The Fifth Annual Divas Uncorked Wine + Food Festival on Martha’s Vineyard

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    The Fifth Annual Divas Uncorked Wine + Food Festival on Martha's Vineyard

    Partial Proceeds benefit The Island Food Pantry

    Wine + Food Festival Brings Culinary Celebrities to Martha's Vineyard

    PR Newswire

    BOSTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Culinary celebrities from TV's 'hottest' cooking shows gather at the 5th Annual Divas Uncorked Wine+Food Festival.  Tickets on sale at www.divasuncorked.com for the Vineyard's premier multi-cultural wine and food experience featuring boutique wines from around the world! Festival events will be held at the island's trendiest locations beginning on Thursday, August 11 through Sunday, August 14.

    The festival returns to the Vineyard with an illuminating line-up featuring Bravo's Top Chef 'testant (Season 5) Ariane Duarte-chef/owner of CulinAriane (Montclair, New Jersey); Food Network's 'Chopped' winner Marie-Claude Mendy-chef/owner of Teranga (Boston, Massachusetts) author and wine expert Mark Phillips seen on PBS, and food historian and culinary author Jessica B. Harris. This epicurean event offers Wine+Food lovers the chance to learn from and mix with many of the nation's top wine experts and chefs—the Divas call it "sipping, swirling and scholarship"!  

    Each year the Divas Uncorked Wine+Food Festival attendance has grown, 'selling out' its headline vintner dinners. This year, the event will provide support for The Island Food Pantry, serving island residents since 1981. Designed for cozy and comfortable wine education in the "wine savvy, not wine snobby" trademark style of Divas Uncorked, this interactive event allows visitors to discover and explore the world of wine.  The Divas Uncorked Wine+Food Festival surprises and delights wine lovers with:

    • Demonstrations by top wine experts and chefs
    • Grand Tasting featuring the world's top wine brands
    • Author book signings
    • Exclusive vintner dinners
    • Live and silent auctions

    New this year! 'Wine & Dine Island Dinner Party' at restaurant 'hot spots' where attendees dine with an intimate group of 25 fellow enthusiasts.  

    About Divas Uncorked, Inc.®

    Since forming in 1998, the vivacious African-American women of Divas Uncorked work to expand to reach new consumer markets, specifically women and people of color, with the mantra "Wine savvy, not wine snobby." Their travels 'via the vine' have taken them from Napa and Sonoma to the vineyards of South Africa.  The Divas' efforts have been chronicled in Newsweek, O the Oprah Magazine and featured on NBC's The Today Show.  For more information, please visit www.divasuncorked.com.

    SOURCE Divas Uncorked, Inc.