Birds of a Feather to flock to annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

The 2013 Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair ( is set for April 24 – 28, marking the 10th year of irresistible food finds, wines, celebrity chefs, mixology and unabashed merriment.

The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair has come to be one of the most anticipated culinary attractions of the year in Texas. Its multiple tastings, dinners, cooking demonstrations and seminars have gained a reputation for a rollicking good time where chefs share secrets, sommeliers get un-corked and attendees have exclusive access to the best food and wine available.

The most attended event, Saturday’s Sip & Stroll takes place on the grounds of the former Imperial Sugar factory and Char House.

The five-day wine and food affair kicks off starts with a VIP dinner, followed by three days of events and pop, swizzle and stir tastings. Many of America’s top regional chefs will be on hand for demonstrations. Attendees will also sample an extensive range of premium wines, craft beers and spirits.

A quick round-up of activities:  • April 24: VIP Kick-off dinner; • April 25: On the Rocks Bartender Challenge at Post Oak Grill Sugar Land; • April 26: Fred Parks Wine Seminar Spirits Seminar;

The Grand Tasting – Marriott Sugar Land Town Square

April 27: Sip & Stroll at Imperial Sugar Land

April 28: Bistro Brunch at Sugar Land Town Square

The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair is produced by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

“It’s hard to believe this will be our 10th year,” said Keri Schmidt, president and CEO of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and founder of the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair. “I am thrilled to be joined by our new director, Krystal Peay as we celebrate a decade of great wine and food.”

Tickets for individual events are priced from $40-$150. A three-day VIP Grand Pass with access to The Grand Tasting, Sip & Stroll and Bistro Brunch may be purchased for $200.

Ticket purchases and additional information are available at   or 713.SIP-WINE (713.747.9463).

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