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170 Wine & Spirit Purveyors • 70 of San Diego's Top Chefs
Celebrity Chefs • Cooking & Wine Tasting Classes
Big Bottle Auction • Continuous Food and Wine Tastings
Over 800 Wines • $50,000 Chef of The Fest Competition

2011 Silent & Live Auctions:


Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction

Date:   November 18, 2011
Time:   6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.                  
Price:   $100 (in advance)   $125 (at the door)
Location:  San Diego Air & Space Museum

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Take Flight
An Evening of Reserve Wines

From the art deco walls of San Diego's famous Air & Space Museum to the jumping jazz of the 30's and 40's and vintage aircraft at every turn, this year's Reserve & New Release Tasting event transports you to a gilded age where premium libations flow and legendary winemakers step into the spotlight.

Exciting silent auction items such as large format bottles, libraries, and decanters will take the spotlight this year with proceeds benefiting the American Institute of Wine & Food culinary arts scholarship programs.
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Wine Spectator's Celebrity Chef Luncheon &
AIWF Big Bottle Auction

Date:                November 20, 2011
Time:               10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Price:               Starting at $175, includes six-course luncheon and wine pairing; if you are interested in sponsoring a full table, please call 619-312-1212 for package rates and your selection of winemaker tables
Location:         Marriott Marquis and Marina

Celebrity Chefs:   Gale Gand, Suzette Gresham, Bernard Guillas

Master Sommelier:    Joseph Spellman
Auctioneer:                  Clinton Metter & Mike Metter

Wine Spectator'sCelebrity Chef Luncheon & Big Bottle Auction will take place on November 20 during the weeklong San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.  The luncheon features 15 celebrity winemakers (or other high-profile winery representatives) and world-class menu prepared by a nationally acclaimed chefs.  Guests will dine at tables of 11, each table featuring one winemaker pouring favorites from their portfolio. Menu and winery selection will be posted after September 15, 2011.

The luncheon kicks off in a spirited live auction and reception with jet-setting vacation packages, large format bottles, and one-of-a-kind items that are perfect for the serious wine and food enthusiast.

Proceeds from the event’s auctions benefit The American Institute of Wine & Food Culinary and Enology Scholarship program.  Each year, thousands of dollars are awarded to professionals and students in San Diego to further their careers in culinary and enology arts.  To date, over $170,000 has been awarded to deserving students from proceeds raised at auctions during the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.

Celebrity Chef Luncheon Menu TBA  
Limited at 200 guests    


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