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City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

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Florida Room: Jessica…

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Jasper Johns:…

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Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Luna Fete: 2015

Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2015
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Newcomb Art Museum of…

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Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 29, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

Quinn Peeper and…

Nov 29 - 29, 2015
Quinn Peeper, pianist and Albinas Prizintas, organist performing Grieg Concerto… more

The Photography of…

Nov 29, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 29, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 29, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

Visions of US:…

Nov 29, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016
Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 30, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 30, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Nov 30 - 30, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

The Irish House…

Nov 30, 2015
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

The Maison Presents -…

Nov 30, 2015 - Jul 31, 2017
The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing… more

Art of Giving Holiday…

Dec 1 - 1, 2015
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art's Center for Southern Craft & Design will… more

Book Signing & Wine…

Dec 1 - 1, 2015
Enjoy complimentary wine and join us for a book signing and discussion with… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Independent Champagne & Sparkling Wine Invitational Convenes in New Orleans

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

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.



  • 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.

HOURS: 9am-5pm

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

ICSWI: Katie Callahan, 212-758-5322,
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5048,; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962,
NOMCC: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027,