Food & Wine Festivals in February

It seems like February is not only a month to celebrate with your Valentine, but also to indulge in a love of feasting and drinking. There is no shortage of food and wine festivals this month, both locally and in neighboring states. All along the east coast, food and wine connoisseurs can enjoy eating solo, accompanied by friends or with that special someone as they explore these tasty events.

Staying in the Peach State:
Athens Wine Weekend – Feb. 1-3: This event begins with an exclusive V.I.P. reception on Friday night and includes hundreds of wines to sample as well as seminars covering a variety of topics presented by wine experts. Tickets start at $30.
300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA, (706) 208-0900, www.athenswineweekend.com

Heading South:
Wine Weekend St. Pete 2013 – Feb 8-10: St. Petersburg, Florida hosts great food, great wines, and a stellar auction at this unique event which showcases an international wine auction, special vintner’s bunch and more.
www.wineweekendstpete.org

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival – Feb. 21-24:
A kick-off party with Paula Deen, a brunch hosted by Tricia Yearwood, and special events with Chef Curtis Stone, Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri are just a few of the things you can expect at this year’s event. www.sobefest.com

Up North
The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival – Feb. 28-March 3: This celebration of food, wine and Charleston’s renowned culture includes tasting tents, interactive demonstrations and more.
(843) 722-9998, www.charlestonwineandfood.com

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