Second Annual Tastings at the Taubman Features Wine, Bourbon, Bacon and More

ROANOKE, Va. (Jan. 15, 2018) — The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present the Second Annual Tastings at the Taubman, a trio of delicious events celebrating the art of fine wines and craft spirits.

USA Today recently named the series among the coolest food and beverage festivals in the United States. 

Featuring a Spanish theme, Wine + Dine on Thursday, January 18, begins with a guided tour of the galleries with exhibiting artist Joan Tanner. Guests then retreat to an intimate theater for a guided, five-course dining experience with Pablo Rodriguez, the third generation vineyard owner of the acclaimed Hispano Bodegas vineyards. Tickets are $110 each, and advance registration is required.

Guests can sample more than 30 wines from around the world (along with a few craft beers!) while they enjoy live music and expertly paired hors d’oeuvres and desserts at the Fifth Annual International Wine Festival presented by Kroger on Sunday, January 28. Seasoned wine stewards will enhance guests’ experiences with tasting notes to help them discover their favorite new wines.

Coca-Cola will provide a designated driver service after the festival to those who are within a 15-minute radius of the Museum. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event.

Bourbon + Bacon on Friday, February 9, will offer an unforgettable evening featuring generous pours and tapas-style savory pork creations by local chefs. Guests can round out their experience with a spotlight talk by Virginia Tech Senior Instructor John Boyer about whiskey-making traditions, dance along to live music, and visit the galleries to enjoy hundreds of works on view. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 the day of the event.

Tastings at the Taubman is generously sponsored in part by Kroger, Blue Ridge Beverage, Coca-Cola, 101.5/102.5 The Mountain, City Magazine, Blue Cow Ice Cream Company, Blue Ridge Catering and chocolatepaper.

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