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Tourists Pour in for New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

Tourists Pour in for New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

Celebrated wineries and New Orleans chefs team up for a week of dinners, tastings, and events

Sample a new wine at New Orleans Wine and Food Experience

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is gearing up for the 26th return of fans of five days of festivities centered around the best local cuisine and national and international wines. The event, which will be held May 23 through 27, will feature wine dinners, grand tastings, and the always popular Royal Street Stroll, among several other wine focused events.

This year’s celebration will kick off on Wednesday, May 23, with a plethora of wine dinners which will be held at 25 of New Orleans’ top restaurants throughout the city, including Brennan’s, Kingfish, DTB, and August. Every restaurant will partner with a different winery to create perfect wine pairings for each dinner.

Thursday’s itinerary will begin with VINOLA!, which offers an opportunity for wine lovers who have a more refined palate to taste a variety of rare and valuable wines—all of which have a price tag of $75 or more. This event will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Omni Royal Orleans, and will be followed by the much anticipated Royal Street Stroll beginning at 5:30 p.m. This beloved event gives attendees the opportunity to shop in the exquisite antique and art galleries along Royal Street while sipping wine and savoring some of New Orleans’ best bites. The evening will end with the Great Escape After Party presented by Seagram’s Escapes at the city’s premiere dance spot, Gold Mine Saloon.

If you want to get your fill of a variety of wine while indulging in a vast offering of New Orleans culinary delights, purchase a ticket to one of two Grand Tasting events, which will take place on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26. These events will serve over 1,000 vintages and cuisine from more than 75 New Orleans chefs and bring together wine makers and connoisseur from all over the world and some of the country's best wineries.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


New Orleans is a fun-filled city no matter what time of year you come. Fodor's.com named New Orleans the best place to ring in the new year. That's for a good reason. The big celebration on the Riverwalk, with music and the spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River, added to the other fun places to go in the French Quarter make for a great and romantic visit. Add a few days ahead to include some of the Christmas in New Orleans holiday activities.

February brings Mardi Gras with all the balls and parades. It can be hectic, but it can also give you and your favorite person a chance to really cut loose and be free of the boring normalcy of everyday life.

Spring is the time for Spring Festivals. The weather is perfect and there's a festival with great music and food almost every weekend. Check out the French Quarter Festival, or the Big Daddy of New Orleans music and food festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Summer brings great deals on hotels, the Essence Music Festival, and much more. New Orleans has that tropical climate that brings warm sultry nights filled with the smells of Jasmine and other fragrances that make it perfect for romance.

With Fall comes football, more festivals, Halloween, hauntings and more. The weather is crisp, the air is filled with fun and it's the perfect time to walk or Take a Carriage Ride to see the storied streets of New Orleans.


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