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ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 5 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 7 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

2015 Francisco…

Jul 9 - 9, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's 2015 Francisco Bouligny Lecture will… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 9 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 9 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 10 - 11, 2015
Garth Brooks is bringing his World Tour with Trisha Yearwood to the Smoothie… more

Toast & Tiki Tails

Jul 10 - 10, 2015
Toasts & Tiki-Tails" will be held at the NO Fleas Market  during… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 5 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Independent Champagne & Sparkling Wine Invitational Convenes in New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2010

Independent Champagne & Sparkling Wine Invitational Convenes in
New Orleans April 16-18, 2010
ICSWI teams up with local restaurants to offer attendees amazing full course meals paired with sparkling wines

WHAT: Independent Champagne & Sparkling Wine Invitational (ICSWI)

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (NOMCC), La Louisiane Ballroom and Hall A

WHEN: April 16-18, 2010

DETAILS:
The first ever ICSWI will take place in New Orleans, April 16-18, 2010, at the NOMCC. Designed to be an unforgettable three days of extravagance, education and fun, ICSWI will educate consumers and trade professionals about independent global producers who are making exceptional, hand-crafted products in the independent spirit. Nurturing the sparkling wine lover, attendees will be exposed to more than 150 independent growers and producers, 50 top sommeliers and more than a dozen leading national chefs.

The ICSWI Winemakers Dinner will offer attendees an intimate opportunity to enjoy a full course meal paired with sparkling wines at different restaurants around the New Orleans area. Participating restaurants include:

  • Bayona: “Club Trésors de Champagne" Dinner
  • Calcasieu by Cochon: “Italian Sparklings” Dinner
  • Galatoire’s: “Rose Only” Dinner
  • Gautreau’s: “Global Tour of the Top 10 Sparkling Wines” Dinner
  • Herbsaint: “Blanc de Noir versus Blanc de Blanc” Dinner
  • Meson 923: Raventos Cava Pairing Dinner
  • The Hotel Monteleone sponsored by Ruinart Champagne - “Bubbles and The Bayou” hosted by New Orleans’ legendary Poppy Tooker and Chef Chuck Subra (Executive Chef of La Cote Brasserie & native of New Iberia, Louisiana). This evening will celebrate Louisiana’s locally grown cuisine paired with champagne.

Event attendees will be able to taste and network with independent growers to learn about the differences in styles, regions and country production methods, as well as meet with top chefs and sommeliers to test drive innovative and unexpected food and sparkling wine pairings.

WEBSITE: www.icswi2010.com

MAJOR EVENTS:

  • Fri, April 16: Champagne and Caviar Reception sponsored by Oxford American Magazine & The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 5-6:30p.m. INVITATION ONLY - please contact Katie Callahan for invitation.
  • Fri, April 16: Winemakers Dinners, see restaurants above, 7-10 p.m.
  • Fri, April 16: Bubbles and Blues on Bourbon Street, Astor Crown Plaza Hotel, 9-11 p.m.
  • Sat, April 17: The Bubbly Block Party on Rue Royal, Royal Street, 6-9 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL: Hall A
HOURS: 9am-5pm

PRESS ROOM: Room 211
HOURS: 9am-4pm

MEDIA CONTACTS:
ICSWI: Katie Callahan, 212-758-5322, katie@venuepr.com
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5048, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com
NOMCC: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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