updated 2/22/2011 11:46:55 AM ET 2011-02-22T16:46:55

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wine Enthusiast has announced the 2011 schedule for its annual Toast of the Town event series, the nation's premier wine-and-food tasting affair hosted in San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and, new this year, Miami. Attendees in each city will sample the gourmet dishes of 30 top local restaurants along with 500 select wines from around the world, all in a famous world-class venue.

The first stop for Toast of the Town will be in San Francisco on Thursday April 7th, making its debut at the grand City Hall. Following the city by the bay gala, guests will be invited to experience the New York event at Avery Fisher Hall in the heart of Lincoln Center, for the first time, on Thursday May 5th. Washington, D.C.'s stunning National Building Museum marks the third Toast of the Town on Friday, May 20th, followed by the landmark Field Museum in Chicago on Friday, June 17th.

The series culminates in Miami, where Wine Enthusiast brings this widely acclaimed tasting event to the Adrienne Arsht Center. The Adrienne Arsht is a stunning cultural center that will create the perfect backdrop for the hundreds of wines and signature dishes awaiting guests on September 23rd 2011. Toast of the Town Miami marks the first time a wine-and-food event of this magnitude has ever been hosted at this renowned venue.

Wine Enthusiast brings 30 years of authority on the wine industry and passion for wine itself to each Toast of the Town, making it a celebration of all things wine, food and culture. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.ToastoftheTown.com

Wine Enthusiast's Toast of the Town Dates:

  • San Francisco, CA: Thursday, April 7th 2011 at City Hall
  • New York, NY: Thursday, May 5th 2011 at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center
  • Washington, D.C.:  Friday, May 20th 2011 at the National Building Museum
  • Chicago, IL: Friday, June 17th 2011 at the Field Museum
  • Miami, FL: Friday, September 23rd 2011 at the Adrienne Arsht Center

About Wine Enthusiast Companies

Wine Enthusiast Catalog was founded in 1979 and is the leading source for wine storage units, custom designed cellars and wine accessories via catalog, Website and distribution in major wine shops and department stores across the world. www.WineEnthusiast.com

Wine Enthusiast Magazine educates and entertains readers about wine and the wine lifestyle in an accessible and user-friendly way. Published 13 times per year, the magazine's readership is more than 700,000. The magazine and its Buying Guide with more than 100,000 ratings and reviews are available online. The magazine hosts signature Wine Enthusiast events for both consumer ("Toast of the Town") and trade ("Wine Star Awards".) www.WineMag.com

Contact:

Wine Enthusiast Companies

Jacqueline Strum

jstrum@wineenthusiast.net

914.593.4406

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