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Art is the Driving…

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 09, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Chakula cha Jua…

Dec 9 - 9, 2016
What Could Happen Next? Is a two-act comedy play that the entire family can… more

Christmas in The…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
Christmas in the Crevasse is now open featuring hayrides on 5 acres of farm… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Clarence John…

Dec 09, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Dec 09, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Exhibition to feature…

Dec 09, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Festival of the…

Dec 9 - 11, 2016
Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa's Very Merry Forest and… more

Free Photos with…

Dec 9 - 17, 2016
Enjoy cocoa, cookies, and free photos with Santa. The former site of the D.H.… more

Happier Hour Wine…

Dec 09, 2016 - Jun 30, 2017
Each week, we feature several wines from around the world along with small… more

Historic New Orleans…

Dec 09, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will… more

Holiday Movies on the…

Dec 9 - 16, 2016
The Downtown Development District and Riverwalk present three weekends of free… more

House of Blues…

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

Jefferson Performance…

Dec 9 - 11, 2016
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) is a fast paced, hysterical, whimsical… more

Jonathan Weiss Dark…

Dec 9 - 31, 2016
Tour company Jonathan Weiss Tours will donate 15% of proceeds during the month… more

Luna Fete: 2016

Dec 9 - 10, 2016
    LUNA (Light Up NOLA Arts) Fete returns this December to… more

Miracle on Fulton…

Dec 9 - 24, 2016
NOV 22 – DEC 24 Hourly Snowfall 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Gingerbread… more

Napoléon: General.…

Dec 09, 2016 - Jan 07, 2017
M.S. Rau Antiques will host a comprehensive exhibition Napoléon:… more

Art is the Driving…

Dec 9 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… 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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