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2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition Recap

May 23, 2016

The 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition has come to a close — all that’s left is seeing who won what. We want to give a special thank-you to all our judges who wined (and dined!) with us last week. We had a wonderful time hosting and seeing everyone have fun. The competition started with…

Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Fest returns to Fairplex

June 26, 2015

Summer is finally here and so are the outdoor Festivals! If you need a break from college, work or life, in general, then you need to come to Fairplex this Friday, June 27 for Cheers — L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival. Tomorrow evening people from across Southern California will come to our Fairplex…

2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

May 13, 2015

The Los Angeles International Wine Competition officially began this morning at our Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center. Since its inception, the competition has maintained the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, earning USA Today’s recognition as one of the Top 5 wine competitions in the United States. Due to the competition’s popularity, this year over 3,000…

L.A. Weekender: Fairplex Happenings

April 17, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you all had a very productive week and that y’all are ready to get the weekend started. If you are like me and don’t have anything planned for this weekend, then please continue reading this blog because this weekend is packed with events perfect for all age groups. Public Auction (April…

Cheers: Drinking for a good cause

June 26, 2013

What does career and child development have in common with wine tasting and dancing the night away? In our case, everything. On Saturday night the Wine & Spirits Marketplace opened its doors to the public for an evening of eating, drinking and being merry. Appropriately named Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival, the…

How To: Choose Food and Wine Pairings

January 9, 2013

“Anyone can choose food to go with wine,” you might think. “After all, the suggestions are right there on the bottle, and last I checked, crackers, cheese and wine were always a win.” That’s true. But why be a boring host? There are several elements to take into consideration when pairing wine and food together.…

An afternoon with Fabrizia Lanza

November 29, 2012

Talented Sicilian chef Fabrizia Lanza set up shop in the Wine & Spirits Pavilion where she cooked up a delicious contemporary Sicilian meal for an already captivated audience. Today’s event was a preview of what is to come tomorrow night at Fairplex’s traditional Table to Farm dinner. Charming, sassy and an excellent multi-tasker (as all…

The art of wining and dining

November 29, 2012

Contrary to what commercials would have you believe, beer isn’t the alcohol that brings people together. In my opinion it’s wine. Fancy dinner? Wine. Date night? Wine. Girls night in? Wine. Pizza and football? Wine. Okay, maybe that last one is just me. The point is… wine is perfect for most occasions. In the words…

Thanksgiving has ended, but the feast has just begun!

November 28, 2012

Our annual Table to Farm Dinner is this weekend and preparations are almost completed. We are excited to welcome guest chef Fabrizia Lanza to Fairplex. Fabrizia is a professional chef at the world-famous Anna Tasca-Lanza cooking school in Sicily, Italy. The evening includes cocktail hour meet & greet with Ms. Lanza, a family-style dinner celebrating…