sandy beach lounge was where guests, chefs, winemakers, and purveyors of fine spirits gathered for an evening of music, fun, sipping, and food. Taste of Wine's Frank Mangio, and World of Wine Events promoters Michelle Metter and Ken Loyst shmoozed with some of the big names in the fine food and drink industry. The event kicked-off a week-long lineup of wine and food related events held in San Diego. The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival (held November 12-16) is an international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Produced by World of Wine Events, the festival benefits the American Institute of Wine & Food culinary arts scholarship program. Now in its fifth year, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has quickly grown into a world-class wine and culinary extravaganza. The five-day festival features wine tasting seminars, cooking classes by James Beard award-winning chefs, and an elegant Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction. The festival culminates on Saturday, November 15 at the star-studded Grand Event and Fine Wine/Lifestyle Auction. Held on the magnificent San Diego Bay, the festival's Grand Tasting event is flanked by a backdrop of sail boats and sandy shores which perfectly set the event's tone. As of launch time of ths segment, some tickets for Saturday's event were still available. Check your chances for getting in to theis world-known wine and food event by going to